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On Country nominated for WAM Song Of The Year award!

It’s true! Our song ‘On Country’ feat. Bryte MC, Della Rae Morrison, Ronnie Smith and Charley, has been nominated for a 2015 WAM Song Of The Year award in the “Outstanding Indigenous” category.

We’d like to thank everyone involved. By the time we finished creating the song 14 people had contributed, and every contribution makes this song as powerful as it is.

Firstly, thanks to Bryte for engaging with enthusiasm from the very first mention of the idea, up at Parliament House for the first call to action against the forced closures. Your strong verse right at the centre of the song adds so much power and authenticity – the song would not be what it is without you. Thanks for being so deadly, so keen and so easy to work with; no doubt we will do plenty more work together in the future. Continue reading

Selekt Few – On Country (Single) Officially Released

‘On Country’ (feat. Bryte MC, Della Rae Morrison, Ronnie Smith and Charley) – is now available for listen and purchase!

‘On Country’ is a clean and enjoyable musical experience.

But it’s also a strong call to action against forced community closures, named for its emotive chorus featuring local singer-songwriters Della Rae Morrison, Ronnie Smith, and Charley.

The release is timed to coincide with this week’s rallies against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, with all our proceeds from the sale of this song to be donated to SOSblakaustralia‬.

With Rob Shaker producing the beat and Bryte MC, Charley and Della all on board from very early on, we knew we were on to something unique.

The end result is a strong political statement denouncing racism, and calling for human rights, a treaty and sovereignty for Aboriginal people. But most importantly it is an act of solidarity with all people living ‘On Country’.

Artwork by: Julie Dowling, Badimaya woman, activist and renowned fine artist.
Marching snare by: Brodie Simpson @ Underground Recording Studios.
Horns by: Brendan Scott Grey & Matt Smith
Spoken word by: Mitch Torres
Mixed by: Greg Tangey
Mastered by: Joe Carra @ Crystal Mastering.

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia

Also available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and plenty of other digital distribution or streaming services.

Last year we hid a song in our digital release Pt. 2

Continuing on from our post on hiding songs in digital releases a few weeks ago, we’re finally back to divulge our secrets. A few people sent me messages to say they found where the file was hidden, but no one actually worked out how to get it.  The secret track is hidden inside the HD artwork “Selekt Few – MD – Selekt Few MD Bonus Artwork-HD.jpg”, you just have to unzip it.

How to get to the secret track

On Windows:

  1. Start by purchasing our album on bandcamp
  2. Unzip the bandcamp archive using your favourite zip tool
  3. Open the file ‘Selekt Few – MD – Selekt Few MD Bonus Artwork-HD.jpg‘ in your favourite zip tool and unzip it.  If you have problems, try WinZIP or WinRAR.

On Mac:

  1. Start by purchasing our album on bandcamp
  2. Unzip the bandcamp archive using your favourite zip tool
  3. Open
  4. Type unzip, then a space, then drag ‘Selekt Few – MD – Selekt Few MD Bonus Artwork-HD.jpg‘ into the Terminal window and press Return.
  5. Your user directory should now contain ‘00-Selekt Few-Listen feat. Paradox-16bit-44k-master.mp3‘.

So there you have it, you can now enjoy our digital hidden track.  Keep your eyes peeled for Pt. 3 to learn how to hide tracks in your own digital releases.