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Sunny Side Up
Artist
Various Artists
ReleaseProduct
Sunny Side Up
Label
Brownswood Recordings
Catalogue Number
BWOOD0205
Release Date
July 2019
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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-affiliated 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 influential collectives 30/70 and Mandarin Dreams.

Nurtured in the city’s collaborative, close-knit confines, 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.

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  1. 1 Banksia 6:30 Phil Stroud, Horatio Luna, Jack Doepel, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Matthew Hatch, Cameron Parkin, Jimmy Bowman, Alejandro 'Silentjay' Abapo
  2. 2 Pick Up / Galaxy 6:27 Dufresne, Jimmy Bowman, Alejandro 'Silentjay' Abapo, Samuel Kuzich, Yannick Rosette, Ike Ruckman, Chris Vizard, Matthew Lloyd, Elle Shimada, Luis Poblete
  3. 3 There Is No Time 6:24 Kuzich, Phil Stroud, Cameron Parkin, Jimmy Bowman, Alejandro 'Silentjay' Abapo, Samuel Kuzich, Ike Ruckman, Matthew Lloyd
  4. 4 Bleeding Hearts 6:29 Audrey Powne, Tim Curnick, Myka Wallace, James Bowers
  5. 5 Powers 2 (The People) 6:03 Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Matt Hayes, Lewis Moody, Erica Tucceri
  6. 6 Nice to See You 3:41 Laneous, Nick Martyn, Donny Stewart
  7. 7 Eternal / Internal Peace 8:53 Silentjay, Jimmy Bowman, Alejandro 'Silentjay' Abapo, Luis Poblete, Perrin Moss, Simon Mavin, Paul Bender, Kumar Shome
  8. 8 The Wake-Up 7:33 Horatio Luna, Phil Stroud, Ikey
  9. 9 Orbit 6:58 Allysha Joy, Elle Shimada, Henry Hicks, Josh Kelly, Ha Na, Rara Zulu, Danika Smith, Abbey Howlett

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