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Ziggy Ramo - YKWD (You Know We're Done)     Hip Hop, Rap, Australian Indigenous, Pop 13/10/2017
Tipped by many as an exciting new player on the Australian hip hop scene, 22-year-old Ziggy Ramo continues to impress with his scything flow and politically-charged, insightful focus.
Ziggy Ramo aims to shift the dialogue with his new new single ‘YKWD’. Following suit from previously released singles ‘Black Thoughts’ and ‘Same Script’, ‘YKWD’ (‘You Know We’re Done’) is powerful, arresting and thought provoking.

Ziggy Ramo - Same Script     Hip Hop, Rap, Australian Indigenous, Pop 09/06/2017
Tipped as an exciting new player on the Australian hip-hop scene, Ziggy Ramo has impressed peers and industry with his scything flow, effortlessly combined with a politically-charged focus.
'Same Script' opens up the conversation about mental health, addressing the associated and unnecessary stigmas. In his own words, Ziggy's track acknowledges that "regardless of race, gender or sexuality, we can come to an understanding that no one is ever truly alone in what can be an uphill battle.”

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

Ziggy - Black Thoughts     Hip Hop, Indigenous 22/11/2016
Ziggy is an emerging hip hop artist out of Perth, WA. His latest EP Black Thoughts depicts an Insightful experience into the landscape of race relations in modern Australia.
Black Thoughts is a landmark release in discussions regarding race relations in Australia.

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

Ziggy - Black Face     Hip Hop, Indigenous 24/11/2016
Ziggy is an emerging hip hop artist out of Perth, WA.
Black Face tackles what it is to be Indigenous in modern Australia.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA), Emily Nicol, Koori Radio (NSW)

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Zennith - Simplify     Reggae/Dub, Australian Indigenous 17/12/2009
Zennith are an Indigenous roots reggae act hailing from Far North Queensland.
The new single from roots reggae Indigenous outfit Zennith- this track is true reggae style.

Yung Warriors - Standing Strong     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Pop, Hip Hop 22/06/2012
Yung Warriors, Australia’s rising Indigenous hip-hop outfit. Fresh supporting Hip Hop heavyweights D12 and recent US showcase’s in NY & LA, Yung Warriors have released their second album “Standing Strong”
Yung Warriors is brothers Tjiimba and DBoy. Together they’ve supported the likes of Akon, 50Cent, The Game and Outlawz, whilst maintaining a regular presence in hometown of Melbourne. With the albums lead single already added to triple j rotation, the duo are gearing up for a huge 2012.

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Yung Warriors - Mountain Top     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 01/06/2015
The Yung Warriors are known by many as “Australia’s Indigenous Hip Hop Ambassadors”.
Striving to achieve make us strong and positive.

Other tracks by Yung Warriors:  Real Recognise Real  -  As One
Yung Warriors - Just a Thought     Pop, Hip Hop, Retro 07/07/2011
Yung Warriors have loudly declared their indigenous hip hop movement to the music world with the fantastic new single "Just A Thought".
A new cultural anthem for the indigenous community with a very strong positive message, a song that grows with you every listen...

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Yung Nooky - Clouds     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Roots 16/02/2011
Yung Nooky is a dynamic hip hop artist with a flare for writing conscious lyrics.
Yung Nooky expresses gratitude to the cultural legacy left by his great grandfather

Other tracks by Yung Nooky:  Good Times  -  Salute ft Ozi Batla
Yothu Yindi - Treaty (Duncan Gray radio edit)     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Dance, House 17/11/2016
Yothyu Yindi's 25th anniversary the hit song 'Treaty' originated when the Australian government promised a treaty back in 1980's. This is the new remix by Duncan Gray and Filthy Lucre.
The 25th anniversay remix of the Yothu Yindi hit song 'Treaty' by Duncan Gray is specifically tempered for today's radio play, charting in the ARIA Club charts, more importantly, getting airplay on community radio stations throughout Australia is a reminder that the Australian government is yet to sign a 'Treaty'.

Other tracks by Yothu Yindi:  Treaty (The Journey Remix)  -  Treaty (Filthy Lucre Remix Remastered)
Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project - Mabo     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Funk 25/04/2019
Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project, is a contemporary ensemble which includes Witiyana Marika, Stu Kellaway, long-time collaborator Gavin Campbell (Filthy Lucre) and multi-instrumentalist Ania Reynolds (Circus Oz musical director).
Mabo is a joyous celebration with a driving, tribal funk groove, and a stomping crowd favourite at every Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project show. Produced by Filthy Lucre, the song features powerful yidaki (didgeridoo), deftly woven through layers of synths, percussion and anthemic group vocals, sung partly in Yolngu Matha (language), ably led by emerging Yolngu vocalist Yirrnga Yunupingu.

