“What's Happening” is a musical excursion through different styles. Moving seamlessly though space-aged soul, hip-hop, funk and rock, this project is diverse. Katalyst is a hugely successful Australian artist, now signed to BBE for Rest of World; we will develop this success into more global recognition. On this album he collaborates with many talented and like-minded artists from US, UK and Australia. The album was started in 2006 and completed over the course of about a year. Some of the guests were recorded at Katalyst’s studio in Sydney Australia, while others were recorded in the US and the UK.
This album makes comment on many issues facing us today. The title of the album,” What’s Happening" can be interpreted in several ways - be it what's happening socially, politically, environmentally, economically or personally. The other take on the title is of course what's happening musically.
The tracks were written with the respective vocalists in mind – once the vocals were recorded their was often additional production and arrangement done.
This record was produced and mixed at Katalyst's M2 studios. The record was written using MPC4000, MPC60, computer, various outboard synths, keyboards and equipment. There were additional live elements recorded at various locations.