Victoria, AUS
BandHip HopSoul

Wielding everything from a trumpet to an MPC, Pataphysics' soulful guerilla hip-hop is something very different on the Australian music scene. The unpredictable live shows incorporate improvisation, bass heavy beats and rapid-fire lyrics.


Wielding everything from a trumpet to an MPC, Pataphysics' soulful guerilla hip-hop is something very different on the Australian music scene.

Having built a strong underground following by selling out shows with unpredictable and energetic live performances, Pataphysics has developed a dark, hypnotic sound - an original blend of hip hop, jazz, and bass music which incorporates improvisation, live MPC jams, trumpet, wailing guitars, powerful political flows, and freestyles that can make you feel like you are at something between a Public Enemy concert and Frank Zappa show.

Listed in MTVs Top Ten Breakout Bands of Australia, Pataphysics is a fresh new sound in Australia.  A Mercury prize winning producer for his work with Speech Debelle(Ninja Tune). His debut album Subversive, featuring the likes of Stic-Man of Dead Prez and Rob Swift (X-Ecutioners), it was named among the top 15 releases of 2012 by The Australian Music Prize (AMP), with singles on the record reaching No.1 on the Triple J Unearthed charts consecutive weeks.

Pataphysics is definitely one to catch.  He has recently released an EP featuring his live band the IED at a sold out launch in Melbourne - the record has received airplay around the country.  Pataphysics continues pushing and developing his sound, carving out a unique place for himself in Australian music.

Touring Highlights include

-Wide Open Space Festival 2012
-Rainbow Serpent Festival 2012
-RISE Festival 2011
-Folk Rhythms and Life Festival 2010
-National tour supporting Olmecha Supreme (NZ)
-Opening night of Sydney Festival 2010
-Opening night of Adelaide Fringe Festival (20,000 people)
-Falls Festival NYE 2008
-Back to back winner of The Uber Lingua Intercontinental Multilingual MC

Always in demand for his signature Trumpet/Flugel style, Pat Marks AKA Pataphysics is a highly accomplished writer, composer and producer. A Mercury prize winning Song Writer (Speech Debelle/Ninja Tune 2009), Pat has produced many artists including: Speech Debelle, 360 and Pez, Fear of a Brown Planet and Lotek.

Pat has written and produced for local and international labels including Ninja Tune, 299 (Russia) and Soulmate. His trumpet stylings have featured on recordings alongside Rob Swift (X-ecutioners), S1 (Strange fruit project), Braille, Ohmega Watts, Othello, Rosie Burgess, Skryptcha (Obese), and Ishu (Foreign Dub).

Pat Marks is the Music & Arts coordinator of R.I.S.E (Refugees, Survivors, and Ex-Detainees), running ongoing music, beat making, and poetry workshops, as well as providing recording & production for young refugee artists at his studio, The City of the 9 Gates. His specialist music, poetry and hip hop teaching experience has taken him all over Australia, and he is currently running the music and hip hop programs for juvenile justice detainees in Melbourne, teaching music in community high schools, and is the music and poetry/rap teacher at Footscray Arts Centres Hip Hop Academy.

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2013 - IED (EP)

2012- Subversive (Album)

2011 - Rhythms (single) - Nationwide Airplay, Triple J, Playlisted FBI

2010 - Xpatriots (EP) - Nation WIde Play

2009 - Over (Single) -Featured on Rage(abc), Nation wide Airplay, Triple J and othe Community staions

2009 - Cloaked Guerilla (Single) - Made no.1 on Triple J Unearthed, Nationwide Airplay

2007 - The Christmas Album MK.III - Made no.2 on Triple J Unearthed, Nationwide Airplay, Song of the Week FBi,