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We are YOKO-ZUNA

 

In just over four years, Yoko-Zuna have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands in NZ and a favourite on the festival circuit with their combination of unique electronic/hip-hop compositions and a fantastic live show.

With the release of their debut album, This Place Here, in 2015, Yoko-Zuna announced themselves to the greater music scene with an album showcasing a combination of  sub-electronic frequencies, melodic moments, and immense bass-synth-fuelled drops. The album combined Yoko-Zuna’s unique instrumental sound with some of the country’s most talented vocalists including David Dallas, Bailey Wiley and Team Dynamite.

May 2016 saw Yoko-Zuna release the Luminols EP. Featuring some of NZ’s biggest vocalists in P-Digsss, Laughton Kora & Tom Scott, along with the fresh talents of Lukan Raisey, HEAVY & Larzranda, the EP shows a band infusing electronic/hip-hop with their own inimitable sound. 

2017 saw the band establish themselves as a festival favourite, and began work towards their second album. Road tested across NZ and a number of Australian shows, the album shows a band becoming more confident in their own sound.

Keyboards, Synths, Bass / Frank Eliesa
 Drums, Percussion, Samples / Swap Gomez
Guitars, Bass / Kenji Iwamitsu-Holdaway
Saxophone, Samples, Keyboards / Jong-Yun Lee

 
 Frank Eliesa

Frank Eliesa

 Swap Gomez

Swap Gomez

 Kenji Iwamitsu-Holdaway

Kenji Iwamitsu-Holdaway

 Jong-Yun Lee

Jong-Yun Lee

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news & updates

‘voyager’ is now available for pre-order!

Showcasing the amazing artwork from Lyle Hawthorne. All 16 tracks from Voyager across 2 x Limited edition LP's. 

Includes digital pre-order of Voyager. You get 5 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

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YOKO-EATS EPISODE 1 FT. WAX CHATTELS

Dom Road is THE strip when we wanna eat, esp at 3am. Welcome to the first episode of “YOKO EATS” feat. our good friends Wax Chattels!

We chat food and music at hot spot, Yummy Kitchen.

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‘ENERGY’ MUSIC VIDEO


Excited to share this one with you all. Part 3 of a video saga we've been crafting since 2015.
 
Directed by Swap Gomez 
S/O NZ On Air Music, Space Kid Films and everyone involved.

'LOVECRAFT MIXTAPE FT. P-MONEY’ LIVE VIDEO

A live mixtape we conjured up with the legend P-MONEY.

S/O NZ On Air Music, Kog Studio, LOT23, Eleven FX, March Man Productions, Torch, Brooke Tyson (Label), Pascal Roggen & Tim Shacklock on strings.
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R&A WARM UP SHOW ANNOUNCED

Start to the summer will be epic. With Drax ProjectJoe Kay & AMA LOU too? 

Excited for R&A this year! Click below for tickets: