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About

Tiki Taane

Artist, Producer, Activist, Engineer
One of the country's most well-known and diverse artists and producers, Tiki Taane is considered to be an influential element in the pioneering of New Zealand's bass culture, as well as the country's most prolific and talented "genre-bending experimentalist". First rising to prominence as live engineer and eventually frontman of leading band Salmonella Dub in 1996, Tiki embarked upon a life changing solo career in 2007.

ABOUT

Renowned as much for his powerful, headlining live performances as he is for the anthems he writes and produces, Tiki’s extraordinary ability to rock the mic as both a gifted performance MC and/or a solo acoustic performer is something to be experienced firsthand. Although affectionately known as ‘King of the Dubs’ in Aotearoa, his musical influences and appeal are broad, traversing from dubstep, reggae, drum n bass and hip-hop, to more contemporary pop/rock sensibilities. No matter the set he performs, or which country he performs in, the audience is always reminded of the sheer power of Tiki’s ability to unify and wow as he seamlessly delivers a unique performance experience.

Tiki’s self produced debut solo release ‘Past Present Future’ achieved double platinum sales and picked up a swag of NZ Music awards. His beautiful acoustic love ballad ‘Always On My Mind’ rose to #1 and broke two all-time NZ records – it sat in the charts for a record 55 weeks and was also the first-ever NZ digital single to achieve platinum sales.

In July 09, Tiki released his remix album ‘FLUX’ and in March 2011 his album ‘In the World Of Light’ which rose immediately to #1 in the charts. In 2013 Tiki released his live album ‘With Strings Attached’, which was recorded in a Wellington Church with his band The Dub Soldiers, an 18-piece string orchestra and kapahaka Te Pou O Mangataawhiri. This album, also charting in the Top 20, was filmed and broadcast to the country by TV ONE, beautifully showcasing Tiki’s immense diversity and appeal.

Fostering a strong artist community and collaborative mindset has always been part of Tiki’s ethos. Over the years he has teamed up with many international artists such as Joss Stone, Michael Franti, DUBFX, Andrew Tosh, Mad Professor, DJ Digital, Total Science, Sticky Fingers frontman Dylan Frost, Gaudi and has worked with nearly every bass heavy act in NZ.

Tiki has produced multi-platinum singles and albums, not only for himself but for top NZ artists such as Salmonella Dub, Six60 and longtime friends Shapeshifter, for whom he’s been their exclusive live sound engineer since 1999. His most recent work was the musical score for Six60’s feature film ‘Til The Lights Go Out’, and the musical score (with Laughton Kora) for the new branding of AMA – Aotearoa Music Awards.

Currently, between constant gigs performing his “One Man Band” show, Tiki can be found deep in his solar-powered studio, producing projects for Six60, Kora, Shapeshifter, L.A.B, Shihad, Ria Hall, Rob Ruha, Mana Lion, Maisey Rika, Fly My Pretties, Lee Mvtthews, Trei, Concord Dawn, The Upbeats, State of Mind, The Adults and Ra Costello, with many more artists’ projects under construction. His production skills and live shows are in hot demand globally, making him one of the busiest musicians in NZ, something that Tiki has worked very hard to achieve, solidifying his role as NZs “King of the Dubs”.

DISCOGRAPHY

Tiki Taane Music Production, Recordings, Albums, Singles, Remixes & featured releases Discography.

