Back in 1991 the Treaty remix was a huge hit – now one of the people behind it has given it a 2018 update – with some special guests on board. The funky new jam, entitled “Treaty ’18” by Yothu Yindi & Gavin Campbell feat. Baker Boy, has been released worldwide on digital platforms, as we head into NAIDOC Week.
It features a host of emerging next generation Indigenous talent who guest alongside the young Yolngu rap star, including Dhapanbal Yunupingu – daughter of the band’s late frontman Dr M. Yunupingu – and serves to introduce stunning Yolngu vocalist and clan member Yirrnga Yunupingu, along with an additional rap in the third verse from Baker Boy’s MC and collaborator Dallas Woods.
Since recording the track, Baker Boy has been slaying audiences with his live rendition of “Treaty ’18” at festivals and headline shows around the country.
Produced by Jerome Farah, with additional vocal production and percussion by Filthy Lucre and mixed by Tony Espie, Treaty ’18 also features three sections of rap, as written and performed by Baker Boy and Dallas Woods.
Treaty ’18 is an exciting addition to the 25th anniversary collection of new remixes commissioned by Filthy Lucre founding member Gavin Campbell, who reunited with Yothu Yindi on what has become an on-going collaboration. Treaty ’18 is available now.