- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 6:10PM
Check out the latest single from Tiki Taane & Salmonella Dub called "IGNITE".
"IGNITE" was first sparked during Salmonella Dub’s 25th-anniversary shows featuring the return of Tiki Taane, experienced by an audience of over 26,000 people. These three epic shows are what inspired the "IGNITE" song & video, and is this is the first time since the 2004 album 'One Drop East' that the two entities have worked together in the studio.
Tiki says of the collaboration, “The main thing I noticed around the 25th-anniversary shows, which warmed my soul, was the diversity in generations, the mix of young & old fans who were so amped to be part of the celebrations. I was really excited that my kids could experience it too as they weren’t alive when I was last in Sal Dub, so that was a huge buzz for them & for me!
“I had such a blast re-connecting with the band & music that it felt right to hit the studio to capture what we were all experiencing and that morphed into this banger called ‘IGNITE’. The song’s meaning is about standing the test of time, being strong like a mountain & deep like a sea. It’s about engaging the consciousness & igniting oneself to wake up to social issues and talking to our tamariki about the importance of staying connected, like roots of a tree, to the foundation of whanau & love.”