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Fat Freddy's Drop - Based On A True Story download album

  • Performer: Fat Freddy's Drop
  • Title: Based On A True Story
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Released: 2005
  • Style: Broken Beat, Downtempo, Dub
  • MP3 album: 1114 mb
  • FLAC album: 1181 mb
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 841
Fat Freddy's Drop - Based On A True Story download album

Based on a True Story is the first studio album by New Zealand group Fat Freddy's Drop. It was recorded in Wellington and released on the band's own label, The Drop. Based on a True Story utilized the band's trademark dub, reggae, soul and funk influenced sound, and has been successful both in terms of sales and of critical reception

Based On A True Story' aka BOATS is the debut studio album from Fat Freddy's Drop unleashed ten years ago in May 2005. The album debuted at and went Gold on its first release day in New Zealand, and won the band a stash of NZ Music Awards and a legion of fans worldwide. BOATS album features 10 fresh slices of future funk, with surprises, fakes & freaky sidesteps throughout

Based on a True Story" is my favourite album for the last . years now. It is soulful dub/ reggae! The tracks slowly evolve on laidback rhythms and beats. I was first introduced to Fat Freddy's Drop by a track of theirs on a Jazzanova remix album - no better introduction, I assure you. They advertise themselves as a "dub funk jam band," and their debut album, Based on a True Story, certainly soaks in the dub magic: the reverb, the syncopated beats, the laconic vocals.

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The debut album from Fat Freddy's Drop was originally issued on the band's own Drop label in its native New Zealand, where the disc promptly shipped gold and gained notoriety as the first indie album ever to hit number one on that country's pop charts. It ended up spending 42 weeks in the Top Ten. So expectations were high for the . issue of Based on a True Story on the Kartel label, and the album doesn't disappoint.

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Released on their own label, Based On A True Story has been a massive success in their antipodean homeland. This gentlehybridisation is one of the joys of their music; the clear presence of modern dance developments, informing a heartily retro approach. Producer Fitchie constructs the beats and bassline bedrock of each number on his sampling equipment, then invites the Drop's rich and creamy horn section to lay down their harmonious textures, whilst Dobie Blaze moves through. Their live set recreates this sound perfectly, and is to be recommended - as is this album - most strongly. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.

Fat Freddy’s Drop was born in the melting pot of the arts scene in Wellington back in 2001. The seven-piece toured frequently, funded their own record label, and released a live album during their first year together. In May 2005, Based on a True Story graced the charts for the first of its 107 weeks in our Top 40, eventually selling 105,000 units (seven times platinum in NZ) and garnering various admirable accolades; New Zealand’s first independent release to hit number one and the country’s second greatest selling album


A1 Ernie 7:17
A2 Cay's Crays 7:07
A3 This Room 5:00
B1 Ray Ray 7:38
B2 Flashback 6:40
C1 Wandering Eye 6:30
C2 Roady 7:08
D1 Dark Days 9:49
D2 Del Fuego 5:24
D3 Hope 7:19


There is another release copy with different track order on back sleeve Fat Freddy's Drop - Based On A True Story
This release has no barcode on the back sleeve bottom right corner, just a black box.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout / Side A): DRP-007 A 13115.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout / Side B): DRP-007 B 13115.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout / Side C): DRP-007 C 13115.3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout / Side D): DRP-007 D 13115.4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DRP 007 Fat Freddys Drop* Based On A True Story ‎(2xLP, Album) The Drop DRP 007 New Zealand 2005
SK072CD Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Sonar Kollektiv SK072CD Germany 2005
DRP006 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story ‎(CD, Album, Jew) The Drop DRP006 New Zealand 2005
KCDL002 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Kartel KCDL002 Europe 2005
KCDL002 Fat Freddy's Drop Based On A True Story ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Kartel, Quango Records KCDL002 US 2005

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