The Northern Beaches of NSW are a picturesque mix of lush green forests, perfect beaches, rolling waves, and supremely chilled vibes that became the birthplace of Gratis Minds.

A collaboration of Jon Doe and Tay D producing catchy hooks and displaying their lyricism along Jay Orient’s wavy production that borrows some aspects of boom bap. Gratis Minds became the collective of these 3 easy-going super talented boys from the Cabarita Beach area and now they bring their fresh sound to the ever-changing landscape in a big way with their new single titled ‘Bownsi’.

Mixed and Mastered by Brisbane-based James Angus, ‘Bownsi’ has infectious off beat drums matched with a mellow-synth-based melody. Topped off with a catchy hook that’s been stuck in my head for the past week or so ‘Bownsi’ offers a refreshing sound that differs from their earlier work. The track clearly shows their development as artists both individually and as a collective who are well on the way to finding their own sound.

Recent times saw the group drop their début EP which was (personally for me) seen as a very underrated project and this follow-up single is definitive proof that they’re something special on the rise.

Check out ‘Bownsi’ below and hit the links to the Gratis Minds social media channels to keep up with the best-kept secret of Cabarita Beach.




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