Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Roots


Sounds like

True Vibenation


band members

*VULI*, Moody & Klue


Influences

Hermitude, Fat Freddys Drop, Rudimental


Website

www.truevibenation.com

Bio

True Vibenation combine an irresistible blend of soul and afrobeat backed by big bass, big beats and live horns.

Drawing from their African heritage and raised in the cultural migrant melting pot of Australia their sound takes influence in equal parts from Fela Kuti, Hugh
Masekela and The Daptone Horns as it does from Outkast, Fat Freddy’s Drop
and Rudimental.

Made up of multi-instrumentalists Vuli, Moody and Klue the trio has developed a reputation for an electric live show, which includes all three artists producing beats and playing horns live on stage, taking them to some of the worlds finest festivals including: Glastonbury Festival (UK), HIFA (Zimbabwe), Bushfire Festival (Swaziland), Azgo Festival (Mozambique), Woodford Folk Festival (Aus), Sydney Festival (Aus), Future Music (Aus) and they were handpicked to support acts such as Ozomatli and Theivery Corporation on their Australian tours.

Inspired by their travels, the trio returned to the studio to craft a new sound they describe as ‘Afro Bounce’, with their newest single ‘Heaps Good (Samuel L Jackson)’ peaking at #2 on the itunes World Music charts, which followed the success of their previous single the ‘The World Is Ours’, which peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Viral chart for the UK and #4 globally.

At the start of 2018 the band literally lived in a western-Sydney art gallery for two weeks while writing, directing and scoring a short film and EP, featuring their afro-inspired songs and choreography from dancers Thuba Ndibali and Pepsie Magonya. The film’s central theme explores what it means to grow up as an African-Australian. During their most recent tour to Zimbabwe the group spent a week recording with local musicians who will also feature on their newest project.

With tours in 2018 across Australia, Africa and Europe and more international touring in the works for 2019, True Vibenation are truly taking their unique take on Australian music to the world.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

16 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

Time to back off and listen! This gets right up in your grill.

Time to back off and listen! This gets right up in your grill.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

16 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

I usually respond poorly to anyone pushing me to exercise but this is a workout I can get behind

I usually respond poorly to anyone pushing me to exercise but this is a workout I can get behind

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Jun 2017

Triple J
35

The Sydney lords at it again! Listening now you can almost hear the cries of "heaps good" at a TVN gig being drowned out by busy footwork.

The Sydney lords at it again! Listening now you can almost hear the cries of "heaps good" at a TVN gig being drowned out by busy footwork.