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This website serves at dual purpose for Beatrootz. Firstly it provides anything and everything you need to know about Beatrootz and our story. Secondly, we’ll be updating it as often as possible with ‘cyberstuff’ that we deem interesting! Check the links and we’ll see you back here shortly.

Archive for March, 2009

Exclusives & Secret Shows

After much deliberation between the team, we decided to upload one of the tracks that we’ve been working on in the studio… just to see what you guys think! It’s still in it’s raw demo format (unmastered), but what the heck it’s all good… ’bout time we gave a taste to all those asking bout our album. Let us know whatcha think by posting a comment k!

Beatrootz – What I See
Demo Track Only
[AUDIO http://www.beatrootz.com/blog_music/BEATROOTZ%20-%20What%20I%20See%208_128.mp3%5D

On a more secretive note, Dawnraid and MySpace have asked us to play their next ‘secret show’ which is on this Thursday. It’s headlined by Savage and features support by Devolo and Beatrootz. Maaaate, this show is so ‘undercover’ that at the time of writing this blog, we don’t even know where the venue is or what time it starts…lol. Check our myspace page (on the right) for details coz I’m sure they’ll update us soon (hopefully!). PS. We do know that it’s in Welli (Lower Hutt) and it’s FREE! All ages!

See ya’ll this Friday @ Coyotes… don’t forget ya can of food for charity!

Stuff from Stuff.co.nz

Below is an article from website stuff.co.nz… MEAN MEAN!!!

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MUSICIANS SHOW A ‘CAN’ DO ATTITUDE

Wellington hip-hop group Beatrootz don’t have the answer to the current recession, but that won’t stop them contributing what they can to the cause. The 3 piece unit have been together since 2005 and have had charting hits within the NZ music landscape. Alongside gigs with other high profile artists, they regularly entertain in community events such as local festivals.

Whilst organising details for their next gig, MC Lovak (Avina Kelekolio) turned his attention to the news which was broadcasting the severity of the recession not only on families, but also on the food banks. This prompted an idea for the group to give something back to those people in need. “We’ve always used music as a way of portraying a message while entertaining. Now we have a chance to use our music to put food on the table” says vocalist Dee (Damien Ekenasio).

Their next show on Friday 3rd April is giving them the opportunity to substitute their normal door charge, with a can of food entry. “All food proceeds from our gig will go towards the local food bank. It’s not much, but every little bit counts” states MC C-Coll (Chris Collins). Beatrootz management were contemplating a few issues with collecting food items at the venue (Coyote Bar), but the bar have come on board and supported the initiative by the young men. “We hope to lead an example for other profiled artists to give what they can”.

Check out details for the gig here

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A Block Party from Cuba to Riddiford

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A couple of weeks ago, Wellington put on a maaaassive street party (150,000+ ppl) known as the Cuba Street Carnival. It was mean as… our first gig for the year, and a good way to kick start 2009. Thanks to everyone that came out to show love. I forgot to take a camera, but managed to find a couple of pix from the friendly guys at Snapstar.co.nz.

This Sunday the carnival/festival buzz continues onto Newtown with their 2009 festival… I think it’s somewhere down Riddiford St in Newtown, Welli so if ya live round those ways, come on down at 2pm. Also next week in the capital is the Coyote Block Party wit Scribe, Beatrootz, DJ Infared and DJ Huntah… that should be mean! (Note: Put in leave for work on Friday…lol) Anyways, check our gig guide for details on dat k!

Till next time
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