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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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Formidable Vegetable - Get Together     Reggae/Dub, Soul, Funk, Pop 22/01/2013
Formidable Vegetable (aka Charlie Mgee) is spearheading a new and exciting form of musical activism. He is becoming one of the most important voices in a global cultural movement.Harry Angus- The Cat Empire
A bit of permaculture ukulele soul-funk about integrating rather than segregating. Life is better for everyone when there's cooperation over competition. Start connecting with people and the land & share the love. Many hands make light work. It's time to get it together.

ON TOUR:
MAR/APR
VIC/WA

Other tracks by Formidable Vegtable:  No Such Thing As Waste  -  Yield
Cumbia Cosmonauts - Colombia     Reggae/Dub, World, Electronic, Experimental 14/12/2012
Cumbia Cosmonauts are producers Saca La Mois DJ!! and Soup, internationally celebrated for pumping up Caribbean offbeat rhythms with dubby basslines, creaking synthesizers and driving beats.
Colombia is a tribute to the bass lines and rhythms (including Cumbia) from Colombia, and also features psychedelic Peruvian "Chicha" style guitar solos all produced with a strong Jamaican dub production aesthetic. But Made in Melbourne and released on a Berlin label.

Other tracks by Cumbia Cosmonauts:  Big Sound feat. Congo Tardis #1  -  Our Journey To The Moon (And Back)
Agency Dub Collective - Sub Detonator (Dub)     Reggae/Dub, Dub, Instrumental, Roots 08/12/2012
Australian live dub pioneers, Agency Dub Collective combine roots reggae rhythmswith classic dubwise sound effects and radical ragga rap. Great earthy dance music exploring the spacious outer sonic realms.
The live band dub version (without lyrics) of Sub Detonator is as roots as it gets. That's why it kicks off the album Beggars Belief. Classic space echo FX, brittle piano tones and soaked melodica characterise this easy-skanking 3 chorder. This riddim is especially for the selectas out there.

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Other tracks by Agency Dub Collective:  New Galaxy  -  Won't Burn
Lyall Moloney - Milk & Honey     Reggae/Dub, Blues, Roots, Hip Hop 08/12/2012
Sydney based beats (beatboxing), and loops specialist, Lyall comes with a full cache of songs. Moloney has recently started touring nationally and is pushing the envelope in the looping genre.
One-of-a-kind blend of indie, blues and hip-hop. "Milk & Honey" is one of the most refreshing sounds you will hear this summer. You'll be dancing at it's RnB heart or singing along with Moloney's soothing vocals. Every track highlights Moloney's natural ability to develop a catchy singalong chorus.

ON TOUR:
DEC / JAN
SA/NSW/QLD

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Kobra Kai - Firestorm     Electronic, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle 24/11/2012
Kobra Kai are an Australian Sydney-based five piece Bass Music act combining sounds of Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Hip Hop and dub.
1st single Firestorm is about a moment of clarity .... a volatile
relationship that's hit it's breaking point. A true powerhouse
of Drum & bass voracity, apt in its title and like any storm,
amongst all the chaos and confusion, there's an eye.

Other tracks by Kobra Kai:  Let you Down  -  Firestorm (Radio Edit)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - The Best Things In Life Are Free     Funk/Soul, Ska, Roots 23/11/2012
Founded in 2003, Melbourne Ska Orchestra is dedicated to educating and entertaining audiences to the sweet sounds of Jamaican ska, roots music and the evolution of the genre.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra are currently the face of the latest Freeview TV ad which is on high rotation across all networks with their take on the 1920s classic song "The Best Things In Life Are Free”.

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Kinsky - Easy Now     Reggae/Dub 29/10/2012
Kinsky are a 9 piece roots reggae band based in Sydney. Their music is inspired by icons of roots reggae: Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bob Marley and Lee Scratch Perry.
Chill back to the easy groove and infectious chorus on this new summer reggae tune.

Kooii - Kick It     World, Funk, Reggae, Jazz 08/10/2012
Brisbane-based Kooii are a band pushing boundaries in contemporary Australian music with their rhythm-driven fusion of Afrobeat, Reggae and Funk. The new EP is ‘Call Out’ another brilliantly pulsating release
A rhythm driven celebration, featuring pulsating percussion and smooth trumpet lines. Sitting beside a hooky vocal line, 'Kick it' is a grooves to a distinct beat. The horn line and vocals of Award winning composer Peter Hunt, will draw you in and move your body.


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Electric Empire - Changin'     Blues/Roots, Reggae 02/10/2012
Electric Empire is fast becoming one of Australia’s top music exports. But like many of their contemporaries, the group has taken the global route before hitting the headlines at home.
On the new EP, the group experiments in new soundscapes, built around strong themes and messages. It’s co-produced by John Castle, the studio mastermind behind recordings from Washington, The Cat Empire, The Bamboos, Lior and The Drones, among many others.

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.