Yolande Yarran - Little Old Quairading Town     Country, Australian Indigenous 04/06/2015
A culmination of CAN WA’s 3 year music workshop program with the Quairading and Kellerberrin communities delivers a collection of original ballads tells tales of love, loss, life, culture and country.
Country rock. First time Noongar singer songwriter Yolande Yarran’s heartwarming song about her hometown in WA’s Wheatbelt.

Yirrmal - The Bridge     Indigenous, Folk, Australian Indigenous 11/08/2017
Young Indigenous artist Yirrmal Marika from Arnhem Land is an inspiring singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice, singing songs about his culture with feeling and depth beyond his years.
Shane Howard, Alesa Lajana and I wrote this song one beautiful weekend at Shane’s house. I love the simple message about unity and accepting others. I think it can be applied not only to closing the gap between black and white in Australia, but also sexuality, religious differences, immigration. Anything.

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Voice of the Year (NT Awards)

Other tracks by Yirrmal:  Youngblood  -  Back to Culture
Yirrmal - Deep Blue Sea     Indigenous, Folk 25/10/2013
Yirrmal's 'Deep Blue Sea' on Visible Volume 8. The Visible compilation series is an initiative of Multicultural Arts Victoria.
Sung in a mix of English and Bukalatjipi Matha this song tells the story of the Octopus, a creation spirit, living beneath the sea

It was recorded as part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible Mentoring Program with Yirrmal’s mentor Carlo Santone (Blue King Brown) and producer Craig Pilkington (Archie Roach)

Yabu Band - Petrol, Paint and Glue - Live at NIMA 2012     Indigenous, Pop 14/05/2013
The National Indigenous Music Awards [NIMAs] are a celebration of Indigenous music that honours contemporary and traditional artists. Public nominations are open until June 15 at
Sung in English and Wongutha this poignant ballad puts a confronting spotlight on Indigenous youth affected by substance abuse and the impact on Aboriginal families. Nominated for Song of the Year at the NIMA 2012, this live track shows Yabu Band’s strength as performers.

Yabu Band - Petrol, Paint and Glue     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous 27/04/2012
3 piece indigenous band from WA. 2009 Deadly Award winners for Most Promising New Act, Yabu sing in English and Wongutha language and address confronting related to indigenous people.
Sweetest-saddest powerful ballad confronting the desperation of the indigenous people affected by substance abuse and the effects it has on their family and community.

Wolfpack Amadeus - Freak Out!     Rock, Australian Indigenous 22/07/2014
‘Snapshot III’ showcases the best emerging artists being recorded now at CAAMA Music, the record label responsible for unearthing Aboriginal classics such as Warumpi Band, Frank Yamma and Coloured Stone.
‘Freak Out’ begins with a catchy punk-rock guitar riff reminiscent of bands like The Living End, with Amy van der Schuit’s rousing vocals maintaining the momentum until the floor is shaking.

William Barton & Anthony Garcia - Meridional     World, Australian Indigenous, Ambience 23/02/2011
World renowned didgeridoo master William Barton (star of the 2008 Olympic Games)and acclaimed guitarist/composer Anthony Garcia join forces on their new CD Desert Stars Dancing. A beautiful record indeed...
Meridional is a wonderful track showcasing the talents of two of Australia's finest world musicians - William Barton (Acclaimed Didgeridoo Player) and Anthony Garcia (Jazz/World Guitarist). Lifted from the acclaimed album Desert Stars Dancing - out now thru Vitamin Records

Will Smith - Hurt No More     Indigenous 18/04/2012
Will Smith recorded by PAKAM's - this project features 48 original songs from remote Kimberly communities.
Will Smith is Beagle Bay’s answer to the ‘other’ Will Smith! A tall guy with kind eyes, a young wife and family, this song reflects his softer side. The crossroads is a local road feature, the turn off to Beagle Bay.

WildWater - Rrawa     Reggae/Dub, Ska 22/08/2014
WildWater fuse reggae, dub, dancehall, rock and groove.
Rrawa means 'home' and describes life in Maningrida, in Arnhem Land. GIves a look at missing the home and while living in the big city.

Other tracks by WildWater:  Blythe River  -  Walk Again