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Reggae/Dub

Crank the reverb on the hats and put the snare on the off beat. Australian musicians continue to take these genres into new and exciting territory.

Tracks

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Band of Frequencies - Sunray     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Funk 16/10/2018
The Sunshine Coast's award-winning Band of Frequencies are considered one of Australia's premier 'jam bands'. Combining funk, reggae, roots and psychedelic rock, no two shows are ever the same.
The latest single release by ‘Band of Frequencies’, Sunray, is an uplifting summery tune blending elements of reggae, funk, riff-ology and a dreamy psychedelic chorus. It was recorded at ‘Yama-Nui' recording studio on the Sunshine Coast by bassist OJ Newcomb and mixed in Melbourne by musician and well known live & studio engineer Damien Charles.

The Beautiful Girls - Beautiful World     Reggae/Dub, Pop, World, World 15/10/2018
The Beautiful Girls is an Australian act based on the beaches of Sydney, Australia. They’ve sold over 350 thousand albums Worldwide, all whilst remaining completely Independent.
There’s something about a cruisey, upbeat melody that instantly brings to mind summer skies and gentle breezes, no matter where you are. So pump up the volume and let the simple warmth and humanity of The Beautiful Girls’ latest single, Beautiful World, put a smile on your face and lift away the cares of your day.

MUFASSA & The Pride - Blue Sky     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Ska, Soul 13/10/2018
MUFASSA & The Pride blend the realms of roots, ska and coastal dub-reggae, crafting tasty upbeat dance floor rhythms, thick bottom-end bass lines and smooth 3-part vocal harmonies.
‘BLUE SKY’ captures life by the ocean, with its 60’s/70’s surf guitar tones you suddenly feel you’re riding the waves of 'endless summer', leaving all your expectations by the door and simply living each moment for what it’s worth. MUFASSA & The Pride stamp their unique coastal dub reggae sounds throughout this track.

Kurilpa Reach - Rat Race     Reggae/Dub, Rock, Roots, Psychedelic 27/09/2018
Bringing together a slew of influences, this Brisbane-based roots/reggae/psych-rock five-piece that stir up suave grooves and upbeat goods are releasing another single ahead of their debut EP.
Stirring good vibes and uplifting souls, ‘Rat Race’ is a “kicking back track” that you can just coast along with. Melding sweet melodies on the sax with harmonized guitar lines and gentle upstrokes with the rhythmic flow of lyrics that jump out of the gates with passion and pride.

Sky Eater - Up and Down     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Electronic, Soul 26/09/2018
Mermaid trip-hop reggae outfit "Sky Eater" features two multi-instrumentalists vs. loops and delays - straight out of Byron Bay
Up and Down is a feel good track that reflects on the mountains we climb in life - sometimes we know we are climbing and other times we look back with a sense of awe of all we have unknowingly achieved.
This is the second single and a taste of what is to come on their upcoming debut EP release.

Other tracks by Sky Eater:  Oceans
Strange Tenants - Love Is Blind     Reggae/Dub, Ska 20/09/2018
Iconic Melbourne ska band Strange Tenants may be 37 years young, but this year promises to be their most exciting with the release of their 8th album Militant Style...
This single encompasses everything a true ska/reggae anthem should – a cheeky wink to the iconic sound of UB40 but with a languid homegrown Melbourne feel. It also features a killer guitar solo!

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Other tracks by Strange Tenants:  We Are The Firm  -  Teenage Zombie
Koahlition - Rastaman Inside     Reggae/Dub, Reggae, Roots 17/09/2018
Koahlition is an Australian Reggae/Ska and Cultural band from North Queensland. Singer songwriter Rohan Rusch grew up in PNG and Cairns. His songs speak about social and worldly issues.
Tribute/Anthem song about the writers' experience of when he first heard about Bob Marley and Reggae music in Australia in the late seventies. It touches on Bob Marley's influence even in Australia through his music and lyrics. With a great hook and Reggae feel to go with it. The words, simple but effective, are an introduction to the greater story.

Juice - Foolish     Reggae/Dub, Rock, Soul, Hip Hop 12/09/2018
Alice Springs newest hip-hop/rock band to hit the music scene
Foolish is the soulful debut single from Alice Springs hip hop/rock band Juice

Bootleg Rascal - Mercy     Reggae/Dub, Dub, Reggae, Soul 17/08/2018
Bootleg Rascal have just announced tour dates and their new single ‘Mercy’ – another infectious and thumping cut lifted from their forthcoming sophomore album (due 5 October).
Opening with its one drop rhythmic beat and an immense gospel-laden vocal hook, ‘Mercy’ dives deep into the group’s core reggae and dub roots. The track continues to build with deep melodic bass, muted sweeping guitar licks and 90’s-inspired synthesisers; all capped off by the soul-infused vocals of charismatic front man Carlos Lara.

