Mathas | White Sugar Film Clip

Friday, October 28th, 2011 by John

Mathas White Sugar Still

After a good couple of months piecing together, the debut film for Perth based wordsmith Mathas is finally live and on-line. White Sugar focuses on personal flaws, habitual behaviour and the extreme consumption of heavily refined and processed foods in the Western world.

White Sugar is a mixture of stop motion photography, live-video and green screen, handmade out of an assortment of sweet treats and 30kg of salt (because it was cheaper than sugar). White Sugar is a collaboration between local creatives (and Cut & Paste family) Tom Mathieson (aka Mathas), John Macliver, Dominic Pearce, Nicole Norelli and Jordan Shields.

As you’ll see when you scroll below the clip is a swirling journey through a vicious candyland, where ripe raspberries and Chico Babies go for the throat, whilst the product advertising of yesteryear repeats in a droning, endless loop. The only way forward is towards total zombification and a posse of buzzword angels on your shoulder, lulling you to a lolly-encrusted catatonia. Enjoy!

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Why not download the track HERE

Producer: John Macliver
Director/Graphics: Tom Mathieson
1st AD: Nicole Norelli
D.O.P: Jordan Shields
Visual Effects/Green Screen: Dominic Pearce



Thursday, August 11th, 2011 by John

Radiothon 2011

As with most things annual RTRFMs Radiothon is again upon us. Running from Friday August 19 to Sunday August 28 it’s the time of year when our favourite independent radio station asks you to rummage around your pockets for a little coin.

This year the team approached us at Cut & Paste to assist them in producing a television commercial to run along with this years them… Get on Board.
Shot over a few glorious Perth weekends here’s what we put together…

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Below is the low down on Radiothon 2011:

2011 Radiothon – Get on Board kicks off with with a live broadcast of Breakfast with Barr at 78 Records, kicking off from 6am start including guest appearances, live music, homemade cupcakes and coffee.

The Opening Party: The party will continue with the Radiothon Opening Party at The Bakery on Saturday 20 August, 8pm – Late. On the bill is Naik, Community Collab Band, Carl Fox and Drop Macumba! Plus DJ’s from Underground Sound Solution Crew, Cut & Paste Sound System, Ben M, Sibalance and Jade Nobbs. Live performance of Aerial Silks and from the WA Ballet. We have also included for the first time ever – a special Radiothon Photo Booth!

The Closing Party: Radiothon will end with a great night out at The Rosemount Hotel on Saturday 27 August, 7pm- Late, with Emperors, The Leap Year, smRts, TheAutumn Isles, Hang On St Christopher, Minute 36, Goodnight Tiger, Gulls, Louis Inglis, Seven Weapons and DJs Shannon Fox, Jamie MacDonald, Chris Wheeldon and Ryan Sandilands

Did you know…
- In 2011 RTRFM won the Western Australian Music Industry Media Award for contribution to Western Australian music.
- RTRFM presenters are volunteers from all walks of life who dedicate their spare time to share their passion for music, art and ideas with the listening community 24hrs a day, seven days a week.
- RTRFM does not receive government funding
- RTRFM produces over 50 weekly shows to an audience of over 100,000 weekly and over 350,000 a year.

Four ways to Get on Board…
1. Link the RTRFM Radiothon TV ad on YouTube or Facebook
2. Post your support on the RTRFM Radiothon blog
3. Trend RTRFM Radiothon on twitter #getonboard
5. Subscribe and encourage your friends to subscribe!



Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 by John

WAMi Logo 2011We love the WAMis. So we’re pretty excited that the festival starts in just ten days. The WAMis are about locally made music being played to the people of Western Australia, and developing the music industry through workshops and events designed so that people can take their dreams and learn how to turn them into reality, then of course there’s the Awards themselves – which mean giant cakes.

Huge congratulations to everyone nominated for an award this year (and a little pat on the back for ourselves for getting nominated as well).

You can download a full WAMI Festival program from here.
Like WAM on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter and join the Festival noise at the hashtag #WAMi11

Here’s our guide to the highlights of the WAMi Festival 2011

WAMi Festival Opening Party

Where: The Bakery
When: Saturday 21 May, 8pm start
Tickets: $15 from

Last year’s WAMi Song of the Year winner Geoergi Kay will playing along with Rabbit Island and WAM favourite Abbe May and more. What better way to slip into a week’s worth of musicgasmic festival hijinks than a Saturday night at the Bakery. This is one fo the events you really want to make sure you ahve a ticket for , so get clicking to the Bakery and make sure you’re there with people and get your festival started right. There’s that much good stuff on at the Bakery you’ll wish you could rent one of the sea containers and live there for a week!

