The past 12 months have been relentless for MC Tuka, one third of Blue Mountains hip-hop outfit Thundamentals.
No sooner had Thundamentals released their highly-acclaimed second album Foreverlution in July last year, and started touring on the back of its release, Tuka was already “working day and night” on what would emerge as his sophomore solo LP, Feedback Loop.
Picking up where 2010’s Will Rap For Tuka left off, Feedback Loop is in stores from October 26 through Big Village/Creative Vibes. The first two singles to be lifted from the album — Just To Feel Wanted and Die A Happy Man — have already been placed on full triple j rotation as well as cutting up airwaves across all key community radio nationally.
Feedback Loop had him working at unprecedented levels, said Tuka.
“It’s left me spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially exhausted and is easily the biggest project I’ve ever had to be solely responsible for.
“It’s the biggest gamble of my life, creatively; I feel like I’ve really pushed myself,” he said.
“Feedback Loop is an album that is completely up for interpretation.
“I know that seems like a cop-out, but the theme is actually about my interpretation of the world, and our society; [how my] interpretation can feedback into where it came from,” said the former Katoomba High School student.
“I will no doubt take the feedback I get from this release, and thus the cycle repeats itself.”
Seven days after the album was completed, Tuka hit the road as headliner on Sydney hip-hop collective Big Village’s national label tour to launch their second label compilation album, Big Things Vol 2.
Before the release of Feedback Loop, Tuka will be back in the Blue Mountains with Thundamentals, performing at Katoomba’s Hotel Gearin this Saturday, October 27.
For tickets phone www.moshtix.com.au.
He will then return to the Gearin to officially launch Feedback Loop on November 17.