Hiatus Kaiyote‘s Clever Austin produces a step into the soul world for a co-founder of one of Australia’s early legendary underground hip hop acts, MetaBass’n’Breath – Marlon Porter (aka Elf Tranzporter).
Over the course of two decades of performing for fans both in Australia and around the world, Elf Tranzporter has become know for his unique vocal styles, sharing the stage with the likes of Grand Wizard Theodore (inventor of the scratch), The Roots, Blackstar (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Blackalicious, Ozomatli, Jeru the Damaja, Run DMC, DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, Jurassic 5 , Public Enemy and many more.
His debut solo LP, Ethereal Lotus Fleet, continues to find new fans despite being released in 2007, and led to tours in various parts of the world. He’s also the main vocalist for his Middle Eastern-fused, hip hop/electronic band, Bashka – he’s also part of the Heavyweight Dub Champion LP Rise of the Champion Nation alongside KRS ONE, Dr. Israel and Wu-Tang Clan’s Killah Priest.
Soul Step is Elf’s first solo release since 2007, featuring chorus vocals from Sydney based reggae don Rayjah45 in combination with Clever Austin. Listen to the first drop from the album below, and find pre-order links here.
It’s out 20 August on Inner Tribe Records.
Portrait by Minimal Iso