Saturday 4 May 2013
After a four-year hiatus, Tahuna Breaks finally returns to Kiwi’s ears and hearts with their third album titled ‘Shadow Light’.
Helping them hone the sound for ‘Shadow Light’ was current darlings of the UK dance scene, producers Crazy P. The band met after Crazy P produced a remix for ‘We Funk the Party’ from their 2009 album ‘Black Brown and White.’
Mostly self recorded the process took two years and hundreds of hours experimenting and tweaking in various man caves, studios and hotels around New Zealand perfecting the dance orientated funk direction that sets this album apart from their previous releases.
With seven band members, you would think that writing an album would prove challenging. Front man Marty Greentree admits the process was as equally ‘frustrating as it was rewarding’, getting the band to agree on creative issues proved at times, to be an exercise in diplomacy of MMP proportions.
‘That’s the nature of being in a band. Some of us have been doing this for 8 years now, we know individually we’re allowed to speak our mind and be pissed off with each other from time to time, but ultimately we are a bunch of mates who all want the same thing. Up until recently we’ve been self managed meaning we probably didn’t crack the whip hard enough in terms of deadlines, but we got there in the end thanks to Jim and Chris (Crazy P). We knew we could throw everything at them and totally trust they’d separate the chaff from the wheat. We’re really stoked with the result and can’t wait to get it out there’
The 10-track album takes listeners on a fabulous danceable journey from the funk filled opening track ‘Lady’, the head nodding bassline of ‘Give A Dog A Bone’, the sassy and melodic ‘Stars’, sure to be a crowd sing-along ‘Brand New’ culminating with two remixes of ‘Moves’ and ‘Lady’ by Dick Magik Johnson and Bobby C respectively. There will also be a remix from big beat master ASkillz for those who pre-order the album before March 22nd.
Featuring two lead singles “Smooth” and “Moves” Shadow Light is in stores from March 22nd and will be supported by a nationwide tour in April.
3. GIVE A DOG A BONE
6. BRAND NEW
9. MOVES (Magik Johnson remix)
10. LADY (Bobby C Sound TV remix)