Commonly held wisdom is that actions speak louder than words; on rare occasions though, someone arrives that delivers both. Konect-A-Dot (aka Paul Penrith) -indigenous lyrical craftsman, performer and beat producer – is one such arrival.
Growing up in the isolated Australian town Griffith in Country NSW, Konect-A-Dot began injecting his beliefs and experiences into his music at an extremely young age and it wasn’t long before the rest of the country started taking note. Distinctively Australian, distinctively indigenous and distinctively his own, Konect-A-Dot’s music offers a lyrical flow and reality rarely heard amongst today’s generic brand of hip hop; it’s an honesty that has seen him break through stereotypes to set the underground buzzing
Backing up the words is an ever expanding string of awards and accl.. At the age of 18 Konect-A-Dot is named one of the Top Ten best new unsigned talents at the “Australian Music OZ” awards in not one, but two separate categories, both open ‘Hip Hop’ and ‘Indigenous’. 2006: Konect-A-Dot nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ at Australia’s Indigenous ‘Deadly Awards’. 2006: From amongst over 4000 nominations, Konect-A-Dot is awarded Australia’s best unsigned indigenous artist, taking out the ‘Indigenous’ category at the Australian 2006 Music OZ Awards
Konect-A-Dot has been travelling back and forth between Australian city Sydney and country town Griffith for over 7 years and establishing an enviable live reputation along the way. He started off performing with the Australian Young, Black & Deadly program aimed at youth and has since gone on to build up a list of supports that includes the likes of well known Australian acts such as Savage, Koolism, Kid Confucius and Street Warriors. May 2007 saw him invited to play one of the headline slots at Australia’s 2007 Stylin’UP Festival, a slot that resulted in further Australian Triple J airplay and a feature interview with Australia’s former host Maya Jupiter on Australia’s premier radio station Triple J’s ‘Hip Hop Show. But now, the time has come to turn promise into fruition.
2009 Konect-A-Dot was invited to perform at World Plant Indigenous Festival in Toronto Canada along with other international artist from around the world. 2010 he perform at The Australian Dreaming Festival in Woodford QLD in front of large crowds, receives “Best Male Artist” and “Best Producer” at Australian’s Redfern Records Bump Awards held in Melbourne Australia.