LADI6 ‘Ikarus’

Written by Ladi6 and Parks, “Ikarus” was recorded at Studio A in Detroit, Michigan which was the recording home of legendary hip hop producer JDilla. The new music video for ‘Ikarus’ is directed by celebrated New Zealand artist and director Askew One and the single was mastered by Tom Coyne,...

EAVESDROP ft KESHIA ‘Clear Water’

After a string of underground singles, remixes and EPs, EAVESDROP (Dave Wood) has just release his debut album “Pins & Needles” on local label LOOP.The confident debut offers up a heady mix of smooth liquid drum n bass and showcases a range of known and up-and-coming vocalists and...

EDDIE NUMBERS ‘Wishes’

After a successful year last year, that saw the group’s debut album Another Day In Paradise chart in the top 20 and a busy summer of gigs including the hottest annual festivals – BW Campground, Beach Box, Rhythm And Vines and Northern bass – Eddie Numbers found time to record their...

@PEACE ‘Flowers’

@peace: Lui Tuiasau | Tom Scott | Christoph El Truento | Dandruff Dicky | Brandon Haru @peace are working on a conceptual album about space, finality, quantum theory and other things that you probably can’t dance to. Their preview to this album is a 10 track conceptual EP about...

THE MIDNIGHT TRIPS ‘Life Is’

Renaissance Music dropped this  EP at the beginning of January, and there is a lot of diversity between the 3 tracks. Beats / HipHop / Neo Soul / Reggae vibes throughout, with the stand out being the gospel-tinged “Life Is”. The Midnight Trips is an outfit consisting of...

BENNY TONES ‘Aero:soul (James Skylab refix)’

It’s been a full cycle around the sun since Benny Tones’ album, ‘Chrysalis’ was released internationally on BBE Records and since then, Benny has made a few orbits around the globe of his own. Benny’s intrepid musical adventures have seen him perform and engineer for New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle in such...

O.G. ft. Rayjah 45, KPz, & MC Aeries ‘Blaze’

Taken from Oakey Grenell’s latest release Finest Selections: The First 10 Years on Central Records, “Blaze” is also the first single from the next OG album due in 2013. Spanning the years 2002 – 2012 Oakey Grenell – Finest Selections: The First 10 Years compiles what could be considered his life’s...

FAT FREDDYS DROP ‘Silver & Gold’

Taking a step closer to touchdown, ‘Silver And Gold‘ is the first single from Fat Freddys Drop forthcoming studio album ‘Blackbird’ dropping early 2013. ‘Silver And Gold’ neatly summarises what to expect from album number 3 titled ‘Blackbird’ – a typically all-encompassing mix of blues, dub and dance...

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,...