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POW! Negro – ‘Jasmine & Licorice’ EP

Written by on 27 July 2017

Holy smokes! Fremantle has been brewing up one hell of a psychedelic, hip hop explosion to shake our booties to! Funky six-piece group POW! Negro have followed up two smoothly sublime singles with their debut EP - a jazzy number dubbed Jasmine & Licorice. The six tracks are a fluid mixture of foot-stomping rhythms, fierce vocals and fresh [...]

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True Vibenation, Project Collective Ska, DJ Krystal Diola

Written by on 30 May 2017

27 May, Factory Theatre Australian hip hop, once known as a white male club, has evolved in leaps and bounds, imaginatively overlapping with jazz, EDM, reggae, dub and world music. A group from Sydney's inner-West who are the perfect exponent of this fusion is the three-piece outfit True Vibenation. The trio have played countless shows around Australia, but last year was a [...]

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Caravãna Sun: On Big Prisms, Airports & Rural Australia

Written by on 3 April 2017

After releasing their third record Guerrilla Club in September last year, Caravãna Sun spared no time before shooting off on whirlwind international tour. They played over 120 shows in nine countries before returning home with new single Whale Song, which they’re currently touring around Australia. When I finally caught up with the lead singer Luke [...]

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Caravãna Sun – ‘Guerrilla Club’

Written by on 2 April 2017

Ethereal trumpet licks and delicately balanced piano accompaniment is not typically associated with ska or New Age reggae – but then again, there’s nothing typical about Caravãna Sun. Their unabashed, unorthodox approach to this genre may have seemingly gentrified ska in one fell swoop; exposing its accessibility to a modern Australian music crowd too often [...]

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