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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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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
Dyer Maker - Soul Blaze     Rock, Pop 01/03/2018
DYER MAKER are a 5 Piece Psychedelic Dub / Reggae infused rock from Maitland, NSW.
The themes of Soul Blaze are peppered over a light, summery riff, reflective
of Newcastle’s beachy culture. Guitarists Alex Dorn and Tom Turner move away from their previously experimental styles
to focus on a more traditional indie rock composition while Tim Howell’s smooth, resonant
vocals balance the track.

Adrian Eagle - 17 Again     Hip Hop, Soul, RnB, Reggae 16/02/2018
Adrian Eagle - Hip-Hop, Soul, Reggae born & raised in South Australia.
This song is very personal to me, but I wanted to share it to inspire & motivate my family. I hope my fam can continue their journey in life and appreciate how far they’ve come. As the song ends for me like a rebirth, Thank God I’m Not 17 Again.

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Carus Thompson - Starved Myself Pretty     Blues/Roots, Chill, Roots 15/02/2018
Carus Thompson has the rare skill of being able to engage an audience emotionally as well as entertain; always ensuring the crowd get out of their seats.
Starved Myself Pretty is a sharp, succinct and emotive comment on toxic televised talent shows; the anti-thesis of the commercial, mainstream, corporate and exploitative approach that reality music shows abuse.

Ocean Alley - Confidence     Rock, Psychedelic, Reggae 15/02/2018
Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, six-piece Ocean Alley have captivated audiences worldwide with their infectious melody lines and memorable blend of psychedelic-surf-rock.
Oozing with cool and a pulsating bass line, ‘Confidence’ is the third single from Ocean Alley’s upcoming second LP Chiaroscuro. It pairs blissful, scuzzy riffs with intoxicating echoing vocals, to create the ultimate fusion of psychedelic reggae and laid-back surf rock.

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Charlotte Roberts - Dr​. ​Lalalulu     Reggae/Dub, Experimental, Roots, Hip Hop 01/02/2018
An ever evolving creatrix, sound weaver, musician and explorer of the spirit of play, Charlotte Roberts has been described as the love child of the Mad Hatter and Alice.
Written by Charlotte's friend/uber-ego - a voice weaving Doctor of Musical Medicine - 'Dr. Lalalulu' explores how we might express our aliveness through voice, traverse the thresholds between music and life and wield the alchemical power of music for personal and social transformation.

Air Structure - Fuzzing And Fighting     Reggae/Dub, Reggae, Jazz 01/02/2018
Air Structure is home to some of Byron Bay's most respected musicians. The band plays relaxed, thoughtful Reggae with interesting Jazz influences, catchy horn lines and complex drum beats.
Fuzzing And Fighting is the opening track of the record. Starting with powerful horn-lines, singer Stuart caries through thoughtful verses and catchy choruses, peaking with an epic vocal duel with trumpet player Mish. Hugh plays some unbelievable drum fills and Tom holds it all together with hypnotic, groovy bass-lines.

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Other tracks by Air Structure:  Say About  -  Your Choice
Skankstarz - Gimme Di Fyah     Reggae/Dub, Reggae, Ska, Dub 31/01/2018
Skankstarz are Byron Bay's hottest Dancehall / Reggae act! The Skankstarz are the live band of the legendary 420 sound crew, their uptempo party-tracks are catchy and very danceable.
Gimme Di Fyah is the opening track of the record. The song starts with a quiet intro, then builds up into a driven, uptempo song. The vocals are catchy, supported by driving drum beats and pumping key/guitar skanks.

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Other tracks by Skankstarz:  Reach For Your Dreams  -  Skankstarz
The Steele Syndicate - Funky Trombone     Funk/Soul, Reggae, Ska 31/01/2018
The Brisbane-based octet has an eclectic, genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock.
"Funky Trombone" unleashes their evolved, energetic sound while still capturing the essence of their live show.
'We all have moments in our life that get us down. When I play music, nothing else matters; I can just feel good."

