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MONO Presents: Dr. Reknaw with Horizone & Friends



MONO Presents: Dr. Reknaw with Horizone & Friends


Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Venue: Ngaio Marsh Theatre – Haere-roa

Born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand these children of the sun advocate for Papatuanuku (Mother Earth), plant medicine, social/environmental justice, indigenous rights and honoring Tikanga Maori.

Founded by sisters Julia (lead vocals) and Sophie Cooper (vocals/bass), Dr. Reknaw has grown into an empowering groove-machine. The band is an eight piece formation that
includes driving rhythms, uplifting harmonies and enchanting horns.

A year after the release of their first EP ‘Earthly Delights’, Dr. Reknaw are thrilled to be celebrating their debut studio album with a nation wide tour.

‘REKTIFIED’ is a 9 track journey, through soul, roots, hip-hop and psychedelic sounds, seamlessly woven together over some of the most grooving rhythms. The two sisters etherial vocals share messages of love and wisdom, while the other 6 doctors have decorated this sonic masterpiece with mouthwatering colours and the most uplifting sounds. This incredible album was recorded at the surgery studios, and produced by Toby Lloyd ( Tiny Triumph Productions).

Ready to create waves of good vibrations around Aotearoa, Dr. Reknaw are coming to a town near you this April, bringing the live set of your dreams.

Horizone is one of New Zealand’s freshest new funky dub bands which was born out of the necessity for a post-earthquake Christchurch music scene. Josh Burke (Vocals) and Matty Coleman (Bass) were working on an acoustic music project when they decided to expand their acoustic duo to a full 5 piece band, which set the stage for Tyler Robbins (Drums), Mattisse Kennedy (Guitar) and Saba Charles (Keyboards) to join the band to form what is now known as Horizone

The sound of Horizone is broad and is constantly overflowing into new musical genres. “Shine”(2019) has a chill reggae vibe and is inspired by NZ legends, The Black Seeds and Fat Freedy’s Drop. Other songs like “Gravity” (2018) have influences that come from the early days of Salmonella Dub.

​In this modern age of an ever-changing music industry, Horizone pride themselves on being an independent entity with a DIY attitude which has propelled them to be able to write, record, produce, master, film, tour, host events, and sell merchandise independently.


The MONO specific stuff:
– Mono is R18 – Bring your Passport, 18+ card or NZ Drivers licence.
– Don’t forget your UC Student ID!
– Not a UC student? Then you better find a mate who is! You won’t get in otherwise. You are their plus one. Note: It’s plus one not plus five!
– Not a UC students plus one? Sorry team, this ones not for you.
– Remember to get in early! Its $10 on the door for your non UC plus one after 9pm (Eftpos only)
– Make sure you’ve got the GOVT NZ COVID tracer app. You’ll need it to sign in