True Vibenation – The Sunshower Phenomenon (Out Now)

True Vibenation is a group with undeniable talent and soul representing a cultural shift in the Australian hip hop scene. With a take on the music that borrows from genres as diverse as afro-beat, pop, dubstep and blues their debut album The Sunshower Phenomenon sounds like it could have come out of anywhere in the world, yet is distinctly Australian.

Not content with sticking to the traditional format of just MCing or DJing the talented trio also reforms into a horn section, performing all horns on the record. Released on November 4 through Sydney imprint Big Village, The Sunshower Phenomenon is a collection of songs combining heartfelt, intelligent vocals from twins Verbaleyes and Native Wit with rich, textured beats and skilled scratches from DJ Gabriel Clouston.

The first single Work, Work, Work feat. Alphamama is an infectious summer-vibed tune and its clip was (perhaps prophetically) filmed at Martin Place in the same spot protesters were forcefully evicted by police two weeks later. No More is a defiant afro-beat song drawing inspiration from the groups roots in Africa and features the vocals of Zimbabwean singer Chris Gudu and Californian MC Rashaan Ahmad (Crown City Rockers).

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