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Karnage N Darknis - I Love Hip Hop     Hip Hop, Rap 21/10/2017
KnD are a hip-hop duo from Alice Springs. Karnage (Tristrum Watkins)is a Western Arrernte man Hermannsburg. Darknis (Corinna Hall) is a Ngarrindjera/Kokatha woman from Raukkan, SA and Ceduna.
This song is a tribute to the 90s hip hop K 'N' D grew up listening to. They loved everything about the culture that surrounded it – the fashion, the sound, the art, the topics.

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.

Indigenoise - Wildfire     Hip Hop 30/09/2017
The newest signing for Hydrofunk Records, INDIGENOISE are an Indigenous Australian Hip Hop act.
Produced by Coedie McCarthy and recorded at Hydrofunk HQ in Byron Bay, ‘Wildfire’ brings the ancient wisdom of the old ways into the new age, drawing a raw and organic imprint of Hip Hop together with inspired conscious lyrics.

TOUR DATES
NOV
VIC/NSW/QLD

Kardajala Kirridarra - Abala Barlawa (Everything was at Peace)     Indigenous 29/09/2017
Descendants of a mysterious bush woman from the NT, these compelling women are from the communities of Marlinja and Kulumindini, together with Melbourne based producer Beatrice they form Kardajala Kirridarra.
Recorded primarily in the intense summer months in a hall in Marlinja NT and produced by Beatrice, Kardajala Kirridarra features sounds from the surrounding lands, such as seed pods, thunders storms and clap sticks made by Eleanor’s father.

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

Spinifex Gum featuring Briggs & Marliya - Locked Up     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 27/09/2017
Spinifex Gum is a collective made up of Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill, Marliya (of Gondwana Choirs), an all-female choir of teenage Indigenous singers from Cairns and BRIGGS (A.B Original).
‘Locked Up’ is the new single from BRIGGS (A.B Original) and Spinifex Gum, a collective made up Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire), Marliya (of Gondwana Choirs), an all-female choir of teenage Indigenous singers hailing from Cairns.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Zara Kravchenko , SYN, Melbourne (VIC), Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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Apakatjah - Irriti Nyinapayi     Ethnic Multicultural, Australian Indigenous 22/09/2017
From the desert of Central Australia comes Apakatjah, an acoustic duo combining intricate guitar work with ancient languages & stirring harmonies
With a slight hint of “dessert reggae” and their signature acoustic guitar riffs to drive the song home the duo fuse English lyrics and escape with their traditional language to create a contemporary yet ancestry rich masterpiece.

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

George Telek and David Bridie - Tatabai     Indigenous, Atmospheric, Ambience 02/09/2017
a Bit na Ta is an outcome of the deep musical friendship spanning 30 years between Melbournian and ARIA Award winning David Bridie & PNG super star George Telek
George Telek sings this glorious song,”Tatabai" off the a Bit na Ta album and art installation. The song celebrates Rabaul village life. food, family and the cycle of life. A luscious song Tatabai is a collaboration between George Telek and David Bridie and features the guitar work of John Phillips.

2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Global/Regga Act

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Mitch Tambo - Yidaki     Indigenous, Dance 23/08/2017
Yidaki (Didgeridoo) Showcases contemporary sounds and rythms of the Yidaki (Didgeridoo)

Other tracks by Mitch Tambo:  Dhiidhaan  -  Gulagama-Li
Alice Skye - 60 Percent     Folk, Pop, Indigenous, Acoustic 22/08/2017
20 year old Wergaia woman Alice says "I take great pride in my heritage and to combine music with my background brings me an unexplainable amount of pride and happiness."
60% is the first single to be released from Alice Skye’s forthcoming debut album 'Friends With Feelings'. Alice explains "60% is about wanting to share things with someone but not wanting to overwhelm them. Not wanting to rely on someone... but also, wanting to rely on someone!"

Birdz - Testify     Hip Hop, Indigenous, Rap, Soul 18/08/2017
Bad Apples Music's own Birdz is solidifying himself as hip-hops most exciting emerging talents with his consistent track record of releases. Birdz’ debut album was released in August 2017
'Testify' is a piece of Birdz's heart. It is deeply real and vulnerable, written and recorded with family. The lyrics are relatable for far too many families dealing with the effects of abuse, a suppression that Birdz wants to release for others.

