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thrillpvck thari + ¥OUNG GHO$T + Scalper + Dj Kieran Tahir

Thu Oct 12th, 2023

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Presents: thrillpvck thari ත්රිල්පැක් තරි x Scalper x ¥OUNG GHO$T 鬼打樣, with DJ Kieran Tahir

The very first festival rap night - bringing together the hottest Pan-Asian emcees in Tāmaki Makaurau. Are you ready to witness the ultimate lyrical showdown?

THRILLPVCK THARI ත්රිල්පැක් තරි
Writing, producing and rapping since 2011, thrillpvck thari ත්රිල්පැක් තරි brings a level of penmanship that has surpassed 10,000 hours. His storytelling and ability to complement any production will keep your ears tuned in to his words, and the range of instruments from different genres will keep your head nodding to the beat.

Scalper is Nadeem Shafi, born and raised in East London of Pakistani descent. First seen in Aotearoa New Zealand at WOMAD 1997 as the vocalist for the British band Fun-da-mental. Now based on the wild West Coast of Auckland, having moved here in 2007. 5 LPs and 3 EPs deep Scalper is Hip-Hop like you’ve never heard it before. Moody, gritty beats with introspective lyrics that conjure visions of epic proportions, and an electrifying live performance that demands attention. The most recent release is his album 'The Shine' (10-02-2023).

A true multilingual artist, ¥OUNG GHO$T 鬼打樣 effortlessly switches between English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hakka. With a performance history that spans across New Zealand and Australia, his achievements include securing first place in the 'Rap Of China' competition New Zealand division, a top 10 spot in the 'Rap Of China' competition Australasia division, and a second place win in 'The Voice, China' New Zealand division. Through Hip-Hop, he proudly represent their culture and community, forging a path that's uniquely their own.

Kieran Tahir is a British Pakistani producer and DJ who emigrated from Scotland to Aotearoa at the age of 9. He has previously been involved in the Kerosene Comic Book collective and works closely alongside the elusive Tāmaki based producer Muirs. His music explores the complexities of hybrid identity, merging heavy UK productions and Pakistani pop bangers.


Tell your friends and whānau to book tickets now at – strictly limited capacity, don't miss out!

And don't forget to check out the special kitchen-pop by Nanam x The Strawberry Pig, serving Modern Filipino cuisine from 6pm until sold out.

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ASIAN(SOUND)SCAPES x PONSONBY SOCIAL is a travelling pop-up festival that will immerse you in the rich tapestry of Pan-Asian music, comedy, and culinary delights, this edition right in the heart of Ponsonby. Embark on a month-long journey through vibrant soundscapes from Tāmaki Makaurau's very best local Pan-Asian creatives.

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