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Premiere: Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie Drop Single 'Bumpy' + Announce NZ Tour

Premiere: Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie Drop Single 'Bumpy' + Announce NZ Tour

Photo by Frances Carter / Wednesday 12th December, 2018 9:35AM

Auckland hip hop dynamo Dbldbl aka Liam Dargaville (Cool Tan) is back with a mind-warping collaboration with enigmatic production guru Trapjaw Kelpie titled 'Bumpy', featuring guest raps from Pīki Tanguru. It's been almost a year since the duo dropped their catchy festive favourite 'Christmas Day At The Breakfast Buffet', the new track sees Dbldbl's rhymes bounce around Trapjaw Kelpie's mazelike sonic spaces, featuring such killer lines as "I'm heavy, when I drop I make it wavy / I’m bout to pop a manu off the jetty."

Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie are bringing the party tonight at The Wine Cellar with "two mysterious heartthrobs" Yellowmoon and cyberpunk RnB artists Bb gurl for a special fundraiser show in support of their brand new album Chip Buddies (due to drop in February) and nationwide tour, and have today unveiled their early 2019 tour details for you to memorise below. There'll also be exclusive new tees designed by Trapjaw Kelpie's visual nom de plume Grits 'n Grams available at tonight's show, for fans to put their money where their mouth is and get some stylish merch in the bargain. Dbldbl talked about how 'Bumpy' came together with Trapjaw Kelpie and their upcoming plans...

"I'm not sure that there is a process. I wanna make up some wholesome story an say that when we're together everything combines and glues naturally but it's more separated than that. Tim (Trapjaw Kelpie) produces music at such an alarmingly fast rate that I'm more or less a kid set loose in Toyworld (which is now what I wished we were gonna call the album). In saying that I need to choose & write relatively fast because Tim gets bored of his beats just as quickly and has a habit of clearing his computer (to make space for new songs) along with all the original files. I'm not complaining though. Being spoiled for choice is hardly a negative, and luckily Tim doesn't hate what I lay over the top of his production. It also means we've been pretty productive in getting this album on it's way.

I'm just trying to keep up. I initially recorded a relatively clean take over 'Bumpy' but it was far too contrasted. Now it's a beautiful mess which is far more fitting to how most of our products end up."

Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie

Saturday 9th February - The Cook, Dunedin w/ Jaggers x Lines & Kolya
Friday 15th February - Caroline, Wellington w/ Imugi 이무기 & bad friend
Friday 22nd February - Space Academy, Christchurch w/ pickle darling & French_concession 法國租界
Saturday 23rd February - Flying Out, Auckland (All Ages)
Saturday 23rd February - Backroom, Auckland w/ Imugi 이무기 & Randa

Tickets available via UTR from Tuesday 18th December

 For tickets and more info on tonight's Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie fundraiser with Yellowmoon and Bb gurl, head along over HERE.


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Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie 'Chip Buddies' Tour - Cancelled
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Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie 'Chip Buddies' Tour - Cancelled
Fri 22nd Feb 8:00pm
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Dbldbl x Trapjaw Kelpie 'Chip Buddies' Tour
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