Soul Of Melbourne


Soul Of Melbourne
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Soul Of Melbourne


The Soul of Melbourne is the sound of Melbourne’s exploding Soul/Funk/R&B/ Jazz scene NOW! 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, ElSoul 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.ectric Empire and much more.It is the first compilation to showcase the modern Melbourne Soul music renaissance and will undoubtably go down in history as a pivotal document ofthe scene. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved!

Track Listing:

  1. The Bamboos - What I Know feat. Kylie Auldist

  2. The Cactus Channel - Emanuel Ciccolini

  3. Saskwatch - Don’t Wanna Try

  4. Axolotl - Debris

  5. Electric Empire - Baby You’re Lovin'

  6. The Mighty Show-Stoppers - Hippy Skippy Moonstrut

  7. The Bombay Royale - Monkey Fight Snake

  8. Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes - Love Letter

  9. Syl Johnson feat. The Bamboos - Is It Because I’m Black?

  10. Chet Faker - Love And Feeling

  11. Kylie Auldist - Changes

  12. The Putbacks - Waz That?

  13. Gypsy Brown - Stepping Stone

  14. The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - Mr Clean Pt. 2

  15. Deep Street Soul - Kick Out The Jams

  16. Cookin' On 3 Burners - Skeletor

  17. Menagerie - The Chosen

  18. Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamurra


What do you get when you gather together tracks from the cream of Melbourne’s soul/funk acts and slather them all over one record? Well sir, you get The Soul of Melbourne.

These 18 scorching sides were compiled by two men who seriously know their business: Lance Ferguson of the Bamboos and Northside Records’ Chris Gill. There is some stellar talent on display here, from The Bamboos, Chet Faker, Clairy Browne, The Cactus Channel, Saskwatch and more.

So get on board the soul train, people, and find out why these local heroes are becoming world-renowned as some of the hottest groove merchants on the planet.

dec-sm.jpg Declan Murphy is the music buyer at Readings St Kilda

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