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TIKI TAANE: Live @ Leigh Sawmill

Live Videography for Beloved Kiwi Artist

6 June 2015

Tiki Taane is a pioneer of New Zealand’s music scene. Possibly one of the country’s most diverse artists and producers, Taane rose to prominence as the frontman of Salmonella Dub in 1996, before embarking on his solo career in 2007. With several multi-platinum singles and albums under his belt, Taane’s sound also draws on influences from dubstep, reggae, drum ‘n’ bass, hip-hop, and contemporary pop/rock sensibilities. An active facilitator and collaborator, Taane produces for Kiwi artists like Shihad, Six60, and Shapeshifter, and continues to collaborate with a wide tribe of international artists.

When Tiki Taane hit the Leigh Sawmill Cafe on June 6th 2015, ClairObscur’s Jen Raoult was there to shoot his powerful live performance. Raoult composed the resulting imagery into a sequence of videos — now the core of Taane’s TikiDub website. Cutting aerial shots with angles from the crowd and frenetic artist close-ups, Raoult immerses viewers in the gig’s intense activity. These gig videos have been shared across the artist’s online platforms, allowing keen punters and online visitors to experience the vital power of Taane’s ‘Dub Experience’ from afar.

Recorded live at Leigh Sawmill Cafe NZL on June 6th 2015.
Produced & mixed by Tiki at Tikidub Productions Aotearoa NZL.
Recorded by Isaac from College Hill.
Live Dubs by Guybanez.
Shure microphones provided by Carl from Now Sound.
Images by Tammy Williams and Jen Raoult.
Video Edit by Jen Raoult