Artist info


Hip Hop, Roots

Sounds like

The Herbaliser, Sola Rosa, Fat freddy's drop

band members

Caustic (Beats/production), DJ Cost (Turntables), Jarv Benaud (Bass), Stephen Noble (Sax), Marc Brown (Trombone), Tim Coggins (Trombone). Vocals include Queen B, Blackjack Davey, P. Smurf and Mikoen(Daily Meds), Mute MC, Tenth Dan, Ev Jones, Loose Wayne, Broken Thought Theory and Charlie Craib.



Hailing from the artistically bountiful Blue Mountains come Cooking with Caustic, a 10 piece collective offering a fresh and dynamic take on soul, funk and hip hop.
The band blends intricate, mood-driven instrumentals alongside tracks which showcase a variety of guest vocalists and MCs.
Their debut album 'From Mercury to Pluto' has just been released, distributed through Obese Records. It features an outstanding collection of guest vocalists; including respected Sydney hip hop artists P.smurf, Mikoen and Mute MC from Daily Meds and Reverse Polarities, Madame Wu, Tenth Dan, Loose Wayne and Broken Thought Theory. Evan Jones from soul duo Jones Jnr makes an appearance, along with the smoky jazz tones of Charlotte Craib. At the heart of the band’s vocal line up lie the diverse and soulful voices of Queen B and Blackjack Davey.
The band released the first single from their album ‘Natural Selection’, along with an extraordinary Godzilla-esque stop-motion film clip made by photographer Pat Bowden.
Cooking with Caustic have produced music for Thundamentals, Tuka, Madame Wu and Two Toes. They have also had two tracks chosen to appear on Sydney’s iconic Free the Beats series, and have done remixes for Daily Meds, Thundamentals and NZ band Sola Rosa.