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Ladi6 New Zealand Tour

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Ladi6 New Zealand Tour

One of New Zealand's favourite hip-hop musicians Ladi6 will be embarking on a 13-date national tour this winter.

Performing in AucklandQueenstown and everywhere in between, upcoming Auckland hip-hop collective Team Dynamite will be touring with Ladi6 as the support act.

Since the release of her debut album Time is Not Much in 2008, Ladi6 has been touring internationally near-relentlessly, while still finding time to release another two albums (2010's The Liberation Of... and 2013's Automatic) and pick up a few awards along the way, including three New Zealand Music Awards and the coveted Taite Music Prize. 

This year Ladi6 and her band will tour Brazil and the States for the first time, and embark on another comprehensive tour of Europe, before returning home for the August tour.


Ladi6 with Team Dynamite - Touring August

Released last year to great acclaim, their third album Automatic was recorded between Detroit's legendary Studio and Revolver Studios in Waiuku. It was hailed by the NZ Herald in a breathless five-star review as a 'sonic stunner', and even professional curmudgeon Simon Sweetman declared it "the record of her career" ... "slinky and groovy and – sonically – it’s a joy.". It debuted at number three on the nationalcharts and featured on many end-of-year 'best of' lists.

This year has seen the band make their debut tour of Brazil, and they are about to embark on a comprehensive tour of Europe and, for the first time, the US. Their mid-winter tour of NZ is something of a victory lap for Ladi, Parks, Brandon Haru and Julien Dyne - a band who have always let the music speak for itself.

In support are hotly-tipped Auckland hip-hop collective Team Dynamite. Their laid-back, jazz influenced style has invited comparisons to A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast and De la Soul, albeit with a distinctly NZ flavour. Their latest release, the album Shepherd's Delight features guest appearances from members of Homebrew, @peace and Che Fu and was highly praised by reviewers for its "great mix of sharp flow, clever lines and warm production, evoking the DIY East Coast sound of the ’90s. [Team Dynamite] navigate easily between social commentary, quirky metaphors and retrospect." (NZ Musician).