AFRO DIZZI ACT - DEBUT ALBUM (LP001)
Inspired by their success at the Woodford Folk Festival, a tour through Nepal in 2002 & a signing with Independent Record Label Hydro Funk Records www.hydrofunk.com.au
, Afro Dizzi Act decided to recorded there Debut Album 'Audio Cookie'.
It can be difficult for groups with such a strong live reputation to achieve an equally energetic studio sound, but Afro Dizzi Act’s intensity carried over with little resistance due in part to the assistance from engineer Jeff Lovejoy www.blackboxrecording.com.au
, who was able to create a fertile studio setting for the band to work in.
This album also explores Afro Dizzi Act's digital electronic creativity executed by editing extraordinaire Justin Tressider who has since worked with artists such as (Wolfmother, Amiel, Dr. Dre, Josh Abrahams, Operator Please & many more..)
This move was a positive one for the band, selling out local Brisbane venues like 'The Zoo' & attracting significant support from a variety of street papers, magazines and radio stations both in Australia and abroad.
" Afro's rhythmic jams have become the stuff of inner city legend. They manage to combine a natural approach to their music with a deadly precision when it comes to both arrangement and instrumentation."
Gavin Sawford (Editor. Rave & Street Press)
"Afro dizzi Act have a lot to answer for. They're partly responsible for giving Brisvegas its reputation a city that knows how to fuse its funk, jazz, rock & hip hop."
Joel Dullroy (Courier Mail)
released July 1, 2003
Afro Dizzi Act - www.afrodizziact.com
- Nick Aggs l Tenor Sax, Keyboards, Juno & Jupiter Synth & Percussion
- Anthony Aggs l Keyboards, Piano, Rhodes, Korg Prophecy, SH101 & Vocals
- Shannon Sol R. Carroll l Guitar, Percussion, Digitech Talker, Moog, Nord Lead, Novation Keyboard, Didgereedoo & Vocals
- Oj Newcomb l Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass, Devil Fish, Digitech Talkier, Novation Keyboard & B.Vocals
- Mark Henman l Drums
Matt Ledgar l Percussion & Congas (track 3)
Jimmy Z l Keyboards, Tape Delay, SH101
& Devil Fish (tracks 2, 3 & 10)
Dj Katch l Turntables (tracks 1,2,9 &10)
Justin Tressider l Edits & Studio Magic (tracks 5 & 6)
Shen Flindell l Tabla (track 7)
Tyson Royal l B.Vocals (track 2)
Tracks 1-6 & 8-11 Recorded at Rocking Horse Studios March 12-19, Airlock Studios August 28-30 & Red Zeds July 17-18 & October 29 -30 (2001) by Jeff Lovejoy www.blackboxrecording.com.au
Edited by Justin Tressider & Afro Dizzi Act @ Queens Rd.
Mixed by Jeff Lovejoy & Afro Dizzi Act @ Red Zeds Studios
Track 7 Recorded at Generator Studios by Josh Bell, Yoko Kimura & Naomi Brett & at Ryan St. w/ Blackbox by Jeff Lovejoy & Josh Bell
Edited by Oj Newcomb & Justin Tressider @ Ryan St.
Mixed by Justin Tressider & Oj Newcomb @ Ryan st.
Mastered by Don Bartley @ 301 Studios, Sydney.
'Audio Cookie' Produced by Oj Newcomb, Shannon Rol R. Carroll, Nick Aggs, Afro Dizzi Act, Jeff Lovejoy, Justin Tressider & (track 7) Josh Bell.
Low Pressure Productions