WickedBeatSoundSystem - WICKEDBEATSOUNDSYSTEM: 4ORMATION

Wicked Beat Sound System are an Australian based group whose sound is best described as a mixture of electronica, reggae, dub, soul and hip hop. With 5 albums under their belt and still going strong this legendary Sydney electronica crew have long been credited with being the pioneers of their genre. Combining cutting edge musical production skills with funky soul vocals, and often hauntingly atmospheric melodies, WBSS music forms an exquisite symmetry between electronica and acoustica.

 

In their live incarnation WBSS have been extremely fortunate to include the talents of several of Australias top musical talents. All bring a wealth of musical expertise & excitement to the live experience.

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2005 saw Wicked Beat Sound System return with a stunning new Long Player, “4ORMATION”. Whether a long time WBSS devotee or a first time listener, you’re sure to be captivated by Wicked Beat Sound System’s new and truly mesmerising “4ORMATION”.

Wicked Beat Sound System are a Sydney based group whose sound is best described as a mixture of electronica, reggae, dub, soul and hip hop. This legendary Sydney electronica crew have long been the masters of mixing Rhymes with Soul, Fat Bass with Beats. The release of “4ORMATION” confirms that Wicked Beat Sound System have achieved that sound, that special blend that they’ve been striving to perfect since inception.

Combining Damian Robinson’s musical production with Linda Janssens funky soul vocals and MC Kye’s hauntingly melodic rhymes, this new material heralds a truly organic approach to their music’s creation, an exquisite symmetry between electronica and acoustica…..that “Wicked Beat Sound” Featuring a myriad of guest performers, “4ORMATION” takes the listener on a journey through the musical influences that make this outfit tick.

From the opening anthemic plea of “We Are The Free”, through to the dub infused “It Doesn’t Matter” and on to dancehall hip-hop of “Nightmare” you won’t be disappointed. The exquisite “Shaft Of Light” and “Again” re-confirm Linda’s sublime vocal abilities, while Kye stamps his amazing vocal presence on “Dis Sound” and the haunting “Can You Hear?”. Damian’s brooding instrumentals, “Brothers and Sisters” and “Hatching A Plot”, augment the album superbly, giving the listener room to breathe while enjoying the ride. The final track on “4ORMATION”, titled “Arrival” was originally written as a musical description of first contact.

Impressive audio production techniques and aural manipulations make this album a truly unique listening experience. So turn it up loud, clear a space and celebrate with your favourite relaxant to the sounds that are “4ORMATION”.

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