Think Twice/Funk Club WAMi Festival Showcase

Where: The Bakery
When: Friday 27 May, 8pm start
Tickets: $20 WAM Members, $25 Non-Members

Kurtis Blow’s The Breaks was the first rap album to become a gold record. So to have the man himself in Perth is something to celebrate. Throw in the first birthday of hip hop night Mass Appeal and you are quickly running out of reasons to stay at home. Western Australian music isn’t just about guitars and rock riffs, W.A. claims the title for Australia’s Bboy Breakdance champion and champion crew, P-town is a hop hop town too.

The Bird Sundowner Series

Where: The Bird
When: Monday 23 May – Firday 27 May, 5-6pm
Tickets: Just turn up

We have long championed The Bird as the small bar with a big heart and during the WAMis anyone making their way home through the city has even more reasons to sink into one of their comfy lounges with a schooner as the Bird present ten acts over five evenings. Stuff daily cares firmly away and relax a moment with Sean Pollard, A Schvendes Duo, Ruby Boots Duo, and Jack Doepel. If you’re thirsty and near the Bird after work any night during WAMi week, drop in.

The Community Beat Canteen

Where: Northbridge Piazza
When: Monday 23 – Friday 27 May, Midday – 1:30pm
Tickets: Just turn up

The Community are calling all beat heads and bedroom producers to come into the Northbridge Piazza during daylight hours for some serious mind expansion with Mathas, Diger Rokwell, Maxy Bills, Boost Hero Man and a whole lot more community minded folks. Electro-futuristic-cnosciousness-exapanding-jamtastic sessions for you while you soak up some sun on the lawn.

City of Perth Northbridge Saturday Spectacular

Where: Northbridge Piazza, THe Bird, Universal Bar, Cultural Centre (wetlands stage), Ya Ya’s, The Court, Mustang Bar, Rocket Room
When: Saturday 29 May, Midday – 6pm
Tickets: Just turn up

Eight stages and fifty local bands, it’s the big day out without fences or a padduck full of people you don’t really want to hang out with. Each of the venues has their own sound for the day so if you like things a little country then The Mustang Bar with The Ghost Hotel and others. Last year’s WAMi Darlings The Brow Horn Orchestra and Simone and Girlfunkle. The Rocket Room has Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Hootenanny and Project Mayhem.

At Ya, Ya’s catch Tracksuit and The Sensitive Drunks. Minute 36 and The Justin Walshe Folk Machine are all over the Cultural Centre. Meanwhile its Sonpsilo Circus, The Panda Band and Emporers in the Piazza. The Bird Seams and Voltaire Twins. See The Devil Rides Out at the Universal Bar.

That list barely covers this monster music showcase, so get the program and spend an afternoon in Northbridge.

Kiss My Camera

Where: The Old Goal, WA Museum, Perth
When: 21 May – 7 August
Tickets: Entry is free

See the year in review from onstage, side of stage, backstage and down an alleyway when the best in music photography goes on show for the Kiss My Camera exhibition. This year catch pics from Cut & Pasters Jordan Shields, Nicole Norelli and Brad Serls amongst the finalists.

The WAMI Award Ceremony and After Party

Where: The Bakery
When: Saturday 28 May. Awards at 7:30pm Party from 10:30
Tickets: limited tickets for the awards ceremony $15 for the after party.

Hosted by Dylan Lewis and Dom Alessio and featuring performances from John Bennett and Grace Woodroofe the Awards are the moment when dreams are rewarded with cakes. Slightly better than a pie in the face and way better than a Grammy.

This year Cut & Paste is punching with the big boys in the Media Award – Organisation and The Cut & Paste Soundsystem have a chance in the Best DJ category.

Then its after party time. We’ll be there with a Coopers in hand and we hope we’ll see you there too.


The Community // Triple Play

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 by Matt



Thursday, October 21st, 2010 by John


Last night Rhode Island native, and arguably one of Hip Hops most influential poets/lyricists graced the stage of the Rosemount Hotel, in his first ever visit Perth.  Coincidentally this will also be the last time he will perform here, as Sage announced earlier this year that after the LI(F)E On The Road Tour he will be on indefinite hiatus. Supporting Sage was Mathas, Thorts & Kadyelle, Delirious and Dj Silence

The Community and Flow Lab were responsible for bringing the great man to our town and gave us what many in Perth will be calling the gig of 2010!

