Multi instrumentalist and producer, rickedee invites you to dive into the melting pot that is Bondi Beach – the chilled beats of summer gently caressed by a soothing breeze of World Music.

In a sentence, BONDI CHILL is a richly layered Chill Out album with blissed-out beach bar grooves, hypnotic beats, mysterious World Music sounds and a hauntingly beautiful Bulgarian flute.




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Rickedee’s debut solo Bondi Chill is a child of the surf and party vibe of Bondi. Bondi Chill – the true heart of Bondi Beach, Australia. You get gorgeous sunshine, white sand and the ocean. The eternal beauty of a perfect wave. The drama and tranquility of surfing. The cool cafes and bars…

You could stop right there – and miss the real Bondi!

Bondi Chill takes you to a community of myriad nations, their languages, culture, politics and, yes, music, always and again the music. Bondi Chill lets you listen to the famous African Drums of the Pavilion. It invites you to watch Brazilians doing Capoeira and join the South American Festival. You’ll meet a Polish poet and Australian Indigenous activists, then become entranced by the otherworldly sounds of a flute in the Sufi tradition. You will find love stories and stories that tell of the love for freedom, in so many places, by so many people, unified by the cool beats of summer.

The feel of Bondi Chill could be described as Buddha Bar meets Hotel Costes meets Thievery Corporation with a hint of Kruder & Dorfmeister as well as Hed Kandi and more than a dash of World Music.

So, sit back and relax to the sounds of Bondi Chill.


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Price of Love
Dance/Ambient House Blissed-out chill with sultry vocals floating on velvety grooves



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Kali
Dance/World Fusion A driving percussive beat and an amazing, sublime Bulgarian Kaval (flute)



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Africa
Dance/World Fusion Earthy African percussion & ethnic harmonies - the sounds of the Serengeti and of South African townships



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Mor Mor
Dance/World Fusion A sunny balearic beat morphs into a journey through global sounds with a haunting finale



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Somewhere - On Islands Bergamuta
Dance Fragile and innocent - intimate poetry - a richly layered musical experience



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Escape2Summer
Dance/Ambient House Beach Bar bliss - a lushly produced soundscape with soaring Kaval (Bulgarian flute) passages



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Your Heart
Dance/Ambient House Whimsical jazzy love song, cocktail bar feel



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Dreaming
Trip Hop Smooth progressive beats, powerful vocals interwoven with rich acoustic guitar



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Blu Ska
Ambient Dub Moody rhythmic ambient dub, leading into a blues/reggae feel



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SpringTime
Electonica/Ambient/Downtempo Beautifully crafted soulful melody - a delicately dreamy Debussy-like piece, surrounded by ethereal Bulgarian flute (Kaval)



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Black Sea
Electonica/Ambient/Downtempo Mysterious world music atmospherics and haunting Black Sea vocals travel with a warm electronic groove



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Machinations
Ambient Trip Hop Hypnotic beats culminating in an operatic flourish



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The Freedom Rides
Ambient/Downtempo Vibrant grooves and the unique sound of the didgeridoo - real One World Music



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Outa Here
Dance/House DnB Fast, slinky electro funk, a drum & bass shuffle and a passing nod to the Strauss Waltz come together magically



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Summer Party No. 1
Explosive Summer BEACH PARTY Dance Track

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BONDI CHILL + (Bonus) Summer Party No. 1
Bondi Chill – Blissed-out Beach Bar grooves, hypnotic beats, mysterious World Music sounds and that hauntingly beautiful Bulgarian flute.

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Milla Kara

11/7/2009 12:07:50 PM
Nice to meet you!
I am impressed by your sounds!
What I found quite interesting is that you use a Bulgarian folk instrument Kaval (flute) in your tracks and you do this in such an original way...
As a Bulgarian I am honoured musician like you, from the other side of the World has discovered the beauty of this national folk instrument!
Kaval such as Gaida /Bag Pipe/ are tipical Bulgarian Folk Instruments, unique and as you said sublime! Just like millenial Bulgaria!

Thank you!

Milla Kara




Vincenzo Pandolfi

10/29/2007 9:21:43 AM
Just thought I would say Hi from Balmain,

Very interesting music,

Ciao,

Vincenzo



 

       

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After taking a sip from my cup of coffee this morning I realize it is 9 o’clock and still the light has only just begun to peak up over the horizon. It seems a small price to pay for the life we live here in Alaska. But, no one can deny that the darkness and cold can grip you tightly this time of year. Many restless hours are spent wishing for warmth, sometimes just the freedom to run around in a t-shirt. Some Alaskans are just crazy enough to wear their summer attire during the peak of winter in some kind of gesture of refusal to the winter’s chill. Music can provide a better suggestion because it can help transport you to a warmer climate where the days are long and the heat of the sun’s rays is felt through your headphones.


At certain times, an album with a particular sound can help transport you to a new destination. Music can be regional and the sound can define a place. Bob Marley is a classic example where an artist’s music helped shape a perception of the Caribbean and Africa. His Jamaican rhythms were filled with a style that many recognize. His music even helped identify a movement against injustice. Sometimes a musician has the ability to make the mind wonder what it is like to live in another region of the world. Rick.e.dee (aka Rick Drummond) has released his debut entitled Bondi Chill, and it is just the kind of music that gives you an aural image of another place.


Recorded in Bondi Beach, Australia, this album infuses ethnic sounds of the world with mostly upbeat electronica to produce music with a definite groove. It opens with “Price of Love”, a downbeat track with nice layers that is bound to attract your appreciation like your favorite Napolean dessert. Rick applies his knowledge of musical theory with use of a subtle keyboard rhythm that is laid over a melodic beat. Occasional vocal chants make this song seem playful, perfect for your next beach outing. Bondi Chill progresses and we find a harmonic beat collection on “Africa.” Here, different sounding vocals are added at the beginning to make the sound of this track regionally recognizable. Like Marley on many of his own creations, “Africa” reminds us of the fight for personal freedoms and the resistance against apartheid. His sample must be none other than Nelson Mandela as he describes his own struggle for the people of his country. Rick even finds use for a didgeridoo on “The Freedom Rides” to brand his own Australian style to this downtempo, electronic work. Near the end on “Machinations”, Rick composes electronica with a sophisticated beat that carries slight Amon Tobin qualities that ends way too quickly. Some tracks like “Dreaming” seem to depart from the overall production sound of Bondi Chill. However, the album never seems to loose its appeal as it continues to deliver a wealth of unique work that make it clear Rick has an affinity for world music. It definitely gives the sense that Rick has done his homework, traveling the globe, and adding his own infectious personal taste to the different electronic sounds of planet Earth.

Imagination
New Dimension Radio
SOUTH DOWN UNDER
Accent
Ocean of Sound and Waves
IAIA 2007 Golden Kayak Nominees
Earthscapes
somewhere
THE SUBLIME
ELFINSTRUMENTAL RADIO
BREADTH of VIEW
EVERGREEN
THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THINGS
Without Lyrics
Alchemy
station-addis
Shama World
Millenium
CHILLAMANGO
GR8MUSIC
Cashbox Dance Picks
World Music
Bondi Beach Chill
57 Chill in
Soul Train >>>>>>>
DestinysFate
Balkan Dreaming
Drum & Bass Radio!
Shamanka
Chillz
OUTERLIMITS Advanced Transmissions
Peace and Positivity
World Beat
Bondi Chill Taster 1

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