O.G. ft. Rayjah 45, KPz, & MC Aeries ‘Blaze’
Taken from Oakey Grenell’s latest release Finest Selections: The First 10 Years on Central Records, “Blaze” is also the first single from the next OG album due in 2013.
Spanning the years 2002 – 2012 Oakey Grenell – Finest Selections: The First 10 Years compiles what could be considered his life’s work thus far. 16 tracks that delve into Grenell’s substantial back catalogue and represent some of the favourites from the 8 releases that Central Records has delivered during the last decade, plus 1 new previously unreleased track.
Among them are tracks from his production moniker ‘O.G’, reggae dub band the ‘Otautahi Allstars’, hip hop / dancehall group ‘The Eskimo Squad’, jazz / soul / groove outfit ‘Departure Lounge’ and sister Amiria’s Tui award winning album ‘Three Feathers’ which was produced by Oakley and released on Central last year.
Some of the many local musicians that have been involved with Grenell’s projects over the years include Isaac Aesili (Funkommunity, Opensouls, Solaa), Nick Gaffaney (Cairo Knife Fight), Devin Abrams (Shapeshifter , Pacific Heights), brother Redford Grenell (ex Shapeshifter) and The Nomad. Vocal collaborators have included Ladi 6, Parks, LA Mitchell, Mark Vanilau, Sacha Vee, Mara TK and MCs Switch & KP, JDubs, Aeries and Tiki Taane among a host of internationals that Oakley has met and recorded during his time living abroad in the UK and Australia, Dynamite Mc (Roni Size), Spikey Tee and The Eskimo Squad.
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