Attonbitus - A Time In June     Reggae/Dub, Rock 02/08/2018
Attonbitus are of the free form art rock reggae tip
A meandering laidback Reggae Rock track. It's one of the first love songs that the lead singer Michael Brigante composed in his early days writing music

Hemingway - Mauve Magic     Reggae/Dub, Psychedelic, Reggae, Jazz 19/07/2018
Astronauts to juggernauts Hemingway have been fearless with their sonic adventure since launching in 2015. Dubbed as Queensland's favourite psychedelic cadets, 2017 saw Hemingway have a year of exponential growth.
Mauve Magic... as fresh as your uncle's best friend's dirty socks after a gig.

Other tracks by Hemingway:  Mystique  -  Medicine Man
Black Bird Hum - Say You Want     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Pop, Chill 02/07/2018
Black Bird Hum are a reggae infused party, funk pop band who are taking Australia's stages by storm. They've shared stages with Arrested Development, a regular at local festivals.
Unrequited love is hard but it’s so much sweeter when you got a good soundtrack. BLACK BIRD HUM have given us that with their new single ‘Say You Want’ which draws from traditional smooth reggae vibes and a touch of 60s doo-wop to bring an altogether romantic and chill number to soothe your lovelorn heart.

Solar Cell - Human Nature     Reggae/Dub, Reggae, Roots, Dub 26/06/2018
Solar Cell is a 5 piece reggae/dub/soul band from Sydney, with their own original sweet brand of dance-able tunes. Get up and sit back, relax and feel the vibe!
Originally a dub riff, Sun added lyrics from an old song from another band she and Tim were in and hey presto! The lyrics are relatable and the beat is catchy, what more do you want? The change at the end comes out of nowhere and sinks the ears into the depths of the original dub.

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Other tracks by Solar Cell:  Blinded Eyes  -  Call Me
Benji and the Saltwater Sound System - Top Bunk Trait     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Chill, World 02/05/2018
Benji and the SSS fuse pacific flavours with jazz, reggae, world folk and African roots to create hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by painfully catchy melodies.
Distributed through Ditto digitally.

Drop Legs - Jimi Dubs     Reggae/Dub, Rock, Hip Hop 01/05/2018
Bouncy Dub Hopping 5 piece from the beaches of Byron Bay. Supporting bands like Sticky Fingers, Ocean Alley and The Bennies - Drop Legs need to be on your playlists!
Jimi Dubs is a groove smoothy with a Dub Hip Hop groove with powerful spoken word over the top that breaks into a building chorus. The song climaxes into a balls to the wall guitar solo before simmering down and is love and how sometimes things get a bit bumpy...

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Jah Tung - Bed Of Roses (with Deadly Hunta)     Reggae/Dub, Reggae, World, Soul 27/04/2018
An honest reflection of my journey and the struggles we face as spiritual beings with physical limitations and expectations. Profound lyrics and hypnotic, meditative sonic frequencies to feed your soul.
"Bed Of Roses" is a collaboration between UK's Deadly Hunta and Australia's Jah Tung, on the Shackled Riddim by Yard 127 Records. The track, released on April 14th 2018, discusses some of the struggles and difficulties faced in life and how to keep positive in order to see the light.

Dilip n the Davs - Spot On     Reggae/Dub, Ska 16/04/2018
Dilip n the Davs are a 6 piece multi-genre showband from Fremantle, Western Australia specializing in dynamic live dance shows and classy studio recordings.
A highly contagious new Two-Tone infused Ska single “Spot On” by Dilip n the Davs, the multi-genre rhythm band from Fremantle, Western Australia. The track is a celebration of the joys of live gigs and has an accompanying video which is part of a full feature movie titled “Anticipation”.

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Jesse Morris & The Shakedown - Lock Out     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Soul 12/04/2018
'Jesse Morris & The Shakedown' launch their new album titled 'The Shakedown' on April 13th accompanied by an epic tour. Soul, roots, reggae from the Bundjalung Byron Bay hinterland.
This track speaks of the gambling and lock out laws that have impacted the entertainment nightlife in places like Sydney & Brisbane. One of the singles off the new 2018 Album 'The Shakedown' by Jesse Morris & The Shakedown.

Other tracks by Jesse Morris & The Shakedown:  Wake Up  -  Jungle
Fat Picnic - Come And Get Some Good Vibes     Reggae/Dub, Ska, Soul, Roots 21/03/2018
Fat Picnic create an energetic, transcendental atmosphere that have proven to be perfect for late night sets at festivals including Splendour in the Grass and Caloundra Music Festival.
‘Come And Get Some Good Vibes’ has a massive sonic soundscape contributed by the vast spectrum of instrumentation – from fat, fuzzed-out synths to fat and bold horns – caked with a modest amount of echoes, reverbs and panoramic delays that every good dub-track needs.

Rhys Crimmin - Real Music     Reggae/Dub, Roots 14/03/2018
Rhys Crimmin has been amazing crowds around the world every day, with his unique style that he likes to call ‘Aussie Country Roots Folk Reggae & Dirty Foot Stompin’ Blues’.
Real Music is written about the current state of the Melbourne music scene and the constant struggle between venues, residents and live bands.

Other tracks by Rhys Crimmin:  Get Back (I Ain't Ever Coming' Back)  -  Demons