This round we were delighted to have some samples from award winning Darwin producer Kuya James (aka James Mangohig).
They come an unreleased track “Drinking and Cards” from a planned album titled “Jeepney Rock”. James says “It’s my tribute to my love of Asian Psych rock.” James’ heritage is part Filipino, part Dutch – Australian.
James is an ARIA nominated producer and artist and multiple award winning songwriting and producer both locally and on a national level. From starting out as a bass player for numerous bands in his hometown, he went on to produce pulsating beats with a strong love of synths and sub bass that challenge even the most well built PA systems. He is also the producer of Darwin Festival’s CLUB AWI which he started in 2016 and is a co-founder of the Asian creative collective – TANGAN which is based on Larrakia land in the NT. Kuya James is also a sought after DJ who has a reputation of rocking crowds whether it be in his hometown of Darwin or festivals across the country.