Fat Freddy's Drop

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WAIRUNGA bush-alchemy album release 20 August. Freddy juggernaut digging deep to debut five songs and revisit two classics captured in an outdoor performance sans audience with wild weather elements playing an important creative role. The project follows the success of the 'LOCK-IN' album and concert film released in 2020, a sonic jam session featuring eight tracks inc 'Avengers' new track in the making. Internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws, Fat Freddy’s Drop hail from New Zealand, South Pacific. Founded in the club scene in Wellington in 1999, Freddys sound draws inspiration from almost every part of the black music lexicon. Soul drenched vocals and jazz harmonies collide with tape delays and echo chambers, underpinned by a rhythm section as comfortable laying down a throbbing, techy soundscape as they are a swampy blues stomp. It’s a sound that demands to be heard live, a potent mixture of virtuosity and diaphragm-wrecking digital sonics. Fat Freddy's Drop are DJ Fitchie aka Chris Faiumu – MPC, Producer, Joe Dukie aka Dallas Tamaira - Vocals, Dobie Blaze aka Iain Gordon – Keyboard, Chopper Reeds aka Scott Towers

- Saxophone, Tony Chang aka Toby Laing – Trumpet, Hopepa aka Joe Lindsay - Trombone, ManRaro aka Ned Ngatae – Guitar and MC Slave aka Mark Williams hype on the mic.