Monthly Archives: May 2017

TASH SULTANA @ The Powerstation : 27 May 2017

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After an EPIC 2016 with sold out shows around the world, Tash Sultana is excited to announce a New Zealand tour for 2017, playing Christchurch, Wellington and returning to Auckland in May.

Tash made her first visit here in November where she played an incredible sold out show at the Kings Arms in Auckland.

The 21 year-old from Melbourne has become a worldwide sensation over recent months. The incredibly infectious energy of her one-woman show has been winning people over all round the world.

She sings, beatboxes, and plays guitar, mandolin and numerous other instruments on stage, using loops and electronic effects to build a vibe that’s a unique and totally spellbinding experience.

Her 2016 schedule already packs in Laneway Australia and Singapore, a USA tour in February and UK/Europe tour and Tash is stoked to get three more shows in New Zealand in May.

Tash has won triple j’s award for “Unearthed Artist of the Year” and Australia’s National Live Music Award as “Best Live Roots Act”.

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David Dallas @ The Powerstation : 26 May 2017

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In celebration of the release of his fourth studio album Hood Country Club last Friday 21 April, David Dallas has announced shows in Wellington and Auckland.

Playing Wellington’s San Fran on Thursday 25 May and Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday 26 May, David Dallas is back with new material and a new sound, crowning Hood Country Club his best album yet.

“I put it all into this one. I don’t really feel like being build ups – I’ll just say this record took time because it needed to, I’m proud of it, and I’ll be happy when everyone gets to hear it.” – David Dallas.

A harder hitting record, David Dallas doesn’t side step as he touches on everything from the political to the deeply personal.

He’s back and has something to say, with his assertive approach aptly summed up by the NZ Herald: “No word is spared, no line is wasted, any everything lands on or near its intended target.”

David Dallas’ new album follows the critically acclaimed and award-winning album Falling Into Place. Lead single ‘Runnin’ achieved PLATINUM status in New Zealand and has been viewed a whopping 3.8 million times on YouTube.

Hood Country Club is available for purchase and streaming across all platforms now.

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CRYSTAL CASTLES @ The Powerstation : 25 May 2017

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The groundbreaking experimental act, which hails from Toronto, Canada, will play at Auckland’s iconic Powerstation on Thursday, May 25. It comes hot on the heels of announcements that Crystal Castles has also been confirmed for two of the biggest festivals on the planet – Coachella and Bonnaroo.

Crystal Castles changed the face of electronic music when they burst onto the club scene in 2008 with their mind-blowing debut self-titled album. It drew critical acclaim and propelled them to the forefront of EDM communities around the world.

Headlining shows and major festivals all over the globe, the band went onto forge a reputation as one of the most compelling and energetic live acts in music.

“The opening song Plague sent the crowd into immediate frenzies… Ethan Kath’s catastrophic wall of sound ignited the intimate Studio into a pure indie-rave for a solid 90 minutes of distorted bliss” – Undertheradar review from their NZ gig at the Studio in 2013.

Crystal Castles’ next two albums – Crystal Castles II and (III) – saw them continue to push the envelope and solidify their place in the upper echelons of EDM. Now fronted by a new singer, Edith Frances, and with a new album, 2016’s Amnesty (I) to their name; Crystal Castles is writing a new chapter in their already remarkable story.

Expect nothing but an explosion of exhilarating energy, with all the favourite crowd-pleasing tunes as well as the band’s freshest material, when Crystal Castles returns to New Zealand for their one and only show at the Powerstation on May 25. This is one show you do not want to miss!

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SAMPHA – THE PROCESS TOUR @ The Powerstation : 24 May 2017

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Since the release of his debut ‘Sundanza’ EP in 2010 and 2013’s ‘Dual’ EP, Sampha has quietly but assuredly become one of the UK’s most enigmatic and respected artists. Still just twenty seven years old, he has lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a range of stand out releases, from UK contemporaries such as FKA twigs, Jessie Ware and SBTRKT to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Kanye West and, most recently this year, on Frank Ocean’s Endless and Solange’s A Seat At The Table albums. Now it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story and Process, produced by Sampha himself and Rodaidh McDonald, is set to be his defining musical statement.

2016 has seen Sampha become one of the most in-demand new live acts around, with two London shows at Corsica Studios and The Electric Brixton selling out in a matter of minutes. In fact, every one of Sampha’s UK and North American tour dates this year have sold out.

The 2017 dates will feature Sampha’s biggest headline shows to date, including London’s 2,000 capacity Roundhouse and New York’s 3,000 capacity Terminal 5, plus debut shows at Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s The Forum, Brisbane’s Max Watt’s and Auckland’s Powerstation

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MOUVEMENT FT. QUIX, LUUDE & MONTELL2099 @ The Powerstation : 20 May 2017

MOUVEMENT FT. QUIX, LUUDE & MONTELL2099

Mouvement, is a project derived from WE MOUVE. Mouvement is a kaleidoscope. There is no genre. It is a night to project new-gen & forward thinking music. Mouvement is culture. It is a connection of people, that come together.

“There is no such thing as genre, there is just love.”

QUIX (NZ)

Auckland, NZ, hometown hero Jono Schnell aka QUIX, has taken the world by storm. His signature sound in bass has turned heads from the top of the chain, including Skrillex. With releases on OWSLA/NEST HQ/ DIM MAK & Mad Decent, you can only begin to imagine how big his 2016 schedule is. Luckily for us, his management has allowed for his last performance in NZ until the end of the year, he is your headline you do not want to miss.

LUUDE (AUS)

Australian based producer LUUDE has quickly taken a lead over the ditch. Having been recently #1 Draft Picked by Ekali as 2017’s “One to watch out for”.. Do not miss his appearance at Mouvement.

Montell2099 (NZ)

For the first time ever, WE MOUVE is privilledged to host the beat making enigma that is Montell2099. A small town kid, with big city dreams. Blessed by kingpin Mr. Carmack, Montell’s ethereal sound is captivating the world and stealing the hearts with his profound future sound.

DJ Support from WE MOUVE: Kadyn Webster, Sam Lovli and Co-Founder Thomas Gates-Bowey.

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