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Episode 109: Soma Rasa; Kindergarten

Soma Rosa Recorded by Josh Watson. Mixed by Josh Watson. Recorded at The Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane. 6th September 2014. Soma Rasa was formed in 1997 by brothers Bill & Dan Hazard along with Shannon Jessop. Over their career, they’ve released three albums and have shared stages with the likes of Moby, Fatboy Slim, Roni Size & Regurgitator. In 2005, they …

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Episode 99: Martyr Privates

Martyr Privates Recorded by Michael Whitney. Mixed by Joshua Watson. Recorded at HappyFest 2014, Brisbane. 22nd August 2014. Martyr Privates began holed up in an inner-Brisbane storage shed around the same time as Queensland had its worst floods in 37 years. Their name is also a tip of the hate to one of Brisbane’s oldest hospitals. Recently they’ve been getting …

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Episode 95: Police Force; Clare Quinn

Police Force Recorded by Josh Watson. Mixed by Josh Watson. Recorded at The Underdog, Brisbane. 15 August 2014. With a name as hot as the beat in Queensland, Police Force combine thick tropical rhythms with blistering guitar damage. Comprising of members from Cobwebbs and Woodboot, they’ve kicked off their garage boots and flung themselves face first into a haze of …

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Episode 94: Madboots; Fatti Frances

Madboots Recorded by Andrew McLellan. Mixed by Andrew McLellan. Recorded at HappyFest, Brisbane. 22 August 2014. Madboots is the hip-hop project of Brisbane sisters Dewi and Angelica, with James Vincent taking care of the DJ duties. The trio and their posse make loud and fast beats while traversing the electronic dance spectrum. Their material ranges from dubstep to old school …

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Episode 86: Cobwebbs; ∑gg√e|n

Cobwebbs Recorded by Michael Whitney. Mixed by Michael Whitney. Recorded at HappyFest, Brisbane. August 22nd 2014. Cobwebbs have just recently released their second album on Sonic Masala records; ‘World Wide Webs’ is a strange yet abrasive rock record that builds on the strengths of their 2012 debut record. To put it simply, they’ve been writing better songs. As it turns …

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