Ashley Anderson aka Katalyst initially produced under the moniker of Moonrock, releasing a self-titled album in 1998 as well as having tracks on "Cafe Del Mar" and "Dope on Plastic".

2002 saw the release of the Katalyst's debut solo album Manipulating Agent. The first release for Invada Records, a label formed by himself and Geoff Barrow from Portishead. The album received an ARIA nomination, also winning "Best Producer" and "Best Album" at the 2002 Australian DMA’s.

The follow up release What's Happening in 2007 was nominated for Triple J’s prestigious J Award followed by another ARIA nomination. How Bout Us feat Steve Spacek made Giles Peterson’s top 20 tracks for 2008.

Katalyst went on to form the group Space Invadas with Spacek. Their debut Soul Fi in 2010 received an ARIA nomination and much internation support.

His third solo album Deep Impressions in 2011 was also nominated for an ARIA award, making it 4 releases and 4 ARIA nominations.

2012 saw Katalyst taking a new direction musically, starting with the release of Quakers on Stones Throw Records. A hip-hop collective of 35 plus members which orbits around a core of three producers: Katalyst, Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow) and 7-Stu-7. Hailed as an instant classic the album made many “best of” lists in 2012, including Giles Peterson’s Best Of and iTunes UK “Best New Hip Hop Act”.

2015 saw another Stones Throw release with Katalyst producing Guilty Simpson’s “Detroit’s Son”. The Detroit MC's 3rd solo release on the legendary Stones Throw Records. The album was met with international acclaim and received support from tastemakers around the world. Hailed by some as Guilty Simpson’s best album to date, it is destined to be a modern day classic.

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