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Seva Hifi is a unique collaboration between producer Gmuva, percussionist Levani Vosasi, and multi instrumentalist & soul vocalist Baz Suamili. Baz comes from a Niuean family of seven, and has a background singing in Niuean church groups, before a 9 year journey playing with his Father's band the Tuleki Brothers. He has been likened to a young Pacific Bill Withers - no surprise, when you hear his silky smooth and emotional soul tones... Seva Hifi released debut single Pressures of Life May 25th 2012, with debut album "Early" released August 2012.

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released July 1, 2015

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(Suamili, Farry, Vosasi)

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Seva Hifi Auckland, New Zealand

Seva Hifi is a fusion of Pacific meets electronic and psychedelic sounds.

Auckland City.

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Track Name: Starting Up
I feel I must protect myself
from my surroundings
I stand outside gazing
wondering why no beauty there
no fair design
naught but confusion
to where we're leading
the next generation
faces, colours
the great divide
my minds exploding
scribbles unreadable lines
I need to wake up
with the sun tomorrow
with the key in my hand
to my soulmates eyes
with the spirit that I live
until the next arrives
then I know when I'm gone
I left the music behind ...
Track Name: The Sound of Music
my body my soul
your melody
wants to unwind to these lazy beats
people keep moving up yeah
people keep dancin' dancin' dancin'
the only thing I hear
was the sound of music
nothing seems to matter
no one seems to care
only God could judge me
It is God I fear
Track Name: Pressures of Life feat. Nat Rose
They say life sweet life
is what you make it
if you are lazy
all that you have will fade away
some say it's easy
some say it's hard yeah
its better to eat alone
better than gold

the pressures of life will make you
or break your soul
carry on

the things we take
to get past the rat race
can make you strong
or leave you in an innocent slumber
time can never be on your side
if you waste it all away
if you waste it all away

the pressures of life will make you
or break your soul
carry on

the rush
the heat
the cold
the traffic
the language
the rights
the wrongs

carry on
Track Name: Kafisi Niue
People don't be afraid
break out
let me hear what you gotta say
positive
negative
we're all the same
change comes from a different view

kaifisi niue
that's my island home
kafisi niue
my culture loud and proud
Track Name: Til I Make You Move
Dance on the floor
get this groove on
Til make you move on
please don't be shy
come on up
Let's have a dance y'all
dance y'all
c'mon dance y'all
let me see you shake it
one more time
Track Name: Fia Fia Dub
Fia Fia Dub
Track Name: Let the People Move feat. Isaac Aesili
You can not get away from this rhythm
hypnotizing your disco
slide your feet to the floor
now its been said before
time is right for rockin'
you and your girl steady cruisin'
now everybody wants some more
get on the dancefloor
people dance

let the people move
we will find a way

leave your troubles for another day
relax get on board the nigh train
and let's steady on
cool out disco on
Jah people everywhere
never stop the music
now come on you never too old
let's right step on that gold
people dance

let the people move
we will find a way
Track Name: Prodigal Son
I said concrete castle king
why don't you give us
a helping hand?

the biggest crime
is wasting life and time
going down deep
until breaking point
the people you see in life
seem to go in the blink of an eye
the world that you escape to
the prodigal son
are you are prodigal son?
return return
the prodigal son
begging is where you'll find your shelter
return return

concrete castle king
why don't you give us a helping hand?

searching for something better
only to find your troubles got bigger
a minister once said
what are you looking for?
for God said he was lost
but now been found

I said concrete castle king
why don't you give us a helping hand?

The prodigal son
are you a prodigal son?
return return
The prodigal son
begging is when you'll find your shelter
return return
Track Name: Just the 80's
It all started way back in the 80's
when drums were around
when I started to be influenced by the TV
they were around
bobby brown mic j in your face
in the lounge
everybody was creamin' for the peoples
music, that's how I grew
to all these grooves
that shock the floor
and rocked the ears
I was influenced
by catastrophic affairs
influenced by Sega, Atari and all those systems
I was influenced
computers

Just the 80's

Saturday's a treat
I see them move their feet
they bring out the fluros
they show off their flair
oh no!
it's my Aunty with her big-ass hair
oh no!
it's my Uncle with his ripped underwear
cuzzies are breaking
with their tracksuit gear
beat-box Billy has a sound that pops
here comes the Sugarlicks crew
from around the block

Just the 80's
Track Name: Heaven's Rising feat. Soulsista Aotearoa
fellow passengers
they all rode the same train
did not realise
something happens that day
so much to live for
dreamin' while you're awake
holding memories you cannot rewind the tape

fellow trallever on tat fatefulplanr
did not hear the news
turbulence that day
so much to live for
dying for a holiday
hold

heaven's risin'
my eternal tears flow freely
heaven's risin'
silent treatment makes mouths bleed
heaven's risin'
I dream a place that lives in me
heaven's risin'

a sister walkin', talkin', thinkin'
about only doin' her thing
tryna find so many ways
to stay a queen
challenged by the world today
in each and every single way
I'm telling it like it is
you know there's a game
we all got ta play
we're representing living, but not being
given by society
there's so much to this life we're living
so hear me say
there's so much to live for
more than living pay to pay
so don't be no victim to this system,
bullshit society

heaven's rising