Rhombus

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Since forming in 2001, Wellington based Rhombus has forged a reputation as one of New Zealand’s most original and energetic live acts, selling out shows and festivals across the country and in Australia and Japan.

Originally founded by musicians and producers, Thomas Voyce and Simon Rycroft, Rhombus features a constantly evolving collective of local talent. Vocalists include MC Antsman, MC Mana, Raashi Malik and Lisa Tomlins, while Darren ‘D’ Mathiassen plays the drums, Thomas Voyce plays bass / keys and Simon Rycroft is in control of the electronic beats and dubs. Rhombus management is led by DJ Koa.

The unique Rhombus sound has put the band at the top of the New Zealand music industry having performed alongside the likes of St Germain (France), Fat Freddy’s Drop (NZ), Salmonella Dub (NZ), Michael Franti (USA), Dry and Heavy (Japan), Trinity Roots (NZ), Gomez (UK), Kora (NZ), Shapeshifter (NZ), Katchafire (NZ), and at New Zealand’s Big Day Out in 2003 and 2006.

Along the way, Rhombus has picked up many awards to attest their talent, including New Zealand’s Most Promising New Act in 2002; Best Video, Best Electronic Album and Best Album at 2003’s New Zealand b-Net Music Awards and Best Aotearoa Roots Album finalist at the NZ 2006 Music Awards.

Last edited: 22.03.16

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Rhombus are a dub/drum n bass/reggae/roots band from Wellington, New Zealand. Read more on Wikipedia


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  • View on NZ On Screen Rhombus

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Formed by producers Simon Rycroft, Imon Star and Thomas Voyce, Wellington act Rhombus billed itself as “Aotearoa's premier dub & bass electronic soul, funk, hip-hop band”. Their 2002 debut album Bass Player featured guest MCs and vocalists including  Tiki Taane and Raashi Malik, and tracks produced while Voyce was based in Japan. They also won fans with 'Clav Dub', a music video which paid homage to classic movie Goodbye Pork Pie. Two more Rhombus albums have followed, plus a collection of remixes." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Clav Dub

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Dub ; Music Video

    "Wellington dub/roots act Rhombus won fans with this video for the brassy, bouncy, self referential first single from their debut album ‘Bass Player’. Director Chris Graham pays fulsome tribute to classic road movie Goodbye Pork Pie (complete with cameo from the film’s star, original 'Blondini' Kelly Johnson). There are also appearances from a number of Wellington musical heavyweights, including Fat Freddy’s Drop, Trinity Roots (with a snatch of ‘Little Things’) and MC Rizzla, also known as Tiki Taane (who features on the original track)." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Benny Tones

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Producer/engineer Benny Tones grew up on a commune in Golden Bay at the top of the South Island — and cites the slow paced, collaborative nature of life there as a major influence on his music. Initially a DJ, he began producing his own beats in 2002. He moved to Wellington, setting up his own studio (incorporating his collection of vintage equipment) and working closely with Electric Wire Hustle. In 2010, he released his debut album Chrysalis (with contributions from Sacha Vee, Adi Dick and members of Shapeshifter, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Rhombus)." (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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