As always, Mr. Brad Serls was on hand to grab some snaps for us, check them out below.



Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

WHAT: Moon Exhibitions presents INTRODUCING
WHO: Tim Rollin, Dave Misled, Yohyo and Rubik
WHERE: The Moon Cafe
WHEN: Now until the 7th August


A contemporary low-brow art show showcasing the drawings and paintings of up and coming ratbag artists at the The Moon Cafe.

You will be introduced to the unique styles of Dave Misled, Yohyo, Rubik and Tim Rollin. Witness the images of fancy produced by young minds with a very tentative grip on reality.



Monday, July 5th, 2010 by John

First night of The Hideout and Soulaverse at the Leederville Hotel. Spot you?

Photos by Nicole Norelli



Friday, July 2nd, 2010 by John


The Hideout is a new collaborative effort between ourselves and some of fine folk from within the local industry – Think Twice, The Community, Flowlab and Analogue Agency. Launching tonight, Friday July  2, The Hideout is a free weekly night with a hip-hop flavour, embracing the local hip-hop community allowing hip-hop artists to showcase their music and bringing together local producers, emcess and DJs.

Opening night at The Hideout starts things off in style with local wordsmith and barefoot rapper (*note due to Leederville Hotel policy he will in fact be wearing shoes) Mathas. Cue shoe segue , as they are most likely the kicks of cam-indo-hip-psych-hop sheik and The Community’s other founder Diger Rokwell with something new, something borrowed and something blue. Resident DJ Arms In Motion will have his Torq in full effect with – you guessed it – hip-hop from all eras alongside the silent but violent DJ Silence who kicks off the madness from 8pm.


WHAT: The Hideout Opening Night

WHEN: TONIGHT that’s Friday July 2 from 8:00pm

WHERE: Downstairs at the Leederville


Arms In Motion 11:30-12:00

Mathas 11:00-11:30

Arms In Motion 10:30-11:00

Marksman 10:00-10:30

Arms In Motion 9:30-10:00

Diger Rokwell 9:00-9:30

DJ Silence 8:00-9:00

Opening night at The Hideout brings some of Perth’s premier emcee, DJ and producer talent. Local underground hip hop heavyweight and co-founder of local crew The Community, Mathas will headline with a set of live raps. Showcasing some new tunes and some old tunes will be The Community’s other founder, radio show host and psych-hop mysterio Diger Rokwell. Resident DJ Arms In Motion will be in full effect spinning a selection of hip hop from all eras as will guest DJ Silence who will kick off the madness Others to feature in the first few weeks include Taku, Naik, emcess Delirious and Coin and DJ Zeke
The Hideout is a collaborative effort between Think Twice, Cut & Paste, The Community, Flowlab and Analogue Agency. The Hideout is there every Friday and free to get in, with a strong rotation of producers, emcess and DJs. It’s about offering a regular weekly night for people to enjoy quality music from a range of local artists and is about embracing the local hip-hop community allowing hip-hop artists to showcase their music. The Hideout embraces producers, emcess and DJs in equal proportions every night.


Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 by Virginia



Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 by Virginia

JERK opened to a packed out courtyard at the The Moon on Sunday, 13 June 2010. Thank you to everyone who came down and made it such an awesome night. JERK currently features work by THNK, Pete Long and Jenness Ray and runs until Saturday, 10 July 2010

Click any image below to open full size. Photos by Brad Searls



Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 by John

digerMy art is…Cut and paste recontextualised madness with a tinge of social commentary, childish sketches with cute as bottom line, impressionistic landscapes with simplistic tones.

I use…Photoshop, google images, national geographic magazines, acrylic paint, canvases, MS Paint and photocopies, Ableton LIVE, instruments etc.

When I work I…Try to generate many ideas quickly and refines the pieces later. The original idea of a piece is usually stronger than over thinking, being anal or analytical. The present moment is powerful and we can capture originality by trusting in the now.

Perth’s not so bad because…Places are what you make them, geography is never to blame for your lot in life in democratic western societies. Perth is a creative hub with so  much talent but not much appreciation due its conservative and consumerist majority. It gives to minority of creative folk something to inspire, rebel against and to comment on. We are small in numbers so we can keep our utopia to ourselves.

