Combat Wombat are a political hip-hop crew based in Melbourne, Australia. Armed only with samplers, mics and turntables, powered by solar energy and an uncompromising belief in Truth over Spin, Combat Wombat delve into issues of national identity, indigenous rights, the government’s treatment of refugees and alternative energy, bringing reports from the front line of resistance.
Renowned for taking bass bins hostage and blasting raw political fire in these unsettling times, MC Elf Tranzporter, MC Izzy Brown, producer Monkey Marc and DJ Wasabi will take you on an unforgettable ride of truth and rights, mixed with dub-heavy bass and boom bap style hip hop beats.
Combat Wombat have performed in refugee camps in Palestine, with Palestinian hop hop artists in Israel, and toured extensively through Europe. They have also performed at festivals and events around Australia, and supported bands and artists such as Public Enemy, M1 from Dead Prez and Akil from Jurassic 5.
Have a free listen to this long awaited (10 years in the making) new album by Combat Wombat, Just Across the Border from our page combatwombat.com.au
ENJOY THE JOURNEY!
ABLE8, ELFTranzporter, Syreneyiscreamy & DJ Kavinda
Combat Wombat tours Europe from 21st of June and through out July, 2013…
Combat Wombat Summer-Tour 2013
20/06 arrival London
21/06 Brighton – social centre on London Road
23/06 Bristol – The Phoenix, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton.
24/06 – off day
25/06 Gent (B) de Barbaar
26/06 de Bilt (NL) Freaky Leaks, Utrechtseweg 341
27/06 Amsterdam (NL) OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134
29/06 Fusion (D) Lärz
30/06 Fusion (MonkeyMarc)
01/07 Berlin (D) Tommy-Haus,Wilhemstrasse 9
02/07 Warsaw (squat)
03/07 Poznan – Rozbrat, Pułaskiego 21a
04/07 Leipzig – Zoro, Bornaische Straße 54
05/07 ?Bratislava or Vienna
06/07 Zagreb – Klub Attack, Pierottijeva 11
07/07 ? Lublijana (sl)
08/07 ? off day
10/07 Milano – Villa Vegan,Via Litta Modignani, 66
11/07 Bern – Dachstock/ Reithalle outsite concert
12/07 Lausanne – Espace Aurogere, rue César-Roux 30
13/07 Zürich – Autonome Beauty Salon, Hohlstrasse 481
from First Words, released 23 October 2012
Immediate download of Illusions of Free Featuring Elf Tranzporter, Baptiste and J Waters in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
In May, 2012, Monkey Marc and I were commissioned by InCite Youth Arts and NARIS (National Association of Remote Indigenous Schools) to co-produce a song and video clip with students from five selected schools around Australia, (NT, SA, QLD and WA). The project (starting on 4th of June in Arlparra, NT) allowed us five weeks to create a song and video clip aimed at encouraging young Indigenous students to consider teaching as a career.
As we traveled from school to school, the energy surrounding the project steadily increased as the word spread, inspiring creative thought and contributions from all the students, elders and teachers keen to get involved. Amid our rather hectic travel itinerary, the main challenge for us was the limited time allotment (three to four days) we had in each Community.
With this in mind, I would like give a massive shout out to all the brave young artists who made this clip such an inspiring document! They not only rocked the mic in English, but with the guidance of the elders in the community, incorporated no less than five Native Languages from across Australia.
In addition, I would like to acknowledge the support of all the full time teachers and staff from all the schools we visited, whose ongoing dedication means so much to us as visiting artists and enabled us to ‘hit the ground running.’ Thank you for helping us see this project through to such a fantastic conclusion, creating a record of some of the great talent that shines from the communities representing in ‘It’s Your Turn!’
To everyone else, please enjoy absorbing the fresh, unique, home-grown talent scattered across this sacred land! Please spread the knowledge and as the song’s voices sing, “…Pass it on…” if you dig it! “…Learning’s a fire you can’t extinguish!” (Mark Campbell, Mimilli, SA)
Portrait illustration by Eric Drooker
In Memory of
Steve Ben Israel has been a great inspiration to the world & held a huge inspiration & influence on me personally… shaping my life path in many ways with the confidence he bestowed on all poetic soul seekers of life to carry on making noise. Thank you Steve Ben Israel for your constant entertainment, flow & words of wisdom!! Thank you Baba Israel for introducing us, as your meta-fam to him back when you did!! (You, Steve & Pamela always made me feel like kin whenever I’d visit!) Most amazing memories of the times we all had together, will live & play on for the rest of my trek down life’s path. Much Love & Respect!!
Big shout out to Ryan Lee who managed to get some amazing still shots of all the performers at the Roots & Bass gig held at the HiFi Bar in Brisbane on the 16th of June! You’ve got a great eye, Ryan… Good lookin’ out!
Featured now on my header, are some of the pics he caught of my set that night.
For more shots of the Roots & Bass event, check out this album on Ryan Lee’s fb page.
Make sure if you’re anywhere around Cairns next week to catch the Combat Wombat show, along with solo sets by Monkey Marc and myself at the Kuranda Roots Festival starting Friday 29th June!
Two of my NY musical bredren, Baba Israel & Yako 440 have just released a bangin’ set of tracks called, Highest Degree [EP] which you can now find on Bandcamp. Here’s a tune about the Occupy movement featuring yours truly… Enjoy!!!
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