indie only magenta vinyl version - 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-af liated 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 in uential collectives 30/70 and Mandarin Dreams.
Nurtured in the city’s collaborative, close-knit con nes, the scene has been bubbling up under the radar of Australian music institutions, in the garages and makeshift studios of Melbourne’s suburban sprawl. Sunny Side Up is a colourful portrait of the scene’s potential, exploring the story behind this flourishing period and shining light on some of its most compelling figures.
|A2||–Dufresne (2)||Pick Up / Galaxy||6:27|
|B1||–Kuzich||There Is No Time||6:26|
|B2||–Audrey Powne||Bleeding Hearts||6:28|
|C1||–Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange||Powers To (The People)||6:02|
|C2||–Laneous||Nice To See You||3:39|
|C3||–Silentjay||Eternal / Internal Peace||8:52|
|D1||–Horatio Luna||The Wake-Up||7:33|