Over the next year I’m…Working on expanding and growing The Community. I am releasing a beat-tape called ‘Digerbodia’, in May, featuring remixes and beats using samples obtained and digerised whilst on a short trip to Cambodia. I am also releasing a full length album called ‘We are all related’ which was recorded in December 2009 with my sound engineer, Sibalance. Featuring composition played and written by me and overlayed with psyched out samples, hopefully released in August/September. I have recently moved my art stuff to a studio at my girlfriend’s parents house in the Swan Valley. I am also planning to embrace my cut and paste roots by designing more and launching a limited edition t shirt designs with help from the Elementree guys. Also I plan to make up more words as a part of my wordology project. More traveling sampology exploits during the Xmas holidays as well.

I think that…Creativity is a gateway to potentiality.

Current show…Moon Exhibits at The Moon Cafe with dtriangle. Starts: Sunday, 11th of April 2010.

Visit Moon Exhibits between May 4 and 18 to win the Diger Rokwell prize pack!!

WIN 2 x tickets to the launch of his new album Digerbodia, 2 x copies of Digerbodia, 1x t-shirt, 2 x copies of Cut & Paste.
Keep hold of your receipt from The Moon Cafe and email to win



Saturday, January 30th, 2010 by John

Health tour Australia for the first time in 2010. Cut & paste will be providing a very special support of Health when they play at at the Becks Music Box, as part of Festival 10, on Sat. Feb 27.

So here’s the line-up:

Catch the American noise band pegged by many as the finest group in the exploding California experimental scene. Having opened for Nine Inch Nails during their 2008 tour, Health continue to stake their territory with pulsating drum lines, raw synth and understated detached vocals. The band’s full-on live performances exude manic energy and devilish mayhem while maintaining total musical control. Think Slowdive having a sugar fit and bringing the audience along for the rush.

Cut & Paste Soundsystem come together with selectors King John Ill, Aarom Wilson, Massive Trav and Anton Maz for a set featuring exclusive remixes and dubs created for the set.

Robert Maszkowski and Béla Inkster dish up everything from pounding gritty bass-lines, to feel-good pop and laidback percussive instrumentals – coming off performances at Summadayze, Good Vibrations and Parklife festivals

The Dub Get Dirty drop a set of improvised dubs with The Community’s Diger Rokwell, yLem, DOS4GW, Paper Chain’s Jam Buck and a drum heavy percussion section. TriplMUM and Mathas take hold of mic duties.

For the first time in over a year, INJURED NINJA will be returning with their infamous highly expanded percussion ensemble of awesomeness – THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH!
Lead by INJURED NINJA Dominic Pearce, The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is an expanded rendition of Injured Ninja songs featuring musicians from Perth acts FRENCH ROCKETS, MILE END and many more – expanding the band to multiple drum kits and 15+ ensemble of additional percussionists. An epic, rhythmically pulsing and intense live experience that is perfectly ripe for the outdoor atmosphere of the PIAF.

Here’s a taste of what to expect:
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Check out some Health vids we found around the Internet to get you all in the mood for what will be one of the biggest parties to EVER hit the Perth International Arts Festival! Health’s track Die Slow [label. Lovepump United] Health live in Paris [2009]

Help! I’ve given birth to a 10 pound hairless Sasquatch! //

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 by Nicole Norelli

“Help! I’ve given birth to a 10 pound hairless Sasquatch!” would have been the cry of the mother of an infamous yeti; but I caught her bopping around, grinning from ear to ear, proud of a baby son strutting on milk crates, bumping out rhymes to a full house on stilts.

Yes, if you found yourselves with a golden ticket to a sold out Scotsman’s-land last Sunday night, you would have witnessed the birth of WA’s own: Maxabillion’s Piece for Pieces EP and Mathas’s debut album 10 Pound Hairless Sasquatch, released on Community Records.

The albums were presented back to back, with very special guests and Community’s best Diger Rokwell, Arms in Motion and Deph One spinning the wheels like a fixed gear bike without brakes, and MC Able throwing out duet tricks for kicks with love on “P.L.R.T”.

Always doing it in style, with a 200 strong crowd keepin’ it local and loud and one hell of a proud night: Big ups to the Earthheads! //

Images // Nicole Norelli & Paul Bui. 2009