May 12, 2016
Aata puts te reo into drum and bass mix
Auckland musician and producer Huia Hamon has combined her passions for dub, electronic music and te reo Maori into a new EP.
Aata includes reggae and dub beats from House of Shem's Te Omeka and drum and bass tracks from Bailtercell.
Lois McIver helped on the reo Maori lyrics.
Hamon says she loves the fusion of technolgy and live music, and te reo Maori adds an extra dimension.
"I thought I could sing a drum and bass song in English, which I've done before, or let's see how te reo Maori goes and I think it fits really well because of the sounds of te reo Maori, it's fast and choppy and there are some soft nuances, and I think the language goes really well with the style," she says.
Huia Hamon says electronic music is international, and she can see Aata appealing to audiences around the world.
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