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Midnight Marauders Is Out!!!

Midnight Marauders Joe Dukie and DJ Fitchie

Joe Dukie and Fitchie play the sweltering summer sounds of dub, soul, funk and future jams and now you can purchase them and their new track Midnight Marauders on vinyl.

These two talents are the alter ego¹s of Wellington¹s DJ MU and vocalist Dallas Tamaira, gaining momentum currently with their big band Fat Freddy¹s drop, who recently rocked the house in Auckland at The Grey Lynn Park Festival, as a part of the Three Piece Suit mini tour which played to a sell out crowds and more recently on their summer tour playing The Gathering, Splore, The Raglan Reggae Festival, Radio Active¹s One Love Waitangi celebration and the infamous Whopper Chopper series.

Dallas and Mu (Joe Dukie and Fitchie) met 5 years ago and have been collaborating ever since. In 1999 Dallas released his debut EP which was well received by local music media. The four tracks on the ŒBetter Than Change¹ EP are a taste of their broad musical spectrum, travelling from soul and blues, to drum Œn bass, house, dance and dub flavours.

"Debut offering by Wellington nouveau soul bloke impresses for his liquid melodies and languid moods which swing gently from jazz club to expansive dubscape." - NZ Herald

Their latest EP Midnight Marauders is a limited vinyl release in New Zealand mastered by George Horn from Fantasy Studios (the main man who masters most of the Ubiquity label) in San Francisco, and is due for a limited release in February. The title track Midnight Marauders is be available on the Earwork Compilation out on the Capital Records imprint. ŒMidnight Marauders¹ is the title track, while the b-side sports uplifting hip hop number ŒSeconds¹

The title track Midnight Marauders base beats are found in DJ Fitchie¹s MPC Sampler, skanking rhythms, starting out minimal and evolving into a lush example of why fat Freddy¹s are such a popular live act. Dallas¹ vocals, sultry and soulful, invite listeners into a late night Cuba Street story of the city, while horn stabs, key and guitar riffs sneak into the track adding the urban flavours of dub and reggaeŠ it¹s a dancefloor thing, close your eyes and enjoy! The b-side track ŒSeconds¹ shows off vocalist Dallas¹ versatility; another catchy tune but this time with more of a hip hop bent. Keys and horns pollinate ŒSeconds¹ with an uplifting feel, while Mu¹s MPC beats and pieces keep on rolling. This EP is an apt showcase of the Fat Freddy¹s style; Pacific Ocean beats with international flavour.

Midnight Marauders is out now as a limited vinyl release and on the Earwork compilation.

For more info on Joe Dukie and DJ Fitchie, Fat Freddy¹s Drop or DJ MU call Lily on 021482818 or email

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