Flowidus & MC Tiki
Plus Support from
Greeen & Acen
Flowidus make their debut performance in Christchurch alongside MC Tiki Taane
Born just prior to the early 90's rise of drum & bass, producers Raphael and Garo have rooted their sound in the form, both as solo artists, and now collaboratively. Their combined passion for good vibes, and being able to share that with their fans was what defined their stage name FLOWIDUS, with both producers being quoted as saying "when people see us or hear our music, we want them to feel apart of it."
Bursting onto the scene in 2016, with their debut EP on Program Records. 'From The Storm' exhibited their smooth production, variety and evolving style. Since then the budding partnership have unleashed a slew of releases on labels such as RAM, Onelove, Liquicity & Good Karma Music.
Alongside their standalone productions, reworks for artists such as DC Breaks broke into the Beatport top 10 while also gaining extensive support from the likes of Friction, Pendulum and Andy C to name a few.
More recently, Flowidus joined forces with the legendary Tiki Taane to create 'Horizons', a song that showcases their taste for nostalgic melodies, and further highlights they're ability across all walks of Drum & Bass.
2018 brings big news with the duo signing exclusively to Friction's exciting new imprint 'Elevate Records' and touching down with their highly anticipated 'Arrival EP'.
With a vault full of music and an unwavering hunger, the sky's the limit for Flowidus. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any upcoming release from this dynamic duo...
Musical Activist, Producer, Engineer, Experimentalist
Possibly one of the country's most well-known and diverse artists & producers, Tiki Taane is considered a pioneer in the NZ music scene, first rising to prominence as live engineer & eventually frontman of leading band Salmonella Dub in 1996 before embarking on his solo career in 2007.
Tiki's self produced debut solo release 'Past Present Future' achieved double platinum sales and picked up a swag of NZ Music awards. His beautiful acoustic love ballad 'Always On My Mind' rose to #1 and broke two all-time NZ records - it sat in the charts for a record 55 weeks and was also the first-ever digital single to achieve platinum sales. In July 09, Tiki released his remix album 'FLUX' and in March 2011 his album ‘In the World Of Light’ which rose immediately to #1 in the charts. In 2013 Tiki released his live album 'With Strings Attached', which was recorded in a Wellington Church with his band The Dub Soldiers, an 18-piece string orchestra & Kapa Haka group Te Pou O Mangatawhiri. This album, also charting in the Top 20, was filmed & broadcasted to the country by TVONE, beautifully show casing Tiki’s emmense diversity & appeal.
Renowned as much for his powerful, headlining live performances as he is for the anthems he writes and produces, Tiki's extraordinary ability to rock the mic as both a gifted performance MC and/or a solo acoustic performer is something to be experienced firsthand. Although affectionately known as ‘King of the Dubs’ in NZ, Tiki’s musical influences and appeal are broad, traversing from dubstep, reggae, drum n bass and hip-hop, to more contemporary pop/rock sensibilities. No matter the set he performs, or which country he performs in, we are always reminded of the sheer power of Tiki's ability to unify, warm and wow an audience as he seamlessly delivers a unique performance experience.
Fostering a strong artist community and collaborative mind set has always been part of Tiki’s ethos. Over the years he has teamed up with many international artists such as Joss Stone, Michael Franti, DUBFX, Andrew Tosh, Mad Professor, and has worked with nearly every bass heavy act in NZ.
Tiki has produced multi platinum singles & albums not only for himself but for top NZ artists such as Salmonella Dub, The Adults (Shihad), Six60 & long time friends Shapeshifter, whom he’s been their exclusive live sound engineer since 1999.
Currently, with many studio projects under construction, Tiki is working on his 3rd solo album due for release in 2018. His production skills & live shows are in hot demand globally making him one of the busiest musicians in NZ. Something that Tiki has worked very hard to achieve, solidifying his roll as NZs “KING OF THE DUBS”.