click here for more

UHP Album Release

When
Thu Jun 23rd, 2022
Where
The Wine Cellar,
Auckland

info_outline  This gig has been.
info_outline  Online Sales Closed
Doors open
8:00pm
Gig starts
8:30pm
Entry
R18
Cover charge*
$17.50
*Guide only - booking fees may apply
Share This Gig
Gig Information

[No one will be denied entry for lack of funds]

They have been absent for far too long so it's excellent to have them back – now officially as UHP – with the powerful double album Hau (the breath of life, spiritual energy) which opens with a strident slice of socio-political Sly Stone funk-rap on Preeach before some old school reggae reaches out on Counterattack with a “positive vibration” and a slippery Studio One sound pushing the mana motuhake message.

Across these 26 tracks – the second disc has seven terrific dub versions and final half dozen instrumental versions of the 13 songs – there is a serious meltdown of scratching, free jazz wailing sax, ragga, soundscapes (Culture of Violence), spoken word (Deficit of Love), samples (powerful snatches of Farrakhan on the anti-rape/violence against women on Patua Te Pawhera) and catchy reggae pop . . . with messages as on the reggae-toasting pop of Soon Come: “wickedness a-go fall, justice and freedom for all”.

With the original Posse member MC Wiya alongside multi-instrumentalist Te Kupu (whose youngest daughter Ahurei also appears), Hau is a showcase of sound and styles with Robertson and Henderson back, and guests including drummer Riki Gooch, keyboardist Leo Coghini, string players and many others.

It has been a decade since the last UHP album and although they never troubled the charts, this digital-only release (with limited vinyl) is a strong return to form which demands to be heard.

Full Review: https://www.elsewhere.co.nz/absoluteelsewhere/10300/the-return-of-uhp-2022-look-out-here-comes-the-posse/

Te Kupu - guitar / vocals
MC Wiya - bass / vocals
Earl Lee D - drums
Ahurei - keyboard
Jeff Henderson - saxophones (tentative)
Sean Martin-Buss - saxophone, trumpet

Support from Half/Time, Jubt & The Swap Meet DJs (95bFM)

Links
facebook.com/profile.php...
youtube.com/watch?v=fcXW...
Tags
hip hop/rnb, reggae/dub, soul/funk, Upper Hutt Posse, Half/Time, The Swap Meet

Subscribe/Follow Us
Don’t miss a thing! Follow us on your favourite platform  

Set Gig Reminders
Google calender
iCal
Outlook
Bookmark
RSS
more alerts



You can show your support to keep UnderTheRadar running by making a contribution. From $1, any amount can make a huge difference and keep us bringing you the best, comprehensive local content. Support UTR!



Promoted
Emma Dilemma 'Spit' Album Release Tour
Defeated Sanity
Techno Tradie - Ohana

Promoted
Muckaround Comedy
Laid To Rest
A Night With Anasetasia
Bowl Of Muesli Comedy Show 3
Vikae, Velveteen Shakes, Induna, The Man Shamz  At Volume 4




Gig Guide Quick Links
Add your gigs! (Free), Find tickets , Advanced Search, iCal gigs, UTR Gig Guide on Twitter, Advertise your event