MALTY MEDIA ‘No Sparky’

Malty Media are Michael Upton (aka Jet Jaguar) and Stuart McDonald (aka Aquaboogie). Initially formed for a gig in Japan early in 2007, MM did a punishing stint on the after dinner cafe circuit in Wellington (2007/2008) and rocked with varying frequency (fortnightly – monthly) on the Malty...

AARADHNA ‘Crying Like A Wolf’

From the brand new album “Treble & Reverb”, Aaradhna has embraced rhythm & blues, soul & doo-wop on the song “Crying Like A Wolf”. Dripping with soul and sprinkled with sass, Treble & Reverb is Aaradhna’s most definitive album yet. Channeling influences including Amy Winehouse, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Otis Redding, Sam...

KORA ‘Last Generation’

Space: the final frontier. Four years after Kora launched its worlds-colliding debut album, masterfully connecting the dots between funk, rock, reggae, metal, hip hop and electronic rhythms, this five-strong collective of fearless sonic explorers returns with sights fixed on the stars, seeking out new soundscapes and frequencies to...

CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO ‘Sunflower’

ARTIST : Christoph El Truento TITLE : Sunflower LABEL : WONDERFUL NOISE CAT # : WN12027 FORMAT : 7inch Vinyl(40g vinyl w/Sleeve) Release In late NOV 2012 Produced by Christoph El Truento, Drums by Julien Dyne, Horn arranged by Isaac Aesili (Funkommunity), Guitar by Si-Res. This stunning piece...

THE SIDE STEPS QUINTET ‘Day One’

“48 Hours with The Side Steps Quintet” is a 6 track EP featuring Si Res, Dandruff Dicky, Hone Be Good, Tonga Vaea & Tyra Hammond. Recorded, mixed, mastered & released in just 5 day. Grab it while it’s hot! Released 12 October 2012 Dandruff Dicky: Sax, Production Si Res: Guitar,...

DAVID DALLAS ‘Never Let You Down’

“All Songs inspired by, sampled or interpolated from the catalogue of Jamiroquai.” Apart from the date & the track list, this is the only release info on the download page of David Dallas‘ latest EP “Buffalo Man”. It’s surprising to find that the rapper responsible for the hugely successful...

SEVA HI-FI ‘Til I Make You Move’

Seva Hifi is a unique collaboration between producer Gmuva, percussionist Levani Vosasi & 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...

BEN JAMIN ft. RACHEL FRASER ‘Lessons’

The latest release form the Young Gifted & Broke crew is the long-awaited album from Auckland-based producer Ben Jamin“. “Lessons” features the soulful vocals of Rachel Fraser (who is has worked with Recloose and Sola Rosa) and was recorded before she left for a 3-month stay in Europe with...

ESTERE ‘Culture Clash’

Estere is a Wellington-based Producer / Vocalist who performs live with her MPC (Lola). While relatively new to working with an MPC, Estere is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing the drums since the age of 11. Estere is also a member of 9-piece funk band BrockaflowerSaurus-Rex alongside...

LIGHTWORKS ‘Better Off’

After establishing a good musical relationship with the Neither Nor EP in 2011, JDubs & Dj Alias have joined forces once again under the new name LIGHTWORKS. JDubs’ introduction to many was through the collaborations / appearance on the Pacific Heights album “In A Quite Storm”. This was...

BROCKAFLOWERSAURUS-REX ‘Switch Stomp’

Wellington based Brockaflowersaurus-rex & The Blueberry Biscuitsare a 9 piece Neo-Soul outfit from Wellington, Aotearoa. “Switch Stomp” from their recently released Live EP is a heavy funk/rock beast of a tune. Hot off the back of a riotous, sold out Wellington Live EP release show, Brockaflowersaurus-Rex will be heading...

THE BASEMENT TAPES ‘Radioactive’

Originally known as The Resident, a recent name change led to this artist rebranded as The Basement Tapes. Mixing both electronic sampling with live instruments, The Basement Tapes is an up and coming Auckland producer/songwriter. A debut EP is near completion and will be released towards the end of 2012. Radioactive is...