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George Telek and David Bridie - Lili Ram Kavavar     World, Indigenous, Roots, Atmospheric 13/01/2017
a Bit na Ta is No. 9 on the Transglobal World Music Chart and is an outcome of the deep musical friendship between Melbournian David Bridie & PNGs George Telek.
Lili Ram Kavavar is a creation song by George Telek and David Bridie about the spirit of the ocean, and the volcano: the source of life for the Tolai people. Percussion is Kundu drums from PNG, and found percussion from around the village.

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Airileke Ingram - Sorongi Samarai     World, Reggae, Dance 24/11/2016
A protest song co-written w/ Independence leader Benny Wenda, Airileke calls for “Merdeka” - Freedom for WestPapua. He draws on his PNG&Oz roots, creating a new sound with futuristic ideas.
A protest song calling for “Merdeka” - Freedom for West Papua. Fierce log drumming from Manus Islands, hauntingly beautiful Kwakumba flutes from the PNG highlands, Tifa drums of West Papua, and chants from surrounding islands; features musicians from PNG who gathered to perform in solidarity with West Papua.

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Benny Walker - Save     Funk/Soul, Blues, Rock, Acoustic 28/10/2016
Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His killer voice, love songs & epic tales mix with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes & deep grooves.
New soul song “Save”demonstrates Benny’s killer vocals and emotion in the lyric. It’s his second track recorded at Way Of The Eagle studios in Melbourne with ARIA Award winning Producer Jan Skubiszewski (The Cat Empire, John Butler Trio, Dan Sultan).

Gawurra - Burala     Electronic, World, Australian Indigenous, Ambience 07/06/2016
Gawurra was born in East Arnhem Land. As a child he spent time on his grandma’s land at Yathalamara. Culture, songlines & family history are embedded in his soulful music.
In Rolling Stone Magazine’s 4.5 out of 5 star review this month, they deemed the production on this stunning debut album to be “faultless”. Burala is the perfect track to showcase the album’s more electronic almost ambient aspect. Think post Nordic rock vibes and a wide open road.


NIMA WINNER 2016:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR
FILM CLIP
COVER ART

Other tracks by Gawurra:  Ratja Yaliyali - Vine of Love  -  Mulunda [Kingfisher]
Benny Walker - Oh No You Don't     Blues/Roots, Soul, Australian Indigenous, Rock 31/05/2016
From regional Victoria, Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs & epic tales mix with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes & deep grooves.
This blues and roots track carries the emotion in the lyric. At once uplifting and reflective. Lyrically and melodically strong with a neo-soul vibe. Benny sings of his relationship to a shadow-self that is being conquered. Features a catchy chorus that sticks. A new direction for this rising star.

MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nicol, Koori Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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Alice Skye - You Are The Mountains     Indigenous, Folk, Pop, Atmospheric 28/10/2015
A Wergaia woman and singer/songwriter from Horsham is now based in Melbourne. A finalist in triple j Unearthed NIMA competition Alice will record her debut EP in 2016.
You Are The Mountains is a piano driven, melancholic lullaby showcasing Alice Skye’s skills as both singer and songwriter. An emotionally powerful ode to her father who passed away when she was a young child; he was her connection to her Aboriginality

Kristal West - And That's Why     Indigenous, RnB, Pop, Soul 28/10/2015
25-year-old Indigenous singer-songwriter found a national audience in 2014 when mentored by Will.i.am and becoming a Grand Finalist on 'The Voice'. Granddaughter to legendary Indigenous land rights activist, Eddie Mabo.
A classic R’n’B soulful pop tune with lush harmonies, soft melodies and a strong piano driven chorus.
A vocal that soars; think Alicia Keys, Ngaarii, Lianna La Havis, Ed Sheeran and Pia Mia.

Nattali Rize ft. Zuggu Dan - Rebel Love     Reggae/Dub, Reggae 03/08/2015
Nattali Rize debut EP 'New Era Frequency' imbues the global consciousness and energy of reggae with a distinct lyricism & vocal prowess. The songs are brimming with defiance and heart.
Nattali Rize’s sweet soulful melodies on this track are delightfully surprising and super hooky. It’s the first time we capture a glimpse of Nattali’s soft and feminine side. A result of her collaboration with cutting edge production team; the Kingston based drum and bass duo Notis.

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Nattali Rize - Generations Will Rize     Reggae/Dub, Reggae 03/08/2015
Nattali Rize debut EP 'New Era Frequency' imbues the global consciousness and energy of reggae with a distinct lyricism & vocal prowess. The songs are brimming with defiance and heart.
Dubbed "one of the nation's most refreshing voices" by Rolling Stone, Nattali Rize’s sweet battle cry on this cruisy tune was written with the intention to inspire and empower listeners, and to those ready to resonate to the new era frequency affecting consciousness right now.

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Briggs - The Children Came Back     Hip Hop, Rap, RnB, Australian Indigenous 29/06/2015
Written by maverick hip-hop artist Briggs The Children Came Back advances the story and pays homage to Archie Roach’s seminal song They Took The Children Away.
The Children Came Back advances the story & pays homage to Archie Roach’s They Took The Children Away. Originally performed for triple j Like A Version, it’s now produced by James Mangohig [Sietta] & Michael Hohnen [Gurrumul] & boasts an anthemic choral male energy & ft. Gurrumul and Dewayne Everettsmith.

NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARD FINALIST 2016: Live Voice of the Year (VIC), Live Voice of the Year: The People’s Choice


NIMA SONG OF THE YEAR 2016

Bala G - Easy Street     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Rap, World 22/06/2015
Bala G is a Sea Country Ranger from N.E. Arnhem Land. Easy Street is his first recording; produced by Stu Kellaway of Yothu Yindi at ARDS Yolngu Radio in Yirrkala.
A hip-hop track that raps about discrimination in the workplace, particularly issues around the lack of Indigenous staff housing in communities, with staff housing being allocated to non local residents, leaving Indigenous employees in overcrowded and unsafe conditions. The NT Anti Discrimination Commission can assist with discrimination in the workplace.

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A Little Province - Time     Rock, Experimental 28/05/2015
These prog rock lads from Byron Bay gel like a herd of zebras, producing inspiring lyrics, undeniable dance grooves and complex melodic tapestries!
Disjunct staccato riff stabs through the off-beat intro. A quirky riff builds the tension before the big hook line chorus drops & the phrase “I feel” catches the ears. Builds of melodic rock meets cliff face stops. Interesting elements like bass/vocal unison runs, guitar/violin harmonies and off beat drum/vocal synchronicity.

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Philly - Dreamchaser     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, RnB, Soul 21/05/2015
Indigenous Hip Hop artist Philly won last year’s triple j’s Unearthed NIMA Competition. Dream Chaser is his new single from a debut album out this July titled 'Not My Life'.
Instantly added by triple j Dreamchaser starts with a beautiful piano intro that leads into a strong drum roll & some soulful music that sounds like a 1970's sample. Then we are introduced to Philly voice as he emotionally (introspect-fully) tells about his early childhood desires & dreams of success.

Other tracks by Philly:  We On Feat. Steven Motlop
East Journey - Ngarrpiya; (Octopus) Salas/Horvat mix     Rock, Australian Indigenous 20/05/2015
N.E. Arnhem Land’s East Journey ft Yothu Yindi on the EP titled The Genesis Project will have its ‘live’ one-hour premiere at this year’s NIMAs on July 25th
2015 MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nichol ‘Making Tracks’, Koori Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Written by Arian Pearson, the acoustic guitarist for East Journey, Ngarrpiya [Narr-pee-ya] reflects on his relationship with his grandmother; her wisdom and guidance. A big open anthemic rock ballad with soaring vocals and gentle yet rippling guitar action; something East Journey is fast becoming known for.

East Journey - Emu     Rock, Australian Indigenous 06/02/2015
East Journey from N.E. Arnhem Land have collaborated w Yothu Yindi on a new EP titled The Genesis Project. EMU is the third song to be released from it.
Emu is a tribal funk track backed by a solid rhythmic groove and produced by LA rocker Stevie Salas.
The song signifies the importance of the totem, and its deep spiritual connection to the songlines across the land.
'Emu" is the next radio song off The Genesis Project EP.

East Journey - Song of Arnhem Land Remixed     Rock, Australian Indigenous 07/11/2014
Song of Arnhem Land (the Salas/Moore remix) is the 2nd track released offthe band’s forthcoming EP titled East Journey ft. Yothu Yindi; The Genesis Project. Released in early 2015.
Song of Arnhem Land is a quintessential summer song; a cool, laid back smooth soul groove; with catchy riffs and feel good rhythm, produced by charismatic renowned American rocker Stevie Salas.Their forthcoming EP titled East Journey feat. Yothu Yindi; The Genesis Project is out early 2015.

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Blue King Brown - All Nations     Reggae/Dub, Roots 21/10/2014
Australia’s premier live urban roots & reggae powerhouse of socially conscious grooves & sounds release the 2nd single from forthcoming album #BORNFREE. All Nations produced by ARIA winning Styalz Fuego.
Blue King Brown, Australia’s premier live urban roots & reggae powerhouse of socially conscious grooves and sounds release the 2nd single from forthcoming album #BORNFREE. All Nations pushes into a new musical space and is produced by ARIA award winning producer Styalz Fuego and features a profoundly provocative film clip.


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Radical Son - Talk To Me     Funk/Soul, Australian Indigenous, RnB 11/10/2014
A big open track busting w soul & emotion that hooks you from the get-go & takes you on a funky journey laced with honeyed vocals & classic horn section.
Talk to Me is a big track busting with soul & emotion that hooks you from the get-go & takes you on a funk driven journey laced w honeyed vocals & a classic horn section. Reminiscent of soul greats; in particular Barry White.

East Journey - Bright Lights Big City     Rock, Australian Indigenous 13/06/2014
East Journey come from N.E. Arnhem Land & are mentored by Yothu Yindi.Bright Lights Big City heralds in a new cycle and comes with a stunning film clip.
Bright Lights Big City heralds in a new cycle for East Journey. A guitar driven song accompanied with yidaki beats that travel along a solid groove in the bass and drum lines. Features original members of Yothu Yindi
And released with a stunning film clip.

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Radical Son - Human Behaviour     Funk/Soul, Australian Indigenous, RnB 30/05/2014
Radical Son’s mesmerizing voice seduces the soul and punches the heart. Forthcoming album Cause & Affect will deliver to Australia its first big black soul man with a capital M.
Human Behaviour boasts a roots/dub reggae feel & a solid bass groove. Verses are stark with a focus on lyrics, thus affording space for a catchy chorus to open up with multiple vocal harmonies creating a wonderful & powerful musical statement. Lovers of classic reggae roots will dig this track.


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Other tracks by Radical Son:  One Dream  -  Highest of Love