Electric Wire Hustle

Line up

  • Benny Tones (Sound )
  • Mara TK (Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar )
  • Myele Manzanza (Drums & percussion)
  • Taay Ninh (Keys, MPC, Bass Guitar)

Developing their own sound and twist on modern hip hop, psychedelic and soul New Zealand's Electric Wire Hustle are quickly establishing themselves internationally following the worldwide release of their debut album through BBE Records.

Their powerful and unique live shows and production have seen them tour internationally and share the stage with artists such as Alice Russell, DJ Krush, Grooveman Spot, SA-RA Creative Partners, Peanutbutter Wolf, Dam Funk, Talib Kweli and Jean Grae among others.

EWH have also had the pleasure of collaborating with some of their favourite artists including Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins aka Decalime, Stacy Epps, NZ blues legend Billy TK and UK future Soul exponent Steve Spacek who feature on their highly acclaimed debut.

Track 'They Don't Want' selected as a top 10 track of 2009 and as track 1 on the latest Brownswood Bubblers 5 Compilation -Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1, UK

Track 'Chaser' selected as a top 10 track of 2009
Benji B, BBC Radio1 Xtra, UK

Electric Wire Hustle's debut album selected as a top 10 album of 2009- Radio KCRW Los Angeles

Electric Wire Hustle selected as top 10 bands to watch in 2010 - The New Zealand Listener



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They Don't Want

Selected by Gilles Peterson as one of his top 10 tracks of 2009 and as the first to feature on his recent Brownswood Bubblers Compilation 5



A favourite of Radio 1 Xtra DJ Benji B selected this track one of his top 10 of 2009



Collaboration with UK future soul exponent Steve Spacek


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EWH talk about their debut album

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