Based On A True Story is the biggest selling New Zealand artist album of all time. The debut studio album from Fat Freddy’s Drop, has sold 8-times platinum in New Zealand alone, after debuting at No. 1 on the NZ Album Charts & holding that position for 11 weeks, and that as an independent release with virtually no promotion. Based On A True Story won a raft of awards, including Best album at the NZ music award and Album of the Year from Gilles Peterson Worldwide at BBC. Steeped in dub, reggae & dancefloor electronica, B.O.A.T.S. is rhythm heavy with luscious coatings of jazz, soul & funk, rooted in Aotearoa & delivered with that laidback Island attitude. The album features the huge radio smash Wandering Eye, alongside new versions of live favourites like This Room, Ernie (also known as Willow Tree) & the stunningly reworked Hope, featuring Hollie Smith on vocals, as well as 5 brand new tracks, all mystic supernovas of soul goodness. Based On A True Story features guest appearances from some of NZ’s finest musicians & singers, including Hollie Smith, Ladi6, P Digsss (Shapeshifter), Rio Hemopo (Trinity Roots), Riki Gooch (Eru Dangerspiel), Nick Gaffaney, Chris Yeabsley & Aaron Tokona. Originally released at the beginning of May 2005, Based On A True Story was licensed for the German release to Sonar Kollektiv & for UK & the rest of Europe to Kartel. Both labels released vinyl singles from this album – Ernie, This Room & Flashback on Sonar Kollektiv; Hope, Roady & Cay’s Crays on Kartel – featuring remixes from thelikes of Jazzanova!
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