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Slangin
Elevate

30/70  —  Elevate

It can seem at times that ‘Elevate’ plays a little too close to others in the Melbourne scene, finding pleasure in familiarity rather than originality. Then again, the notion of a pure artistic originality is a fraught one, and as 30/70 do not hide their inspirations beneath gimmick, their debut is instead a faithful representation of a burgeoning sound, one with a rich lineage and one that can’t be begrudged for its infectiousness or capacity to influence.

Working closely with and Paul Bender of Hiatus Kaiyote and Jamil Zacharia to produce the forthcoming record entitled ‘ Elevate’ . The resulting recording is a sublime statement; at once a cry for help and a call to arms, it balances delicate poetry and potent aggression with ease - all of this done with a beguiling pop sensibility.This collection of songs, their second studio effort after their debut LP, ‘Cold Radish Coma', is set to elevate them to the international stage.
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Slangin
04.49
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Lucid
01.01
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Nu Spring
04.48
4
Breaking (for this world to change)
05.34
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Misrepresented
04.21
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Get to Me
01.20
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Steady Hazin
04.59
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Takin Me Back
03.11
Elevate

We all write individually and bring tunes in and jam on them, so there are a lot of different aesthetics coming together. We're all interested in slightly different genres of music, but the overarching theme is hip-hop and jazz… Fusion hip-hop is definitely the vibe.

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Imagine the musical equivalent of incense – heady, evocative and mystical. Once the best-kept secret in Melbourne, Australia, the 30/70 collective are beguiling fans globally with their splendidly sensory cosmic jazz grooves. The new fam took their name from the postcode of Northcote, a bohemian inner-suburb.30/70 have developed a hybrid sound from spiritual jazz, Afrobeat, acid-funk, boom-bap, neo-soul, glitch-hop, electro-boogie and psychedelia.. 30/70 is less of a 'band' than a community, with five key members: Allysha Joy (lead vocals), Ziggy Zeitgeist (drums), Henry Hicks (bass), Thhomas Mansfield (guitar/synths), and Jarrod Chase (Fender Rhodes). The community was conceived by housemates Ziggy, Henry and Thhomas, who were vibing to hip-hop, jamming and iInitially, cutting instrumental beats. The family expanded as they befriended Jarrod and soul sister/poet MC Allysha through Melbourne's buoyant jazz and soul scene.
Published Thu 26 Oct