Indigenous Artists Rise with Good Vibes Rising - MusicNSW

STUNNA SET, BRIGGS, DUBMARINE & BLACK POET join the 2011 Good Vibrations line-up! For these four local Indigenous acts, February is going to be HUGE!

They will take to the stage at the 2011 Good Vibrations Festival with some of the world’s biggest Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Dub, Reggae and R&B artists including Koolism, Erykah Badu, Fat Freddy’s Drop, NAS & Damian Marley and Ludacris.

Thanks to Jam Music and APRA these four lucky artists will be given a break to perform live at the musical event of the summer party season!

On the day they will be opening the Roots Stage in their home state – NSW, VIC, QLD & WA – as well as having the opportunity to mingle with some of the Good Vibrations Festival artists backstage.

A big thanks to our esteemed competition judges: Rhoda Roberts, VIBE Australia; Kira Fong, Goolarri Media Enterprises; Bebe Backhouse, Goolarri Media Enterprises; Michael Hutchings, Gadigal Music; Jessie Lloyd, Songlines Music Aboriginal Corporation; Micah Wenitong, Music NT.

Meet the Good Vibes Rising Winners!

STUNNA SET – Sydney, Centennial Park – Saturday 12 February

Based in Sydney NSW, hip-hop group Stunna Set formed in 2007, members are Ri (Rhimi Johnson-Page) ALIZY (Ryka Au Satrick) & BIG H (Henry Edward). The boys grew up together and from a young age all had the same interest in music, started collaborating together making beats and rhymes and formed the group STUNNA SET. In 2010 they were the support acts for the likes of Urthboy, Bone Thugs N Harmony & Diplo.

BRIGGS – Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse – Sunday 13 February

From the moment BRIGGS dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and groundbreaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival of a powerful and unique voice on the scene. He has supported the likes of Adelaide’s Funkoars and Perth’s Drapht; this was followed by visiting international artists including Necro, Ghostface Killah, Dilated Peoples, M.O.P. and Pharoahe Monch. He then scored the opening slot on a sold-out national tour with the Hilltop Hoods. The Hoods were so impressed by his performance they took him along on their 2009 European tour, and eventually offered him a home at their fledgling label Golden Era Records.

DUBMARINE – Gold Coast, Parklands – Saturday 19 February

Australia’s high-powered, high energy, dub and dancehall sub bass vessel Dubmarine are prepping the ship, and plotting a course for 2011 which is already shaping up to be huge. 2010 packed a punch when Dubmarine ripped across Europe with a highly successful tour taking in shows in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Czech Republic through June. 2010 also saw Dubmarine launch their debut LP Depth of Sound to rave reviews, sell out launches and featured airplay on 3RRR, PBS, FBI and 4ZZZ. Dubmarine features 9 musicians and is lead by the vocal gymnastics of indigenous Australian superstar, Darumbal man D-Kazman.

BLACK POET – Perth, Claremont Showground – Sunday 20 February

Black Poet hails from Geraldton and has been writing and performing for roughly 5 years. His lyrical delivery draws from his culture, personal experiences and beliefs. He has been working with various producers in Perth but 3 years ago began working with local producer/writer Andrew Wright from Golddust Construction. Since then they have produced many tracks for not only Black Poet, but also for his group “Black Majick”. Black Poet is currently working on his debut release “BLACK POETRY” Western Australia Music Award winner for song of the year, “Here I Go” is still yet to be released and is critically acclaimed by all peers in the industry.