Tue 7 Apr 2020
Hailing from the hotbed of Melbourne’s inner-north, Karate Boogaloo sit in a class of their own within the city’s soul/jazz scene; their uniquely suburban-Australian perspective of funk and soul brings a fresh, zany take on the genres – aided by a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. Making up the rhythm section of long-time Melbourne soul favourites The Cactus Channel, Karate Boogaloo remind us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines; their unconventional funk guided by a steadfast commitment to bending the rules.  

Over the last couple of years, the band has put out Mixtape No. 1 in 2018 and Mixtape No. 2 in 2019. Each album is a collection of interpretations of hip hop samples and classic tracks that have inspired the band’s four members in the course of their musical evolution. 2020 will see the release of a new album, titled Carn The Boogers, after the vehement catch-cry that has developed within Karate Boogaloo’s Australian audience.

Tune in to Mystic Brew on April 7 as we rewind back to Karate Boogaloo’s soulful Studio 5 Live session on The Breakdown from 20 September 2019. Studio 5 Live proudly brought to you by Mountain Goat.