Infused with deep, slowly shifting beats, Ladi 6’s sound is a hypnotic, summery tonic. With soulful croon, hip-hop inflections and a sprinkling of Motown diva attitude, this young Kiwi songstress commands the stage. Spacey synths, deep bass pulses and soft cymbals set the scene for her second album The Liberation Of…. a beautiful amalgamation of soul and futuristic hip-hop, an energised audio landscape to sink into and get lost.
The most consistent and credible [RnB] record-maker in this country is Ladi6. THE NZ LISTENER
Bouncing soul energy, a strong jazz influence and a healthy dose of sarcasm gifts New Zealand’s Home Brew Crew with an intoxicating pop philosophy. Provocateurs and storytellers, this hip-hop crew blends punchy samples with melodic horn lines and guitar riffs – a recipe for boisterously good times.
9.15pm: Home Brew
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6-7 Feb 2014
A king of modern soul and an integral part of music history, Booker T Jones delivers bedrock grooves, stomping percussion and sultry organ work.
Fri 28 Feb 2014
Ranked as one of the 50 greatest artists of all time, this is hip-hop royalty that will have the Chevron Festival Gardens bouncing.
Sat 8 Feb 2014
One of Australia's most progressive live producers, Ta-Ku, curates a night of dazzling local talent.