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!
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
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)
Roots and Bass is a new event concept to hit Brisbane, brought to you by the people behind Earth Frequency Festival.
Inspired equally by the fast rising future bass music movement which includes dubstep, glitch-hop, crunk and breaks … and the more traditional styles of dub, hip-hop and reggae, Roots and Bass seeks to connect the cultural dots and serve up a tasty fusion of all things bass flavoured.
Our first offering sees rising aussie future bass acts Dysphemic & Miss Eliza and Circuit Bent share the stage with long time hip-hop/dub pioneers Monkey Marc and Elf Tranzporter, with local support from The Mank and Interval.
Its going to be a huge night, we hope to see you there !
Tickets: On sale next week!
Date: June 16 2012
Facebook Event: Roots and Bass – ft. Dys+Eliza, Elf Tranzporter, Circuit Bent, Monkeymarc