DILLASTRATE just can’t sit still. Driven by a deep love for live performance, the New Zealand duo has toured extensively, tackling staple music festival stages including Northern Bass, Rhythm & Vines and Electric Avenue, and supporting Kiwi greats Katchafire and Sons of Zion on their national tours. Born from the ashes of kiwi bands ahoribuzz and Soulsystem, a live performance by the duo ensures that no foot is left untapping, with entire venues transitioning from stationary to dancing-their-arses-off in a matter of one song. Dillastrate describe their signature sound as neosoul pop – a product of intense refinement and humanizing machines, combining modern digital sounds with analogue soul to provide the best of both worlds. A heavy hat tip to funk legends Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson mingles with current soul, hip-hop, jazz and electronic sounds that seems to leave audiences open-mouthed and itching for more.
The group are currently in the final stages of producing their first full-length album, slated for release in late 2019. The album captures both the most energetic and most intimate aspects of Dillastrate, with turnt-up party funk mingling with vulnerable slow jams. The album will follow-up the band’s current releases, including ‘Black Diamond EP’ (Delicious Music), one-off single ‘I Don’t Care’ (recorded at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios in Auckland), and ‘Better Than This’, ‘If I Was’ and ‘Vibe With You’ - the first singles from the forthcoming album. Catch them live while you can – they don’t stay in one place for long!