DJ, radio presenter and creative virtuoso dameeeela reveals a new stunning debut single “The Shake Up” ft brother-duo TJAKA, announces her signings to NLV Records and Collective Artists
An ability to cater to any genre, audience and energy from hip hop to acid to the classics and back again is what brings listeners back time and again to dameeeela; mixes bursting with electric passion and rife with experimentation, combined with ongoing reminders of club music’s origins in Black culture.
As a proud First Nations woman, ‘The Shake Up‘ is a fierce indication of her intrinsic connection to those who came before her.
dameeeela says ‘The Shake Up‘ was, “Made explicitly for the absolute rare moment where you’re dancing eyes shut in some techno/electro induced euphoria and you hear the sound of the ancestors calling you through Tjaka’s electronic didgeridoo, entering a state of connection to the land you’re dancing on. The exciting forceful drops that have you celebrating for a moment, forgetting all else.”
Comprised of brothers Geoff and Jake Fabila, proud descendants of the Djabera Djabera tribe from so-called Western Australia, and a helping hand from guitarist Felix Fogarty, Tjaka loan their slide Digeridoo (the Didjeribone) and Facebass craft to ‘The Shake Up‘. With a path paved by pioneers Charlie McMahon and Tjupurru, their feature showcases the continued groundbreaking experimentation laid by their ancestors.
Founder and Director Nina Las Vegas shares, “I have been in awe of dameeeela since coming across a wildly impressive 4ZZZ mix of her’s when returning to Australia early 2020. Since then, we have built a tight connection through music, mixes and art; we both love to play pretty much every type of club music! Watching her develop as a producer has been equally amazing, so proud to be on this journey with her and release her debut music on NLV Records.”
Echoing her sentiment is Collective Artists’ founder Rebecca Young, who continues, “I am thrilled to welcome the talented dameeeela into the Collective Artists family. dameeeela is an amazing role model to many, and a leader within her community. I’m excited to work with her, Doron at Honeymoon and Nina at NLV Records to continue building her profile in 2022 and beyond.”