Local producer/engineer DJ Orphan & MC Resin One are a collaboration born out of love for boom bap Hip Hop. With their self titled Resin One Vs Orphan E.P out making its way onto U.S mixtape’sDigital Dynasty & Coast II Coast’s Indie top 50.
2017 was about finishing up the album & getting back out playing shows again.The opportunity to play TEDx Auckland 2017 & NZ's NYE festival Northern Bass in the lead up to releasing the album helped along the news their single What They Smokin' feat. Imagé & JDot hwas to feature on Vol.1 of the WU Invasion Mixtape Series (Australasian Edition) Host by GZA & DJ Symphony.
Luke B aka Orphan cut his teeth DJ’n at the infamous Fu Bar & Bass Bar. Opening for acts the like DJ Rhetmattic DJ Revolution, Cash Money, Local legends S.A.S & Sir Vere’s Major Flavours to name a few.He is now more known for being one of the senior audio engineer’s at BigPop Studios & Studio509 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Rhys R aka Resin One first popped up on the underground rap scene as one half Resin and Stash in 2010.Going on to complete 2 solo EP's, 'Grapevine Catalyst' & 'Immature Wisdom' In 2012 he went on to teamed up with producer Mugz Halbert to create ’The Church of R.O.A.M’. 2013 saw Resin One linking up with David Dallas where they composed the single 'Magnetic' which was included in the EP 'Mellow Warrior’.
Over the last 2 years the duo have been hard at work @ Studio509 perfecting their sound & completing their debut album ‘The Art Of Kai Zen’ out Feb 17th 2018.