Side show to Caitlins River Festival
Debut album “Coastal Connection” is the brainchild of producer DJ Kina (Simon Boyd) from The Versionaries and MC Extraordinaire RayJah45 (Raymond Te Oranga-Nolan) from Sydney Reggae band This Version. Never ones to be bunched with the rest, Sweet Az Soundsystem have forged a hybrid formula that could best be described as a fusion of Dub, Hip Hop, Reggae, Dubstep and Drum and Bass. The Sweet Az Sound always keeps one foot firmly on the dance floor with the conscious soulful vibes of RayJah and the sub frequency production of DJ Kina coming together to form a unique style that appeals to a wide audience. The album features a talented bunch of collaborations including MC Kye from Budspells, Georgie Fisher and Haile Suspicious from The Versionaries, Shamik the Human Drum Machine from Canada, MC Antic, plus Simon Kay and Tom Fisher on horns. The first single off the album “Blaze” quickly climbed the Juno dub downloads chart (reaching number 3) and has been remixed by The Nomad, Foreigndub, The Versionaries and Semper Fi. Radio airtime has sparked a huge interest resulting in shows throughout Australasia, including PHAT (Nelson), Subculture (Queenstown), and Renegades of Dub (Hobart). The idea was for a group of artists from the Sydney coastal dub community to come together in the true spirit of music and create an album that bridged the gaps between genres. Whilst on tour with The Versionaries and Budspells in New Zealand, various tracks were tweaked and shaped and thus ‘Coastal Connection’ matured into a full 13 track album.
Breathing is easier on Thursdays.... cos Inhale is back! FOREIGNDUB brings back one of the longest running Thursday nights dedicated to bass in Sydney. With rotating guests from some of the hardest working crews in Sydney and with some international surprises! Inhale hopes to give you reason to kick-start your weekend on Thursdays. Doors open every Thursday afternoon from 6pm with a 3 for 3 deal ($3 drinks for the first three hours!) and a line up to get your feet moving early and into the late hours. Expect quality music selection from Sydney's best DJ's, cheap drinks and the vibe you've come to know from FOREIGNDUB.... Plus regular giveaways and prizes for our loyal supporters. There will also be regular 'showcase' nights for up and coming DJ's and producers from in and around Sydney. The launch will have special guests: Sweet Az Soundsystem Typhonic Jonny Faith // Dropwise Dubs \\ Foreigndub
Dust tones presents Dialectrix (Obese) Sweet Az Soundsystem (Foreign Dub) DJ Ability DJ Amy
Label: Foreign Dub, Foreigndub
Bio: Sweet Az SoundSystem are a Fresh Up&Coming Live Hip Hop/Dub act consisting of producer DJ Kina and Mc Extraordinaire RayJah45. Bringing deep frequencies and sweet urban soul to the mix they put out a live dub sound that is constantly pushing the sonic boundaries into other genres.
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“It was the MC from the last set of the night – a member of the Sweet AZ Soundsystem, Rayjah 45 who had heads turning and booties shaking. He definitely caught my attention for his musical talent, and caught some of the other lady’s eyes for other more aesthetic reasons. The talent this one man has for using his voice and a microphone is something to appreciate and envy. Boy’s got talent.”