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Caiti Baker

Interview: Caiti Baker on returning to her R&B roots as her “Mellow” video drops

September 10, 2021

Darwin shape-shifting, genre-bending singer/songwriter Caiti Baker has today released the video for her recent release, “Mellow”. It’s a return to her first love, R&B and is a beautifully confident celebration of empowerment and sass. It’s sensual, it’s loving and it’ll get you up off your chair, throwing some shapes. Watch it on repeat. The video […]

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Album Review: Kuya James – ISA (2020 LP)

September 24, 2020

On his debut solo album, Darwin-based producer Kuya James sets out to exhibit the talents of the broad Australian music community. ISA showcases the diversity that this country has to offer and, in the process, re-establishes the Australian identity. Kuya James, known off-stage as James Mangohig, was born to a Filipino father and a Dutch […]

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Track of the Day: Stevie Jean “Stress Me Out” (2020)

July 14, 2020

Versatile Northern Territorian Stevie Jean has just dropped another banger, this time a gritty tune called “Stress Me Out”. This follows on from her single “Bored” released earlier this year, and debut EP Blame Game which was released late 2019. Her ability to shift genres seems to have no end. Her collaboration on a remarkable […]

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Track of the Day: Kuya James “Trust” ft. Emily Wurramara (2020)

June 15, 2020

Kuya James has released his sophomore single, a total banger, “Trust” featuring Emily Wurramara. The combination of the urgent drum beat, the spoken word of Wurramara and her effortlessly beautiful vocals floating over the top of this provide a tantalising mix. James and Wurramara both grew up in the Northern Territory, and have a shared Filipino […]

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Serina Pech

Track of the Day: Serina Pech “Please Go Lightly” (2020)

May 21, 2020

Earlier this month Northern Territory singer-songwriter Serina Pech released her latest EP Politics. Her first full length release, Politics has been four years in the making, and comes from a place of reflection and experience. The piano ballad, “Please Go Lightly”, is the EP’s sublime emotional centrepiece. A beautiful cry for help and understanding in […]

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Track of the Day: Serina Pech “Isolated Strangers” (2019)

December 6, 2019

The Northern Territory is a breeding ground for insanely talented story-tellers. There’s no better example than Serina Pech, with her latest offering “Isolated Strangers” hitting the airwaves. This is the third release from Pech this year, following on from “Take A Look Around” and “Sing Your Own Song”. Serina hails from Katherine, in the NT, […]

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