The soulful, funk-infused sounds of Melbourne are making waves here in the UK, and 30/70 Collective are at the forefront of this.
From the latest Brownswood compilation ‘Sunny Side Up’ - featuring three tracks from 30/70 members, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Horatio Luna and Allysha Joy - to the collective’s new ‘Fluid Motion’ LP out on Rhythm Section, they look set to shine.
The swirling, sun-soaked synths of album opener ‘Brunswick Hustle’ all the way through to the sax-laden shimmer of ‘Flowers’ at its close, the LP sets out 30/70’s stall, shifting between neo-soul and languid, Dilla-esque tendencies, astral-facing jazz textures and vignettes echoing UK club music history.
Here, 30/70 member Allysha Joy takes us through a primer of the new sounds coming out of her country. “This is a mix of my favourite (mostly) Melbourne sounds, textures and feels all created on this stolen land, Australia,” she says.
“With jazz as an undertone, it’s a taste of the different ways we’ve all interpreted inspirations from all over the world and combined them in a uniquely Melbourne way. Some old, some new, some unreleased treats!
Tune in now…
30/70’s ‘Fluid Motion’ is out now via Rhythm Section, buy here.
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Taylor Crawford - Brahman
Meghalaya - Tiana Khasi
Alien - Maya
Silentjay - Eternal Internal Peace
Setwun - Vaizangazangai ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow
Horatio Luna - The Wake Up
Myele Manzanza - Freedom of Movement
Vulture Street Tape Gang - My House is Falling Down ft. Ha Na
Clever Austin - Blue Tongue ft. Jon Bap
JNBO - Bung Eye View
Abbey Howlett - Colour Me Gold
GODTET - Max Lush
HEKKA - Hold All
Karate Boogaloo - Juicy Fruit
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