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  • Raiza Biza Shares Slick Visuals For ‘City Girl’

    Raiza Biza Shares Slick Visuals For ‘City Girl’

    Raiza Biza - City Girl ft Embher (Music Video)

    NEW ZEALAND TOUR KICKS OFF

    FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER - NECK OF THE WOODS, AUCKLAND

    Ahead of his extensive New Zealand album tour, Raiza Biza shares slick visuals for ‘City Girl’, directed and created by long-time collaborator Connor Pritchard. The uptempo track features the honey-dewed vocal tones of Embher, over a hard-hitting dancefloor pulse.

    Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated local releases this year, the Rwandan-kiwi rapper released his new album Bygones on October 4th via Low Key Source. A hypnotic culmination of hundreds of hard drive demos, the nine track record features cameo appearances from Sudanese-American rapper/producer extraordinaire Oddisee, along with AmmoNation collaborators Blaze the Emperor, Embher and producer VULC and more.

    Biza’s new material follows a new sound arch, finding inspiration in the deeply written metaphors of the Marvin Gaye-era soul and the heart-hitting rhythms of 1970’s funk. Binding his grounding in socially conscious thought and observational storytelling, Biza studies the human condition and the world around us. Though this time, he admits, the record finds the balance between fun and seriousness. Rather than be ruled by the lyrics, the music plays an emotive part.

    He tells the angles of the human condition through high octane moments, the party life, through to the low, self-reflective moments found in tracks like Stolen Youthand Trouble where he teams up with Oddisee and Zenyth. Both tracks have gone onto become student radio network hits, sitting in the top 10 of the Radioscope Alternative Airplay chart in New Zealand for consecutive weeks.

    Watch Raiza Biza - City Girl (feat. Embher) Below!

     

     
  • New Zealand's Raiza Biza and Melbourne's Hip Hop Front Runner REMI Drop New Ep "Black Hole Sun"

    New Zealand's Raiza Biza and Melbourne's hip hop front runner REMI Drop New Ep "Black Hole Sun"

    Raiza Biza x REMI Black Hole Sun EP

    New Zealand's Raiza Biza and Melbourne's hip hop front runner REMI today share their new EP Black Hole Sun via their respective imprints Low Key Source and House of Beige Records. With the record's beat-making in the hands of Detroit’s legendary hip hop and production maestro Black Milk, the 6-track masterpiece flows between infectious grooves and features from the likes of Sampa the Great and Baro. Ahead of their upcoming Australia & New Zealand tour, the collaboration are also treating fans to the wild visuals for debut single “Runner” ft. Baro.

    The impeccable release absorbs all the free flowing vocals and dynamic production afforded by the lineup of cross-nation collaborators, making for a melting pot of hip-hop and soul visions in one stunning reel of beats. Recent track “Runner” ft. Baro gave the first taste from the team; a high tempo, beat driven hip hop track electrified by dancing production from Black Milk, slick lyrics and cheeky verses from Melbourne friend Baro. Dropping the knees to a lower body groove, “Jiggy” expels deep bass strums to drive formidable vocals, backed by the smooth rhymes of Sampa the Great for a spine-tingling track and a force to be reckoned with. Stepping behind the mic for the feverous “Freeman”, Black Milk joins Remi and Raiza for a stunning marriage of hip hop vocals atop a slowed down beat, explosive bass hits and spiralling keys.

    “Livestock” sees a refrain from special guests for a perfect homage to the chemistry behind the REMI and Raiza partnership, embodied in flowing vocals and blissful harmonies beside Black Milk’s ascending beats you can’t help but shimmy along to. “P.O.M.” continues the killer showcase of collaborative vocals while Black Milk curates yet another undeniable deep groove that slides into the finale in “Genesis”. A thought-provoking and powerful speech sustained by rolling production and defiant rhymes delivered once again by Sampa the Great, the track is a seamless sign-off to the record.

    Accompanying the new EP is the video for recent sensation “Runner”, following the late night escapades of Remi, Raiza and Baro, plus a cameo from Remi's long-time musical collaborator (and half of REMI) Sensible J, who mixed the record at House of Beige Studios.

     

     

    In celebration of the EP Remi and Raiza Biza will be bringing their new record in its entirety live to select stages in both their home countries this November. Kicking off on Friday November 9 on REMI’s home turf at Melbourne Northcote Social Club, the boys will then head to Sydney's iconic The Lansdowne Hotel on Friday November 16. They will next venture to Caroline in Wellington on Friday November 23 to meet Raiza Biza’s national fans, before wrapping up at Auckland’s Neck of the Woodson Saturday November 24. Fans can also catch Remi with his full live band at Southern Comfort’s multi-stage party Southern Sounds, hitting Sydney on Saturday December 8.

