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Local tastemakers The Operatives and Delight Records have teamed up for a special Snakehips Melbourne show between their Groovin The Moo dates. Supporting the headliners will be fast rising Sydney star Cabu, NZ lord of the dance AROHA, as well as local legends FOURA and Angus Green.

Platinum-selling UK duo Snakehips (Oliver Lee and James Carter) have garnered an ever growing reputation for their signature sound; a sensual, contemporary take on old school R&B, influenced by 90s hip-hop throwbacks and 1970s string samples.

Much like a snake shedding its skin, the Snakehips sound continues to evolve, with each layer being peeled back to reveal another exciting chapter in the story. It was 2015 hit ‘All My Friends’ that turned the boys from promising production duo to a household name. A collaboration with singer-songwriter Tinashe and internationally renowned hip-hop star Chance the Rapper, the track would go platinum in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.

Since then they have linked up with the likes of Grammy-winning rapper Anderson .Paak (‘Money On Me’), One Direction’s Zayn (‘Cruel’), Danish singer-songwriter MØ (‘Don’t Leave’) and Brooklyn rap don Joey Badass (‘Either Way’). Continuing to broaden their musical horizons and push their sound into bold, fresh new directions, Snakehips have firmly cemented their status as one of the best double acts in the game.

Among the stellar supports is Sydney artist/producer Cabu, who brings a whole new meaning to the saying ‘smooth as butter’ with his luscious R&B and house infused grooves. Having amassed 50Mil streams and over 750k monthly listeners on Spotify alone, Cabu’s most recent releases have been featured on Triple J, Dj Complexion’s Future Beats radio, Soundistyle, Majestic Casual, Soulection Radio, BBC 1Xtra, Maison Kitsune and many more. Both DJing and live, Cabu has also supported local and international heavyweights such as FKJ, Emotional Oranges, Cosmo’s Midnight, BOO Seeka, Slumberjack & Kilter. With an array of releases locked and loaded, the future is set to be a big one for Cabu.

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