Fat Freddy’s pick up

Wellington dub and reggae band Fat Freddy’s Drop took home four of the top Tuis at the New Zealand Music Awards. The band won best album and best roots album for Based on a True Story as well as best group and the people’s choice award. Based on a True Story was released in May 2005 without the usual hype, marketing and support of a major record label. Produced independently, the album quietly went onto the shelves only to debut at #1 on the NZ music charts. “We wanted this record to kind of creep up on you” says band member Mu. “We all love records that slowly smoulder in your consciousness rather than making sense to you immediately. Most of the new songs have major rhythmic and melodic journeys within them, with a lot of different sections that go in different directions.” The result is truly dubilicious.


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Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

“Over his long, provocative career, the artist Billy Apple changed his name, registered it as a trademark, branded products with it, had his genome sequenced and, finally, arranged to…