STONEYHUNGA RELEASED ON JULY 28
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW HERE
LEAD SINGLE ‘PLAYER OF THE DAY’ RELEASED ON JULY 21 FOUR INSTANT-GRAT TRACKS AVAILABLE NOW
“I’m biased, Onehunga bringing the fire”. Six words that become reality on July 28. In one week, Onehunga-based hip hop collective SWIDT (Andy Murnane & Serra Gulavao) will release their highly-anticipated debut album, Stoneyhunga.
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.
The album will be preceded by the first official single ‘Player Of The Day’ (to be released on July 21), as well as four instant-grat tracks (available now), all of which have been Top 10 iTunes Hip Hop singles, and two of which have been #1 on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.