El-P Debut Australian Tour

Thursday 26th Feb 2009 – The Corner, Melbourne
Friday 27th Feb 2009 – The Gaelic Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 28th Feb 2009 – The Zoo, Brisbane

To simply say that El-P is serious about his music would be an understatement.  Upon first listen to his current album I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, its readily apparent that this record – a magnum opus 4 years in the making – represents a culmination of profound musical, personal, and political experiences reaching their tumultuous climax. With appearances by Trent Reznor, The Mars Volta, Cat Power, Aesop Rock, Cage, Matt Sweeney, Tame One, and others, this is an album poised to extend a genre into a new realm of artistic expression. But such is the nature of El-P and the label he founded, Definitive Jux which is home to Aesop Rock, RJD2, Mr Lif and many more groundbreaking Hip Hop artists.

NYC-native El-P has been a major force in independent music for more than a decade. Setting off his career at age 17 with the release of the first Company Flow 12-inch “Juvenile Techniques”, he’s been blazing trails ever since, introducing some of the most cutting-edge and important hip-hop music of this era. As founder, producer and main MC of indie heroes Company Flow, El-P quickly made a name for himself with fearlessly visionary production, profound lyricism and an uncompromising ethic.

Most recently he’s remixed tracks for Beck, Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, TV on the Radio, Charlie Parker, Head Automatica, Blackalicious, Hot Hot Heat and Syd Matters, plus traded verses with Ghostface Killah on his own soon-to-be classic remix of Prefuse 73’s “Hideyaface.” He also appeared on Handsome Boy Modeling School’s White People album, alongside Chino of the Deftones, and will soon be remixing a song for the new Cat Power album.

The list of artists and musicians who count themselves as El-P fans is a long and luminous one, including the likes of Radiohead, The Beastie Boys, Elvis Costello, RZA, The Black Keys, Chuck D., Yo La Tengo, Autechre, DJ Shadow, ?uest Love, Primal Scream and many more.