FORTUNES ‘Linen’

New Zealand born Melbourne based Fortunes, aka Conor and Barnaby, have hit it out of the park with this release. Taken from the Undress EP released late last month via Future Classic. ‘Linen’ gives a darker vibe than we’ve heard on the EP. The production rings in as an...

LADI6 ‘Guru’

The Ladi 6 Alpha Sessions In 2015  the band introduced The Alpha Sessions. They brought their studio set-up, vintage keyboards, drum machines and all on stage. Through live, in-the-moment improvisation, they turned these freestyle jam sessions into the songs that birthed BEFFY and inspired their new recording projects....

SWIDT ‘Little Did She Know’

The latest track from the SWIDT crew and only the second out of four to come. Produced by SmokeyGotBeatz, ‘L.D.S.K (Little Did She Know)‘ follows nicely after the first track, ‘Alfred & Church’ produced by Tae Beast (TDE) back in March. They have also recently kicked off their...

DUSTY MELODY ‘Coffee Talk’

The Grow Room is proud to present our third LP release, courtesy of long-time resident and traditionalist hip-hop production proponent Dusty Melody. Through this album Dusty Melody manages to transfer his experiences of urban-city struggle through to his most fluid means of expression and mood-telling in the form...

LORD ECHO ‘Woah! There’s No Limit ft. MARA TK’

“Woah! There’s No Limit” is taken from Harmonies, the new long player from underground super-producer Lord Echo. Released Friday April 7th via the highly respected British-based independent record label, Soundway. Hotly anticipated for the last few years by his growing entourage of fans, many were frustrated by his descent into obscurity in the industrial backwaters of...

BAILEY WILEY x MILOUX ‘Never Ever’

Stand back dudes, the ladies have got this. ‘Never Ever’ is the first collaboration between Bailey Wiley & Miloux, who met when they were both cast members of the Fly My Pretties String Theory tour. Harking back to an era of smooth RNB, ‘Never Ever’ finds Miloux handle both vocals and production...

HOUSE OF SHEM ‘Anything You Ask For’

House Of Shem, known for their distinctive reggae sound and harmonies, are proud to release their latest new single Anything You Ask For. The Perkins’ family band consisting of brothers Te Omeka and Isaiah and their father Carl, formerly of the beloved Kiwi icons HERBS, formed House Of Shem...

DAVID DALLAS ‘Fit In’

One of the country’s biggest Hip-Hop innovators, David Dallas, has released the brand new single ‘Fit In’. This is the first official single from his new studio album due out late April. Production for the new single is at the hands of Melbourne-based Styalz Fuego and Nic M,...

PITCH BLACK ‘It’s The Future Knocking’

The release of the fourth single “It’s The Future Knocking” from Pitch Black’s latest album Filtered Senses comes just before they play their final shows in New Zealand. After a slew of summer festivals that saw the electronic duo return home to tour their 5th studio album Filtered Senses,...

YAYNÉ ‘IDFWU (feat. MELODOWNZ)’

A Neo-Soul singer, Yayné has the ability to blend classic smooth vocal styles with future flows and scats, using clever lyrics to keep the listener connected to what matters the most; the music. Her debut EP ‘Simple Pleasure’ plays on the two sides of pleasure; that which we...

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...