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Ghetto-Dubsters, Bootleg Rascal, from Sydney and Gold Coast are masters of hip-hop infused jams and sonic brews: blending infectious alternative rhythms with “Exquisitely raspy vocals “ (theMusic.com May 2015).
The rascals recently played one of Australia’s juiciest festivals, The Big Pineapple, where they performed to a heaving midday crowd and fed them a 12 course set menu filled with dub-hop beats and 80’s electro soul vibes alongside their label-mates Boo Seeka and Gold Member.
2017 saw the Bootleg Rascal boys undertake their first ever headline tour of NZ with a clean sweep selling out all shows in Wellington, Auckland, Queenstown and Christchurch. Off the back of their completely sold out Aus tour, the band jumped a plane and flew straight to Europe and then to the UK to play a couple of shows, hitting capacity in Leeds and Amsterdam.
Having wrapped up label touring festival Shake ‘n’ Back alongside mates Boo Seeka, Gold Member, & The Moving Stills, the band are currently working on their second full length album alongside longtime collaborator/producer Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka & Kim Churchill). The first singles ‘Love Her Like I Love You’ (2017) and With You (2017) is the first tastings of what’s to come from their forthcoming second LP. A record that emphasizes their melodic knack, unique use of loops and explores a recent obsession for 80’s sounds and drum pads taking cues from Happy Mondays, Bowie and Gorillaz.