Check out our awesome DJ and guest performers for our WORD - The Front Line 2017 Grand Slam this Saturday 9th September at 7pm at the Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall!
We are so lucky to have a team of such awesome artists supporting our event. Make sure you get along to the Grand Slam to see them perform! Tickets can be purchased here.
ANDREW COOK AKA DJ EXILE
DJ Exile has seventeen years of DJ’ing and Radio Broadcasting experience with 95bFM, 106.9KFM and BASEFM. He has DJ’d most of New Zealand’s premium festivals including Rhythm & Vines. He holds a number of club residencies and operates as a professional DJ on the Auckland club circuit.
Youth work is a passion that began for Exile when he was a DJ tutor volunteering his time. This shifted into a full time position as a Youth Transition Worker for two years, before he stopped to focus on his music career. Exile is a certified Audio Engineer having completed a Diploma in Audio Engineering. His expertise lies in his ability to fuse both his passions through utilizing music and technology, and he uses that as a foundation for his approach to youth development.
You can check him out at his Facebook page here.
Sharnar was discovered from a video of her performing her own song at a high school event at the age of 15. At 16 she was invited to open for New Zealand iconic vocalist Hollie Smith on the Band Of Brothers Vol 1 album release tour, where Sharnar showed her real potential with fearless and stunning performances. Years of writing poetry and songs have produced a catalogue of work that has been patiently waiting to find its voice, a beautiful and powerful voice that Sharnar proved to the the world as she took her first deep breath on the global stage with the release of her debut single ALIVE, and now her 2nd single release - "THANK YOU". Check out her stuff here!
BRONSON PRICE AKA MELODOWNZ
Melodownz, hip hop lyricist (Bronson Price), who is also one of our amazing judges for the Grand Slam, is a half cast’ Polynesian urban poet and artist raised in the phone line tangled urban village of Avondale. Still pondering over a beer at the bar, headphones on the bus, or bouncing at the back of the venue at his show, you will wonder how you are still listening to the same performer as he traverses backdrops of boom bap, g funk, reggae, soul and hip hop with ease, dropping nuggets of wisdom, synonyms and analytical versiﬁcation. Just when you are lulled into the storyline of a Polynesian young man getting his come up in an suburban street, Melodownz will ﬂip the script, and you will ﬁnd yourself listening to a spoken word piece, or a funk master bringing you more ﬂavour then yum yum noodles. His sound is shaped by a variety of handpicked local producers, complimenting Melodownz smooth melodies and punchy lyrics. After listening, the feeling you get is quite similar to the feeling you have after a Sunday Roast at mums house….. Satisﬁed. Check out his track "The Anthem" from his latest EP, featuring Bailey Wiley!