Australia seems to be the hottest frontier on the contemporary funk & soul scene at the moment with bands like the Bamboos, Cookin' on 3 Burners, Deep Street Soul and Kylie Auldist stirring up a storm in the southern hemisphere and beyond alongside DJs like Russ Dewbury. The most likely candidates to become the brightest stars of this fast growing scene are new Sydney-based combo DOJO CUTS featuring the young and powerful Roxie Ray on vocals... a new soulful little queen has been born! Their first single "The 123s", from their debut album "DOJO CUTS feat Roxie Ray", will be released on RK in April with a cover of Marie "Queenie" Lyons sister funk classic "See and Don't See" on the flip side. If you dig Sharon Jones and Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators you'd better watch out for Dojo Cuts. Gabriel Roth and Neal Sugar man have already declared themselves fans of the band so they can't be wrong!