Hailing from the shaky city of Christchurhc, 1 Drop Nation has already made a huge impact on the music scene in New Zealand. They answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:
What inspired you to start 1 Drop Nation?
We started 1 Drop Nation because we wanted to show our kids (5 of us have kids), that we lived a life of passion. That we chased as hard as we could. So when they grow up, they'll learn from their role models (us) to be passionate about what they do. They'll hopefully learn to balance their personal lives, support their families while always reaching for the sometimes impossible. Every day, they are our inspiration! That's why the first offering we put on YouTube is called 'The Children'.
How did you come up with the name 1 Drop Nation?
We came up with the name of 1 Drop Nation just from looking at
How would you describe 1 Drop Nationís music?
Hmmm...It's a melting pot of everything really. As a band, we try not to focus so much on genres. What we look for is a sound that will fit the lyrics/song really well! Each song has it's own character. Our aim is to make sure that we bring out that character while keeping the essence of the lyrics/song alive. Each player brings their individual sound to the band. It's a fun process that we all contribute to.
What is your favourite place in NZ to be?
Our favourite place to be in NZ is most definitely home.
What can we expect to see from 1 Drop Nation over the next year?
Collaborations maybe, TV appearances, festivals and maybe even an EP release (for the sake of having an EP release party haha). 1 Drop Nation is mainly just working on continuing to gel as a band and seeing what sounds we can conjure up. Whatever comes our way in the next year or ten, 1 Drop Nation is ready and keen to show our beautiful homeland Aotearoa what we're capable of. Whatever we do, we hope that you can join us and the best way to do that is by following us on facebook :-)
Hailing from the shaky city of Christchurch, 1 Drop Nation has already made a huge impact on the music scene both in Christchurch and all over Aotearoa. They have been asked by festivals in Australia to go and play there and have begun the travelling through the south Island.
A 7pce outfit with an insatiable appetite for delivering an amazing performance every time they hit the stage, 1 Drop Nationís tunes will have you caught up in their sweet irie vibes, there sound is hugely influenced by reggae, but they add their own flavour with an eclectic mix of genres ranging from rock to Bollywood.
Front man and co-founder Kanei Johnson pierces the hypnotizing music with his distinctive and captivating vocals. Lyrics written from his experiences will touch your soul while you dance to the sweet sounds of 1 Drop Nation.