Darky Roots (dR) have bubbled to the top of the Brisbane Roots scene with their tight Aotearoa reggae sound and immaculate harmonies. dR are a 6 piece roots reggae movement formed in mid 2008 based in Brisbane made up of cats from all around Aotearoa, Mataio Uri,Josh Hillman from Palmerston North city, Paul Hillman from Friendly Feilding,Clem Karauti from Tat nth Auckland, Bevan Savage from Tokoroa, and Ali Files from Marton. dR original sound stems from the foundations of heavy roots drum and bass mashed with sweet 3 piece harmonies catchy melodies and concious lyrics.
Fat Freddy's Drop is a 7 piece live Dub/Reggae band from Wellington, New Zealand. Founded in 2001, the current lineup consists of DJ Fitchie, Joe Dukie, Toby Chang, HoPepa, Chopper Reedz, Jetlag Johnson, and Dobie Blaze. The name "Fat Freddy's Drop" is a reference to a piece of blotter art that was circulating in the NZ dance scene in the late 90's. Fat Freddy's Drop have now released their second major studio album, Dr Boondigga & The Big BW - shipping GOLD on the first day of release on 26th May 2009.
Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975 in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii) is a singer-songwriter, accomplished professional surfer and filmmaker who has achieved critical and commercial success and a dedicated following since he first appeared on G. Love & Special Sauce's album Philadelphonic. The release of his 2001 debut album, Brushfire Fairytales further cemented his popularity and he has since released four more successful albums including 2003's On and On, 2005's In Between Dreams, 2008's Sleep Through the Static and 2010's To The Sea.
The Tongue is one hell of an MC. He is diverse (has recorded with Urthboy, Bertie Blackman, The Bag Raiders, Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious), Katalyst, Braintax (UK), Georgia Anne Muldrow (USA), Muph and Plutonic etc), Prolific (EP "Bad Education", LP "Shock And Awe", two mixtapes) and renowned for his impressive live show (as seen at Big Day Out, Good Vibrations, Groovin The Moo, Sydney Festival etc).
Garrett Dutton III (born October 3, 1972), better known as G. Love, is the front man for the band, G. Love & Special Sauce. Dutton, born in Philadelphia, began playing guitar at age 8. He wrote his first song by the time he was in the 9th grade and began playing harmonica in a wire rack. Dutton credits Bob Dylan and John Hammond Jr., as well as then-contemporary "old school" hip-hop sounds of Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, and Philadelphia's own Schooly D as influences.
Like the rugged nature of their NSW homestead, Blue Mountains’ 4-man crew Thundamentals have forged their style from the peaks and valleys of traditional funk, soul, and Latin-based music. With the ink from their signatures just drying, the latest additions to the Obese Records stable are set to ride the wave of their upcoming self-titled label debut. Having come together during their formative years, Thundamentals developed their skills from the organic and nurturing Blue Mountains hip-hop scene, finding influence and inspiration from local artists Hermitude and Down Under Beats.
There are TWO BANDS with the name SUNSHINE BROTHERS. One is a dub reggae band from Australia the other band is from The USA. The Australian Sunshine Brothers
Australia’s premium purveyors of reggae/dub/roots music are always guaranteed to turn the stage into what looks and feels like the rolling, rollicking deck of a rum-running pirate ship with their armory of atmospheric dub, uplifting reggae and buccaneer ska.
Danger Beach is the side project of Assassins 88 bassist L.A. Thomas, based in Canberra, Australia.
<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Art+of+Sleeping" class="bbcode_artist">Art of Sleeping</a> is a <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/rock" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">rock</a> band from Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
The members are: Caleb Hodges: Vocals & Guitars; Jean-Paul Malengret: Drums; Jarryd Shuker: Keyboards; Patrick Silver: Guitars; Francois Malengret: Bass.
When asked to describe their sound, the boys cited The Temper Trap, Coldplay, Phoenix and listed their influences as Copeland, Foals and Jeff Buckley. You can find them on <a href="http://triplejunearthed.com/Artists/View.aspx?artistid=41620" rel="nofollow">Triple J Unearthed</a>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/theartofsleeping" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=art+of+sleeping" rel="nofollow">Soundcloud</a>, <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/art-of-sleeping/id503889254" rel="nofollow">iTunes</a>, <a href="http://www.myspace.com/theartofsleepingsound" rel="nofollow">Myspace</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/artofsleeping" rel="nofollow">YouTube</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/artofsleeping/" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>.
Pretty Lights, real name Derek Vincent Smith, is an electronic music artist from Colorado. Since July 2010, Adam Deitch has assisted during live performances. The name comes from a Pink Floyd poster that read "Come and watch the pretty lights!" Smith's music is the byproduct of digital sampling and crosses many genres, forming a combination of "glitchy hip-hop beats, buzzing synth lines, and vintage funk and soul samples."