Join eNViouS in Auckland for what promises to be the launch party of 2021! Experience some of NZ’s finest musicians mixed in with the amazing talent of emerging local artists as we transcend through a diverse line-up of funk, neosoul, R&B, rap and electronica. Join us for a jam - we can’t wait to party with you!
Headlining is the latest project from Francis Kora (KORA) coming to you live for the very first time! ’Boogie Baddies’ is an eclectic sound, where old school funk meets the new funk of today with a ‘lil bit of an edge.
“Boogie Baddies is an idea that I explored during the Covid-19 lockdown. It is a project inspired by Boogaloo dancing. I tried dancing (terribly I might add) with no music, and the movement would be the inspiration behind the music of Boogie Baddies.” (Francis Kora).
Joining him in this three-piece band is talented guitarist Karlos Tunks [Kora, Moana and The Tribe, Modern Maori Quartet] and well-known producer Ricky Simmonds [Twig Pigeon, Arma Del Amor and Tui] on the drums.
Also taking to the stage we have an electric set from rapper Randa whose recent release ‘Heatwave’ produced by Shannon Fowler currently features on Spotify’s “Transcend” editorial playlist; Lepani who with over 1.5 million Spotify streams and a current nomination for the Aotearoa Music Awards is guaranteed to bring you a soulful experience; Holly Afoa who has previously graced the stages at Rhythm & Vines and Tora Bombora will be sharing her solo project (with full band) which debuted this year and lastly our resident, DJ Lotion, who has shared the stage with a long list of big names (Foals, Peking Duk, Shapeshifter) both here and abroad.