Rhea Robertson - Pink & Gold     Pop, Electronic 22/12/2017
Rhea is an Australian artist whose soulful voice and evocative tunes leave audiences spellbound. Fusing alternative pop with alluring jazz undertones, her stories are driven by compelling soundscapes.
This song works with the idea of knowing someone beyond their physicality. When your eyes are closed and love is projected in colours. After an intense heartbreak, writing this song released me back into the arms of love.

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Other tracks by Rhea Robertson:  Mr. Maybe
Mack Fyah - Watermelon Drips     Funk/Soul, RnB, Hip Hop 13/12/2017
Sydney RnB vocalist and rapper Mack Fyah brings a soulful sound to funky glitch hop beats from producers Immoral and Fermi
The first release from the upcoming 2Personal EP, Watermelon Drips is about the feeling when the music hits the right spot in your soul and everything makes sense, that moment when the funk kicks.

Other tracks by Mack Fyah:  Lights Out ft. Tendekasha  -  Aeroplane Mode
Cheap Fakes - Sisters     Funk/Soul, Dance, Reggae 15/11/2017
Emerging triumphant from 2016 as Brisbane's best blend of massive brass-fuelled pop & funk Cheap Fakes keep bringing their unique and energetic music to masses of listeners worldwide.
"'Sisters’ was written about those people who claim to be all 'spiritual and blessed’, those fortunate people who live a healthy lifestyles, won’t put chemicals in their bodies but then will smoke cigarettes & drink alcohol. A social commentary. An observation. A bit of a dig."

Glen Heald - All Your Laws     Reggae/Dub, Australian Indigenous, Reggae, Rock 08/11/2017
Glen Heald is a indigenous singer/songwriter who has a vocal style like Tom Waits and a guitar style like Jimi Hendrix and Ry Cooder. He has released 5 studio albums.
"All Your Laws" by Glen Heald is a political reggae track about the continued high incarceration rate and marginalization of aboriginal people in Australia. It is about how some Aboriginal people have traditional laws and white laws to deal with and how white education is largely continued assimilation.

Other tracks by Glen Heald:  Down to the Station  -  Uluwatu
Cheshire Grimm - Slave to the Grind     Reggae/Dub, Grunge, Rock, Ska 02/11/2017
Female-fronted AltRock/Dub 3 piece originating in NZ, now in Melbourne
‘Rain Or Shine’ hooks you in with the opening riff of Slave To The Grind and the only time you’ll want to hit the skip button will be to go back to the start of the song once you get to the end' – NZ Musician Magazine, 2017.

Mista Savona - Candela     World, Dubstep, Reggae 20/10/2017
HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON – the ground breaking collaboration album fusing together the two islands of Jamaica and Cuba will be released world wide on Friday, November 3rd.
'It's hard to believe the Buena Vista Social Club album was recorded over twenty years ago. I took some classics from that record and gave them a Jamaican twist. For 'Candela' I wanted to get funky and Sly plays an absolutely killer drum break alongside Barbarito's looping riff.

Other tracks by Mista Savona:  El Cuarto De Tula
Tash Sultana - Mystik     Reggae/Dub, Rock 20/10/2017
TASH SULTANA is a 22-year-old artist creating waves and generating massive street buzz by playing sold out shows all over the World.
'Mystik' was written recently in Tash’s home studio whilst on a break from touring the globe for the last 18 months. Once again Tash played every instrument on the recording, with the addition of a new saxophone she picked up and learnt to play a week before recording!

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Guitarist of the Year (National Awards), Blues & Roots Live Act of the Year (National Awards), International Live Achievement - Solo (National Awards), Live Voice of the Year (presented by Audio-Technica - People's Choice Awards)

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Ravie - Held By You     World, Reggae, Blues 18/10/2017
RAViE have just released his solo EP and Held By You (Reggae/Blues) track been nominated for World Music Award category for the 2017 South Australian Music Awards.
Held By You is a cool Reggae/Blues track with smooth vocals with good vibe.

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Other tracks by Ravie:  You Are Beautiful  -  III (I'm Feelin' Fine)