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Fresh sounds: First Beige feat Allysha Joy – Sudden Weight

Brisbane-based band First Beige presents their new track Sudden Weight featuring astonishing Allysha Joy.

The infectious new track is jam-packed with syncopated rhythms, jazzy undertones, and prominent house grooves and vocal harmonisation, combining to create the funky dance floor rhythms that are quintessentially First Beige. Featuring guest vocals from powerhouse Allysha Joy (30/70), this track offers another triumphant chapter in the bands' ever-evolving catalog of infectious tunes.

Speaking on the track’s production, Oscar of First Beige shares, Sudden Weight was one of those songs that took a few years to fully find its feet. I began writing the instrumental a few years ago at my parents’ house and spent ages trying to come up with something that was super grooving and melodic that could be interesting on its own. The track got put on the backburner for a while. A year or so later David Versace and I had moved onto the same street. Allysha was in town and had come around to collab on some solo stuff and after they finished, we played her the demo for 'Sudden Weight'. It was super special to see her work and we watched in awe as she laid down all these crazy harmonies and came up with the lyrics on the spot. We’re all huge fans so that was such a moment for us.


Listen to First Beige feat. Allysha Joy new single Sudden Weight:

Born and based in Brisbane, First Beige draws upon jazzy colours, textural synth layers and interwoven vocal harmonies backed by driving house rhythms. The infectious live act presents listeners with an ever-evolving set comprised of extended improvised sections and high energy grooves. The six-piece have continued to solidify themselves as one of the most eclectic, transportive and vibrant live acts to come out of Brisbane in recent years, with a monumental Bigsound set in 2019 and supports alongside MildlifeHarvey Sutherland and Winston Surfshirt.

Watch below First Beige feat. Allysha Joy new single Sudden Weight:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:


Jay Phelps - Broken Standards, Vol. 1

Mike Casey - Squeaky Wheel (Ike Spivak Remix)

Greg Spero, Ronald Bruner Jr., MonoNeon - Careless (Tiny Room Sessions)

Myele Manzanza - Coldharbour Lane

JK Group - Kempton

Hania Rani, Dobrawa Czocher - Con Moto

Studnitzky, Bodek Janke - Aria

Igor Willcox Quartet - U.F.O

PYJÆN, Elisa Imperilee - Moonlight

Cochemea - Vol. II: Baca Sewa

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Expansions

Emancipator, Cloudchord - Citrus Fever Dream

Kiefer - i remember this picture

Otis McDonald - Other Way Pt. III

James Alexander Bright - Drink This Water

Durand Jones & The Indications - The Way That I Do

The New Mastersounds, Josh Hoyer - A Brighter Day

Gabriels - Love and Hate in a Different Time (Kerri Chandler Remix)

Taku Hirano, Keyon Harrold - Come and Get It

LCSM (Likwid Continual Space Motion) - Earthbound Remixes


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