Biography

anonymouz – aka Matthew Faiumu Salapu

music producer | composer | teaching artist

 

“Walk in the foot steps of those that precede us, and leave ours for those who will succeed us.”

 

RECENT CREATIVE PROJECTS & COMMISSIONED COMPOSITIONS OF NOTE

  • “Resample South Auckland” – Avant Garde Music Production Exhibition (2014)
  • “Len Lye Tusalava” – Commissioned New Soundtrack for The Agiagia Exhibition (2014)
  • “NIU FM & 531 PI Radio Station Rebranding & New Sound Imaging” – Commissioned new jingle compositions (2014)
  • “Rising Dust” – Commissioned Original Score for NZ Film Commission Short Hip Hop Dance Film by Jack Woon featuring Rawini Paratene, Request Dance Crew & Paris Goebel choreography (2013)
  • “Return to Hawaiiki” – Avant Garde Music Production Work, NZ Artist Delegation, Samoa 50 Year Independence Celebrations (2012)
  • “UrbanLife Glenn Innes” – Avant Garde Music Prodution Work for The Auckland Museum working with youth from the Glen Innes Community (2012)
  • “Official Duffy Books Song Remixes” – Official Hip Hop & Reggae Music Remix (2012)
  • “Sistema Aotearoa Song” – Commissioned New Theme Song for newly established Sistema Aotearoa Programme out in Otara (2011)

 

COMMISSIONED PERFORMANCES OF NOTE AS MUSICAL DIRECTOR & ARRANGER

  • “Dr Ben Carson Duffy Books Fundraiser Dinner Opening Musical Performance” – Langham Hotel, Auckland; Bairds Mainfreight & St Josephs Primary (2014)
  • “Many Voices One Heart Concert” – ILT Stadium, Invercargill, Southland Arts Festival; 200 Performers consisting of Community Choirs, Pipe Bands, Schools, Southern Institute of Technology & Local Musicians (2014)
  • “APO Remix the Orchestra” – Auckland Town Hall; Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Leading NZ Hip Hop Artists & Education Programme Participants (2012)
  • “Silver Scroll Awards OMC Pauly Fuemana Tribute” – Auckland Town Hall; Aaradhna, Ermehn, Supergroove, Mangere EFKS Junior Youth & Live Band (2010)
  • “AUT South Auckland Campus Opening Concert” – AUT Manukau; Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, J Williams, DJCXL, Ermehn, The Hypnotics, St Pauls Otara Samoan Methodst Choir & Live Band (2010)
  • “Pasifika 15 Year Celebration- Commissioned Opening & Closing Performances” – Western Springs, Auckland; MZJ (Julie Taale) & A’mene (Mangere Samoan Methodist Junior Youth Group) – (2007)

 

SELECTED STUDIO MUSIC PRODUCTION DISCOGRAPHY

  • Various “Artistic Response to The Teina Pora Case” Single (2014) feat. Ermehn, Che Fu, Mareko, Devolo, Mr Sicc, Laybaq, Poetik, Tha Movement, Teva, Dok2 [Single Producer, Engineer, Songwriter]
  • TJ Taotua “Gospel EP” EP(2014) [Co-Producer, Engineer, Songwriter]
  • Ermehn “Trained to Kill” Album (2012) feat. ChongNee, Dei Hamo, PNC, Ganxsta Ridd (of Boo Yaa Tribe), Young Sid, Mr Sicc, Temple Jones [Album Producer, Engineer, Songwriter]
  • The Hypnotics “Give It Time” Album (2012), “The Hypnotics EP” (2010), Mixtapes Vol 1 & 2 [Album Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Artist]
  • Laybaq “The Loungin EP” (2012) & “Summer Groove EP” (2014) feat. Tha Movement, Tree Vaifale, MCARME, Onetake, Dok2, Flybone [Album Producer, Engineer, Songwriter]
  • DJCXL “Represent” Album (2012) feat. K.One, J Williams, Erakah, Vince Harder, Che-Fu, Scribe etc. [Album Co-Producer]
  • Adeaze “So In Love” Track off their album “Rise & Shine” (2011) [Co-Producer]
  • 4DG (For Da Grind) “The Arrival” Album (2010) [Album Co-Producer, Engineer]
  • J Williams “Crazy Love” Track off his album “Young Love” (2009) [Co-Producer]

 

PACIFIC MUSIC AWARDS

  • 2011, 2012, 2013 – Finalist for Best Pacific Group (The Hypnotics – Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Artist)
  • 2009 – Finalist for Best Pacific Gospel Album (St Pauls Methodist Church, Otara – Producer, Engineer, Accompanist)
  • 2008 – Recipient of The Phillip Fuemana Most Promising Artist Award
  • 2007 – Finalist for The Tui Award for Best Pacific Music Album (A’mene – Producer, Engineer, Songwriter)