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...

LEISURE ‘Got It Bad’

From seemingly out of nowhere along comes a delightful tune that catches everybody by surprise… Alt radio is all over this leisurely tune from the LEISURE Collective – a handful of Auckland-based artists who haven’t offered up to much information about themselves, instead letting the music do the...

SILICON ‘God Emoji’

SILCON is the new brainchild of Ex-Mint Chicks / Opossum frontman Kody Nielson. ‘God Emoji‘ is the first official single and first music released from Silicon. To coincide with the release of the video, we’ve featured ‘God Emoji‘ as the Base FM local tune of the week. Enjoy the...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Golden Ladder’

An the eve of Electric Wire Hustle’s European tour, this free download appeared via Red Bull Music Academy’s soundcloud page. Grab it HERE. Last time we heard from Electric Wire Hustle, the duo of RBMA alumni Mara TK and Taay Ninh were putting out their first full-length record in four...

TALI ‘Wolves’

While spending 10 years in the UK, Tali cemented herself as one of the most prolific female MC/Freestylers to emerge from the electronic dance music scene and worked with some of the genre’s biggest names. Tali signed to legendary Roni Size’s ‘Full Cycle’ Imprint in 2004 and released the...

FORTUNES ‘Keeper’

Introducing FORTUNES (via whothehell.net) Fortunes are McCabe and Barnaby Matthews, a Melbourne-via-Auckland duo. You can’t really separate these two from their origins once you’ve seen them live a few times. The first thing you notice is McCabe’s Kiwi twang. The Melbourne in them a lot harder to discern,...

JAY DUBS & DJ HUDGE ‘Satori’

Satori (悟り?) (Chinese: 悟; pinyin: wù; Korean: 오 o; Vietnamese: ngộ) is a Japanese Buddhist term for “awakening, comprehension; understanding“. It is derived from the Japanese verb satoru. In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kenshō, “seeing into one’s true nature”. Ken means “seeing,” shō means “nature”...