1200 Techniques is an Australian hip hop group consisting of the old school 80's Aerosol Artist & Founder Dj Peril (producer/percussionist/dj) and N'fa Forster-Jones Vocalist (under the name Nfamas), Kemstar (Guitarist. They formed in 1997, initially with N'fa's brother, Kabba, who moved to London in 1998.
Their first album, Choose One (2002), was a crossover success which debuted at #20 in the Australian music charts, leading to an ARIA award nomination for "breakthrough artist" and winning "best debut artist" and "best hip-hop act" awards at the Dance Music Awards. The album included the single "Karma," which also charted in the Australian top 40 and won ARIA awards for "best independent release" and "best video". The group also played a support slot on a Linkin Park tour that year and went on their own tour supported by American rapper Princess Superstar. Following the release of their second album, Consistency Theory (2004) and subsequent touring, the group went on hiatus in 2005 to allow the individual members to pursue solo work.
In late 2014, the group broke nearly a decade of silence by announcing the release of a new EP. After a successful fundraising campaign on PledgeMusic, the band released Time Has Come in January 2015.
The group have been described as "an important part" of the mainstream recognition of hip-hop in Australia, whilst drawing influences from other genres including rock, funk, soul, electro, drum and bass, electro jazz and breakbeat.