Talking Points: YOKO-ZUNA ‘Luminols’ with LAUGHTON KORA

      TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2017 Guest reviewer: Laughton Kora Featured release: YOKO-ZUNA “Luminols” Released: 2016 https://yoko-zuna.bandcamp.com/album/… Featured track #1: ORCHARD ST feat. Tom Scott Featured track #2: YES feat. Heavy &...

Talking Points: PACIFIC HEIGHTS ‘The Stillness’ with AROHA

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2017 Guest reviewer: Aroha Featured release: PACIFIC HEIGHTS “The Stillness” Released: 2016 https://wmnz.lnk.to/PacificHeightsTheStillnessPR Featured track #1: DRAINED feat. JEN TURNER Featured track #2: IBANAKA Featured track #3: SO LOVE feat. SHAAN...

KOTARE ‘Osho’

Like so many new tracks, this one arrived via email. We missed it initially as it arrived on the first day back after the holiday break, but when we got around to opening the email it contained a link to soundcloud and this brief message: “I’m a bedroom producer from...

HYAN ‘J For J’

Over the last few years we’ve seen the rise of a new breed of local producers who push a fresh production sound. No longer focusing on the tradition of boom-bap beats as a platform for MCs to rhyme over, what we’re hearing now are different creations altogether: heavy bass combined with intricate...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Burn It Up’

HIGH HØØPS is the solo project from Auckland based creative, Jordan Arts. He is one fifth of LEISURE as well as a a visual director. These songs come late in the night, it’s not unusual for a HØØPS session to go until sunrise. “I’ve been basically locking myself...

Turn It Up! 2016 Recap

Turn It Up featured what we consider to be some of the best local songs of 2016. We’ve pulled together a soundcloud playlist of most of these songs for your listening pleasure. So much local talent on display right here! Familiarise yourself with the new New Zealand sound. – Turn...

VILLETTE ‘Beige’

The following words by Dan Pardalis for Complex Having opened up for AlunaGeorge, receiving co-signs from Sango and Joe Kay, and getting play on BBC 1, Valve Sounds’ VILLETTE is one artist to keep a close eye on in 2017 – but it all starts right here with her latest...

NOAH SLEE ‘DGAF (feat. Shiloh Dynasty)’

‘DGAF’ is the first single from Noah Slee‘s forthcoming “Otherland Mixtape”. Check the following review of ‘DGAF’ by Aiden Benavides for www.purplesneakers.com.au Noah Slee is a talented New Zealander who is currently Berlin based. The RnB singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has been bumping around for a while now,...

ESTÈRE ‘Ambition’

After spending 5 months touring Africa, Australia, France and the UK, Estère has returned to Aotearoa with her newest single ‘Ambition’, the first from her forthcoming album. Listen to ‘Ambition’ and become acquainted with U.S. Presidential hijacker and Bordello resident, Magdelaine Lavirgin – who wanted to be the United States President. Magdelaine...

Talking Points: P-MONEY ‘Big Things’ by MELODOWNZ

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: November 2016 Guest reviewer: MELODOWNZ (Third3ye) Featured release: P-MONEY ‘Big Things’ Released: 2002 Via Dirty Records: https://p-money.bandcamp.com/album/bi… Featured track #1: SCRIBE 2001 feat. Scribe Featured track #2: BIG THINGS feat. Mareko, Patriarch,...

KVKA & DENZ 1 ‘SSolar EclipSSe’

Local artists KVKA & DENZ 1’s collaborative EP Outlierz is out now on  Black Lotus Records. Already turning heads by having racked up over one million YouTube plays for his track ‘Who You’, Outlierz is set to further solidify KVKA’s firm footing as a masterful rapper whilst also showcasing...

Talking Points: TEAM DYNAMITE ‘Demo Tape’ by DJ Ill Baz

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: October 2016 Guest reviewer: ILL BAZ Featured release: TEAM DYNAMITE ‘Demo Tape’ Released: April 4, 2010 Via Young, Gifted & Broke Link to release: https://teamdynamite.bandcamp.com/alb… Featured track #1: CIRCUMSTANCES Featured track...

TALI ‘Birth Of A Break’

There is no resting for Aotearoa singer, songwriter and MC extraordinaire, Tali, as she releases her seventh studio project, KETA The KETA EP (pronounced keh – tah) is a collaborative effort, involving production from local producers Tokyo Prose, Civilian Sol, Sam De Jong and internationals Thor Rixon (South...

PADDY FRED ‘Need You feat. AHAB’

‘Need You’ is the latest musical offering from Wellington musician/producer Paddy Fred. Inspired by the West Coast beat-scene and a chance encounter with Flying Lotus and his creative cronies in their LA headquarters, Paddy Fred’s sound is full of surreal, psychedelic synth-soul vibes. “I made the guts of ‘Need...

Talking Points with Che Fu

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: September 2016 Guest reviewer: CHE FU Featured release: RED EYE SOCIETY (R.E.S) “Absolute Epoch” Released: May 01, 2010 Via Breakin Wreckwordz Ltd Link: https://beedub.bandcamp.com/album/absolute-epoch Featured track #1: BACK IN THE DAY Featured track #2: HUSH...