Friday, October 15, 2010
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
I've had so many people ask me for this remix, well thanks to some random person that put it up on youtube i'm a hook you up.
This remix came together real quick, due simply because i felt the track touchs upon a few different styles of music which i thought would be cool to pursue in more depth. All the people who featured in the track are all artist i've been fan's of for a while now and was stoked we could finally get them on a track. It literally all came together in 4 days and thanks to Dmon our producer listening to my random requests we were able to complete it.
It's always a funny feeling when you do a remix cause it always raises the hard question of comparison to the original and the age old debate.....is the remix better than the original? I don't really mind either way as it was so much fun to make. Seriously Adeaze are the most talented singer's i feel this country have ever producered but don't ask Keri TeKanawa cause she's a hater lol.
Hope you enjoy the remix....
Thanks to all those who supported Sun goes down, it was certified platnium about 3 weeks ago which is no small feat and as we prepare to take this next step with our solo projects these milestones are even more so appreciated.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
On the label front, we’ve inked a new deal under our record label Arch Dynasty which has signed a distribution deal for NZ with Warner music. From this very exciting venture will flower both Nesian crew cuts as well as some exciting solo projects which are already bubbling away in the pipeline. Along with the announcement comes the realisation of the first Nesian record on our label Arch Dynasty. Hot off the press of the signing comes the first glimpse of the first single "Sacrifices" video photo's and art work, done by Lionel from the "Bay" his little girl was in our Mr mista clip.
Earlier in the year we hinted to what was to come collaborating with Japanese Hip hop star wise from the chart topping Japanese group Teriyaki boyz, who amongst others have worked with Kanye West, Pharrel, Busta Rhymes, JD, Timberland & currently have in the pipelines a track with Jay-Z....so needless to say Aotearoa hip hop is elevating things internationally. Wise was awesome, flew down here to NZ and was blown away by how passionate and active our local scene was. We hosted him around town and even made it out to the release of Tyson Tyler’s album launch (which is a tight album) via Breaknwreckwords posse. We fly over to Japan thanks to export NZ beginning of Nov so look for updates round then bout Wise and his crew.
Peace S out
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
What's good people?
Just a real brief post today as i'm away in Hawks bay having a bit of breather which doesn't happen to often.
The new track for free download is a bit of blast from the past, we wrote this track about how Aucklanders audiences are spoiled for choice when it comes to gets and can be less than enthusiastic at a gig. It's sad to admit but personally Welly and Dunedin are probably my favourite spots to perform as the crowd's know how to have a good time. We are snobs in Auckland when it comes to getting out and supporting concerts and shows so this track was inspired by the epthony that the best crowds generally are out of town from your local haunt. On that note if your trying to book us to play in your town email our booking agent on : email@example.com .
We were going through a funny phase when writing this track, still kind of caught up in thinking to much rather than just writing. It's actually one of my favourite tracks cause for the first time we started to explore a bit of funk, as well as begin to play around with recording techniques hence the BV's are way active.
Just a reminder these free tracks are just our way of saying thank you to all the people that have had a part in helping us get through the past few years and enabled to create history with the 10 top 10 singles. If you enjoy the tracks....check out our album "Elevator musiq".....it's a quality album if we do say so ourselves.
Before i go a few congrats are in order
*Firstly to J Williams, our RnB prince at the moment breaking that exclusive top 5 in the album charts. Last night me and Oldwun attended his launch which was a dope night with your usual suspects PNC, King Kapisi, Smash Proof, Dawn raid and of course the Illegal Musik team.
*Secondly P Money, it may come as a shock to most of you (dedicated nesian bloggers) but there are other blogs other than my own one of which is money. Next to Kirks MTC blog I really enjoy watching moneys blog as it's an awesome insight in to the hectic business the man runs well. After having really successful progress in the U.K Money announced he's doing the big move there. So from the nesian fam we wish him all the best and know it's another house to crash on the floor when we're in the U.K. Aotearoa hip hop's small but we're good like that expanding and bringing the team through.
Well til next time Peace and give me your feedback on what you think of this track.
P.S- Before any one points it out, yes i know the title is the o-ficial spelling of the word but it's hip hop there are no spelling rules, in fact we are encouraged in the new school to spell incorrectly for effect......keeps the street creed flowin.
West coast funk meets some disappointed nesians traveling the country and realising their home crowd ain't as good as else where :( produced by DMON.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sorry been a bit of a gap in the addition of tracks but we're close to finalising things for the first single off the new album so bare with me. The track this week is a collaboration with an OZ crew the turnstyle puppets....good dudes, they flew over a while back to jam with us and we knocked out 2 tracks in one day.
The track "school up", started with the beat produced by Dmon. In the nesian volts are hundreds of beats we've never used, most of the time their not even cause their bad it's just not the mood when in for writing at the time or we don't have a strong concept. This was one of those times, me and dmon opened the volt of beats and had a listen through and came across this one. Straight away i was feeling it, so me and Dmon started jamming different hooks....the eventual hook being a mash of a few of those options. The tracks basically about style and schooling the competition with our own kind of swagger if you will.
The Turnstyle bro's are top blokes, who had a real appreciation of aotearoa hip hop and don't tell no body but they seemed like kiwi's on the inside. We're hoping to bridge the tasman gap even more this year and are looking to do more oz collab's, so keep an ear out. There should be another track up shortly care of Notiq......
Shout out's to grey mouth where we performed last week.....cool people. Also massive congrats and kudos to J williams and the whole illegal musik team hitting not only top 5 with his debut album "young love" in it's first week but also the extremely big hit "Stand with you" feautring his big sis Lavina debuting at 13 on the singles chart. My good mate N.O.X does the production for J so i got to hear the track at the begining of the year and I was convinced then that "Stand with you" would be huge and cross J to mainstream stardom. On a side note Lavina Williams was in a group called Mavelle and Nesian's very own Oldwun was their biggest fan, i kid you not. So to see Lavina return to the charts is real dope as it was once us watching her career as fans. Aotearoa hip hop's going to have quite a year to finish......by the way my cuz st. Janera is also on the horizon of breaking through with his debut single "shine" and when it drops you'll be the first to hear it right here.
Nesian and Turnstyle Puppets. Holla!