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.

Off the back of a highly lauded sunset performance at Meredith Music Festival 2019, 2020 will see Karate Boogaloo release their first original album on College Of Knowledge Records and venture to Europe for a set at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here Festival.

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.

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.

Off the back of a highly lauded sunset performance at Meredith Music Festival 2019, 2020 will see Karate Boogaloo release their first original album on College Of Knowledge Records and venture to Europe for a set at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here Festival.

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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