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Fredericks Brown – Betrayal
March 1, 2010, 9:20 pm
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Fredericks Brown – Betrayal out now on Jazz and Milk

All right! I’m trying to beat the Monday blues and nothing like finding some surprisingly fresh new music to make the day go by quickly. I was digging through our Soundcloud in-box (please send tracks to us, here’s the link) when I was blown away by the opening drums from the track Betrayal by Fredericks Brown, but fresh, crisp drums is a pre-requisit for an Afro-beat inspired track, what set this apart was the fine vocals on top of the rythym. So nice to hear a great female led Afro-Beat project, it really changes the dynamic of everything, the groove sits back more and vocalist Deva Mahal brings passion, soul and sorrow to the front of the dope arrangement. For more info check their Myspace. Full bio below.


From the islands of New Zealand comes Fredericks Brown, the musical collaboration of vocalist Deva Mahal and keyboard player Steph Brown. They are renowned for their energetic live shows, and beautifully crafted songs. After initially meeting on the festival circuit in New Zealand, where both were key players in their respective cities, they moved independently to Brooklyn in 2007 and met up again to form Fredericks Brown. Between them they have worked with Kanye West and Common, have billed with acts such as De la soul, Jurassic 5 and Alice Russell, and have performed in venues throughout Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Fredericks Brown fuses the musical heritage of both musicians; Deva, daughter of legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, draws on her rich soul and blues roots. Steph’s sound is rooted in the organic Pacific sound of her native New Zealand. Their music places an emphasis on their role as storytellers; they craft songs using imagery and narrative that demand the attention of the listener.

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Nice find !

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