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Directions in Groove (DIG) is a multi award winning band from Sydney. DIG emerged from Sydney’s happening club scene in the early 90’s.

The band began with a residency at Kinselas. The audience grew exponentially week by week leading to a self-financed recording which became the largest selling Australian EP up until that time. It contained the hit ‘Re-invent Yourself’.

Touring soon followed and DIG attracted large crowds.

DIG signed to Polygram (Universal) and released the album ‘Deeper’ on ID in Australia and Verve Forecast internationally. The album debuted at #6 nationally and soon earned gold status. Deeper’s most played tracks were ‘The Favourite’, ‘Dreamtlme’ and the re-released remix of ‘Re-Invent Yourself’ All three were played in high rotation on JJJ.

DIG crossed over into the mainstream with their mix of jazz/dance/old school funk and electronica. There was a very cool remix of ‘Dreamtime’ by DJ Krush.

DIG toured Asia, North America and Europe including the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Festival, Phoenix Festival on the same stage as Herbie Hancock, Bootsy Collins and The Roots. DIG also played in the acid jazz scene supporting Us3, Galliano, The Groove Collective, Corduroy, The Young Disciples, and appearing at club and festival shows with Norman Jay and Giles Peterson. DIG played many sell out shows at The Basement back in Sydney and invited british instrumental artists Gerard Presencer and Steve Williamson as guests.

Two more albums followed, Speakeasy and Curvystrasse, through which DIG evolved to incorporate new grooves, putting drum’n’bass and trip hop into the mix.

Hear them at the Currumbin Soundlounge Friday.

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