HAU “FOOTBALL, FEASTS & FUNERALS” MIXTAPE [SATURDAY – 20.09.2014]
There are two concepts behind the ‘Football, Feasts & Funerals’ mixtape. Firstly, the title is an acknowledgement of Hau’s heritage and culture with the mixtape loosely reflecting the three important things in a Tongan’s life; rugby union and league are near religions in the islands, food plays a big part in the culture, and attending funerals can happen almost bi-monthly.
Secondly, the beat selection is all homegrown. The mixtape tips the hat to some classic jams like Mama’s Funkstikools (Hauie’s Theory ft. Raph Boogie) and 2 Dogs (Re-Fizzlatukefu) and reinterprets songs originally by the Hilltop Hoods (Still Standing) and jazz musician, Ross McHenry (Stylus (intro)). Hau also blesses some original productions by the likes of Sensible J & Dutch (Back On the Job), Ta-ku (Here I Am) and Pro/Gram (So Deep). Hau says “Australia has some world-standard producers and I wanted to celebrate that fact with just choosing local music to rock over.”
HAU LATUKEFU //
Hau Latukefu lives and breathes hip hop. With 20 years of writing and performing under his belt (best known as the front man for ARIA award-winning duo, Koolism), Hau is now venturing into solo territory with the release of his mixtape, “Football, Feasts & Funerals” and his debut album “The No End Theory” due for release in late 2014.
His talent is both recognised and respected, providing guest vocals for local legends like The Hilltop Hoods, Urthboy and Hermitude as well as the new generation including Remi, Briggs and Mr Hill & Rahjconkas. Hau’s collaborations also extend to overseas artists including UK pioneer, Rodney P, US wordsmith, Casual and more recently, Oddisee.
In 2008, Hau took the reigns as presenter and producer for the Hip Hop Show on Australia’s leading youth network, triple j – bringing his experience and vast knowledge of the culture he has been immersed in since the mid ‘80s. He continues to rule the airways, currently the longest serving presenter in the show’s history.
Hau was born in Australia to Tongan parents, which gave him access to two cultures he would draw from when it came to writing lyrics and performing them on stage. His heritage plays an important part of who is as a person and as an artist. Original by name, original by style.
KRYSTEL DIOLA //
The lady with the soooopa dynamite soul & the front woman of “Behind the front”…
Trans-tasmin Dlct brings all thats good in hop-hop…
BENNY HINN //
Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beatz for the masses… Although now only 33, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Wollongong and the Southcoast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finess and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Anunal release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…
The Hinn has also been dipping into a little production here and there with a few little mashes and beats all up on his soundcloud page.
His latest venture has been PLAY BAR. After drawing inspiration from his last stint in Melbourne and meeting his partner & co-owner Sarah, the two worked hard to build, what they hope to be for many years to come, an institution in Surry Hills Sydney.
WHEN: SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2014
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.