Dusting off the archives…
Well it gets pretty damp during winter in Auckland, as anyone who lives here can testify. Understatement.
So in the interests of dusting off the archives and adding some surety (?) in the digital realm, here’s a selection of test-sheets & prints, an original flyer and some random transfers almost dead. Big ups to Duncan Cole & Greg Riwai for the amazing photos.
Firstly the first flyer for the Sugarlicks night that went on to become the label. Thanks to all the original crew of Khuja – G & Yazz, Gene & Jude, and the family Khuja crew, and a special thanks to Lepani (Levani) for the “pre”-cussion. The model for the photo is the one and only Tony Johnson.
We assembled Manuel’s daughter Indigo, and Jess’ twins and youngest – Isaac, Maya & Hannah for a photo shoot at Kowhai Intermediate with Greg Riwai to snap the cover for the debut label release Styles Upon Styles Part One. Haven’t checked in the school playground, but there will no doubt still be some hand-prints…
Energy State is the highest selling release for Sugarlicks; We sometimes wish One Million Dollars were still recording and playing live… Hobs, Richie, Steph, Mr Paul, Tomachi… Great combo.
If you haven’t watched the Greg Riwai video for “Who You Are” featuring Hollie Smith, please do so now!
Mere agreed to come out onto Symonds St when we needed a cover for the second Styles compilation in 2002. We shot the cover waist up, (pajamas still on below), and had breakfast to celebrate. Years later though, looking at the transfers, it’s obvious scanning the original film would have made a better choice.
Duncan shot the whole crew in one afternoon one day in the central city K Rd & Cross St area. Included is the timeless snap of Brother J. One Love.
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