SWIDT ‘Mine (feat. YOKO-ZUNA)’
Over the last few months SWIDT have been teasing tracks in the lead up to the album ‘Stoneyhunga’, which dropped at the end of July. With plenty of tunes to choose from, Base FM has decided to feature ‘Mine’ this week.
“This is probably my favourite song on the album. Firstly, you got INF goin’ falsetto on the hook. No auto-tune. Then you got me murking the verse. Then you got Smokey’s production fused with Yoko-Zuna’s live instrumentation. Enough said. We recorded this song at Roundhead on our second-to-last session there. The vibes were crazy.” – Spycc via thewireless.co.nz
Crafted entirely by in-house super producer SmokeyGotBeatz, and mixed at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studio, the anticipation SWIDT’s debut album has been growing ever since the boys burst on to the NZ music scene with the breakout track ‘No More Parties In Stoneyhunga’. Onehunga’s favourite sons were immediately embraced as the new voice in NZ hip hop, and the SWIDT movement was born.
Two years later, Stoneyhunga is the culmination of SWIDT’s singular vision and ambition, featuring international collaborations with personnel from TDE and PRO ERA – two of this generation’s hottest and most influential hip hop labels.
The album chronicles the journey of five boys growing up in pre-gentrification, and pre-smartphone Onehunga. A coming-of-age hip hop musical in the tradition of films such as Stand By Me and The Outsiders, Stoneyhunga is a poetic cultural time-capsule of NZ youth between 1999 and 2005.
Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick.
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