Obese Records is excited to announce the debut album from Chasm, a producer set to shake the foundations of Australian Hip Hop. ‘Beyond The Beat Tape’ features guest vocalists and DJs from among Australia’s Hip Hop elite including Ozi Batla, Pegz, Muph, Diafrix, Urthboy, Ivens and Hau (Koolism).
With an already sterling reputation among Australia’s musical underground, Chasm has found critical acclaim and commercial success alongside Sir Robbo as one half of the production team behind Astronomy Class. Their highly acclaimed 2006 album ‘Exit Strategy’ achieved feature album status on Triple J and sent them on a nationwide tour.
‘Beyond The Beat Tape’ is a journey through contemporary Australian hip hop at its best. Feature tracks include ‘Don’t Let Your Guard Down’, an aural onslaught of tough beats and funky horns with Sydney’s Dialectrix shining alongside first class cuts from
DJ 2buck. ‘The Niceness’ (co-produced by Sir Robbo) features the sultry vocals of Melbourne’s Vida Sunshyne, coupled here with Sydney Hip-Hop legend Ozi Batla
(The Herd). The vocal strengths of Pegz and Dialectrix resound on ‘Yes It Is’, while
the clear-headed lyrics of Ivens and Muph flow beautifully through the down-tempo ‘Viscious Circle’.
From the uplifting ‘Let The Beat Go’ to the horn driven ‘Dreamcatcher’, ‘Beyond The Beat Tape’ effortlessly defies definition, gliding between reggae, soul and hip hop with a sophistication that justifies Chasm’s place at the head of his game.
With a national tour scheduled for March and April 2008, Chasm’s star is only rising.
01 Superpowers feat. Ozi Batla, The Tongue, Jeswon & Dialectrix
02 Chumps feat. Jeswon & Tuka (Thundamentals)
03 Yes It Is feat. Pegz & Dialectrix
04 Let The Beat Go feat. Diafrix
06 The Niceness feat. Ozi Batla & Vida Sunshyne
07 Rise of the New feat. Damajah, Jeswon & Tuka (Thundamentals)
08 No Matter What Man feat. Urthboy
09 Walking Around Oblivious feat. Dialectrix
10 Vicious Circle feat. Ivens and Muph
11 Dreamcatcher feat. Juanita Tippens and Hau (Koolism)
12 Cop A Lesson feat. Mdusu, Gina Mitchell & Ozi Battla
14 Nobodys Enemy feat. Mantra
15 Don’t Let Your Guard Down feat. Dialectrix
16 Cold Chizla