    Remi is firmly placed at the top of Australia’s soul and hip hop spectrum, having performed sold-out headline tours across Europe & Australia as well as shared the stage with the likes of Joey Bada$$Danny Brown & De La Soul. Hamilton based Kiwi-Rwandan rapper Raiza Biza has also seen global success, taking his captivating storytelling to stages across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. No strangers to collaboration, with Remi backing up on a remix track for Raiza's "Strong Woman". Their guest vocalists have also long been part of the family, with Remi and Sampa each featuring on one another's latest records as well as Sensible J's debut solo release "Fire Sign".

    Needing little introduction since rising as a young hip hop star, Detroit visionary Black Milk made his first major mark on the industry with his work on Slum Village’s records before going on to work with the likes of J. DillaDanny BrownRZABlack Thought (The Roots), and Pharoahe Monch. Now signed to Nas’ record label Mass Appeal Records, where his latest multi-genre masterpiece FEVER was released, the prolific producer and rapper continues to expand on his acclaimed and diverse portfolio now with this new collaborative gem that will keep you moving with each and every listen.

    TRACKLISTING:

    1. Runner Feat. Baro
    2. Jiggy Feat. Sampa The Great
    3. Freeman Feat. Black Milk
    4. Live Stock 
    5. P.O.M. (Piece Of Mind)
    6. Genesis Feat. Sampa The Great

     
  • Ladi6 & Raiza Biza AA Side Limited 7 Inch Vinyl Release Out Friday May 11th

    Ladi6 & Raiza Biza AA side limited 7 inch vinyl release Out Friday May 11th

    To coincide with New Zealand Music Month Low Key Source releases a limited edition AA side 7 inch vinyl release featuring exclusive remixes of Ladi6 and Raiza Biza tracks.

    To coincide with New Zealand Music Month Low Key Source releases a limited edition AA side 7 inch vinyl release featuring exclusive remixes of Ladi6 and Raiza Biza tracks.

    "Royal Blue" is taken off Ladi6's "Royal Blue 3000" EP and gets the remix treatment courtesy of Silent Jay (Silent Jay & Jace XL), Sensible J (REMI / Sampa The Great) and Leigh Fisher.

    Raiza Biza enlists Melbourne based Hip Hop artist REMI of his "Strong Woman" track taken off his "Day & Night" EP as they pay homage to the women in their lives with this lyrically charming remix.

    TRACKLISTING:

    Side A - Ladi6 "Royal Blue" (Silent Jay, Sensible J & Leigh Fisher Remix) Side AA - Raiza Biza "Strong Woman" Remix Featuring REMI

     
  • Plutonic Lab Returns With a Sophisticated Double A Side Single ‘Blind Eyes’ and ‘Give It Up’

    Plutonic Lab Returns With a Sophisticated Double A Side Single ‘Blind Eyes’ and ‘Give It Up’

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    Plutonic Lab Returns With a Sophisticated Double A Side Single
    'Blind Eyes' and 'Give It Up'

     

    Australian award winning producer Plutonic Lab returns with a sophisticated, genre defy- ing Double A Side Single 'Blind Eyes' and 'Give It Up.'

    Pluto brings together a strong list of talented artists: The soulful, smoky voice of Natalie Slade, New Zealand based Rwandan rapper Raiza Biza, and multi-instrumentalist BH.

    The two tracks mark an intoxicating return for the producer, showcasing how he is able to bring together artists' of diverse backgrounds and styles to display skills, restraint and synergy in a moment in time.

    Plutonic Lab says, "I feel the sound of these two pieces have a great balance between electronic textures, acoustic instrumentation, jazz, tough beats and clout."
    The two songs are an example of Plutonic Lab's collaborative, versatile nature and his ability to cross genres without limitations.

    The single will be available across all digital platforms March 16, listeners can keep an eye out for the limited edition 7 inch vinyl to be released on Record Store Day, Saturday, April
    21st.

    Plutonic Lab has provided the backdrop for countless artists over a mammoth career spanning over two decades, collaborating with artists locally and internationally including Black Milk, Drapht, Hilltop Hoods, G-Love (US), Lanks, Guilty Simpson (US) and Wiley (UK).

    Plutonic Lab's 2016 LP "Deep Above The Noise" attained feature album status on Double J and Won "Best Hip-Hop Album' at the AGE Music Victoria Awards 2016. Notably he pro- duced Dialectrix's 2013 album, "The Cold Light of Day" which was shortlisted for the Aus- tralian Music Prize, won the 2009 UK Mercury Prize for his work with Speech Debelle, and was nominated for 'Best Urban Release' at the 2008 ARIA Awards as half of the hip-hop duo Muph & Plutonic, who also placed 2 songs in the Triple J's "Hottest 100."

    Pluto has toured across extensively across Australia, internationally and as tour drummer for Hilltop Hoods in the U.S, Canada, UK & Europe.

    Natalie Slade

    Originally hailing from Sydney, Australia - Singer/Songwriter Natalie Slade's soulful, smoky voice with its impressively strong range sits well amongst a fusion of Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk and Electro music.

    Raiza Biza

    New Zealand based Rwandan rapper Raiza Biza's smooth baritone and contemplative sto- rytelling blurs into the Jazz/Soul tinged beats he favours.

     

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