ASTON RD SESSIONS - Estère "Ambition"

Good morning whānau! Here is the first of Estère's Aston Rd Sessions that we filmed LIVE at Surgery Studios last year.  Having just returned from a tour across Africa, it was fantastic to hear some of Estère's new work - there's an invigorating, contagious, hip-sashaying lineup of new tracks. Thanks Estère, Aston Rd + Dr Lee Prebble of Surgery Studios for having us along! 
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ASTON RD Sessions 2016

We were lucky enough to be a part of the Aston Rd Sessions again this year - a series of three consecutive evenings of live studio sessions with the fantastic talent of Aston Rd.  Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker + Estère respectively performed in front of a live audience, with those audiences being treated to an especially created cocktail + curated tasting menu before an intimate performance experience in the studio's recording room.  Under the audio-wizardry of Dr Lee Prebble, the guru + creator of renowned recording studio The Surgery, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker and Estère each gave incredible performances which we will be making into live studio videos to be released later this year and next year.

Thanks to Aston Rd + the team, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker, Estère, Dr Lee Prebble, the crew at 5 Boroughs.  photo: Aston Rd

AIRBORNE \\ A1 - Estère : Cambodia Behind-The-Scenes

We're not sure if you've noticed, but there's a behind-the-scenes section for the Estère (Jordan Rakei Re-mix) full of photographs, behind-the-scenes tidbits and our Instagram feed from the time.  If you're hungering for some behind the scenes travel photos, check it out!  

AIRBORNE \\ A1 - Estère (Jordan Rakei Re-mix) "Reptilian Journey"

The first music video postcard for our new series AIRBORNE \\ was released this morning! 
AIRBORNE \\ is a series of music video postcards set to tracks from home, with New Zealand based artists contributing unreleased tracks to the project.  

Each artist was asked to provide a keyword and/or colour to help us capture the essence of their track.  Estère's key word for the track was "Flicker" and her selected colours were maroon and gold.  Alchemy. Enjoy!

Intro music by The All Seeing Hand

AIRBORNE\\ was filmed, edited and produced by the Renegade Peach Project.  

Music At MATUA - The Nudge, Estère + Fly My Pretties

Auckland boutique festival "Music At Matua" presented THE NUDGE, ESTÈRE + FLY MY PRETTIES, in one delicious line up.  The weather was scorching and the crowd delighted in the wine, the food selection on offer, and the superb summer sounds.  We were there to film The Nudge as they kicked off the festival with their uniquely entrancing multi-genre music, followed by the glorious 'electric blue witch-hop' beats from Estère.  We encountered people hearing her work for the first time who were instantly mesmerised. Finally, the much anticipated the big band lineup of Fly My Pretties, which included many friends - the Nudge boys Ryan Prebble, James Coyle + Iraia Whakamoe, Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle), Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds), Mike Fabulous (Lord Echo/TBS), Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds) and Jarney Murphy (also The Black Seeds).  We were very pleased to briefly meet Age Pryor - we've been fans for some time. A really fun day - we certainly got our dancing shoes on.

Talented Babe Alert! Estère + her MPC Lola had a truly great set with some sweet moves.

Talented Babe Alert! Estère + her MPC Lola had a truly great set with some sweet moves.

Getting ready - the view from the kit.

Getting ready - the view from the kit.

This year's ensemble of Fly My Pretties had the crowd up on their feet in no time.

This year's ensemble of Fly My Pretties had the crowd up on their feet in no time.

Aston Rd Sessions : Estère - L'oiseau dans l'etoile (live)

And here it is. 
It's the final instalment of the Aston Rd Sessions - and what a way to conclude them.  
Presenting the final video from the ASTON ROAD SESSIONS (LIVE) : Estère - L'oiseau dans l'etoile.  We teamed up with the hugely talented, fun and embracing crew at Aston Road for three nights of inimitable, intimate live studio sessions at Blue Barn Studios, Wellington. 

Thomas OliverLouis Baker and Estère are superb performers and able to move their audiences, be it along emotional planes or up on to their feet.   We highly recommend getting to your feet for this last live Aston Rd Sessions video. 

AFROPUNK coverage for Estère video

Filmed and edited by The Renegade Peach Project
Afropunk has covered Estère's ASTON ROAD (live) Session performance of "The Words That Maketh Murder" (P J Harvey cover).  Estère transformed this haunting song into a contagious hip-bopping sing-a-long. Great work Estère - what a babe.