Balu Brigada Perform Designer at The 13th Floor: Singles Session

Balu Brigada are Kiwi brothers Henry and Pierre Beasley who are back in NZ after setting up shop in New York City.

Balu BrigadaThe 13th Floor’s Marty Duda welcomed the ‘band of brothers’ to the studio, had a chat with them about their upcoming set at Cross St. Music Festival and then enjoyed this live performance of their 2023 single, Designer. 

Cross Street Festival

The festival has a wide range of killer emerging and established Aotearoa acts, including the already announced Princess Chelsea, Hot Sauce Club, Mirror Ritual, Junior Junior, Fathe and the Sweetos, deepState, Fruju Peak, Baby Zionov, OD, DJ Solnate and Heylady.

Rounding out the day of unforgettable performances is:

Balu Brigada

New York based alt-pop duo Balu Brigada have gone from strength to strength, signing to Atlantic Records in 2022, with People Magazine coining them as Best New Artist the same year. Balu Brigada have racked up millions of streams on their recent hit single Designer.

Te KuraHuia

Te KuraHuia a multidisciplinary Māori Pasifika singer-songwriter/rapper and music producer, known for fusing mana, her skills, and knowledge to inspire pride and aroha for one’s cultural identity. 
She’s just released her latest EP ASTRO-TĪPUNA.

Kédu Carlö

This dynamic duo have carved a unique space for themselves with infectious beats, lush melodies, and electrifying performances that push the boundaries of electronic music. Their debut album Space Girl Finds Cash was released in May 2023.

Geoff Ong

Geoff Ong is a Malaysian-Chinese jack of all trades. The singer/songwriter, musician, producer and more released his debut album Maybe It’ll Be Alright! in 2022. His thoughtful, introspective pop music has garnered him a passionate fanbase across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Eli Chico

Originally from the UK, Eli Chico is no stranger to getting the crowd moving, playing a range of old school dance fused with modern house and liquid DnB along with a tonne of grimey UK rap/drill.


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