12 May Event: “EDAN I” – Hezekina Pollutina Label Night – Abuja
Hezekina Pollutina Records is headed to Abuja for the very first Label Night outside of Vienna! We have teamed up with the lovely people at BANTU STUDIO to bring an evening of live electronic music and dancing! As usual, its an eclectic mix reflecting diverse music styles but pulled together by raw authenticity and heart-centered approach to dance music. Live performances by Tay Iwar (Bantu) and G.rizo (Hezekina Pollutina). Supported by @ DJ Adx (Love FM) & DJ Ify (House 33). File under: Highlife, Electro Boogie, House & Rnb!
Hezekina Pollutina Label Night – Abuja
Casa Linda, Saturday May 20th, 2017
Electro – Disco – Rnb – Highlife
Tay Iwar LIVE [ Bantu ]
G.rizo LIVE [ Hezekina Pollutina ]
DJ Adx [ Love FM ]
DJ Ify[ House33 ]
Supported by Bantu Collective
Time: 9pm til
Casa Linda, No. 6 Takwa Crescent Wuse II, Abuja
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/835057739978739/
About TAY IWAR:
Austin ‘Tay’ Iornongu Iwar (born June 9, 1997), better known as Tay Iwar, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer-songwriter, sound engineer and record producer. Raised in Lagos and Abuja, he began creating music at age fourteen. After Co-creating Bantu Collective in 2013, Tay released his debut compilation, ‘Passport’, in April 2014. Although it was under promoted and performed poorly upon its release, the album became a sleeper hit and helped Tay garner commercial standing.
According to Sounds.ng, Tay’s sound is “a melodramatic mix of alternative RNB and psychedelic hiphop. Basically, Tay is a super hybrid of a hurting Drake, a drugged-up The Weeknd with the emotions of Trey Songz.
Why you should care about his music?
The singer has a great vocal range and lyrical depth. These are two things we don’t see very often in the ranks of male Nigerian artistes. With the impending burnout of the nyansh lyricism Nigerian music has been eroded with, Tay is definitely the beginning of another one of many revolutions we have witnessed in Nigerian music.
Without a doubt, this is a simple case of support now or famz later.”
Read more: http://music.informationng.
com/feautures/who-is-tay-iwar- and-why-should-you-care-about- his-music
Tay Iwar – Spiritual (Lyric Video)
G.rizo (nee Ihu Anyanwu) is a singer, producer, and DJ based in Vienna and Abuja. She has been involved in the electronic music scene since 2001. In 2010 she started releasing music on her own label imprint Hezekina Pollutina Records.
Specializing in pop and funk-based dance music, G.rizo has a versatile range with over a decade of musical excursions in electro, disco, techno and house. With an eclectic palate, and an asymmetric interpretation of dance music, G.rizo, as put by Negative.ch, “provides dance music for sophisticated minds.”
Haven released singles for a decade as a vocalist (on labels such as Codek Records, Gigolo Records, Citinite) and featured on releases by super talented producers (In Flagranti, Patrick Pulsinger, Alexander Robotik, Donovans, Maximilian Skiba, Dubblestandart, Disco Doubles, Gerhard Potuznik, and I-Wolf), the release of her self-released “Active Methods EP” in 2014, with its single “Its Happening” (which Spex Magazine described as “80’s mythical futurism”), gave a hint at G.rizo’s potential as a producer and song writer.
Live shows are where G.rizo shines – exuding pure visceral energy, and getting sullied up by good old sweat and raw emotion. She will go from crooning to rapping in a minute, veering through different funk-based prisms. During the last few years, her live show has progressed to include more live playing specifically keyboards, controllers and effects.
G.rizo occasionally performs live in a band formation with talented Vienna-based musicians such as Dominik Traun (keyboards) Jakob Schneidewind (bass), Sixtus Preiss (drums) and Derek Roberts (vocals). Whether she’s playing solo (or with a band) at a G.rizo show, you can expect big funk and big fun!
G.rizo – It’s Happening
About DJ ADX:
Adeola A. Adebowale also known as DJ ADX Da Big Don is the head DJ at 104.5 Love FM Abuja.
About DJ Ify:
Ifesinachi Comedy Nwanyanwu is a self taught visual artist. His practice focuses on repurposing waste into art to promote the dialogue on environmental sustainability. He started his professional career as a visual artist while studying crop production at the Federal University of Agriculture Markudi, Benue State. For the past 16 years, he has been a full time studio artist and curator. He is the founder and director of House 33, and also the curator of One Environment, a hybrid platform promoting art, science and technology to empower sustainability.