The first ever addition to our bookings roster - Awa or Te Awanui Reeder (Ngati Raukawa, Ngai Te Rangi, Nga Potiki, Ngati Whakaue) and his honey-sweet vocals were first heard with his group Nesian Mystik - the six-strong collective that have stormed the New Zealand pop charts for over a decade.
As one of the principal songwriters, Awa's skills with a pad & pen and on the microphone have also been brought to bear on tracks from artists as diverse as Dane Rumble, PNC and Sydneyside hip hop duo Turnstyle Puppets.
Releasing his debut EP Native Intel today, we journey via 5 tracks into Awa'sdeepening relationship with Te Reo Maori (Maori language) - set to a 21st century backdrop of R&B, hip hop and funk. Guests on the EP include beautiful soulstress Maisey Rika, Otautahi lyricist Maitreya, and fellow Nesian - David ‘Dmon’ Atai.
Like a fresh batch of his famous fried bread, Awa is serving up two generous servings of his 100 per cent Aotearoa (NZ) sounds in 2011 - Native Intel will be followed later this year by his debut album Sleep Walker, which will see him join forces with a "who's who" of Aotearoa talent including Che Fu, Aaradhna and reggae powerhouse House of Shem.
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