Karate Boogaloo Karate Boogaloo

Making up the rhythm section of long-time Melbourne soul favourites The Cactus Channel, Karate Boogaloo are the zany quartet that exists to remind us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines; their unconventional, heavy hitting funk guided by a steadfast commitment to bending the rules.

Having spent their early-20s recording in mouldy home studios and sweaty attic recording spaces, Karate Boogaloo have reimagined Deep Funk sensibilities and sharpened their soul musings into an off-kilter sound that leans heavily on cinematic themes, breaks and library music – a sound that permeates the Boogers’ highly refined sense of inelegance and tongue-in-cheek humour.

The ‘KBs Mixtapes’, two self-produced and released collections of interpretations of hip hop samples done in Karate Boogaloo’s immediately recognisable wonky style are fast becoming cult classics amongst Melbourne’s diggers, as well as placing them into the collective consciousness of a worldwide audience.

Following a standout sunset performance at Meredith Music Festival 2019, KBs cult appeal continues to grow – in May 2020, KB released their debut original album ‘Carn The Boogers’ on College Of Knowledge Records. Recorded in KB’s attic studio above a Collingwood factory in 2017, the self-produced album marries gritty, DIY funk with unorthodox arrangements and razor-sharp performance.

KB consistently sit in their own lane – their combination of raw musicianship and sheer time on the clock playing together in the studio and on stage gives them a glowing presence rarely seen.

Upcoming Shows:

30/10/20
Boogie Festival
Tallarook, Victoria, Australia

Making up the rhythm section of long-time Melbourne soul favourites The Cactus Channel, Karate Boogaloo are the zany quartet that exists to remind us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines; their unconventional, heavy hitting funk guided by a steadfast commitment to bending the rules.

Having spent their early-20s recording in mouldy home studios and sweaty attic recording spaces, Karate Boogaloo have reimagined Deep Funk sensibilities and sharpened their soul musings into an off-kilter sound that leans heavily on cinematic themes, breaks and library music – a sound that permeates the Boogers’ highly refined sense of inelegance and tongue-in-cheek humour.

The ‘KBs Mixtapes’, two self-produced and released collections of interpretations of hip hop samples done in Karate Boogaloo’s immediately recognisable wonky style are fast becoming cult classics amongst Melbourne’s diggers, as well as placing them into the collective consciousness of a worldwide audience.

Following a standout sunset performance at Meredith Music Festival 2019, KBs cult appeal continues to grow – in May 2020, KB released their debut original album ‘Carn The Boogers’ on College Of Knowledge Records. Recorded in KB’s attic studio above a Collingwood factory in 2017, the self-produced album marries gritty, DIY funk with unorthodox arrangements and razor-sharp performance.

KB consistently sit in their own lane – their combination of raw musicianship and sheer time on the clock playing together in the studio and on stage gives them a glowing presence rarely seen.

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