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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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Agency Dub Collective - Inch Nor Mile (Radio Edit)     Reggae/Dub, Dub, Rap, Roots 27/08/2012
Australian live dub pioneers, Agency Dub Collective combine roots reggae rhythms with classic dub effects and radical ragga rap. Great earthy dance music that explores the spacious outer sonic realms.
Inch Nor Mile is a groovy roots-vibe dub-hop tune with spacious atmospheric dub effects and a catchy hook. This 4-minute Radio Edit version, mixed by Wayne Lotek, is the title track of the 5-track Inch Nor Mile EP, released by Agency Dub Collective in mid-2012.


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Other tracks by Agency Dub Collective:  Boss Dub (Radio Edit)  -  Inch Nor Mile (Remix)
Sticky Fingers - Caress Your Soul     Reggae/Dub 13/08/2012
The 4 - sometimes 5 - misfits from Newtown... manage to magically combine English folk, West Coast psychedelia, and classic dub reggae and make it all work... surprisingly seductive.
The bands first single from their upcoming debut album. These are songs about feeling low and getting high and it sees Sticky tighten their focus, and songwriting, and come up with a bunch of psychotic surf dub love songs. Produced by Dann Hume (Lisa Mitchell, Alpine, Gossling and Matt Corby)

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Other tracks by Sticky Fingers:  Happy Endings
Irrunytju Band - Kalkanya Puli     Reggae/Dub, Rock, Australian Indigenous 01/07/2012
From the very heart of the Western Desert comes Irrunytju Band, an amazing unearthing of incredible talent from a community where language and culture stand strong and proud.
Kalkanya Puli "kalka-nah-pulley"
A massive anthem throughout the NG Lands, Kalkanya Puli tells the story of a traveller on a long journey, he arrives at the big rocks of "Kalka" community and knows he is getting close to home - Irrunytju. This makes him happy. A song about arriving home.

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Other tracks by Irrunytju Band:  Drinking in Town  -  Ukiri Wanti
The Dillion James Band - $haped Itch     Reggae/Dub, Chill, Blues, Downbeat 12/06/2012
The Dillion James Band is a collective of musicians that jam, perform and record with the man himself, enveloping his positive vibe with reggae and funk overtones.
A laid back groovin' track that questions those that choose to scratch that $haped itch.

Other tracks by The Dillion James Band:  Sidewalk  -  Blood Brother Remix
IceBenders - Beach Scene from Psycho     Reggae/Dub, Experimental, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle, Instrumental 22/05/2012
They call it "juju dub": take a reggae drum and bass groove and add the hypnotic sound of the pedal steel guitar. Then summon the ghost of King Tubby....
It's fun on the beach. Sunlight shimmers on the waves. But watch out for those jellyfish!

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Other tracks by IceBenders:  Sweat Collector  -  Almost Home
Frieda's Boss - No Such Thing     Reggae/Dub, Ska, Roots, Reggae 03/05/2012
Music should be felt, not just heard and the reggae juggernaut, Frieda’s Boss, driven by a dangerous rhythm section brings back that skankin’ feeling with ragga, roots, ska and dub-ub-ub-ub-ub.
This song is about racial stereotype images most people have regarding Jamaicans, being that they assume they all have dreadlocks, smoke ganja, and lay about a lot!
I felt compelled to let people know that there was “no such thing as a typical Jamaican, they only exist on the screen”.

Other tracks by Frieda's Boss:  Easy To Say  -  Good Eno'
Will Smith - Hurt No More     Indigenous 18/04/2012
Will Smith recorded by PAKAM's - this project features 48 original songs from remote Kimberly communities.
Will Smith is Beagle Bay’s answer to the ‘other’ Will Smith! A tall guy with kind eyes, a young wife and family, this song reflects his softer side. The crossroads is a local road feature, the turn off to Beagle Bay.

Jesse Morris & the 3 Beans - Stepping Over You     Reggae/Dub 03/04/2012
Jesse Morris & the 3 Beans play Aussie roots & reggae music. A 6 piece band combining Melodica, trumpet, trombone, flute, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, drums and percussion.
Stepping Over You is the second single from the new album, of the same name. A hooky, bouncy reggae tune released on the eve of the Jesse Morris & the 3 Beans East Coast tour. Think Jack Johnson meets Bob Marley with a touch of ‘Woodford’.

Nicky Bomba - Highgrade     Reggae/Dub 30/03/2012
Highgrade is a track from Nicky Bomba's solo album 'Planet Juice'.A track written for Jamaicans and their way of life. The film clip was entirely filmed in Jamaica.
From the hillside town of Lower Christiana Jamaica, comes a song of reason and defiance.

A small island with a high output of great music, sometimes it is the only voice people have.

Simple. Powerful. Immediate.

Highgrade is Gong Joly’s story about Jamaican life, celebrating a sacrament.

