Whilst we dream of holidays in far off distant lands, True Vibenation & JamarzOnMarz have teamed up to deliver the glistening new single 'Solar' to take you there in a heartbeat. Keeping the summertime vibes at an all time high, 'Solar' is the soul warming new single reminding us what's to come now that the winter solstice has passed. Incorporating hypnotic percussion with their signature brass, the trio embrace afro-brazilian rhythms, which are all topped off by the charismatic rap styles of JamarzOnMarz.
Speaking on the creation of 'Solar', True Vibenation share, "It's all about good times, good vibes and enjoying the sunshine! Just quietly it also kinda came out as an undercover anthem for green energy haha. We've been vibing on afro-brazilian rhythms ever since we heard them while on tour in Portugal. So the beat started off with that and once we added the horns we knew we were onto something!"
Whilst JamarzOnMarz adds "It's not often you hear four brass players trading bars and licks on a hip hop track. 'Solar' is a feel-good banger showcasing the genius of True Vibenation. I'm super, super grateful to the boys for creating an inclusive space in the studio for me."
The three friends from Western Sydney that make up True Vibenation, twins VULI and Moody, along with their childhood friend Gabriel (releasing under his solo project 'Klue'), draw influence from their African heritage and their love of soul and hip-hop. The trio have garnered over 2 million streams across their discography, with tracks like 'Squat' with Haiku Hands surpassing the 1 million stream mark itself, and 'The World Is Ours' hitting over 600,000 streams with both tracks receiving significant support from triple j. And more recently teaming up with Sydney's own A.GIRL for the release of 'More Than You'll Ever Know' on Soul Modern, which saw them take on a Live At Enmore for Happy Mag, and garner support right around the country. True Vibenation have been praised by Sydney Morning Herald as being "What African-Australian sounds like", while the trio has been supported by tastemakers such as Pilerats, AFROPUNK, Indie Shuffle, Purple Sneakers, The Music, The AU Review, Music Feeds, and more. Keeping to their African roots, the hip-hop group have toured around the world performing at Hifa Festival in Zimbabwe, Bushfire Festival in Swaziland, Azgo Festival in Mozambique, while they have delivered their electric and infectious live show globally with multiple European tours under their belt, with further performances at Sydney Festival, WOMAdelaide, and the world-renowned Glastonbury Festival.
Further speaking to their delight on the collaboration process, True Vibenation share "We've been fans of Jamarzonmarz for a little while now, and I think before we even met we knew we could make some crazy music together. He plays sax (like us), he loves to make hip hop bangers (like us) and he is also a talented brown brother (just like us!) It was always gonna be a vibe, it feels like he's our little brother now haha."
Hailing from Orange NSW, Sydney based rapper and saxophonist, JamarzOnMarz has quickly gained a reputation for his hard hitting singles including 'Complexion 4 Protection', and 'Tomorrow' - which led to an anti discrimination campaign protecting students in independent schools with afro-textured hair. Since bursting on the scene as a charismatic on stage performer, JarmarzOnMarz, performed at the likes of Sydney Mardi Gras, Riverstage Brisbane, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, as well as supporting Tuka (Thundamentals), UK Grime artist Ocean Wisdom, whilst performing at the Sydney Opera House as party world renowned megastar Solange's band, for four sold out shows.
True Vibenation's 'Solar feat. JamarzOnMarz' is out now via Soul Modern Records.