June 1, 2012 08:30 pm
May 26, 2012
13 Dame Court, Dublin, D2, Ireland
This key Dublin-based band fronted by Irish/Malaysian brother and sister team – dub and beats controller Salim and vocalist Aminah – play an infectious combination of sounds which steer away from typical dub soul or reggae sounds to create a psychedelic roots music imbued with mystery and nostalgia. Their music is a combination of influences driven by bass heavy rhythms, vibrant melody and conscious lyrics.
Songs written individually or as a collaborative process by the music driven siblings brings diversity to their thought provoking tunes. Salim’s years as an experienced producer with his strong affinity for reggae music and skills as an electronic composer are the basis on which he builds the unique Madu sound. His productions intertwine with Aminah’s soulful melodies, her experience over the years singing jazz, blues, folk and roots music, combine to create a dynamic sound. Think King Tubby meets Billie Holiday.