News September 21, 2018

Melbourne’s Jakubi sign to Liberator Music, announce new single and headline show

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Melbourne’s Jakubi sign to Liberator Music, announce new single and headline show

Melbourne five-piece Jakubi are still drying the ink on a freshly-signed deal with Liberator Music, and have celebrated by dropping a flashy new single Worry Bout A Thing and announced a headline hometown gig.

Splitting their time between Melbourne and LA, the group were first discovered on when they wrangled over six million streams independently through releasing early singles Can’t Afford It – which was remixed by tropical house maestro  – and Couch Potato which also has over 1.1 million YouTube views and 6.8million streams.

All bandmates are respected musicians in their own right, collaborating with the likes of local acts , KIAN and .

Their latest party jam is an original production from lead vocalist Jerome Farah and Jakubi, as well as Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Usher), mixed by Chris Plata (Anderson Paak, Miguel, Kehlani).

“To me, Worry Bout A Thing embodies trying to master the art of not giving a fuck,” says the frontman.

“When things don’t go how they feel they’re meant to go sometimes in life, taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture can help. Also, it’s about using your silliness and sense of humour to get through the tougher times you face.”

“[We are] very excited to welcome Jakubi to the Liberator family. We’re big fans of the band and can’t wait for the next chapter ahead,” Nick Dunshea, director of Liberator told TMN.

Worry Bout A Thing is taken from their forthcoming debut LP, expanding their discography from previous EPs Holiday (2015) and 61 Barkly (2016).

Catch them performing on Friday, December 14 at Howler in Melbourne.

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