Purlja vs Football - excerpt only16 April 2011
This song from the Aboriginal Rules soundtrack, was a collaborative effort between Crocodile Johnson and Delwyn Granites of Yuendumu, and Elf Tranzporter and DJ Wasabi (musos).
It originated with a recording with Crocodile singing what he called a Warlpiri song he said was associated with the game of Purlja. We also recorded some clapping, boomerangs and found some sounds from the football games. At the time, Elf Tranzporter and DJ Wasabi were running Hip Hop workshops with Incite Youth Arts and the Mt Theo Program. They worked with Delwyn to write and perform his lyrics about football. They then worked on mixing the track and created this funky song: Purlja vs Football. It plays near the beginning of the documentary, during the sequence where Simba explains the rules of football.
Born in Los Angeles, Marlon Ray G. Porter aka Elf Tranzporter, has resided in Australia since 1992. One of the founding members of MetaBass'n'Breath, Elf continues to raise the standard for creative MIC maneuvers within crew Combat Wombat and in solo performance. He has recently been conducting workshops with DJ Wasabi in Central Australia.
Wasabi has played all around Australia and Asia in bands like Bad Boys Baducata, Combat Wombat, Fortknight Productions, Cyclones, Collingwood Masive, Illzilla and with Elf Tranzporter. Over the last three years Wasabi has worked with and supported International acts such as Arrested Development, Third World Bunny Rugs, Antipop, Kool Keith and Mix Master Mike,Cash Money and many more. In Wasabis spare time he runs confidence building hip hop workshops for disadvantaged children and teenagers throughout Australia and abroad.
For more information about Aboriginal Rules see the website at www.aboriginalrules.com.