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Team Dynamite Announce 'Respect The Process' Tour

Team Dynamite Announce 'Respect The Process' Tour

Chris Cudby / Friday 26th March, 2021 8:00AM

Tony Teez, Haz Beats and Lucky Lance are heading out on a well-earned release tour for their long-awaited new album Respect The Process, taking them all across Aotearoa in April and May for Team Dynamite's first tour in over six years. Released via Years Gone By and featuring contributions from Bailey Wiley, Diggy Dupé and Louis Baker, Respect The Process represents a triumphant, all-killer return from the widely revered hip hop trio, which rocketed to the number five spot on the NZ album charts when it dropped at the beginning of this month. Check out Tom Scott's eye-opening short documentary film telling the origins of Team Dynamite, how Respect The Process came together and the significant hurdles they faced on the journey towards the new record, and don't dare miss them celebrating in style at these very special headline events — grip the details below...

"This album captures our bounce back from adversity. It is the result of us working through the hard times together and using music as our group therapist" - Lucky Lance


Undertheradar proudly presents...

Team Dynamite

Saturday 24th April - Gisborne, Smash Palace*
Sunday 25th April - Napier, The Cabana*
Friday 30th April - Wellington, San Fran*
Saturday 1st May - Christchurch, Cassels Blue Smoke*
Sunday 2nd May - Dunedin, Starters Bar [cancelled]*
Thursday 6th May - Tuning Fork, Auckland

*Tickets available HERE via UTR
Auckland tickets via Moshtix



Press release:

Team Dynamite are thrilled to announce their first tour in over six years, in support of their sold out top five album 'Respect The Process'.

The band will be celebrating the release with a six date tour around New Zealand, including shows in Gisborne, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and finishing in Auckland.

Respect the Process features a stellar cast of special guests, including soulstress Bailey Wiley, 'Prince of Grey Lynn' Diggy Dupe and singer/songwriter Louis Baker. A short documentary has been produced by Tom Scott, who released the album via his label, Years Gone By.

Haz Beats, Producer and band-member explains the raw emotion of creating the new album. "I had to turn the music up to drown out what the world was saying about us at one stage. Every song was a chance to reset the wrongs and let those feelings bleed through our music."

Team Dynamite formed in the late 2000s after aspiring teenage MCs Lucky Lance and Tony Teez decided to take hip hop beyond their weekend freestyle sessions at a local park. An introduction to producer Haz Beats provided the beats they were missing, and suddenly Team Dynamite was a legitimate group, building a reputation for dance-floor friendly hip hop and becoming mainstays of the Young Gifted & Broke collective.

The group released The Demo Tape in 2010, Shepherds Delight in 2014 and Never Again EP in 2015. They've collaborated with a who's who of New Zealand music including Che Fu, @peace, Laughton Kora and Bailey Wiley. Their high energy live show saw the group play major festivals including Homegrown and Rhythm & Vines. They opened for international acts Methodman and Redman and supported local acts such as Fat Freddy's Drop and Ladi6.

Team Dynamite has been quiet for the last few years, save for a few singles to keep fans intrigued. They've focused on other projects - music and otherwise. Tony is a youth worker, Lance has a clothing brand and Haz continues to make beats and produce music, notably for Avantdale Bowling Club and Miloux, as well as touring with the re-formed Home Brew.

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Team Dynamite
Fri 30th Apr
San Fran, Wellington
Team Dynamite
Sat 1st May
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Team Dynamite
Thu 6th May
The Tuning Fork, Auckland