I got a message from Heaps Decent about the Koori Girls track which features the King Sisters and Pase Rock, on that social networking site that everyone is on these days. Rather than throw up that link, here's Pase's post on the making of Koori Girls from earlier this month over at Fully Fitted.
Koori Girls is available on iTunes. Heaps Decent mission is admirable, to say the least:
A new initiative that intends to seek out young indigenous and underprivileged artists and change Australian club music forever.
Heaps Decent could be a lot of things. At the moment Heaps Decent a studio space filled with exciting new production equipment. Give us a month or two and Heaps Decent will become an artist development program for young indigenous and underprivileged musicians. A few months later and Heaps Decent plans to become a groundbreaking new record label that releases the most innovative club music in the country. A little less than a year after that and Heaps Decent will have created a new scene, a powerful new movement with dedicated fans all over the world.
With the support of Mad Decent and Fuzzy, Heaps Decent intends to create a positive music scene within Sydney, focusing primarily on finding young indigenous and underprivileged musicians, producers and DJs with the passion, skills and a willingness to create exciting, innovative music. As well as providing these artists with as much support and resources they need, Heaps Decent will also introduce them to successful producers and musicians, allowing them to communicate and collaborate on a personal level.
Heaps Decent has landed. All we need now is a name for the genre of music we invent.
Be sure to check out the First Australians televition series, beginning 12th October, 2008.
First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world's greatest empire.(from the First Australians website)
Over seven episodes, First Australians depicts the true stories of individuals - both black and white - caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory in Australia's most transformative period of history.
The story begins in 1788 in Sydney, with the friendship between an Englishmen (Governor Phillip) and a warrior (Bennelong) and ends in 1993 with Koiki Mabo's legal challenge to the foundation of Australia. First Australians chronicles the collision of two worlds and the genesis of a new nation.
Internet Celebrity's Dallas Penn has reposted journalist Tim Wise speaking on White Priviledge in the US. One could argue the same still applies here in Australia.