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Fat Freddy's Drop

They've dubbed themselves "hi-tek soul," but Fat Freddy's Drop -- featuring producer and leader Fitchie, vocalist Joe Dukie, saxophonist Warren Maxwell, trumpeter Toby Laing, trombonist Joe Lindsay, guitarist Tehimana Kerr, and keyboardist Iain Gordon -- could just as easily be considered a modern reggae band that incorporates soul and dub. Prior to releasing their first album, 2005's Based on a True Story, they were already well-known in their native New Zealand; the album shipped gold and became the first independent release to reach number one on the country's chart. By the end of the year, the band had left an impression in several other countries, including England, where listeners of Gilles Peterson's BBC Worldwide program voted it as the Album of the Year. The band extensively toured for the following four years. The gruelling live schedule left many of band fatigued and resulted in Warren Maxwell leaving the group in 2007 for family reasons. He was replaced by Scott Towers. In 2009, the band released their second studio album Dr Boondigga and the Big BW. The record was the highest selling album in New Zealand that year and featured a duet with Alice Russell on the single "The Camel". Once again, following an album release, the band embarked on a world tour. Following an announcement on the band's website at the beginning of 2013, they revealed that their third album would be called Blackbird and was due for release later that year. Their first single from the record was "Silver and Gold, Rovi
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Track List: Clean The House (Single)

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Track List: Mother Mother (Theo Parrish Translation) (Single)

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Track List: Slings & Arrows (Single)

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I love the song, especially the Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience) and Ginger Baker (Cream) drumming style on this! Love it!
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The song "Hope" surprised me just now. Has a VERY old school feel. Cooke, Redding, Withers come to mind. That's high praise for a band that claims high tech soul! Enough soul to save a sinner in the pew or on the barstool.
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drose327
One of my favorite bands! I wish they would tour in the USA (or at least Denver if nowhere else!!)
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Wow not sure what just happened but pandora brought something special...ag a i n . Brand new band to me. But feels like old times. Like when magnets align, phasing and polarities synched..or maybe just off. Exciting sound. This IS MY TASTE IN MUSIC :-)
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Wow! I'm all in. Cay's Crays just popped up. Fat Freddy owns my wheelhouse after one song out of the blue. I will listen closely to more of what Freds droppin :-)
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mpascua3
Amazing.!!!. . . n i c e flow..
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Wow, they are so lovely! Love the bass (if that's what it is) playing in the back! What a great find!
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I actually love theese guys so much. I have been a devoted fred-head for a solid six years and am planning on remaining faithful for this awesome home-grown. I have only been on this earth for 14 years but ive already developed an inexplicable joy for theese guys and there soulful dub-conectio n peices of art. My life so far has been and will continue to be set to theese guys music and i cant imagine life without ffd. Theese guys are awsome. Chur .
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Love love love thankful for the memories of home everytime, nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa, mauri ora
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One of a kind band, not like Plastic=POP genre. .
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aw yeah
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This song is the BEST. I love so many of their songs, but this one is so... I'll let the song and music do the explaining. Feel good vibes all the way
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Such a stylish group. Love them!!
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so nice
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WE LOVE FAT FREDDY.THEY R THE BEST!
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Completely in love with these guys atm! can't stop the groove! x
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proof that Reggae transcends all boundaries ...
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Great music and rhythm
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movewine
The Safe House Staple, Albany NY
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totally totally awesome live at womad a few years back and the dr boondigga album takes them to a new level. best nz band
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robert.chris t i a n 8
Love these guys!
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Respect
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Dubalicious!
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subuguru
Good stuf, but...Album of the year? I dunno bout that!
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mmula12
come to the US
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absolutely amazing. inspiring. and incredible! come tour in America!!!
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makingturns
I miss you guys. The states needs you to tour.
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really diggen there smooth vibe!!!!!!
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shan_da33
i absolutely adore the Drop!!
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thaparmanav
Love them
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Soooooo smooth. Love them.
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ademabdella
Uniquely smooth..
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By far my fav band!
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ademabdella
What a sound!
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ntaylor920
I love this band, especially their Based on a True Story
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Just realized Ive been listening to these guys since I was at least 12 years old. Spence Jah jammed it all night on the rythem of the islands radio. I got a good memory :) love music.
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These vibes make my soal melt, I can really feel their emotion, and love for music. Their dubs keep stimulating sounds and are never too slow for me. The vocalist.... well I just dream of that whispy voice right next to my ear. LOVE the concious lyrics and insturmental skill, they make real music. Come back to MAUI we love you! One love.
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An incredible band. Their ability to combine jazz, dub, reggae, soul, jam and pacifica is inspiring. After seeing them a number of times live at home in New Zealand I am dying to have them come to the states I would travel just about any distance as their live shows are amazing!
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They are the best band ever. I can't stop listening to them all day long. Musically they're excellent incorporatin g jazz, dub, reggae, hip-hop, soul and jamming beats all the way. I hope you come more often to the States specially the Miami area and also you have the best music to make love to, very sexy sounds and the ladies love it, Big Ups brothas.
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atyson85
love "this room"...what a sound
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elanamermaid
These guys are epic! I can't stop listening to them - I only wish they had 10 more albums! Joe Dukie has the most velvety soulful voice I have heard since Stevie Wonder. Come and bless us up in the U.S. a little more often!! I will tell all my friends to come see you!
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harmonyscott
one of my favorite bands... I have been listening for 4 years and still love the groove, energy & flow of this music!
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Here's hoping these guys are making great music for a loooong time.
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krawczstef
can we get their latest album please?!
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Brilliant group!! Nice groovy vibe, great vocals and perfect instruments!
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teachbrandle
Amazing group! I love this album!
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album of that year! no doubt
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gay boy
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charlesvenus
One of MY "bud-smoking " to 10!
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arowland770
Holding out for the new album for a couple years now--delicio u s downbeat band
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