Yoko-Zuna

Yoko-Zuna

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"Just two words; freaking amazing... spectacular to witness live as you watched and listened to a show completely unique to any other. Yoko Zuna has created a style of music that they can truly call their own" - Ambient Light, May 2018

Yoko-Zuna are set to release their new album Voyager in November 2018. Across 16 tracks, the album will see them not only work with some of the country's finest vocalists, Noah Slee, Ladi6, JessB, MeloDownz & more, but also further expand on their sound of live electronic/hip-hop crafted both in studio with the respective artists and live across many festival performances. 

In just over four years, Yoko-Zuna have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands in NZ and a favourite on the festival circuit with their combination of uniqe electronic/hip-hop compositions and a fantastic live show.

With the release of their debut album, This Place Here, in 2015, Yoko-Zuna announced themselves to the greater music scene with an album showcasing a combination of  sub-electronic frequencies, melodic moments, and immense bass-synth-fuelled drops. The album combined Yoko-Zuna’s unique instrumental sound with some of the country’s most talented vocalists including David Dallas, Bailey Wiley and Team Dynamite.

May 2016 saw Yoko-Zuna release the Luminols EP. Featuring some of NZ’s biggest vocalists in P-Digsss, Laughton Kora & Tom Scott, along with the fresh talents of Lukan Raisey, HEAVY & Larzranda, the EP shows a band infusing electronic/hip-hop with their own inimitable sound. 

2017 saw the band establish themselves as a festival favourite, and began work towards their second album. Road tested across NZ and a number of Australian shows, the album shows a band becoming more confident in their own sound. 

Upcoming Releases

Voyager album to be released November 9, 2018
Three new singles and five live session videos to be released in the months leading up - one new piece of content every three weeks

Live Options

4-piece live band with sample vocals remixed live
4-piece band with live vocalists options including the likes of SWIDT, Laughton Kora, Ladi6, Randa, Bailey Wiley, Team Dynamite, MeloDownz & Raiza Biza

Live Highlights

Rhythm & Alps 2017 Main Stage Performance after midnight NYE, Rhythm & Vines 2017 & 16, Big Sound Brisbane 2017, Homegrown 2017, Splore 2017, Soundsplash 2017, Northern Bass 2016, The Others Way 2016 & 17, sold out Matterhorn closing party, Hunter Lounge Wellington, sold-out Kings Arms June 2016, Auckland Arts Festival 2016, sold-out Q Theatre Auckland Dec 2015

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