Breaking Artists (June 2021)

Written by on June 2, 2021

‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so that we can push their music far and wide.

This month’s picks…

Siiimba – Day Ones

Simba Diallo aka Siiimba is a African/Kiwi urban poet and artist raised in the westside of Auckland city, New Zealand. His music draws influences from both his kiwi born up-bringing and African heritage. Previously the lead MC in jazz inspired, boom bap band, ‘The Boombox Eulogy’. He now is set to release his debut EP as a solo artist and show his hand in production, composing all of the compositions himself. 

“Day Ones” is an ode of gratitude to the people, places and challenges which have paved Siiimbas path to where he is today. Lined with a punchy bouncy beat, and beautifully swirling vocals from tasmiyah – this a catchy track to add to your bumping Spotify playlist.

Shared Soul – Computer love

Shared Soul are a collaborative music project between Flex Websters & Jewels. A sum far greater than its parts, Shared Soul encompasses all who resonate on the same frequency. Old-school New Zealand music head Flex lays the foundation & contributes the beast to the equation. While Indonesian singer/songwriter Jewels seals the deal with her sweet, soulful vocals.

‘Computer Love’ is the lead single of Shared Souls debut EP, written in one session, back when the duo were in London. It was one of those rare instances where the beat, melody and lyrics just flowed so naturally.

Salmonella Dub – Soul Love

The long-running dub/roots reggae band Salmonella Dub have released ‘The Soul Love Trippa 12” ‘ this month, 36 minute journey through the freshly mastered basslands of Aotearoa’s original space weavers. The record originated in the next phase of the band’s writing process In Christchurch 2017. Bass player Mark Tyler, missing in action for several years, was eventually tracked down in Vegas just before the IRD got him. On his return to Christchurch he first wrote the Soul Love Trippa bass lines and rhythm bed. Andrew added key’s and guitars in Mark’s Tuam St studio. Dave recorded the drums and penned the vocal line “So long Soul Love” and the bands horn section Scotty Taitoko, Michelle Harrison, Simon Kay wrote and recorded the big horn motifs with the bands original live engineer from 1993 Icemac in his Ferry Rd studio.

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