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Hip Hop Album (Testify)


2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Aboriginal Act, Best Hip Hop Album 'Train Of Thought'

PERFORMING AT THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS AFTER PARTY

Other tracks by Birdz:  Train Of Thought  -  Lessons
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
Glenn Skuthorpe - See My World     Blues/Roots, Folk, Country, Australian Indigenous 15/07/2017
Whether on the main stage or around the campfire Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring singer-songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe gives voice to those whose stories who much be heard.
See My World has a sun shiny day kind of a feel while remaining true to the overall dirty melodic sound of the other tracks on the album – a little piece of golden sun, dancing down a coastal road with a gritty edge.

2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Best Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Artist

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Other tracks by Glenn Skuthorpe:  Small Change  -  Where Are You Going My Love
The Tidswell Twins & The North Albany Senior High School Band - Life Imitates Art     Pop, Australian Indigenous, Indigenous 13/07/2017
Indigenous artists making a heap of waves with their beautiful voices, and yet only…Year 11 students at North Albany Senior High School (16 years old)!
Being young and having so much to look forward to and needing to be positive.

Ron Coyne - Little Bit Of Lovin’     Rock, Australian Indigenous, Indigenous 13/07/2017
Indigenous artist who has composed 17 original songs and is currently working on a handful more unfinished songs.
Positive track about appreciating loving relationships (Indigenous performer).

B-Town Warriors - Thundercloud     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Reggae, Roots 12/07/2017
Straight out of the small, outback town of Bourke, NSW - this group of incredible young Indigenous people work with Desert Pea Media to create insightful, engaging hip hop/roots music.
This song is a story of struggle. In a context where mental health is at crisis point for young Indigenous Australians, and the pressures of living in two worlds are bigger than ever. This is a brave and emotive production created to inspire community to be resilient and feel supported.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Community Clip of the Year

Githabul Next Generation - Breaking Habits     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Hip Hop, Reggae 12/07/2017
Straight out of Muli Muli in Northern NSW, this is cross-community collaboration working to create awareness and educate people about caring for country.
A funky, reggae-inspired arrangement featuring an incredible local Githabul artist, Jennifer Williams.

The song was created by Desert Pea Media to create conversation around recycling, environment and caring for country.

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Corey Theatre - Music     Pop, Folk, Reggae, Australian Indigenous 11/07/2017
A joyous, shoe tapping folk-pop arrangement that will have you smiling ear to ear while dancing the night away. ‘Music’ effortlessly jumps between English and Theatre’s traditional language of Gunditjmara.
A joyous, shoe tapping folk-pop arrangement that will have you smiling ear to ear while dancing the night away, ‘Music’ effortlessly jumps between English and Theatre’s traditional language of Gunditjmara. With acoustic that tips to Michael Franti, and No Fixed Address, Theatre delivers a seldom-heard youthfulness in his music.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Luke Penman, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide (SA)

2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Best Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Artist

King Social - Simmer Down     Hip Hop, Soul, Australian Indigenous, Rap 08/07/2017
A blend of hip-hop, soul and new age everything, King Social welcomes you to their sun-worshipping party cult. Lose your head and your keys at a King Social party.
Simmer Down blends percussive hip-hop with a soulful hook.

ON TOUR
AUG/SEPT/OCT/NOV/DEC
NT/VIC/NSW/QLD

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Other tracks by King Social:  Lemonade  -  La Di Da
Kardajala Kirridarra - Ngurra (Rain Song)     Indigenous 04/07/2017
Kardajala Kirridarra takes listeners on a journey through the heart of our beautiful desert country, as they tell the story of the importance of women as creators.
A song about how they connect to the country through rain and sung in English and Mudburra, a rarely heard Indigenous language. Kardajala Kirridarra takes listeners on a journey through the heart of our beautiful desert country, as they tell the story of the importance of women as creators.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Album of the Year
2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Song of the Year

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

Apakatjah - The Dead Heart     Indigenous, Acoustic, Rock, Australian Indigenous 29/06/2017
From the desert of Central Australia comes Apakatjah, an acoustic duo combining intricate guitar work with ancient languages & stirring harmonies.Featuring Dion Forrester and Jonanthan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan .
Alice Springs acoustic duo Apakatjah deliver this powerful rendition of Midnight Oil's anthemic 'The Dead Heart'. Featured as one of twelve tracks on 'Deadly Hearts', a recording project celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017.

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