ALTHOUGH THEY’RE JUST ABOUT TO DROP THEIR DEBUT EP, SCRIPTED DIALECTS ARE ALSO ABOUT TO LOSE ON OF THEIR KEY MEMBERS. MAIN MAN RUPERT FAUST – AKA BROTHER BEANS – TELLS US WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
MAIN MAN interviewed @ 12.45 AEST – Wednesday 19th May 2010
For Street Press Australia & Rip2Shredz Press
Words by RIP NICHOLSON
Scripted Dialects represent the new generation of Bris City’s hip-hop, bringing an accompaniment of live strings and a bag full of local funk to paint on wax their soundscape to the current scene. This four-piece act comprised of Brother Beans and Philosopheyes flaunting their lyrical balance over the beats of Supervised and Professor Phat behind the boards have graduated from the uni days of open mic sessions and campus gigging to the launch of their debut EP Just Pressed Record this weekend.
“It all started with Philosopheyes and myself running the open mic sessions at Uni last year,” Rupert Faust (aka Brother Beans) rewinds. “Supervised rocked up with a whole bunch of beats and production skills so we thought, ‘okay, let’s make some original songs’. It was all improvised on stage. Then Professor Phat stepped up as our DJ and we started rocking shows where we could. After that we have a friend who is right into his production and said ‘let’s do an EP’ and we’ve been going hard ever since.
“There are a lot of those elements still with us, except now we’re not doing it publicly every week – it’s more of a bedroom operation at the moment. And then when we perform it’s structured and our delivery comes a lot punchier and tighter while still holding to the improvisational freestyle element in there as well because we’ve been doing it so much”
Keeping with the live theme of some of Brisbane’s most celebrated live hip hop acts such as The Coalition Crew and Omni-Anti, Scripted Dialects bring a beautiful balance of live instrumentation and beats fused together by Supervised. ‘Lost & Found’ especially features the beautiful acoustic strings plucking through funky loops and flowing rhyme patterns over the top, all played in-house by Supervised, as Faust explains. “At the moment he doesn’t have a semi-acoustic, he’s just got the acoustic (guitar) and he records it with a pretty sweet mic in his studio.”
Hearing the tracks off the EP colours the visual aspect their sound lets off, making their live performance a veritable feast for the eyes on-stage. Faust develops on the thought of Supervised arching back with the axe, accentuating the emotion of Scripted Dialects.
“On stage he’s got an electric guitar and sometimes depending on the gig… now that you mention it we should bring it out on the launch. Same with ‘Kids From the Sticks’ he did the guitar on that track too. We’ve also done a video from ‘Kids From the Sticks’ which we’re gonna drop at the launch also. It’s gonna be an intro to our set. The film clip will finish then we’ll start our set. We’ve also got a new track that we’ll put out at the launch called ‘Terra Nullius’, which is another Supervised track where he plays guitar. And it’s a really good song that everyone can relate to, painting the picture of Australia and how we got to where we’re at.”
Coming into 2010 and with the EP in full swing winding through the river city, unfortunately the crew are having to overcome the hurdle of losing the beat-work of Professor Phat’s smoking production. However, Faust and his brothers in rhyme have a plan to sustain the Dialects.
“Professor Phat has informed us that this launch will be his last gig with us,“ Faust confides. “He’s definitely gonna feature on the album and we’re all good friends but he’s busy doing other things. I’m actually thinking of buying a laptop myself, I do a little bit of mixing and scratching myself. I’ll be using it for shows, so we don’t go backwards. We definitely won’t be taking a step back at all!”