Continuing on from their exciting summer tours including DaM-FunK, Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Mayer Hawthorne & The County and Roy Ayers – Niche Productions presents Ladi6 joining forces with Electric Wire Hustle for an Australian tour, April 2011.
Getting her start with seminal all-girl crew Sheelahroc, Ladi6 is New Zealand’s first lady of hip-hop. Releasing her debut solo album Time Is Not Much (produced by Fat Freddy’s Dro…p’s DJ Mu and later released by UK label BBE) in 2008, Ladi along with her musical partner/producer DJ Parks have been on a whirlwind advernture over the past 12 months including relocating to Berlin for sixty tour dates across Europe supporting the likes of Gil-Scott Heron, Masta Ace and Mayer Hawthorne.
Amongst all this touring, Ladi was busy working on her follow up offeringThe Liberation Of… which showcases her maturity as an artist and songwriter, gaining rave reviews all across New Zealand and now set for release in Australia in May. Since returning from Europe late last year, Ladi’s live show has expanded to feature dynamic New Zealand DJ/producer Julien Dyne as well as DJ Parks.
Fellow countrymen Electric Wire Hustle are one of New Zealand’s newest offerings, featuring a fresh combination of modern hip-hop, psychedelia and soul. Forming in 2007, they released their self titled debut album through BBE in 2010 as well as touring Europe and the US to make their mark and share their unique sound which features the unmistakable vocals of Mara TK who has been compared to Marvin Gaye.
Collaborating with the likes of Georgia Anne Muldrow, Steve Spacek and NZ Blues legend Billy TK on their album, EWH have also supported Shapeshifter, DaM-FunK, Talib Kweli and Peanut Butter Wolf whilst garnering a lot of support from BBC Radio 1 jocks Gilles Peterson and Benji B. Transfixing audiences with their live shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney last year, EWH return to Australia in 2011 with plans for a new album and more shows around the globe.
Ladi6 and Electric Wire Hustle, touring April 2011with special guests to be announced.
Sydney – Gaelic Club – 16th April
Ladi6 – The Liberation Of… available online and in all good music
stores from May 2011