Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Roots


Sounds like

J DIlla, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Sun Ra


band members

Da Cruz The Bandit // Ali The Great // Tiana Khasi // Cap'n Anarchee // Pringle Face Villain // Professa // Kollecta //


Influences

Sun Ra, J Dilla, Laneous & The Family Yah, MKO, The Roots


Website

Bio

Since its humble beginnings in 2013, 7 piece live hip hop act Astro travellers has acquired an eclectic mix members from diverse musical backgrounds and collectively developed a signature sound consisting of fast-paced rhymes courtesy of emcees Rui Da Cruz and ALI the GREAT, future soul vocals from newest addition Tiana Khasi, and cosmic beats delivered by the finest rhythm section Brisbane has to offer.

Astro Travellers independently released their debut single on 7" vinyl in November 2014, and are about to embark on a tour of Australia's East Coast in June/July 2015, in support of the release of their debut EP “Seven Metaphors”. “Seven Metaphors” EP marks Astro Travellers’ opening statement as a band. Combining off-the-cuff studio freestyles with compositions that have been lovingly crafted both in the rehearsal room and on stage. For the first time, the combination of Astro Travellers' live instrumentation, rap and voice blend together seamlessly on the record.

Notable achievements from the band's career so far include: supporting Detroit-based MC Guilty Simpson and Sydney producer/DJ Katalyst on the Brisbane leg of their 2014 Australian tour; recording as part of the 2014 IMP Labs 100 Songs Project, and having the track "Future Supernova" included on a 10-track compilation of recordings specially selected from the project; supporting local heroes Laneous And The Family Yah as part of their Pink Dove Show IV tour; and performing at numerous festival events including Jungle Love, The Big Chill, Sausage & Breadlam (Bedlam Records' Australia Day Party) and Let It Whip.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

29 Jul 2016

Triple J
45

Hip hop this good is timeless. It has no boundaries. And it makes me happy to be alive.

Hip hop this good is timeless. It has no boundaries. And it makes me happy to be alive.

Review

Review by Dorothy Markek Dorothy Markek

28 Jul 2016

Triple J
45

Singularly great. Jus' keep doin' whatcha doin'.

Singularly great. Jus' keep doin' whatcha doin'.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

20 Aug 2015

Triple J
45

I don't know what's more impressive here, the unrelenting, perfectly delivered rhymes, or the way the band lays back with a smooth, classy jam and never tries to push to the front. Brilliant stuff all round.

I don't know what's more impressive here, the unrelenting, perfectly delivered rhymes, or the way the band lays back with a smooth, classy jam and never tries to push to the front. Brilliant stuff all round.