2022
  • BIG SIMA FT. TIMMY PORTER – Truth Single
  • SKRAM  – Living Our Lives Tiki Taane Remix Single
2021
  • BIG SIMA & TIKI FT SEKA – Revolutionaries Single
  • BLINDSPOTT – Rest In Pieces Single
  • KATCHAFIRE – Whaingaroa Single
  • KORA – L-Over Single
  • MANA MOANA Project
  • SALMONELLA DUB FT. TIKI – Finding My Way Home Single
  • SHAPESHIFTER
    • The Brave Single
    • Rituals Album
    • The Roxxy & Rituals Single
    • Life Single
    • Found in You Single
  • SIT DOWN IN FRONT FT. TIKI TAANE – Pixie Caramel Single
  • SIX60 – Gold 10 Year Anniversary Album
  • STICKY FINGERS – We Can Make The World Grow Single
  • SUMMER THIEVES
    • Paradise Down The Road Album
    • Saturday Night Single
    • Stuck On You Single
  • TE RAWHITIROA BOSCH & TIKI – He Kaupapa Waka Waitangi Museum Exhibition Soundscape
  • THE NUDGE & TROY KINGI – He Orite Tiki Taane Remix Single
  • TIKI TAANE – He Kaupapa Waka Waitangi Museum Exhibition Soundscape
  • TIKI TAANE & FLOWIDUS – Summer Time Remix Single
  • VENICE
    • Queen Of The Night Single
    • I Know Him I Love Him Single
2020
  • ANALISE – Made In NZ Single
  • BIG SIMA FT. JAKE BARTOS – Neverland Single
  • L.A.B – In the Air Tiki Taane Remix Single
  • MAISEY RIKA – Matariki Tāpuapua Single
  • SIX60 – Til the Lights Go Out Movie Soundtrack
  • SHAPESHIFTER – Light Speed Single
  • THE PEACEKEEPERS FT. TIKI TAANE – Hot Thing Single
  • THE UPBEATS – CTK 4000 Single
  • TIKI TAANE
    • Why Am I Here? Single
    • Why Am I Here? Optimus Gryme Remix Single
  • TIKI TAANE & LAUGHTON KORA – Aotearoa Music Awards Branding Music
  • TREI, DUBFX, TIKI TAANE – Space & Time Single
  • TRUTH FT. TIKI TAANE – Sub Chaser Single
  • TŪTAHI FT. TIKI TAANE – Stay Single
2019
  • BIG SIMA
    • Back In The Day Single
    • Big Shot Single
    • Keep Calm Single
    • Underground King EP
    • JWMDD Ft. Tiki Taane Single
  • DYLAN FROST
    • Lush Linguistic EP
    • Golden Tongue Single
  • TIKI TAANE
    • Kei Tōku Ngākau Nei Koe Single
    • Serendipity Single
    • The One Man Band EP (Live)
    • Serendipity Remix Singles – Tiki Taane, Dick Johnson & Dirtydub
2018
  • FLOWIDUS FT. TIKI TAANE – Horizons Single
  • TIKI TAANE & SALMONELLA DUB – Ignite Single
2017
  • FLY MY PRETTIES & TIKI TAANE – Black Hole Single
  • RIA HALL
    • Rules Of Engagement Album
    • Tell Me Single
    • Black Light Single
    • Te Ahi Kai Pō Ft. Tiki Taane Single
    • Black Hole Single / Fly My Pretties & Tiki Taane
  • ROB RUHA – Cry To The Mountain Single
  • SUMMER THIEVES – Warped Album
2016
  • BLACK SUN EMPIRE & STATE OF MIND FT. TIKI TAANE – Skin Crawler Single
  • BOB MARLEY & PETER TOSH – Get Up Stand Up Tiki Taane Remix Single
  • FLY MY PRETTIES & TIKI TAANE
    • Always On My Mind Live Single (At The Isaac Theatre Royal)
    •  This Life Single
  • RIA HALL – Love Will Lead Us Home Tiki Taane Remix Single
  • SHAPESHIFTER – Stars Album
  • SOUL SYSTEM – Believe Single
  • TIKI TAANE – No Place Like Home Ft. Ria Hall Single
  • TŪTAHI FT. TIKI TAANE – Get Up Stand Up Single
2015
  • ROB RUHA – Kariri Single
2014
  • DUB FX FT. TIKI TAANE – Bassline Single
  • JAYSON NORRIS & TIKI TAANE – Save My Soul Single
  • KIM DOTCOM FT. TIKI TAANE – Little Bit Of Me Single
  • MC SHURESHOCK & PHETSTA FT. TIKI TAANE – Bass Medicine Single
  • TIKI TAANE
    • With Strings Attached Album
    • Falling Angels Single
2013
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FT. TIKI TAANE – Let You Go Single
  • DICK JOHNSON FT. TIKI TAANE & BOH RUNGA – Shadows Single
  • SHAPESHIFTER – Delta Album
  • TIKI TAANE – Enough Is Enough Single

2012

  • TIKI TAANE
    • Is Our Love Worth Fighting For? Single
    • Over the Rainbow Single
2011
  • BULLETPROOF & TIKI TAANE – Soundtrack To Forever Single
  • KNIGHTS OF THE DUB TABLE – Sing It To Me Tiki Taane Remix Single
  • SIX60 – Six60 Gold Album
  • TIKI TAANE
    • In The World of Light Album
    • If Ya With Me Optimus Gryme Remix Single
    • Light Years Away Crushington Remix Single
    • Come Fly With Me Sambora Remix Single
    • Freedom To Sing Single
  • TIKI TAANE, OPTIMUS GRYME & THE APO – My Lion Rugby World Cup Theme Music
2010
  • TIKI TAANE
    • Starship Lullaby Single
    • Summer Time Single
2009
  • PADDY FREE & RICHARD NUNNS FT. TIKI TAANE – Wairua Single
  • SHAPESHIFTER – The System Is A Vampire Album
  • STATE OF MIND FT. TIKI TAANE – Kinetic Single
  • TIKI TAANE
    • Flux Remix Album
    • Sonic Exhibition Auckland Museum Soundscape
2008
  • ANTIFORM FT. TIKI TAANE – Got To Be You Single
  • BULLETPROOF, MINDSCAPE & TIKI TAANE – Dark Times & Desperate Measures Single
  • TIKI TAANE
    • Always On My Mind Single
    • Our Favourite Target Ft. Julia Deans Single
    • Our Favourite Target Remix Singles – Trei, Pacific Heights
    • Faded Ft. PDigsss Single
  • TIKI TAANE & TOTAL SCIENCE – Back To My Roots Single
2007
  • KORA – Kora Album
  • SHAPESHIFTER – Shapeshifter Live Album
  • STATE OF MIND – Now This Is It Remix Single
  • TIKI TAANE
    • Past Present Future Album
    • Now This Is It Single
    • David Lange You Da Bomb Single
    • Tangaroa Single
2006
  • CONCORD DAWN FT. TIKI TAANE – Never Give Up On Love Single
  • SHAPESHIFTER – Soulstice Album
2004
  • SALMONELLA DUB
    • One Drop East Album
    • Mercy EP Single
    • Dancehall Girl Single
2003
  •  CONCORD DAWN FT. TIKI TAANE – Don’t Tell Me Single
2002
  • RHOMBUS FT. TIKI TAANE
    • Clav Dub Single
    • Onward (Step It Up) Single
  • SALMONELLA DUB
    • Outside The Dub Plates Remix Album
    • Nu Steppa Single
2001
  • SALMONELLA DUB
    • Inside The Dub Plates Album
    • Love Your Ways Single
    • Push On Thru Single
    • Problems Single
    • Tha Bromley East Rolla Single
1999
  • SALMONELLA DUB
    • Killervision Album
    • For The Love Of it Single
  • SLIM – Bullet In My Hand EP
  • THE NOMAD – Second Selection Album
1998
  • THE NOMAD – Movement Album
1997
  • SALMONELLA DUB – Calming Of The Drunken Monkey Album

Tiki in his element