WATCH: Music Month Wrap Up – Take it to the Streets

Written by on June 21, 2022

What a stellar music month for 2022! Seeing the music industry come alive again made this year even more memorable. This year’s ‘Level Up’ theme we saw focuses on tomorrow’s stars. Showcasing up-and-coming talent and success stories, and celebrating what emerging success means for the New Zealand artists. We had over 40 people come down and participate in Take it to the Streets.

We were lucky enough to feature some OGs from the Auckland scene: Bella Shanti, Tipene, DiCE NZ, Latin Aotearoa and Sola Rosa. As well as exciting emerging artists: Lisi (AUS), Krispy & The Pooch, Ivy Maraey, Sam V and the y$o crew, Mindas Mind, Luke W, Hans., The RVMES, Silas Futura.

Local movers and shakers popped down to chat all things music and community. A big thank you to: Casey (Atomic Coffee), Chris (Groove Bar), Huia (Nga Rangaitahi Toa Director), Anton (Phantom Billstickers), Steve (The Kingslander), Parachute (who from parachute?) and Irene (Songbirds in Suburbs). 

Three of our talented youth mentees made it Kingsland to perform alongside established artists. Rylee performed her original track “No Lie” which features mentor Sandy Mill. The two wrote, produced and recorded the song as a part of our youth mentoring program.

Kau has one of our more developed mentees, having started with us in 2020. He has released his first album called Black Sand. Kau stepped up to perform his original track “Kick Back”.

One of our first mentees representing Mangere, Sylas was first introduced to us through our partner organisation Ngā Rangatahi Toa back in 2019. He opted for his own redition of the hiphop classic “Changes”.

Sending massive ups to anyone who came down and joined us to be apart of the action, along with our supports: Big thanks to our partners The Fringe District, Nga Rangatahi Toe and Skinny Jump

Check out our Youtube for all the Take it to the Streets episode from May.

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