Bless Nicky Bomba

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Blue King Brown - The March featuring Jah Mason     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Dub 12/03/2012
Hailed by Santana as “The voice of the street and the band of the future!” Blue King Brown is Australia’s premier 8 piece live urban roots crew.
Natalie Pa'apa'a's lyrical delivery in The March poetically defines a sense of hope, with a firm sense of self determination, in a time that is ignoring ancient knowledge & cultural wisdom, instead of nurturing and embracing it.
Working with Jah Mason on 'The March' was incredibly creatively inspiring for BKB.

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William Street Strikers - Madboy     Rock, Ska 17/01/2012
The band had great success with their two EP's, particularly "No Not Nick". Received strong airplay across many community stations including JJJ, RRR, 4ZZZ, FBi and more.
"Madboy" is a solid mid-tempo rock/pop song with very strong ska overtones. Hooky throughout, "Madboy" is instantly familiar with it's horns and catchy chorus.

Dubmarine - Point The Bone     Reggae/Dub, Live Performance 14/12/2011
Amrap Live Music Recordings_4BSR_Big Sound Live 2011 Big Sound Live showcases the best in emerging Australian music. Dumarine were one of the artists who performed at 2011's Big Sound.
Dubmarine deliver the perfect Dub sound and giant load of funky skank with fat basslines, tight drumming, horns soaring vocals and a physical performance exuding energy and passion to top it all off.

This is a recording of their exciting performance at 2011 Big Sound showcase.

Other tracks by Dubmarine:  Chip Bone
Jesse Morris & the 3 Beans - Should I Go     Reggae/Dub 09/12/2011
Jesse Morris & the 3 Beans play Aussie roots & reggae music. A 6 piece band combining Melodica, trumpet, trombone, flute, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, drums and percussion.
A catchy reggae summer tune which captures the festival feel that Jesse Morris and the 3 Beans have developed of the past 2 years of touring. Think Jack Johnson meets Bob Marley with a touch of ‘Woodford’.

Dubmarine - Unconditional     Reggae/Dub, Dub, Reggae, Roots 08/12/2011
Take cover! High Energy, bass heavy electro dub vessel Dubmarine are taking the wraps off their brand new single Unconditional.
Produced by Brisbane’s own Aria award winning performer and producer Paulie Bromley ( George, The Beautiful Girls, Bobby Alu, Kooii) at the Tanuki Lounge, the band have captured the live feel of Dubmarine they have become renown for.

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Henry Ashwyn (written by Stephen Giles) - Wiluna Town     Reggae/Dub 02/12/2011
Like oral history projects across Australia, music can play an important role in the preservation of Indigenous languages and culture.
Written by Stephen Giles and performed by Henry Ashwyn. This song is very much about the place of Wiluna, sharing good times with friends and family.

Kelvin (KP) Patch - Tjunnu     Reggae/Dub 02/12/2011
Like oral history projects across Australia, music can play an important role in the preservation of Indigenous languages and culture.
This song is about how rain is celebrated in Wiluna with reference to replenishing soak waters in dry creek beds.

Stuart Long - Bondini     Indigenous, Country 02/12/2011
Like oral history projects across Australia, music can play an important role in the preservation of Indigenous languages and culture.
This song is about the land immediately around and including the town of Wiluna. Bondini actually is the name of a small community 5kms out of Wiluna. But many Martu people refer to Wiluna as Bondini

Blue King Brown - N.F.A (Never Fade Away Revisited)     Reggae/Dub, Roots 11/11/2011
Hailed by Santana as “The voice of the street and the band of the future!” Blue King Brown is Australia’s premier 8 piece live urban roots crew.
Blue King Brown, deliver a hot new single collaboration With US dubstep producer Wick-it The Instigator renowned for his M.I.A, Faith No More, Black Keys & Outkast mash ups.
'N.F.A' sees BKB once again push genre boundaries with this banging new dubstep remake of the ever relevant Never Fade Away.

Dirtgirl - Every Little Drop     Reggae/Dub, Soundtrack (Film Related), Pop 09/11/2011
Encompassing a wide range of genres from reggae to rock and country to funk, Dirtgirl brings something for all to enjoy. The message is “it’s time to dig the planet”.
Winner of the current International Song Writing competition for best children's song, this eco reggae gem focuses on the joy of knowing that every little drop is precious...of water that is!

Other tracks by Dirtgirl:  Funky In The Compost  -  Chicken Jam
The Nomad - Deeper featuring Jornick & Saritah     Reggae/Dub, Dub, Electronic, Dance 04/11/2011
With strong connections already established in New Zealand, The Nomad immersed himself in the Melbourne music scene, and as a result met and collaborated with a range of international artists.
Deeper featuring the vocals of Jornick & Saritah. Nice deep vibe!