After first feature parts and joint live performances, it was quickly clear that the chemistry between the two MC veterans was right: On their first joint release GHOST
, Kinetical & P.tah
showed an authentic variation of grime as pioneers in the German-speaking region in 2018. After the release and the many subsequent live shows, it quickly became clear that the collaboration would continue seamlessly. In an organic way, the second joint project LIFT
was born, a 14-track album on which P.tah's German and Kinetical's English-language raps once again complement each other perfectly. Contemporary rap and British-style bass music are again the basis, combining all their influences into a coherent whole in which set pieces from hip hop, drill, garage or dancehall naturally find their place. Ruffer grime sound at 140 BPM and representer themes characterised the first album, LIFT
shows an altogether broader sound picture, more different moods and tempos. This opens up the space for greater thematic diversity in the lyrics, for thoughtful lines and melodic hooks that stay in the ear. Other tracks clearly show their background in club music and invite you to party. In the joint songs of Kinetical and P.tah, the technical skills and the quality of the delivery are in the foreground, not least as a soothing contrast to the linguistic arbitrariness in the current rap mainstream. The live shows are of particular importance, characterised by the session character of all-night sound system parties and the joy of performance of both protagonists. Meanwhile, the duo's bilingualism underlines the internationality of the project, which also works in non-German-speaking countries: Bookings in Slovenia, Hungary, France and Italy prove the lively exchange across national borders, as do collaborations with artists from the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Germany and Gambia. They are usually accompanied live on the decks by B.Ranks, who has been on a musical journey with Kinetical for many years and has played hundreds of stage shows and DJ sets together. Due to his roots in the bass communities in Vienna and Linz, as well as his collaboration with P.tah at the BLVZE event series, accompanying the project as a live DJ was only logical and consistent.
is one of the up-and-coming talents to rise from the surroundings of the Duzz Down San label over the past few years. She grew up in Tirol, where she began, inspired by local pioneers and music of the highest quality, to hone her skills behind the turntables herself in 2012. Meanwhile she is living in Vienna and has been invited to Austria’s alternative radio station FM4 several times to do guest mixes to represent herself as well as the label Duzz Down San, where she recently released her first production on their 10th
anniversary tape X.
Spinelly is a well known guest in clubs around Austria and is highly valued for her exciting and everchanging sets because she is constantly on the lookout for new and exciting Bass music and rap. Not afraid to cross genres, she combines a precise selection of (Indie) Hip Hop, Grime, Halfstep-D’n’B, and everything else Bass music has to offer, plus always has a few exclusives from her surroundings up her sleeve.