Young Tapz ~ New 'Killa' Mix, Management & BIGSOUND
Young Tapz will be showcasing at next month's BIGSOUND Festival.
AUS Shows:Thursday, 8th September PANDORA AMPed BBQ Ric’s Big Backyard 3:10pm – 3:40pm
Thursday, 8th September OFFICIAL BIGSOUND SHOWCASE The Elephant Hotel 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
About Tapz:19 year-old Young Tapz was born in Zimbabwe and at 8 years old relocated to New Zealand. Growing up in postcolonial Wedza, a rural district of Zimbabwe, was, a "beautiful nightmare" he describes.
“I don’t remember sitting down playing video games because there was so much to do,” says Tapz. "There wasn’t much access to music, either. On rare occasion, he would gather around the family TV set and see Michael Jackson. “He made me feel like a super hero!”
Moving to New Zealand was a whole other experience. “It was so different. I remember, I fell in love with this US punk rock band when I was 10 - Green Day. The freedom of speech in their songs, I was like, ‘damn, you are allowed to say that about your own government? That’s what I want to do!’”
Soon word started to spread and Tapz was invited to feature on two singles by the Australian group ‘Hermitude’ - "The Buzz" (certified platinum) and "Through the Roof". Touring with the likes of G-Eazy, Lunice, ASAP Ferg, Danny Brown, Jeremih and Hermitutde allowed Tapz to learn his craft - owning the stage at the 2015 Australian ARIA music awards.