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A hefty dance track from Melbourne’s funkiest electro-wonk producer, Spoonbill (who has worked with the likes of Tipper and Opiuo), this is a remix of tremendous air-punching danceability. Spoonbill’s pounding beats, gut-wrenching bass and glitchy eccentricities along with Charlie Mgee’s crusty Tom Waitsy vocals drive the song’s message of ‘using edges and valuing the marginal’ to the very margins of the conceivable.

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Some people tell me that I’m crazy
'cos I do things that don’t fit in
with the rest of society

But the edge is where it’s at
and it’s easy to create
and my mama always said
if you’re not living on the edge
then you’re taking up too much space.

The smaller the better
and I don’t care if it’s bad
I guess I’m the kind of fella
who’ll always be a fringe dweller
Just do the best I can with what I have.

Because the edge is where it’s at
I’m gonna work that interface
and my mama always said
if you’re not living on the edge
then you’re taking up too much space

Make a pledge to acknowledge the edge
Grow some veg and stack it on a ledge
Wherever things come together
you’ll find it getting better
You’ll fall so in love with the edge
you’ll wanna write it a love letter
Just broaden your range at the place of exchange
You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain
There’s every single colour sittin between white and black
A well-beaten path ain’t always the right track

Because the edge is where it’s at
and we’re on the edge right now
Yeah we’re gonna see some change,
see some things get rearranged
Moving on cos there’s no going back

Yeah the edge is where it’s at
and there’s no more time to waste
and my mama always said
if you’re not living on the edge
then you’re taking up too much space

credits

from Radish Beets - Remix Album, released July 10, 2015
Produced By Spoonbill.
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, vocals, drums
Alex Burkoy: u-bass
Mal Webb: slide trumpet
Dave Lawrence: rhodes piano

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System Fremantle, Australia

Experimental ‘ecological edutainment’ based around the principles of permaculture (a neat way to fix the world) mashing together ukulele with some electro-funk-swing, climate-change reggae, post-apocalypso and a decent serving of 'Radish Beets'.

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