Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. CONTRIBUTED

Gurrumul to release electronic music album

AUSTRALIAN Aboriginal artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, also known as Gurrumul, is about to launch an electronic music album called TRIBE2tribe.

Gurrumul will offer a sample of his new material for the very first time at the St Kilda Festival in Melbourne in late February.

Gurrumul grew up as a member of the Gumatj clan on Elcho Island, North East Arnhemland.

According to his website, Gurrumul loves the sound of highly produced house, dance and club as much as tough dry manikay.

Manikay comprises didgeridoo clapsticks and vocals sung by him and many other members of his family on the beaches and camp sites across North East Arnhem Land.

Gurrumul's musical apprenticeship started at 15 years old, when he was invited to play drums for Yothu Yindi in Hong Kong.

The site mentions that the Filthy Lucre remix of Treaty was one of the most commercially successful remixes in Australia at the time, and the iconic house piano line that still resonates strongly today, was the work of Gurrumul.

TRIBE2tribe Electro Tour will hit Sydney on Friday, February 19 and Brisbane on Sunday, February 21.