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New Zealand's Benny Tones Gets a Worldwide Release for Chrysalis

Now, for some sounds from the land down under the land down under.

Benny Tones' Chrysalis

The great examples of electronic music coming out of Australia (Ghoul, Spoonbill, Cut Copy) shouldn’t overshadow the killer stuff being made in scenic New Zealand. The island nation conceals gems like Benny Tones, whose album Chrysalis made plenty of noise in NZ. Well, it’s gaining some speed and we just heard that the album is due for an official world release in March. Congrats, Benny!

Benny got his start doing live sound for Electric Wire Hustle, a New Zealand band that combines live instrumentation with MPC sound triggering. On his solo effort, he’s branching out. The self-titled single features vocals from another Wellington NZ artist. Sacha Vee lends her neo soul style to Benny Tone’s blippy beat. Thanks for going heavy on the sweet laser sounds Benny!

Hear “Chrysalis” here.


Written by M

January 31, 2011 at 10:40 am

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