A1. Burning So Hot (CC DISCO! edit - ft. Allysha Joy)
A2. Ben With Nets
A3. Love Came Along (ft. Kylie Auldist)
B1. CP3 (ft. Rita Satch)
B2. Robert St
B3. Innocent You (ft. Rita Satch)
'A+ record ... My first reaction was "since when is Tamil making dance music, what can't he bloody do", I'm so here for it. ‘Robert St’ and ‘Burning So Hot’ are simply future classics IMO.’ - CC:DISCO!
Born in the heartland of Naarm suburb Fitzroy, Steady Weather (comprised of scene stalwarts Ben Grayson and Tamil Rogeon) bring to light organic dance music from Naarm’s rich neo-soul and jazz community. With a lineage that leads directly to the founding of groups like Australian funk royalty The Bamboos and orchestral beat music pioneers The Raah Project, Rogeon and Grayson not only bring that heritage to their music, they bring a philosophy of raw emotion and soulfulness to their productions.
The self-titled record follows on from the recent success of Rogeon’s critically acclaimed, spiritual jazz opus, ‘Son Of Nyx’, which was Jazz FM UK’S Album of the week. It was also featured on BBC Radio 6 Music - Cerys - Live sessions, with four star reviews from Downbeat, UK Vibe, Jazzwise and London Jazz News.
Steady Weather features the gloriously meditative, raw soul vocals of Allysha Joy and Rita Satch. Allysha Joy’s potent lyricism, unique musicianship & killer vocals have garnered legions of attentive fans the world over. She’s an integral member of the Melbourne soul jazz scene, known as part of the acclaimed 30/70 Collective & for her own equally revered solo work. A modern day siren, Rita Satch is fast becoming an unforgettable presence in Australia’s neo-soul movement.
Steady Weather will be right at home on the most soulful of dancefloors. The record traverses through diverse musical territory and melds together a number of sounds, from the jazzy stomper ‘Burning So Hot’ (to which CC:DISCO provides her magic editing touch), to the boogie and disco-tinged funk of ‘CP3’ and ‘Love Came Along’, into the deeper shades of house music found on ‘Robert St’. Though incorporating diverse influences, all the cuts are tied together with a consistently organic, hand-made, and earnest production style.