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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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Saritah - Thru it All     Reggae/Dub, Soul, Pop, Roots 18/07/2013
Saritah returns from touring Canada and The States with Dig Deep. The much anticipated 3rd album release in Australia. Tears Of Joy is the upbeat and catchy first single!
The second single from the album Dig Deep, Thru it All is a defiant affirmation of faith. Dynamic, deep, and full of conviction, the raw and sparse intro gives way to a driving dancehall influenced groove and epic melody hook. It is a song about believing, no matter what. Powerful!

Other tracks by Saritah:  Tears Of Joy
Blue King Brown - Rize Up     Reggae/Dub, Roots 03/07/2013
Blue King Brown release a sonic single & cracker film clip. Rize Up pushes into a new musical space, recently described “...solidarity made into sound, and sound to transform action…”
Blue King Brown, release a sonic new single. #RizeUp is inspired by the amount of human energy being generated in the name of Truth and Justice around the globe right now.
#RizeUp pushes into a new musical space, recently described “...solidarity made into sound, and sound to transform action…”

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Slip-On Stereo - Mercury     Pop, Reggae, Funk 03/07/2013
We play our instruments. We sip on lemonade. We smile at your smile.
‘Mercury’ is the first single of their upcoming debut album due for release later in 2013.

Felicity Lawless - Rainspeak     Rock 18/06/2013
Fiery flamenco and bohemian singer, Felicity Lawless stimulates the senses and elevates the soul with music fusing Gypsy, world, rock and folk elements.
Rainspeak is a mysterious journey with haunting violin hooks over a hynotic, acoustic/rock sound. The lyrics are powerful and there are strong vocals with walls of harmony. It is a rocking song to make the listener feel empowered.

Other tracks by Felicity Lawless:  Unfold  -  Olé
Lyall Moloney - The Architect     Hip Hop, Dub, Roots, Soul 12/06/2013
"Lyall ... hooked the audience". Ripe review - Corner Hotel... loops gets good use ... blissed-out set. A unique fusion of surf-psychedelia-R’n’B; perfect for road tripping. - AU Review
The Architect is Lyall Moloney at his melodic best, combining his unique melodic nous with hip hop and dub beats.

Mark Moroney - Circles     Blues/Roots, Reggae, Roots, Chill 22/05/2013
Warm, unassuming, emotive and sometimes cheeky, Mark represents the next era of Australian singer/songwriters. Check out Marks latest release "Walking Through Walls".
Circles combines the story of trying to break habbits, and making the the same mistakes in life, with an infectious reggae groove that makes you wanna move!

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Other tracks by Mark Moroney:  Stranger  -  For You
The Mouldy Lovers - Yonder Ruckus     World, Ska 08/05/2013
Rocketing onto the Australian music scene, The Mouldy Lovers are known for their wild live performances and high energy blend of gypsy, ska and punk.
Yonder Ruckus is the title track of The Mouldy Lovers debut album of the same name. It combines upbeat gypsy and ska elements, making it a perfect party track. Lyrics by Gavin Cook.

Other tracks by The Mouldy Lovers:  Toro  -  Wake In Fright ft. Laneous
Crossing Red Lines - Wake Up     Rock, Hip Hop, Reggae 06/05/2013
Crossing Red Lines are an exciting young Sydney indie Rock band who play their own unique brand of music with a taste of Aussie hip hop and reggae.
Wake up is a sing about the life and death of postman pat (L.A.D.O.P.P) which tells the story of how “Pat” lost his day job as a postal contract worker

Dilip n the Davs - 9 Days     Reggae/Dub, Ska, World 24/04/2013
Uplifting, accessible, feel-good music from Fremantle Western Australia. Fresh blend of Reggae, Ska and Funk for folks who like to move. Life's always a celebration with Dilip n the Davs.
Fly in, Fly out; financially rewarding but emotionally damaging. Many workers in WA and increasingly around the country have had to adapt to the disruptive lifestyle and its consequences. The song "9 Days" draws on the experiences of our friends who have been there and are doing that.

Other tracks by Dilip n the Davs:  Looking At Ya  -  Like A King
Mama Toto - Strange Mistress     Folk, Acoustic, Soul, Blues 24/04/2013
Mama Toto is fresh, hauntingly familiar and addictive. A sound that is spine tingling, with harmonies like honey and lyrics that cut deep,Mama Toto is sure to thrill the senses.
Strange Mistress is a snappy song that explores the difficult issue of mental illness and it's unpredictable effect on relationships.

