Last Thursday night Half Moon II Bar opened its doors to a select group of Sydney siders to host the launch of Katalyst's new album Deep Impressions.Guest were met down in the car park by the Red Bull mobile DJ truck and escorted up the back stairs to celebrate this exclusive occasion.
As the sun went down the half moon bar quickly filled and around 400 guests who enjoyed the hospitality and were primed for some great music. DJs Sandro and Leeroy Brown got the room vibeing with an eclectic mix of reggae, soul and hip hop but everyone was really there for the main event and the room was buzzing with anticipation.
Katalyst hit the stage around 9pm and the whole party squeezed into the main room - it was shoulder to shoulder, Half Moon II Bar has never seen so many people! Katalyst proceeded to bring the house down with his band and plethora of dynamic world class guests who feature on his new album, Deep Impressions.
First up was Kween G (from the KillaQueenz) who set the mood with her amazing dynamic performance. Next up was the wonder boy Coin Locker Kid all the way from North Carolina. He made his Sydney stage debut with The Clapping Song which has been gracing the airwaves on high rotation. He was followed by the talented Jade MacRae who made it up from melbourne for the show. She turned it on for the crowd with an amazing rendition of Prince of Cool. Mr Clean a Sydney based MC was up next featuring on Black Dragon. The guests just kept on comming. Steve Spacek just off the back of a European tour, Sydney legend Don Data, Good Buddha's front man Xela also hit the mic along with Hau from Koolism who rocked his track Time Ticks On.
The performance went for well over an hour as the guest were treated to some of the best live hip hop, soul and funk that the country has to offer. DJs Noel Boogie and Frenzie played till the end of the end. The guests included a full host of media, Rolling Stone, Sydney Morning Herald, Triple J, MTV, Channel V, Monster Children, Skullcandy, ITM, Fbi, 2SER, Inertia to name a few.