FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Razor’

Fat Freddy’s Drop have just dropped the 2nd single ‘Razor’ from the upcoming album BAYS. Following the worldwide success of ‘Blackbird’ in 2013, Fat Freddy’s Drop are back with BAYS, a 9-track LP recorded at the band’s Bays Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington a former 1950s HMV vinyl pressing plant....

MERCY ‘For You’

Over the last couple of years Auckland producer Mercy (Josh Ruhen) has built a steady following of fans worldwide. His growing catalogue of release show a producer who has matured from his early drum & bass roots, and embraced a deeper, more spacious sound. Mercy is obviously at home in the...

WAYVEE ‘Diamondsummer’

Auckland beat maker Wayvee has been dropping some serious heat over the last couple of years, and Base FM has been supporting his tunes since the release of Black Magic back in October 2013. Amongst the 10 tracks on Wayvee‘s latest release ‘Internet Vol II’, are a couple of...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Aeons’

“Somewhere between the world at large and paradise is this EP of five songs; short stories against a backdrop of experimental music. Whatever you think of it, I promise you, if nothing else it will take you on journey…” – Mara TK. Electric Wire Hustle are proud to...

AVERAGE RAP BAND ‘What It Is’

Average Rap Band is the latest project from Tom Scott & Lui Tuiasau (formerly @peace). The 6 track EP titled ‘Stream Of Nonsenseness’ is available as a download (name your price) & limited physical CD copies via the bands Bandcamp page. Dandruff Dicky (@peace / Side Steps Quintet)...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘World Is Crowded’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s 3rd album Multi-Love, nreleased in May is a mix of psychedelic funk and alt pop, and showcases Ruban Nielson’s skills as both a producer and songwriter. The album is full of hooks and musical earworms that burrow into your brain, resurfacing to haunt your memory throughout the...

SILICON ‘Burning Sugar’

‘Burning Sugar’ is the new single from Silicon – the new project from Mint Chicks/Opossom frontman Kody Nielson. ‘Burning Sugar’ is the second single taken from Silicon’s debut album Personal Computer. Out globally on Aug 28 through Weird World/Domino/Universal Music. Cultivating his own distinct brand, Silicon has been...

TRINITYROOTS ‘This Road (MOODY remix)’

TrinityRoots released their third album ‘Citizen’ in March of this year. One of the stand out tracks from the album ‘This Road’ featured the vocals of drummer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Lemi. Scrolling through soundcloud a few weeks back we stumbled across this great remix from Wellington producer Moody. The man behind...

RESIN ONE vs ORPHAN ‘Best For You’

‘Best For You’ from Resin One & Orphan is a throwback to hip hop’s classic era: hard hitting boom bap beats topped with a straight forward lyrical delivery. Based in Auckland, the duo of Resin One and Orphan have spent hours in the studio nurturing the 5 tracks that appear...

DIAZ GRIMM ‘Sunset Hour’

Entirely self-funded and self-released, the debut album Osiris is the culmination of a year’s worth of work for local artist Diaz Grimm. Named after the Egyptian god of life, death, and rebirth, Diaz describes the album as being “the soundtrack for a movie that doesn’t exist yet.” Being raised with...

TEAM DYNAMITE ‘Tonight’s Ego’

TONIGHT’S EGO vs TROPICOLA are the brand new tracks from Auckland’s Team Dynamite. The double drop is the first in an on-going single series to play out in 2015 and is accompanied by an exclusive Haz Beats remix of last year’s standout single “Coconut Lime”, feat. Che Fu from their debut...