It has arrived, the EP from fast rising hip hop collective AmmoNation is here and boy does it pack a health dose of good vibes and bass driven productions which will have you pressing repeat before it finishes. This release has the production quality and unique edge that is expected on album style releases and once again this further proves that AmmoNation are bringing something fresh and exciting to hip hop fans not just in New Zealand but around the world.
Inspiration came from many places on this release. Essentially being from the other side of the world AmmoNation are trying to fit in but also maintaining their international roots. Geographically they all live in NZ but musically they don't feel like their sound has an address. The key of the whole project was showcasing their collective in its different shapes and forms. NASH's all around skills as an artist, producer and mix engineer, Raiza Biza's lyricism and Blaze The Emperor's wavy style.
They were given a week to record this project at Red Bull Studios Auckland with mixing and mastering being done in house. This gave the group the flexibility to really take things into their own hands and fine tune the sonics to their exact liking.
Over the past few weeks the group have been gaining a large amount of awareness online with ‘Forever’ which is the final track of the EP and is most definitely a family thing with NASH, Raiza Biza, Blaze The Emperor and Bianca Paulus featuring. This is the kind of track that reminds you of a sunny day at a local house party where nothing but feel good vibes are radiated. ‘Forever’ really shows the depth that AmmoNation contain as they have the ability to perform those deep sounding songs such as ‘PCHW’ that make you think about life and with ‘Forever’ making you feel a strong urge to look for your phone to organise some kind of party asap.
When asked about future plans the group made it very clear that they are “building a worldwide following and rolling out the solo projects. 1st up is NASH's highly anticipated debut.” You can also catch the collective performing at REC in Auckland 31st of March with rumours of a nationwide tour of New Zealand upon full release of the EP coming soon too.
Once again we say, don't take your eye of this group. Its very evident that in the not to distant future they will all be highly recognised artists individually and as a crew even more so. The time for AmmoNation to shine is now and they have beyond delivered with this release for their fans, new listeners and the New Zealand hip hop scene.