Mat McHugh continues to release new music as we continue to spin his new albums with the musical collective The Beautiful Girls with the new album he wrote, titled Dancehall Days. We’re giving away the song “#1 STYLEE” for FREE on the homepage – read up on thew album here…
You can download Mat. McHugh & The Beautiful Girls new track “#1 STYLEE”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday Dec 13th, 2014.
Mat. McHugh The Beautiful Girls – “#1 STYLEE”
Dancehall Days Background:
Dancehall Days was released independently on October 3rd, 2014. While he’s never stopped writing music, it has been four years since Mat. McHugh has released music under the moniker, The Beautiful Girls. McHugh has said: “The album will be an evolution of all the styles the collective has been working on together for the last decade.” McHugh also listed Hip-Hop duo, Eric B & Rakim and Jamaican Reggae production duo, Steely & Clevie, as strong influences on Dancehall Days.
When asked about the song “#1 STYLEE” McHugh told The Pier: “#1 Stylee was the last track I made for the album. It started with me chopping up a break from an old dancehall record I had lying around. And then I just made up some words about us being the greatest band in the world. I drank 13 coffees and then put the synth on at the end I guess, but I don’t remember doing it.”
Producing the record independently, McHugh is utilized a crowd sourcing campaign to help fund Dancehall Days as well as to raise money for a charitable organization. McHugh will be donating 15% of everything raised over the goal from the Pledge campaign to Waves For Water; A firm with a mission to get clean water to every single person who needs it.
You can pick up Dancehall Days on iTunes by HERE!
Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls Background:
Mat McHugh is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer. Mat is best known for his pivotal role in Sydney’s The Beautiful Girls, the outfit who provided the means for his initial musical musings. His role in the band, as the front man and creative force, led to glowing reviews, tours, international travel, meetings with heroes, dalliances with villains and an exploration of what was important as a human being, an artist and a man.
As McHugh puts it: “To me ‘The Beautiful Girls’ has never been the name of a ‘band’ in the traditional sense. I consider us a ‘collective’ and I feel extremely fortunate to be surrounded by such a great community of friends and talented musicians who help to bring my songs to life on stage. It’s been a revolving cast over the years and people keep coming in and out depending on the album and tour lineup. We’re like a big family, a roots mafia. Don’t mess with the family”
The Beautiful Girls collective kicked it all off in 2002 with the debut EP, Morning Sun & the Goodtimes EP, followed that same year. In 2003, The Beautiful Girls released their debut album, Learn Yourself followed by another EP, The Weight Of The World in 2004. Three more albums succeed, We’re Already Gone (2005), Water (2006) and Ziggurats (2007). The album Spooks released in 2010, peaked at number 18 on the ARIA charts, debuted at number 1 in the Australian Independent Chart and number 7 in the US Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.
In the eight years to 2010, McHugh and the collective that comprised the live version of The Beautiful Girls, chalked up a dozen world tours, traveling to Japan, Europe, Canada, the United States and South America. Fans of Mat’s music span the globe.
“To me, music is far too precious to exist in a box, I think a song is born and dies in a moment and in that, becomes a new definition. Playing live, I never know what’s going to happen and that’s exactly the way I like it. As long as there is love there though, everything will be okay”.
Huge thanks again to Silverback, Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls for allowing us to share their new song “#1 Stylee” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti