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There are two concepts behind the ‘Football, Feasts & Funerals’ mixtape. Firstly, the title is an acknowledgement of Hau’s heritage and culture with the mixtape loosely reflecting the three important things in a Tongan’s life; rugby union and league are near religions in the islands, food plays a big part in the culture, and attending funerals can happen almost bi-monthly.
Secondly, the beat selection is all homegrown. The mixtape tips the hat to some classic jams like Mama’s Funkstikools (Hauie’s Theory ft. Raph Boogie) and 2 Dogs (Re-Fizzlatukefu) and reinterprets songs originally by the Hilltop Hoods (Still Standing) and jazz musician, Ross McHenry (Stylus (intro)). Hau also blesses some original productions by the likes of Sensible J & Dutch (Back On the Job), Ta-ku (Here I Am) and Pro/Gram (So Deep). Hau says “Australia has some world-standard producers and I wanted to celebrate that fact with just choosing local music to rock over.”
released 12 August 2014