New Year – Fresh Beginnings
2017 was a great year for the Shottaz on many different fronts, we released our first project in 5 years, got this website off the ground, started a merch line with 2 initial designs, and managed to score a few high profile gigs alongside some amazing musicians. Something that most people may not know is that we were able to have such a pivotal year whilst myself an Hlats were in different countries. The brother relocated his family to Melbourne, Australia, at the start of 2017 and has been focused on setting up his little ones in a new environment which left him very little time to focus on music. What afforded us the ability to be able to have a consistent year was the amount of groundwork we laid out in 2016. We put in a lot of work in terms of recording music and planning the content we intended to release throughout the year, and though we missed a few of our targets we were able to ensure a big year all the same.
Now we consolidate. This year we have another big year lined up with a significant amount of content lined up for the masses to devour. But the most exciting part of the equation is the fact that we will not be working as a long distance unit anymore. The Shottaz are now entirely based in Melbourne, after I decided to make the move across the ditch to link up with my family, and Hlats of course. This means that you can expect more quality content with higher frequency, and more exciting for me is the fact that we get perform together again after a year of essentially being solo performers. It’s definitely going to be a big year for the Shottaz fam so strap in and enjoy the ride.