Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine.
Twenty Years and Beyond.29-May-2012
Earlier last week I dropped by my local record store and picked up the new Def Wish Cast album, Evolution Machine. While I am sad to say it, obtaining a physical copy of a musical release is something that I haven’t done in a very, very long time, so there was certainly something magical about walking into the store, handing over my hard-earneds and walking out with something tangible.
The next step of course was to go home, drop that sucker in the CD player and flip through the liner notes – another process from a by-gone era and something that’s really lacking in the way music is delivered today. PHIBS really nailed it on the artwork. Soo fresh!!
I first discovered Def Wish Cast when a buddy hooked me up a copy of Knights of the Underground Table on cassette tape. I would have been about 15 or 16 and still a little wet behind the ears when it came to hip-hop. This was certainly my introduction to Australian hip-hop. Their unique blend of hip-hop was raw, it was fast and it had legitimate connections to graffiti culture. I couldn’t get enough.
Twenty years since they begun, Evolution Machine is a reflection of everything that KOTUT was musically, while still bringing something new to the table – Classic DWC meets 2012. I’ve been bumping it everyday and I’m really glad they’re still here, dropping gems.