WickedBeatSoundSystem - WICKEDBEATSOUNDSYSTEM: DREAMING

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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The Dreaming album was born when Damian Robinson was approached by Rhoda Roberts to compose the music for a Cleansing Ceremony she was directing called Sydney Dreaming which was to be a theatrical adaptation of the rainmaker creation story.

The Walanbadu Ceremony, is an increase Rites Ceremony where the cultural ancestral spirits of growth and fertility are expressed in song and dance to reside over the new growth of all things.

This was performed by several indigenous dance groups including Doonooch, Descendance Garrabarra dance groups as well as Singer Emma Donovan and songman Mathew Doyle at Sydney Olympic Park.

Since that performance, variations of this music have been performed at several Festivals and Ceremonies including Woodford Festival and Perths International Arts festival. The Dreaming album is the culmination of several years work. The original concept was penned in the heat of a Byron Bay summer and completed in WBs studio in Sydney and then Bungendore. The themes revolve around Salt Water, Fresh Water and Desert, three dividing realities for aboriginal connection to country.

The Dreaming Cd was nominated for Aria award in 2009 in the category of "Best World Music Release".

Reworked variations from this Album were used to make the soundtrack fro the Lighting Of The Sydney Opera House Sails for Vivid Festival 2016.

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