OKA | Music Makes Me Happy

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Music Makes Me Happy

by OKA

THE MASTERS OF AUSSIE CHILL. This latest Oka release progresses to a new electro funk level. Keys, flutes, sax, slide guitar, didgeridoo and vocals. Famous for their transforming live shows and exquisitely crafted albums, the evolution continues.
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1. Oka Gets Ya High
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2. Chihuly
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3. Music Makes Me Happy
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4. Don't Fight the Feeling
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5. Old Skool
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6. Island Time
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7. Time Clock
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8. Don't Stop
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9. Vee Dub
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10. Ragamuffin
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11. Kap Kar
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12. Makes Me Happy (Artificial Coloring Mix)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
OKA's music brings musical traditions and cultures together - ancient and modern - black and white. The traditional rhythms and stories of DidgeriSTU's Yadaki (didgeridoo) weave throughout pumping electronic beats, vocals, exotic woodwinds and world percussion - a unique fusion of organic world sounds and electronic music like no other.


Australian band Oka have been together since 2002 and their music has progressed as quickly as their grass roots following.

In 2002 they started out with their debut album ‘Elements’, a soulfully rhythmic ode to chilled beats and luscious melodies overlaying the Yidaki (didgeridoo) at its heart. Then in 2003 they followed it up with ‘One Talk’, a more eclectic album traditionally and progressively. Now they’re touring on the back of their funkiest LP, ‘Music Makes Me Happy’.

Since its release Music Makes Me Happy has become the punters choice. Tested on their tours of Canada including The MONTREAL JAZZ FEST 2007, it’s now seeing Triple J airplay, Rage coverage and a groundswell of Australian support on the back of a successful summer festival stint including, Bellingen Global Carnival, Surfing The Coldstream, Woodford Folk Festival and Exodus.

MMMH has its roots on the road. Recorded and mixed in various locales around their Sunshine Coast base, the guys went where it felt right. This included Stu’s Island Time Gallery or his home studio and the back of Chris’ Kombi camper, overlooking various surf breaks. The final mix done while watching the waves of the Pacific hit the coast.

DidgeriStu, Matt Aitchison and Chris Lane are Oka. Stu brings to the mix his Islander Aboriginal culture, the Yidaki, and his love of decks and beats, Matt, his passion for drumming and nightclub keys and Chris his Eastern travels, flutes, sax and slide guitar. The fusion created pushes musical boundaries, and what happens on the night will rock your body and move your soul for sure.

Look out for them on the road this year around Australia.

Peace


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Penny in Toronto

More funky grooves to chill and thrill you
This album is somewhat different from the previous two but in a good way. A bit more dancy, funky but still with that happy, easygoing spirit we have come to know and love with OKA. A bit of a reggae vibe and more synth music find their way in, but nothing is sacrificed or lost with the changes. Another well worn favourite in my car, ipod etc. See these guys live if you can possibly do it. And buy all their CD's - you won't regret it!

Graeme Van Leer

A classy laid back album
An excellent album. It has a very funky laid back feel to it and you can't help but be uplifted by it. Music does indeed make you happy!
I also saw them at the Halifax, NS Buskers festival. I was captivated - you will be too.....

Helene

The Best
I love this cd and play it all the time, it makes me happy

claurie

appreciations
hi, I gladly got my cds from Oka band in a short time. Perfectly wraped too. thanks for your service.. I love what I bought very much.. I went to see this band at jazz festival in «Montreal 2007. it was a wonderfull night ! thanks all .. you awesome
claurie

Brad

AWESOME Album!
Music Makes Me Happy is a GREAT song! It literally does put ME in happy spirits and brings a smile to my face. You should definately purchase this alum; you won't regret it!

Raj Vasal


I listened to OKA at Kingston,Ontario,Canada.It's amazing.I am looking forward to their next visit in Kingston.

Joan

Oka is the best
Again, another great cd from Oka. The music is very calming, relaxing and uplifting all at the same time. Great beats and flutes and didgeridoo. The best music out there!

Dean Boyd

Transcendental
The music and lyrics transcended me. I calmly await your next masterpiece.

Rick

Get Happy with OKA
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the water front, in Aug/2005 they rocked my soul, ......hope to see them Live again soon...bought their 3 cds! Now I am very HAPPY! Thumping beats, the horns, flutes, very cool acid synths , nature sounds, all with the killer didjeridoo!
A must have!

Lu


I heard this CD and one talks ay my hair dresser in Point Claire, Quebec, Canada....one of the girls who works there had tham from her boyfriend and I found them sooo cool I could not help it to aks her about it...the music really gets you into the mood and I just ordered, can't wait to recive them, I have not had the chance to hear the newest CD, I will try to find a computer with speakers to listen to it. Thank you and for OKA: You are amazing!
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