Kia ora folks,
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the following show has been rescheduled.
Diggy Dupe - That's Me Thats Team album release shows
Whammy, Auckland Friday Sept 18th - postponed
New date: Saturday October 24th
At this stage, we are only rescheduling our Auckland show, and forging ahead with our Wellington show as it is currently are scheduled. We will update accordingly if this changes.
We know it's an uncertain time, but we want you to know we are constantly planning ahead to ensure the show will go on! Please hold onto your ticket as it will still be valid, and nothing more is required from you. If you can't make the new date, you can request a refund via the 'contact organiser' button on your ticket for all Banished Music tickets, or request a refund from point of purchase for all other tickets. We encourage you to hold onto it, or gift it on, rather than refunding if you are in a position to do so.
It helps supports artists and organisers at this time.
Thanks for your support,
That's Me, That's Team
Album release shows
Diggy Dupé has come a long way from the teenage days of making music with his cousin ReddxRozay, using the most basic of tools that included a Motorola phone and sing star microphone. Only months ago, he was a finalist for Best Hip Hop Act at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (alongside Avondale Bowling Club’s Tom Scott and Church & AP), for his 2018 EP Island Time.
Since announcing arriving on the scene with his debut EP K.O.T.I.C (Kids Of The Inner City) in 2017, Diggy Dupé has become a core member of the Auckland hip hop community. He’s in demand as a featured artist, appearing on many releases including SWIDT’s ‘Off The Top’, ChoiceVaughan’s ‘Dead Air’, Church & AP’s ‘Down In The Mud’ and many tracks by his friend and mentor Rizván.
His live performances include Northern Bass, You Are Us/Aroha Nui and SIX60’s 2019 Western Springs with IllBaz, performed alongside SWIDT, featured on David Dallas’ Red Bull 64 Bars, and a support slot for US Rapper Wiki. A personal highlight was playing in his neighbourhood at Grey Lynn Festival after the release of his first project.
While some of his peers represent South Auckland or the city’s Westside, for Diggy Dupé, inspiration and stories are always about being a Central Auckland Polynesian kid. Family, his Niuean heritage, gentrification and identity are recurring themes throughout his releases.
With his new tracks 'That's Me, That's Team' and ‘Keke Boy’ Diggy Dupé signals that he’s no longer satisfied with his status as an underground favourite. It’s no wonder that his full-length debut is one of the most anticipated local releases of the year.