True Vibenation are Australian hip hop twins Verbaleyes and Native Wit and brother from another mother DJ Gabriel Clouston making their own brand of True School Hip Hop. Although True Vibenation consists of the classic hip hop line-up of two MCs and a DJ, their vibe is very unique with each member adding their own musical flavour by producing beats as well as playing their own instruments.
True Vibenation are young and hungry, since recording their 5-track sampler in late 2008 (all DIY) they have been played on the Triple J Hip Hop Show, SBS radio, Koori Radio and their song Abstract received rotation on FBI. True Vibenation’s sound takes its influence from ‘golden era’ hip hop mixed with a fresh Australian approach to create a sound they describe as True School Hip Hop. With musical influences ranging from African music, jazz, reggae, dancehall, rhythm and blues, funk, soul and any music that has substance to it.
Their live show incorporates MC’ing, Turntablism, Spoken Word and live Sax and Trumpet to create an energetic, flowing set. Since 2008 True Vibenation have performed over 50 shows supporting for local Australian acts such as Rumpunch, Kid Confucious, Horrorshow, Thundamentals and Lowrider.
True Vibenation have just dropped their first single from the debut album The Sunshower Phenomenon. The album is due out for release on November 4 through Big Village Records. You can check out the great clip that accompanies the track new single Work, Work, Work’ feat. Alphamama below. The single is also up on iTunes for purchase here.
True Vibenation are also a community focused group running music workshops for kids around NSW from Sydney to Wagga to Dubbo, and see hip hop as a great way to encourage kids to be creative and have fun while learning at the same time.