Hektic is a Hip Hop artist, Writer Producer and Emcee who writes and performs all his own music with a uniquely Australian flavour.
Energetic, relevant and uncompromising, Hektic is a distinctive, fresh voice on the Hip Hop scene. His original productions are simple yet effective but tell a succinct story; often with a touch of humour or satire.
Hektic has regularly appeared on Radio Adelaide’s Hip Hop Mania with MC Frost and 100.5 WOW FM’s The Beach House with Jahmin and Sema4 Sirens with Lord Byron. His music has been featured on many radio stations including: 92.7 Fresh radio; 88.1 Coast FM; and 93.7 Three D Radio.
Hektic aims to reach a broader audience to challenge the stereotypical Hip Hop audience; a genre often associated with Guns, Drugs, Denigration of women and the Criminal element.
Hektic has appeared on mixtapes, started a label and released 3 albums including D.R.U.Z.E. "Made In Australia", "The Hustle Street Album" and his own debut "The Outsider".
In the wake of the success of these releases Hektic has performed extensively nationally including shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. He has shared the stage with many talented artists including N.J.E., Slim (from 112), Poetikool Justice, NikoLai, Acizm, Adroit Effusive and DJ Shep and has collaborated with Internationally renowned Emcees, including Okwerdz (USA), Tycotic (NSW), Acizm (QLD) and N.J.E. (NSW).
Overview of Shows:
Mar 20th 2010 - Phatchances Inkstains Tour, Adelaide Show
Mar 19th 2010 - Beg, Borrow & Steal Album Launch
August 14th 2009 - Hip Hop 4 Life Mixtape Launch
July 25th 2009 - Choose MICS
April 18th 2009 - Reason with Flak (Crossbred Mongrels) and DJ Kansel (Battlehogs)
February 20th 2009 - Rhyme For Remission Cancer Benefit Show
Aug 16th 2008 - Art of Rhyme, Reynella Youth Centre (with A Devil Amongst the Tailors)
Aug 13th 2008 - Big Star InStore, Adelaide (with A Devil Amongst the Tailors)
May 28th 2008 - Big Star InStore, Adelaide (with K21+Koolta)
October 12th 2007 - Lyrical Canvas 2, Isobar Nightclub (with Sintax)
September 21st 2007 - The Outsider Album Launch
February 2007 - Scorcher Fest, Adelaide Uni (Local version of Big Day Out)
March 30th 2007 - The Outsiders Showcase, Jive, Adelaide (with The Link,
D.R.U.Z.E. & A.B.Z.)
May 25th 2007 - Young Guns of Hip Hop, Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane
April 12th 2007 - Weekly Hip Hop, Club 110, Sydney (with Fubex (Melb)
December 29th 2006 - It's Your Rhyme, Mate! Crown & Anchor (with The
Link, D.R.U.Z.E., A.B.Z. & Sintax)
November 20th 2006 - Exposed! Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (with Slim
from US Urban Sensation 112, Damien Fernandez & Carla Waye)
March 6th 2005 - 4 Elementz, Shores Complex, West Beach (with Kutmasta Kurt (USA), Kool Keith (USA), Decepticonz (NZ), A Tribe is Forming (SA), DJ Tr!p (SA)
2010 Beg, Borrow & Steal (2nd Album)
2007 The Outsider (Debut Album)
2007 The Hustle Street Album (Free Promo)
I put this album together as a pre-curser to my album launch. It was for the most part, an internet-only release however it was also available for a limited time with my album complete with artwork.
2006 Ameliorate (Demo Album)
2005 Decypher the Rhyme (Demo EP)
2004 Who I Am (Demo EP)
2010 Phat MC Rapngraffaholic
2009 NikoLai Rebel Without A Chance
2006 D.R.U.Z.E. Made In Australia EP
2008 Okwerdz (USA) [Who has collaborated with Hilltop Hoods]
2008 N.J.E. (Sydney) [Who supported Xibit (USA) on recent Australian Tour]
2008 Acizm (Brisbane)
2007 Tycotic (Sydney)
2007 Jahmin (Adelaide) [From Poetikool Justice]
2007 Sintax (Adelaide)
2007 NikoLai (Adelaide)
2007 Linguistik (Adelaide)
2007 D.R.U.Z.E. (Adelaide)
2007 A.B.Z. (Adelaide)
2010 Phat MC's - Rapngraffaholic
2010 Beg, Borrow & Steal (All Tracks except Sound of Police & Trife Life)
2009 NikoLai's Rebel Without A Chance (No Mercy & Fire Signs)
2007 The Outsider (All Tracks)
2007 The Hustle Street Album (Tracks 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10, & 11)
2006 D.R.U.Z.E. Made In Australia (Race Riots Remix, Too Big Too Soon)
2006 Ameliorate (Demo) (All Tracks)
2005 Decypher the Rhyme (Demo) (All Tracks)
2004 Who I Am (Demo) (All Tracks)
“Hektic has developed a steady following through energetic performances and humour”
Messenger Newspaper Pulse
Friday 16th January 2009 Enigma Bar - Hip Hop [Live] 2 with Mase & Mattic, Peeps & Remedy, Odd One & Arise, Hektic, NikoLai. Doors open at 9pm. 18+
Friday 20th February 2009 Live on Light Sq - Rhyme 4 Remission with Chris Bass, Mase & Mattic, Chase, Dialect, Hektic, NikoLai. Doors open at 8:30pm. All ages.