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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.

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Ragged - Song X     Reggae/Dub, Rock, Hip Hop 11/04/2019
Ragged brings together five band members with various musical influences, culminating in an eclectic yet cohesive sound. Their soulful melodies float seamlessly over skanking rhythms, complimented by infectious riffs.
‘Song X’ is the newest single off Ragged’s debut album “Love in Your Hands”. The song is an exhibition of the how band members’ diverse, individual styles amalgamate to create their Ragged sound.

Other tracks by Ragged:  Love Is In Your Hands
Drop Legs - Witness the Eucalyptus     Reggae/Dub, Rock, Hip Hop 09/04/2019
Byron Bay band Drop Legs have attracted a frothy following with their energetic live performances and fusion of Heavy reggae, dub, punk and Hip Hop.
‘Witness the Eucalyptus’ is about “our material connection and obsession with devices, absorbing us into a sometimes shallow and plastic world – blinding us to the beauty that surrounds”. The song comes from Ham (vocalist) teaching/performing music with Ngarluma and Yinjibanrdi people of Roebourne, WA. He was amazed by the local culture and the connection with land and spiritual world.

Sun Salute - No More     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Hip Hop 01/04/2019
Sun Salute are a collective that draw inspiration from nature, travel and community. Their philosophy is both simple and infinitely complex: to use the power of music for change.
Featuring local Indigenous custodian Ken Dodd, 'No More' lends its voice to the original owners of this land and to all people around the world whose cultural values, sacred protocols and ancient voices have been silenced by corruption and misinformation.

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Suzan Mutesi - The Feeling Is Mutual     Reggae/Dub, Pop, Dance 01/04/2019
Suzan Mutesi is a young African woman committed to creating unique and authentic music that inspires healing, restoration and hope in people.
The Feeling is Mutual gives hope to lovers, the secret crusher, the shy and charismatic personalities to express their feelings through dance and the confessional lyric. Its light-footed dancehall vibe enticing you to be confident and carefree.

Fistful Of Trojan - Diamonds     Reggae/Dub, Retro, Ska, Roots 21/03/2019
Fistful of Trojan , abit of Punky Reggae ! Diamonds in The Rough
Diamonds a track about the pitfalls of consumerism and material things are sometimes just fools gold , that just make you feel good for a moment

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Phil Barlow - Sweet Sunrise     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Easy Listening, Pop 20/03/2019
A dynamic and seasoned performer that cleverly weaves between heart and fire. From soulful indie folk roots with insightful lyrics to energetic blues rock.
"Sweet Sunrise" is an uplifting roots track that embraces positive change.

Fat Picnic - Make Me Wait     Reggae/Dub, Ska, Roots, Funk 01/03/2019
Fat Picnic is a soul-ska, dub, funk explosion that preaches punchy horn lines & bangin' reggae beats culminating in an energetic and infectious live show.
An upbeat reggae track that showcases the fun-loving sound that Fat Picnic are known for, while reflecting on the awkwardness and vulnerability of being in a new relationship. It's a throwback to their earlier material, when vocals and catchy choruses were centre stage. Whilst maintaining their signature horn line hook, this one plays second fiddle to the vocals.

Mufassa & The Pride - FOLLOW ME     Reggae/Dub 01/03/2019
Cool, calm & connected is the best way to describe these smooth coastal groovers. Their unique blend of roots-dub-reggae is fresh, dreamy and full of colour.
‘Follow Me’ (feat. Jess Lean) is the title track from MUFASSA & The Pride’s debut EP. It delivers a raw, honest story of soul searching & reaching out for love and support through some of life’s toughest times.

ManaLion - Apple Tree     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Pop 26/02/2019
ManaLion duo Duan & Mondo have a combination of musical influences from Soul to Roots, Funk to DnB, Gangsta Rap to Hardcore creating Alt/Pop Fantasy Reggae Grooves!
'Apple Tree' is a Roots Rock type of jam, swimming in a mid tempo Major Lazer groove. If you like solid bass lines and sweet vocal melodies, you'll dig this one.

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Other tracks by ManaLion:  Breakdown  -  Voyage
SUB-TRIBE - NEXT PHASE     Reggae/Dub, Electronic, Roots, Soul 22/02/2019
From the raw, roots-driven frequencies of Aotearoa (New Zealand) comes SUB-TRIBE. Based in Sydney this six-piece electronic dub-fusion outfit has more groove than your vintage vinyl collection.
Debut single taken from forthcoming EP.
Track outlines the bands professional development now moving into the Next Phase of their career.

Huey Blue - Outside     Reggae/Dub, Soul, Pop, Chill 19/02/2019
Byron Bay artist/producer Huey Blue has spent many years in a number of bands, including The Vernons. His solo project presents an exciting direction reminiscent of soulful 70’s pop.
A song about escapism, self-reflection and the disappointment of getting the middle seat on your flight home.

Echo Drama - Pressure On     Reggae/Dub, RnB, Soul, Hip Hop 14/02/2019
Melbourne Dub/Reggae 9-piece Echo Drama are a unique combination of ingredients that transcend their genre labels, unafraid to draw on a myriad of influences from unexpected musical counterparts
A dancehall inspired Reggae tune about the passionate stages of courtship and seduction in a new relationship

Other tracks by Echo Drama:  Run  -  Corrupt King
MUFASSA & The Pride - ALL RIGHT     Reggae/Dub, Roots, World, Reggae 01/02/2019
MUFASSA & The Pride blend the realms of roots, ska and coastal dub-reggae, crafting tasty rhythms driven by thick bottom end bass lines and finished with smooth 3-part vocal harmonies.
‘ALL RIGHT’ begins on the beach, watching the sun set on another beautiful day in this golden land we call home, Australia. Then, takes you on a sonically relaxed journey, while paying respect the one, the only, the almighty - MUSIC - and the unique ability it has in bringing people together!

Sky Eater - Heavy     Reggae/Dub, Dubstep, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle 09/01/2019
Lyrics founded in benevolence, empathy, realness and encouragement… nestled neatly within a musical backdrop of fat trip-hop loops, beats, horns, bass, guitar and of plenty of dub = Sky Eater
Upbeat reggae dub track.

Other tracks by Sky Eater:  The Rain  -  Human
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