Other tracks by Mama Toto:  Reconnect  -  With You In My Arms
Jesse Witney - Dynamo     Pop, Roots, Reggae, Soul 19/04/2013
A charismatic very original songwriter taking influences from Sting to Bob Marley, João Gilberto to Gilberto Gil. Delving into the importance of unity, self expression & following ones dreams.
Title track of Jesse Witney's new EP. Dynamo is a passionate song exploring anguish and lost love. Influenced by Sting and Brazilian Bossa Nova singer João Gilberto. 'Beautiful melody and an amazing vocal range delivered with an emotional depth and strength. Is Jesse Witney at his best...' (Fernando Aragones)

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Other tracks by Jesse Witney:  Dream Sailor  -  Paradise
Bustamento - Livin' The Dream     World, Roots, Reggae, Folk 16/04/2013
Nicky Bomba's Bustamento unleash, 'Living The Dream', a new single from their ARIA nominated album. After their main stage Bluesfest performance the band have now announced an east coast tour.
Livin' The Dream is a classic style Mento/Calypso track.
Energetic grooves it is upbeat, with punchy horn lines that will make you shimmy.
Lifted from the ARIA nominated album 'Intrepid Adventures To The Lost Riddim Islands'. It was acclaimed in reviews and featured on major networks and stations nationally.

Other tracks by Bustamento:  Mañana
Hussy Hicks - We Can Go Anywhere     Blues/Roots, Folk, Dance, Pop 09/04/2013
HussyHicks-well loved for their unique take on the acoustic/roots-style, JulzParker dropping jaws with her guitar prowess and LeesaGentz winning every heart in the room with her soul-staggering vocals and enormous-smile.
We can go anywhere, so where do we go?
Social commentary about human potential. A
very bouncy happy song.


Other tracks by Hussy Hicks:  The Keeper  -  Breaking It All Down
The Lyrical - Rule The World     Reggae/Dub, Acoustic, Blues, Hip Hop 22/03/2013
Take a dash of Franti, a hint of Harper, a twist of John Butler, with a drop of Marley and you have "The Lyrical".
This track depicts all the things that are wrong but fixable in the world in regards to environment, xenophobia and religious undertones. It is a call to love the place that we are in ... Earth!

Frieda's Boss - i i i (I no longer care)     Reggae/Dub, Reggae, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle 15/03/2013
Frieda’s Boss, a popular reggae, ska, dub outfit have endeared themselves to lovers of the lively rhythms of Jamaica’s dancehall scene, drum ‘n’ bass and ska. Bo!
The fierce brass bursts of "I I I (I No Longer Care)" may bowl you over if you're not ready for them. Lead vocalist Train defiantly vocalizes breaking away from marital bondage, ripping through the verses in an monotone chant that's slightly sung, but with a hip-hop emcee's cadence.

Other tracks by Frieda's Boss:  Never Leave  -  Dreadlocks Nuh Kill Yuh
Kingfisha - Digging For Fire     Reggae/Dub, Soul 13/03/2013
Kingfisha offer up yet another skankin reggae groove with a toe tappin/head bobbin hook. It is no wonder they are fast becoming Australia’s top Dub/Soul group.
'Digging For Fire' is an upbeat skankin tune, with a smooth and soulful melody. With killer production the song grooves along and draws you in.

Other tracks by Kingfisha:  Piece Of The Puzzle  -  Looking Glass
The Marshall Kenyon Band - I Do As I Want     Reggae/Dub, Pop 01/03/2013
The Marshall Kenyon Band is the culmination of over 50 years of 'Live' Gigs and 40 years of studio recording. The Songwriters are Vaughan and Clare Famularo.
"I Do As I Want" is a reggae style song with some swing bass here and there to give it a change of pace.
It is simply about trying to stand up to bullying and manipulating people.

Other tracks by The Marshall Kenyon Band:  Gonna Do It My Way  -  Escaping
Tadam Lockyer - River Deep Country     Reggae/Dub 23/02/2013
Sounds of Tom Price features tracks by artists from Western Australia’s most elevated town.
An Indigenous radio broadcaster sings about the country he lives in, the landscapes and colours

Koahlition - Mary     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Reggae, Blues 20/02/2013
Koahlition is a band from Far North Queensland with indigenous and non-indigenous musicians.Their music represents the region well with songs about social and political issues we can all relate too.
Mary is about gambling addiction and the consequences.Yet it is also hopeful and supportive. The message is there are much more important and meaningful things in life.And these addictions carry through families.

Other tracks by Koahlition:  This Land  -  High Life
The Cactus Channel - Budokan (Grant Phabao Remix)     Reggae/Dub, Instrumental, Funk, Soul 15/02/2013
The Cactus Channel are a 10 piece instrumental group playing high-octane, instrumental car chase funk and smooth soundtrack soul. Their debut album Haptics was released in 2012.
Thanks to their label, HopeStreet Recordings, French reggae/afro/funk/jazz producer Grant Phabao managed to get his hands on The Cactus Channel's 'Budokan' track, and cooked up one of his legendary reggae remixes. Roll a phat one or help yourself with a nice cocktail drink, sit back in the sun and enjoy!