True Vibenation

True Vibenation has been going from strength to strength since the release of their debut album ‘The Sunshower Phenomenon’ through Big Village records in late 2011.

The album was named as the Triple J Hip Hop Show’s ‘album of the week’, the afro-beat inspired single ‘No More feat, Rashaan Ahmad & Chris Gudu’ was snapped up for rotation by Triple J over Summer as well as receiving solid airplay on local radio stations such as FBI, RTR and 3RRR. The video for ‘Work, Work, Work feat, Alphamama’ also received healthy play on ABC TV’s Rage and was featured in National Geographic’s ‘Green Way Up’ program in hundreds of countries across the world.

On the back of the album’s release, solid airplay and their reputation for infectious energy on stage the trio sold out their album launch at iconic Sydney venue The Annandale Hotel with a live show which sees the trio go beyond the traditional hip hop format of two turntables and a microphone and transform into a blasting horn section and live beat making band.

With each member playing horns as well as handling writing and production duties ‘The Sunshower Phenomenon’ brings a fresh approach to hip hop, blending elements of Afro-beat, jazz, dubstep, soul and latin music to create a sound that could have come out of anywhere in the world, yet is distinctly Australian.

In 2014 True Vibenation dropped their secound full length album ‘ON’, this album embodies everything from future beats to gospel to dancehall to trap music, and even a touch of pop; stringing all these sounds together with their undeniably slick sense for authentic hip hop and of course the trademark True Vibenation horns.

True Vibenation has always been a group to embrace the live format honing their skills over the years playing hundreds of shows, festivals such as Peats Ridge, Future Music, Woodford and Changing Lanes and support slots with Chali 2na, Dead Prez, Das Racist, Foreign Beggars, DJ Kentaro, Horrorshow and many more.

“The diversity of material, easy stage presence, and sheer musicality was on display for all to see, these guys have got mad skills, the sky’s the limit…. these guys are the complete package, combining effortless flows with a full on ‘live’ show.”  Orange Press

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