From Underground To The Roof On Fire

Kreiml & Samurai, Katharsis

„Ranz oder gar nicht“ Album Release Show – ROGN Tour 2024 presented by Honigdachs, Arena Wien – Große Halle, Austria 20240510

Subcultures are important and the Hip Hop scene is one of them. In Austria, it is mighty alive, because of engines behind it like Rap am Bogen, Duzz Down San, Deine Mutter and 50 Years. Another name is Honigdachs, bringing to you one of the biggest album releases of this year. 

Before the sold out show starts, the main protagonists in pig and dog mask flanked by two more hooded men light a bengal fire on the roof of the big hall at Arena to welcome their followers. In 2020, they released the EP „Kurzarbeit“ together with Digga Mindz and DRK, who are the ones to begin. 

Under the name Katharsis, they win the audience with tracks like „DMT“, a feature with Def Ill. Just in December, they put out their second album „Drohmantik“, with new bangers like „Beatgott“. A fabolous support gig for a crowded hall. And many of them are part of the scene since years, as Wienzeile shirts proof. 

This project brought forth Kreiml & Samurai. Earlier records they celebrated e.g. at B72 and Chelsea. For their new one „Ranz oder gar nicht“, they worked with Alligatorman and Jürgen Schallauer of Franz Fuexe, produced an action figure and go on tour with live band leading to Munich and even Vorarlberg

On the backdrop, a subway and graffiti is shown and an underground cube is in the front. Kreiml & Samurai focus on the new tracks spiked with old ones. Their fans do know the lyrics and sing with them „Ryanair“ and „Deppade Frog“ as well as „Das alte Liedchen“ and „Wiener“. 

In the back and up the stairs, the crowd is on their feet dancing to „Oh du mein Österreich“ and a medley including Cypress Hill, Queen, Lou Bega and Falco before „Ois hot a End“. Their Hamburg school vibes and energy proves their success right. And while the party continues at Dreiraum with b.visible and Sludge Heaven the day after, the Damenspitz is right for a nightcap as well.