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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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Maz Mazák - Where Ya Hidin' (No Qualms Future Dub Remix)     Reggae/Dub, RnB, Soul, Dub 10/03/2011
"Soulful licks of Alicia Keys mating with the Hip-Hop beats of Mary J Blige"
Where Ya Hidin' (No Qualms Future Dub Remix) is a remix of the first single from Maz Mazák's debut album 'Soul Tripping'.
It is a beautiful dubbed out Neo-Soul song about the struggles and insecurities we go through when looking for love.

Darky Roots - Only You     Reggae/Dub, Pop, Roots 23/02/2011
Darky Roots have established themselves as one of Aus's most sought after reggae acts. They have played Island Vibe Festival, Kuranda Roots and Reggaetown,Woodford Folk Festival, the Byron Reggae Festival
Only You is lifted from the VITAMIN RECORDS release - ‘Journey’, recorded and produced by Paulie B. It is a generous 8 track EP featuring stand out tunes Only You, Positive Energy and Worth Fighting For. Included are two bonus remixes by One Rude Ape and Drew-Id.

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Desert Mulga - Stop Drinkin, Stop Smokin     Blues, Reggae, Australian Indigenous, Live Performance 03/02/2011
Amrap Live Music Recordings_8PAW_The Best of Yuemendu Sports Weekend Battle of the Bands 2009 The Desert Mulga Band is a well-known Nyirripi band.
A positive message sung in Warlpiri and English.

Dubmarine - Point the Bone     Reggae/Dub, Australian Indigenous, Electronic 17/12/2010
Sound the alarm! Australia’s high-powered, high energy, dub and dancehall sub bass vessel Dubmarine are preparing to release their much anticipated début album Depth of Sound
Dub infused electronica with huge brass section and very catchy vocals.

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Other tracks by Dubmarine:  Ultrabango  -  Pon The Dancefloor
Lotek - The Rudest Dude     Hip Hop, Reggae, Dub 19/11/2010
Last year, he produced an award-winning album. This year, the globetrotting British-Jamaican now based in Melbourne, Wayne "Lotek" has just released his Hiphop, Reggae mashup album called "International Rudeboy".
Drawing from the classic sounds and slang of Jamaica, “The Rudest Dude” displays LOTEK’s versatility as a lyricist, rapper and music producer. This tune is about the magic formula of mixing classic reggae sounds with the new hiphop twist, and its power to make every listener move to the beat.

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Other tracks by Lotek:  Sundance  -  Time Makes Fools Of Us All
The Last Kinection - Happy People     Hip Hop, Reggae 15/11/2010
The Last Kinection and an Indigenous hip hop trio made up of brother and sister Weno and Nay, as well as Dj Jaytee.
The Last Kinection drop 'Happy People',a feel-good summer jam taken from their forthcoming album Next Of Kin.

FUNKALLEROS - Lullabop     Reggae/Dub, Pop, World 03/11/2010
Funkalleros have variety! They play original music with a unique sonic vision, an alternative to current music trends. Funkalleros are eclectic and quirky, sharing a positive message and good vibes.
Lullabop talks about moving forward in life, no matter where you come from, what your social status is. You the individual have the power to change things, even though we may be living difficult times, we can help each other. So do the Lullabop and be happy with your life!

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Other tracks by FUNKALLEROS:  La Cacerola (slight return)  -  Jump!
Blue King Brown and Diafrix - Streets Are Getting Hot     Reggae/Dub 01/11/2010
Blue King Brown are from all over the world, Diafrix are refugees from Eritrea.
Deep dub vibes and Blue King Brown’s standard political fire. The collaboration with Diafrix is a natural one. It’s like they were meant to work together.

Colourfide - What Kind of Man     Rock, Roots, Reggae, Funk 11/10/2010
Colourfide are an independent funky roots, instrument swapping, ball of creative energy and complete with 3 lead singers, their live show is renowned as a dynamic journey for the senses.
What Kind of Man's slow steady pulse drives the sound of summer home. It's laying on a beach sipping a cold beverage with your girl. Its grooving away under a full moon. Its playing poker against a mexican drug lord named Carlitos.

Other tracks by Colourfide:  Morning Glaze  -  People of the World
Kooii - Preparations     Reggae/Dub, Pop, Roots 28/09/2010
Kooii rises from Brisbane and shines a vibe of the city and it’s surrounds. Its music strikes a chord with young and old.
Preparations is the 5th track from Brisbane based KOOii's brand new album 'In This Life'. An uplifting groove and thought provoking lyrics combine to underline the group's distinct afro-reggae roots.

