A heavy new compilation from Brownswood shines a light on the independent underground in Melbourne, where a close-knit collection of artists have taken cues from soul, jazz and club culture to carve out a fresh Melbournian sound. Featuring nine different groups, many of them sharing members and studios, the record surveys the musical contours of this bubbling scene, nodding to house, broken beat, samba, p-funk and soul.
Recorded over a week at The Grove, a fabled house-cum-studio in the North Melbourne suburb of Coburg, it’s home to the record’s engineer, Nick Herrera, and two members of Hiatus Kaiyote, the city’s breakout gangster-soul dons with whom many of the record’s personnel have collaborated. Silentjay was musical director, the Rhythm Section-affiliated multi-instrumentalist and producer (who’s played with Joey Bada$$ and Flying Lotus) marshalling together the album’s different players, many of them part of influential collectives 30/70 and Mandarin Dreams.
Indie LP is on magenta coloured vinyl.
Phil Stroud - Banksia Dufresne - Pick Up / Galaxy
Kuzich - There Is No Time
Audrey Powne - Bleeding Hearts
Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange - Powers 2 (The People)
Laneous - Nice To See You
Silentjay - Eternal / Internal Peace
Horatio Luna -The Wake-Up
Allysha Joy - Orbit
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