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BY Show off Services | 14-Nov-2012
Compiled by Chris Gill (Northside Records) and Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos) & featuring 18 tracks (including 4 never-released exclusives!) from the cream of the local scene including The Bamboos, Chet Faker, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, Saskwatch, Kylie Auldist, Electric Empire and much more.

Soul music in Melbourne has arrived. The groundswell that has been slowly building for the last decade has exploded into a modern music scene as varied and colourful as the city itself. Whether it’s Deep Funk, Neo Soul, Afrobeat, R&B, Bollywood, Spiritual Jazz or Northern Soul - Melbourne artists have taken the concepts and run with them, and the rest of the world is taking notice, too.

Witness Hiatus Kaiyote’s praises being sung by Erykah Badu & Questlove of The Roots; Clairy Browne’s album entering the U.S. Billboard charts last month; The Bombay Royale hitting the #1 position on the U.S iTunes World Music chart; The Bamboos being nominated for three ARIA awards; recent multiple AIR award-winner Chet Faker topping music blog charts globally; and overseas labels such as Tru Thoughts and Freestyle Records in the U.K. having signed a plethora of local Melbourne acts.

It is the first compilation to showcase the modern Melbourne Soul music renaissance and will undoubtably go down in history as a pivotal document of the scene. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved!


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