Stepping out from small town New Zealand (Aotearoa) with a big style comes vocalist, lyricist and self-proclaimed multi-genre enthusiast Thalia a.k.a Stepa.
Stepa’s original bag of snappy raps, spoken word and soulful vocals are flexible, introspective and occasionally quirky.
Producers’ from New Zealand and around the globe provide Stepa’s varied soundscape, which spans both old and new-skool Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Future Garage, House, Trap and much more.
2013 marks a decade of development for the songstress, as her lifetime of poetry was first set to Acid-Pro written Hip-Hop beats back in 2003.
This year Stepa will be pressed to vinyl, as the feature vocalist on ‘Set You Free’ a Dubstep single with heavyweight producer and Chestplate label owner, Distance.
Stepa is a sound chameleon with an ever-expanding collection of tracks, an all-new live show and an E.P in the pipeline, so you can expect to see and hear a lot more from the Stepa Sound boudoir.
Enough of the spiel. The plain and simple test is (and only can be) the test of experience. Check it for yourself. You either like it, or you don’t. You’ll either play it, or you won’t.
Here’s what the sound community have been saying:
“You’ve found your musical flow.” Optimus Gryme
“Girl, you’re giving me shivers!” M.C Tali
“The best thing about this track is I have never heard anything like it before.” Soulware’s Tsubliminal.
“I love it when you switch from gritty rap to melody and back.” D.J Flex (N.Z’s Dubclash Winner for 2011).
“This is what everyone’s going to be listening to six months from now.” Cassette Number Nine’s Boomio.