Ladi6 Announces Nationwide Tour With Team DynamiteThursday 29th May, 2014 10:15AM
Soul-infused hip hop act Ladi6 is embarking on an extensive tour of the country during August in support of their latest album Automatic. The record is the third album from the group, which is composed of namesake Karoline 'Ladi' Tamati, Brent Park, Brandon Haru and Julien Dyne, and was recorded between the legendary Studio A in Detroit and Waiuku's own Revolver Studios. Joining Ladi6 on the tour is hip hop collective Team Dynamite, whose latest album Shepherd's Delight evokes the cooler side of jazz and has guest appearances from members of Homebrew, @peace and Che Fu. Here's the tour details...
Ladi6 with Team Dynamite
Friday 1st August, Stampede Bar, Papakura
Saturday 2nd August, Brewers, Mt Maunganui
Thursday 7th August, Mayfair, New Plymouth
Friday 8th August, Meow, Wellington
Saturday 9th August, Riwaka Hotel, Riwaka
Wednesday 13th August, Mint Bar, Wanaka
Thursday 14th August, Base, Queenstown
Friday 15th August, Re Fuel, Dunedin
Saturday 16th August, The Bedford @ Cpsa, Christchurch
Friday 22nd August, Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 23rd August, The Ballroom, Whangarei
Friday 29th August, Shipwreck, Gisborne
Saturday 30th August, Sideline Bar, Napier
LADI6 with TEAM DYNAMITE - TOURING AUGUST
Released last year to great acclaim, their third album Automatic was recorded between Detroit's legendary Studio and Revolver Studios in Waiuku. It was hailed by the NZ Herald in a breathless five-star review as a 'sonic stunner', and even professional curmudgeon Simon Sweetman declared it "the record of her career" ... "slinky and groovy and sonically its a joy.". It debuted at number three on the nationalcharts and featured on many end-of-year 'best of' lists.
This year has seen the band make their debut tour of Brazil, and they are about to embark on a comprehensive tour of Europe and, for the first time, the US. Their mid-winter tour of NZ is something of a victory lap for Ladi, Parks, Brandon Haru and Julien Dyne - a band who have always let the music speak for itself.
In support are hotly-tipped Auckland hip-hop collective Team Dynamite. Their laid-back, jazz influenced style has invited comparisons to A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast and De la Soul, albeit with a distinctly NZ flavour. Their latest release, the album Shepherd's Delight features guest appearances from members of Homebrew, @peace and Che Fu and was highly praised by reviewers for its "great mix of sharp flow, clever lines and warm production, evoking the DIY East Coast sound of the 90s. [Team Dynamite] navigate easily between social commentary, quirky metaphors and retrospect." (NZ Musician).
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