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NZMM Artist of the Day – Coco Solid

Written by on 8 May 2016

Coco Solid is the musician, writer and artist Jessica Lee Hansell hailing from Aotearoa, New Zealand. Acclaimed on her home-turf and abroad, the outspoken Māori/Samoan/German Aucklander has proven herself as an enduring and shapeshifting artist in recent years.

As a musician, Hansell is one half of Parallel Dance Ensemble (Permanent Vacation Records, Germany) with Danish producer Robin Hannibal.
She is also a founding member of New Zealand noize collective Badd Energy (Flying Nun).
As a solo artist she has released cult records and mixtapes independently since 2004 with a wide roster of kiwi cohorts. Hansell also regularly collaborates with Portuguese rap duo A.M.O.R. and continues to work with artists and producers from Europe, The US, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific.

Coco describes her mission statement as:
Creations on low, doer of the damn thing, Face Value 4 Money, Social Suicide Bomber, Community uplifter, Philosoflygirl, Foodini, Both Voxbox and Equalizer, A Destabilizing Decolonizing Contaminater, The Trillion Box Ticker and just another bad semantic cop patrolling the beat.

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