It’s the oldest beat in the book, the time signature that forms the foundation of modern music and one that’s spawned countless rhythms, songs and genres, from Irish reels to rock’n’roll.
From that basic 4/4 beat can come so much more, in the right hands of course, and this is where the idea for FOUR | FOUR comes from: simple, yes, but with boundless potential. A blueprint from which greatness can grow.
FOUR | FOUR is a new imprint on ABC Music, a home for the more left-of-centre acts this dynamic label is looking to cultivate, an environment where artists and bands can prosper and grow, nurtured by the longest running independent labels in Australia.
In essence, FOUR | FOUR represents music that is, at its core, as simple and as profound as that 4/4 beat, and yet reaches far beyond. It’s music that moves people in the most fundamental way. ABC Music has long been regarded as a bastion of independent and adventurous music in Australia, and with the creation of FOUR | FOUR, this powerhouse will only get stronger.
Accolades to date;
2013 – ARIA Awards – Nicky Bomba and Robin Mai – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Engineer of The Year – Nominated
2013 – ARIA Awards – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Best Blues & Roots Album – Nominated
2014 – ARIA Awards – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Best Live Act – Nominated
2015 – ARIA Awards – Born Lion – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album – Nominated
2016 – ARIA Awards – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha – Best World Music Album – Won!
2016 – The AGE Music Victoria Awards – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Best Global or Reggae Act – Won!
2017 – YouTube Award – The Rumjacks – Over 100,000 subscribers plaque.
2018 – CMC Awards – Paddy McHugh – Best New Artist – Nominated.
2018 – ARIA Awards – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Ska Classics – Best World Music Album – Nominated
2019 – ARIA Awards – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – One Year of Ska! – Best World Music Album – Won!
2020 – ARIA Awards – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Live at The Triffid – Best World Music Album – Nominated