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Hip-Hop Band to Show Top Techniques

Hip-Hop Band to Show Top Techniques

Who: 1200 Techniques
Where: Newcastle Foreshore
When: Saturday February 21, 2004

AFTER picking up two ARIAS and four DANCE MUSIC AWARDS for its debut album Choose One , Melbourne's 1200 TECHNIQUES have returned with the follow up Consistency Theory .

Like the band's first offering, the album is another eclectic mix of hip- hop styles overlapped with sprinklings of funk and electronica.

``We have too many styles to mention.

It's like, we won't be pigeon-holed,'' frontman AMAS said.

Formed in 1997 by brothers JASON and SIMON FERETTI aka DJ PERIL and KEMSTAR and AMAS FORSTER- JONES , 1200 Techniques struck an instant chord with listeners.

Its debut single Karma landed the trio a huge hit.

An extensive number of headline tours and festival appearances followed, with the band supporting the likes of LINKIN PARK, PRINCESS SUPERSTAR and JURASSIC 5.

Now on tour with BIG DAY OUT , 1200 Techniques is focusing on taking its new album to the fans.

Featuring the singles Eye of the Storm and Where Ur At , Consistency Theory also features an impressive list of collaborators.

Guests include XZIBIT cohort KRONDON, RODNEY P and MOTION MAN (whom the band toured with in mid-2003) as well as Australian artists such as KOOLISM, MAYA JUPITER and NAPS .

The album's world-class sound comes courtesy of producer TROY HIGHTOWER , who has previously worked with US hip-hop outfits such as DE LA SOUL, REDMAN, RUN DMC and BUSTA RHYMES.

``It has better beats, better basslines, better subject matter and better rhymes,'' Peril said.

``We're not trying to be the best or the most hardcore, we're just trying to be us 1200 Techniques, Australian hip-hop.

Simple as that.

'' 1200 Techniques will perform at NEWCASTLE FORESHORE PARK on February 20 with the CHANNEL [V] bus, screened live on the station and hosted by JAMES MATHISON .

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