Musicians

Oka

Origin
Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Genre/styles
Electronic | Folk | Jazz | Soul | Reggae | Rock
About

Oka began in 2001 with the musical partnership of multi-instrumentalist Chris Lane and didgeridoo virtuoso and vocalist Stu Boga Fergie. Other band members varied over the years.

Website: www.okamusic.com

A big thing in our music has been the simplicity of things, your simple connection with the water or the sunrise... they're the things that inspire you when you're creating music. — Stu Boga Fergie [1]

Discography

Album formats explained Explain formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

On a Mission

Released
3 April 2001
Tracks
  1. Da Morning (Intro)
  2. On a Mission
  3. Mite B a Thug
  4. We Came...
  5. #1 Thug
  6. So N Lust
  7. Stick-Up Kidd (Intro)
  8. The Story of a Stickup Kidd
  9. Na-Nanny Boo Boo
  10. Thugkrazy
  11. Makin Money
  12. When We...
  13. Right Hand
  14. Wred (Intro)
  15. Sugga Kane the Pimp
  16. Lost Suns
  17. Bonus Track 1
  18. Bonus Track 2

Elements

Released
2002
Tracks
  1. Ocarina
  2. Elements
  3. Cocoa Soul
  4. Lakatoi
  5. Peace
  6. Bhagsunath
  7. Daydreaming
  8. Yesterday
  9. Most Beautiful
  10. Yu Mas Harim
  11. Island Home

One Talk

Released
5 August 2005
Tracks
  1. Mirremkak
  2. Freedom
  3. Dharma
  4. Onetalk
  5. Totem
  6. Shelly Beach
  7. Eumundi
  8. Maikep
  9. Floating
  10. Storm Chaser
  11. Arian
  12. Running Time

Music Makes Me Happy

Released
9 August 2005
Tracks
  1. Oka Gets Ya High
  2. Chihuly
  3. Music Makes Me Happy
  4. Don't Fight The Feeling
  5. Old Skool
  6. Island Time
  7. Time Clock
  8. Don't Stop
  9. Vee Dub
  10. Ragamuffin

Half Lazy Half Crazy

Released
25 June 2007
Tracks
  1. Seven Mile
  2. Pandanus
  3. One
  4. Exodus
  5. Radiate
  6. Soul Tree
  7. That's Hot
  8. Do It Like That
  9. Drop Da Rhythm
  10. Kingston
  11. Galiano

Great Escape - Live

Released
14 August 2008
Tracks
  1. Great Escape - Live

Oka Love

Released
28 July 2009
Tracks
  1. Sunpad
  2. Kulcha
  3. Oka Love
  4. Elephant Dub
  5. Shesha
  6. Noah's Arp
  7. Moving Slowly
  8. Pendulum
  9. The Dreaming
  10. Juicy

Kulcha (Radio Remix)

Released
29 January 2011
Tracks
  1. Kulcha (Radio Remix)

Milk & Honey

Released
5 September 2011
Tracks
  1. Gali Hydro
  2. Paint Up
  3. Milk & Honey
  4. Gorilla Villa
  5. Evolution
  6. Down Under
  7. Birds of Paridise
  8. Drop
  9. Big Boppa
  10. Simple Way
  11. Milli Milli
  12. Bamboo Rain
  13. Java
  14. Jamaican Mule

Free Spirit

Released
4 November 2013
Tracks
  1. Money 4 the Jam
  2. Barcelona
  3. Free Spirit
  4. Ganga River Girl (feat. Marcus Berg)
  5. Drifting
  6. Nalu
  7. Rise Up Lights (feat. A Tribe Called Red, George Leach, Declan Kelly & Tim 2oolman)
  8. Lullaby
  9. Juju Rhythm
  10. Venice Beach
  11. Look Into the Mirror (feat. Marcus Berg)

Earth Vibrations

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Released
2014
Tracks
  1. Freedom
  2. Eumundi
  3. Island Time
  4. Old Skool
  5. Music Makes Me Happy
  6. Kulcha
  7. Shesha
  8. Gorilla Villa
  9. Milk & Honey
  10. The Drop
  11. Pandanus
  12. Do It Like That
  13. Kinston
  14. One

The Grassy Knoll

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Released
2015
Tracks
  1. Yaroomba Dreaming
  2. Cashew Tree
  3. Sunshine Sound
  4. Positive Vibration
  5. The Connection
  6. Let Go
  7. Nomad
  8. Deep Underground
  9. Koo Koo Kachew
  10. Freshwater
  11. Saltwater
  12. Grassy Knoll
  13. Midnight
  14. Northern Lights

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References

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[1] 'Musical smorgasbord', Koori Mail 446 p.50

Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Oka, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/oka>, retrieved 10 December 2019

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