Muroki

Fresh from dropping in at the top of the NZ charts with his breakout “Wavy”, Raglan’s Muroki is now ready to release a new track “Surfin’” and fill his upcoming summer with shows and festivals.

“Surfin’” is another chilled Muroki banger produced at Golden Age in Auckland by Djeisan Suskov and this time mixed by the legendary Spike Stent.

The track picks up Muroki’s relatable vibe as he reflects on the couch surfing lifestyle he has to live as a musical nomad.

Already announced for R&A, Bay Dreams north and south, and the new Sundown Festival, Muroki is planning  a big summer on the road with more shows to be announced, this new track locked and loaded, and “Wavy” still riding the charts on Spotify, radio and Shazam.

Only a break in the trans-Tasman bubble has slowed Muroki’s plans to keep expanding his audience by reaching more Australian listeners after many have already turned on to his smooth roots-based pop.

Of Kenyan descent and Coromandel born, but residing in Raglan since he was a kid, Muroki has always lived near the waves — a defining backdrop to this 20 year-old’s sound.

Muroki’s vocals catch your undivided attention — his voice is a hypnotic instrument effortlessly caressing melodies to melt even the toughest of us. This is someone you don’t want to be late on as Muroki is set to take your heart.

Even at his young age, Muroki is already a musician’s musician — brimming with talent and soul far beyond his years. He started learning guitar as an 8 year old, and with the guidance of his blind guitar teacher, he’s been on a unique journey with his craft ever since.

His multifaceted silky and rhythmic grooves have strong ties to his surfing background, blending sounds from South America to Africa and back to the West.

Muroki plays music, surfs, skates and brews a good coffee for Raglan locals. Between lockdowns in 2020, he had a brutal stint planting trees through the Whāingaroa winter, making enough cash to allow him space and time to write music. And write music he did.

His sound caught the ear of Benee early on. She played Muroki’s mesmeric debut track ‘For Better Or Worse’ on Elton John’s Apple Music radio show and soon Muroki was the first signing to her new Olive Music label.

Muroki then joined Benee on her sold out NZ tour and featured on a track on her debut album. By early 2021, Muroki had released his debut six track EP Dawn on Olive and things were moving quickly to where we are today with his sound reaching a wider audience every day.