Gaiatribe is an independent media/ music-journalism collective. We believe music is an extremely powerful tool for articulating positive and pro-active ideas for a world where uniformity/conformity and commodification are fast becoming the rule. So, before we get to '1984', we write tunes to address issues that, damn right! need addressing!!!
Political, poetic, passionate, Gaiatribe is off da rails with a combination of hip-hop, funky-roots and ambient-chilled out sound!
Benna and Jordan attended a scary private Catholic high school together where they developed a taste for death metal. Benna has spent the years since then engaged in full on social and environmental activism, whilst also doing abit of study and playing music. Jordan has been using a PhD in History as a guise for making rockin music, whilst textually deconstructing the colonistic, anglocentric paradigm of Australian and South African history.
The two teamed up to make some tunes under the name "orbis 3" in 2002/2003. One of their songs, "Stand Tall" (about the horrid desecration and woodchipping of ancienrt forests in Tasmania) made it into the grand final of the 2004 International Yamaha Song Contest.
Not yet, but very soon! Stay tuned! We have been so far focusing on harnessing a very unique concept and sound to focus our long term musical aspirations and visions more clearly!
omg... Aesop Rock, Asian Dub Foundation, RATM, Combat Wombat, Junkadelic, Jurassic 5, Ozomatli, Coldcut, Jan Garbarek, Lamb, Erik Trufaz, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jack Johnson, Keith Jarrett, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Thomas Newman, Ben Harper, Jeff Buckley, Arvo Part, Bach, Massive Attack, LTJ Bukem, Pink Floyd, Gotan Project, Beethoven, Satie, Nitin Sawhney, Portishead, Bob Marley, Air, Jamiroquai, Pat Metheny, St. Germain, Dead Can Dance, Enigma, Deep Forest, Ennio Morricone, Sigur Ros, Mandalay, Talvin Singh, Aroma Bar, Lux, Muse, Meshuggah, Vivaldi, John Tavener, Weather Rreport, Anouar Brahem, Abdullah Ibrahim, Tananaz, Mike Oldfield, Afro Celt Soundsystem, Caparezza, The Cat Empire...etc...
Shrine Studio: Yamaha Synths, M-Audio H-ware, FMR Pres-/Compressors, Rode & Shure Mics, and two hyped up politically pissed off, yet pro=active and inspired minds!