BROWNSWOOD COMPILATION (VARIOUS ARTISTS) - SUNNY SIDE UP VINYL (LTD. ED. MAGENTA 2LP)
LIMITED EDITION MAGENTA 2LP VINYL GATEFOLD
Release Date: 19th July 2019
Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings imprint bring us a collection of tunes from the independent underground scene in Melbourne, Australia. Varying from soul, jazz, funk and electronica and usually all together at once, Sunny Side Up is an eclectic mix of music from a close-knit collection of artists who are curating a fresh sound in their hometown. Sunny times!
For Fans Of: Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Recordings, soul, jazz, funk & electronica music
"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."