The Beautiful Girls - 10:10     Reggae/Dub, Roots 28/09/2010
Reggae, Dub, Rock, Acoustic, Folk international touring act. Over 250,000 records sold, Triple J Hottest 100 5 times, ARIA nominated, J Award nominated and fully independent Australian Band.
“A song in the tradition of some of those that inspired us most. The Specials. The Beat. The Clash. Punk English Reggae” The story of the archetypical rude boy 'Rudy' being gunned down in a club for being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong skin.


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Other tracks by The Beautiful Girls:  Don't Wait
Oka - Pandanus     Indigenous, Live Performance 27/08/2010
LMR_4ZZZ_The Dreaming 2010 Oka as recorded by 4ZZZ at The Dreaming Festival 2010
Oka as recorded by 4ZZZ at The Dreaming Festival 2010

Heart Tribe - Burnin'     World, Dub, Roots 24/08/2010
Heart Tribe are a funky reggae dance band with delectably new world flavours! Experience their fresh hi-fi sound, powerful lyrics, unique instruments, dubby soundscape and tight improvisatory style, check 'em!
Inspired by the floods and fires we had in mid-2009; this song is full of dynamics, energy and emotion and is crowd favourite because of its energy and tempo change mid song. The unique instruments you hear include a cimbalom put through a wah pedal, and an 11-holed bamboo flute!

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Other tracks by Heart Tribe:  Somewhere in Between  -  Six Foot Under
Dr Strangeways - Racehorse     Reggae/Dub, Rap, Rock 11/08/2010
Dr Strangeways are a 6 piece band hailing from Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Their quirky debut album 'Strange New World' was released in 2009.
Racehorse is a fun, fast reggae track with rap lyrics. It encapsulates adolescent life in Alice Springs and 'NT possibilities'.

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Other tracks by Dr Strangeways:  Oh Lady  -  Six Eight
Melatonin - Everybody's F&*&#d     Reggae/Dub, Electronic, Dance 03/08/2010
Melatonin play original rootsy dub n rocksteady grooves to challenge your mind and move your feet, and express their eco-social conscience through decadent beats, earthly rhythms & soaring melodies.
Melatonin play their blend of rootsy dub and rocksteady grooves to challenge your mind and move your feet. With an eco-social justice conscience, backed by musicians who have performed with the likes of Aretha Franklin and James Brown, Melatonin dish up an exciting blend of decadent beats with a point.

The Rooftops - Lest We Forget     Reggae/Dub, Jazz, Live Performance 07/07/2010
Amrap Live Music Recordings_5UV_The Friday Sessions Brisbane’s The Rooftops know how to groove. Their latest EP “Clean Dirt” is a rollicking ride of soul, funk and reggae.
Brisbane’s The Rooftops know how to groove. The track"Lest We Forget" is taken from their latest EP “Clean Dirt.”

Dropwise Dubs - Bass Bucket     Reggae/Dub, Dub, Reggae, Electronic 25/06/2010
Pulling together vintage sounds and underground electronic styles, Dropwise dubs is the new project from Sydney based producer, Jonny Faith.
Old and new, organic and synthetic, to create future-vintage bombs! Not to be taken lightly, these dubs can cause serious damage, please drop them wisely.

Other tracks by Dropwise Dubs:  Yes Please
Mista Savona - Where Did We Go Wrong     Reggae/Dub, Live Performance 24/06/2010
Amrap Live Music Recordings_3PBS_Easey Street Sessions 2009 Mista Savona and Vida Sunshine, recorded by 3PBS as part of the station's weekly flagship live music program 'Easey Street Sessions'
To perform 'Where Did We Go Wrong' live, Mista Savona brought together an incredible 10 piece band, including a horn section, African dancers and Melbourne vocalist Vida Sunshyne.

The Red Eyes - Titokowaru's War     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Electronic, World 22/06/2010
The Red Eyes alternative sound combines masterfully produced beats, soulful, heartfelt lyrics and grooves, with shake the house dub rhythms that have set a benchmark for Australian Dub/Reggae.
Titokowaru’s War tells the tale of battle against colonial attack led by one of New Zealands early Maori leaders.

Other tracks by The Red Eyes:  Inside Out  -  Souls Almighty
The Versionaries - Open Eyes     Reggae/Dub, Electronic 12/06/2010
The Versionaries are a ragga/dub/soul collective from Bondi. As their name suggests, it’s all about “versions”. Starting with a master rhythm then dubbing, reshaping or remixing into a new sound.
Open Eyes, nice vibes skanky reggae infused hip hop beats.

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Other tracks by The Versionaries:  Kina's Open Irie Dub  -  Saviour