Ras Gong Guerrilla EP
Matty Woods is one of the emerging 'true' voices of Australian reggae. His illuminating stage presence brings a message of empowerment and unity. A progressive artist/producer with a distinct relevance to contemporary Australia. 'The Ras Gong Guerrilla EP' is a tasty Australian World reggae offering from the budding young south coast producer/performer. Matty performs as a solo artist, incorporating acoustic & electric guitars, percussion, belly dance and loops. Also utilizing numerous formats for his varied performances such as DJ, spoken word and full live band. The debut EP covers many heated and political forums such as Indigenous sovereignty, transitional lifestyles, climate change, national identity, and corruption at all levels of business and government. The smooth roots reggae grooves pounding so strongly out of the voids of deep bass are alluring and an island vibes riddim you can chant an stomp your feet to all day! All music written and performed by Matty Woods. Additional musicians: Dylan Heffernan: Keys on tracks 3,4,5,7,8. Nick Garbett: Melodica on tracks 9, 10 & trumpet on 3,4 & 5. Jeremy Rose: Tenor Sax on 3,4, 5 & flute on 7,8. David Knibbs: Lead guitar on tracks 3,4,5,7,8. Produced by Matty Woods. Recorded @ 313 Studios Coniston, engineered by Al Wright. Additional recording done @ Woodsoul Music Studio engineered by Matty Woods, assisted by DJ Fury. Mixed @ Woodsoul Music Studio by Matty Woods. All tracks mastered by Reece Turnbridge @ Benchmark Mastering. Portion of track 7 lyrics inspired by Oodgeroo Noonuccal's poem 'Time Is Running Out'. Printed using 100% post consumer waste & veg soy inks. No animals were harmed or used in the production of this album.