Volume Sunday Sessions: MrsDLite, MC Tali, Diaz Grimm
April sees MrsDLite take the stage with her hip hop/soul, neo-soul style, followed by the internationally renowned, soulful drum and bass artist MC Tali and later hip hop talent and dynamic live performer Diaz Grimm.
MrsDLite has a great love and appreciation for lyrics. Her storytelling flow and expressive voice complements her mix of a hip-hop and neo-soul style. She's a hearty descendant of the Northland shores of Aotearoa. When she lived in Auckland she connected and collaborated with much respected musos and mentors, forming lifelong friendships with bands such as FEN3TIKS and Purpose Defined.
MrsDLite is now slowly adventuring into the music scene as a solo artist and continues to grow in strength as an MC, singer, and songwriter.
MC Tali is one of the most prolific female MCs and vocalists to emerge from the electronic dance music scene. She has worked with some of the biggest names in drum n bass, released six studio albums, numerous singles both as a solo artist and collaboratively, won three drum n bass awards, and had a UK top-40 hit.
Classically trained in piano and singing, Tali is inspired by jazz, soul, blues, show tunes, and rap. She is a music mentor with the NZ Music Commission Schools Programme and independently. She is also involved in Women in Electronic Music.
Diaz Grimm's music fluently blends hip-hop and electronic music. His 2015 debut album Osiris was nominated for hip-hop album of the year at the New Zealand Music Awards, topped the New Zealand iTunes hip-hop charts, reached the official top-20 album charts, and saw Diaz become the first self-managed, unsigned New Zealand artist to ever be invited to play SXSW.
Diaz went on a three-month journey around the US, meeting the likes of Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, and Allan Kingdom – these encounters created the foundations for his sophomore album 2077.
Volume Sunday Sessions are presented in in partnership with the Music Managers Forum and The Rockshop.