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Watercolours to represent NZ @ the Red Bull Music Academy 2014 in Tokyo

After many late nights and countless discussions, the Red Bull Music Academy jury has selected 60 music makers to represent 34 countries, who will gather in Tokyo in autumn for this year’s prestigious Red Bull Music Academy edition. Watercolours, otherwise known as Auckland’s Chelsea Metcalf, will represent New Zealand and attend workshops in...

EXHIBITION: Entangled Islands: Samoa, New Zealand and the First World War

AUCKLAND MUSEUM 19 JUNE 2014 – 1 FEBRUARY 2015 SAINSBURY HORROCKS GALLERY FREE with Museum Entry.’ www.aucklandmuseum.com ‘Entangled Islands’ is the first in a series of exhibitions about the New Zealand war experience over the coming years of the centenary. On 29 August 1914, only three weeks after...

SPLORE 2015: a little taste of what’s to come

Just seven months from another magical installment of your favourite summer festival, Splore 2015 is taking shape and they’re super stoked to be able to start telling you all about it. The Splore team are working on a heady brew of eclectic artists for 2015. Their policy is to try and secure the acts that they...

EVENT: Soulfest – Sunday 26th October

I|E|G and Ginnen Group are thrilled to announce Soulfest,New Zealand’s first ever Neo-Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop Festival. This unique Music and Cultural Festival is a celebration of some of the world’s finest contemporary Neo-Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop Artists. Auckland’s iconic Western Springs Stadium will host this event in a...

ROSADUB ft. RAIZA BIZA ‘My Medicine’

RosaDub is a singer/songwriter originally from Christchurch, now residing in Auckland. Her voice can best be described as ethereal with a gritty edge, and her sound as dubbed out electro beats, mixed with emotive, down tempo vibes. ‘My Medicine’ is a collaboration featuring RosaDub (vocals), Raiza Biza (rhymes...

TRUTH ft. FLOWDAN ‘Madman’

Legendary duo Truth, exhibit their full musical versatility and mastery on their delicious new 14-track album, “Hollow World”, available on Firepower Records. The infamous New ZealandersAndre Fernandez and Tristan Roake, aka Truth, have been championed as leaders in the scene years ago, with their one of a kind production and DJ sets which have massed them worldwide praise...

MIDNIGHT GALLERY ‘Memory’

‘Memory’ is Midnight Gallery’s second official release from the group’s debut album, MIDNIGHT GALLERY, set for release on Friday 18th July. ‘Memory’ is a sophisticated piece of music showcasing Midnight Gallery’s three elements – with Adam Fuhr on Production, Edgar Mahon on the Raps, and Tyla Pere on the vocals. The single was mixed and mastered in Istanbul, Turkey, by Mike Nielsen and recorded at home...

P-MOney & Gappy Ranks - Baddest EP

P-MONEY & GAPPY RANKS ‘Get Away’

An international collaboration of prolific proportions, one of New Zealand’s most iconic producers, P-Money, has joined forces with beacon of British reggae Gappy Ranks to release the Baddest EP. The unlikely pair were introduced following dancehall dynasty Gappy Ranks’ performance at local reggae festival Raggamuffin. That email intro...

TALI ‘Forces’

‘Forces’ is a song about love, and the powerful union that culminates when two people come together physically, spiritually and mentally. Like the power of nature’s forces this union can often be awe inspiring and beautiful… it can also at times, be destructive and terrifying. Born on a dairy farm,...

BENNY TONES ft. RAIZA BIZA 'Maybe In The Stars There's A LIttle Bit Of Us'

The new single from Benny Tones featuring the talents of local lyricist Raiza Biza. Video by Karl Sheridan @ Monster Valley, Auckland, NZ Let the music do the talking. Link to buy: bennytones.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-in-the-stars-theres-a-little-bit-of-us BENNY TONES: www.omw.co.nz | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week....

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Bottom Line (fLako remix)’

One of New Zealand’s most in-demand exports, modern soul outfit Electric Wire Hustle are set to make their triumphant return to your local “New Releases” crate. Following up on their acclaimed 2010 debut, their new album ‘Love Can Prevail’ will see the light of day via Okayplayer and Somethinksounds on September 8th....

MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE ‘Ghaziya’

Auckland-born, now LA-based MARK de CLIVE-LOWE is an underground phenomenon. The avant-garde soulful Pianist/DJ/Producer has been on the cutting edge of club based jazz music for the past 15 years; creating on stage from scratch, using drum machines, keyboards and effects. He has been one of the key...

S.F.T ‘Climb’

‘Climb’ by Auckland beatmaker S.F.T appears on the compilation Bearded Beats Vol 1: Beardy & The Beats, a project spearheaded by Leesh & Kina, hosts of the 5 Finger Discount Show on Base FM. Available via Bandcamp, Bearded Beats Vol 1 brings together beatmakers from all over the world. International submissions by Miles Bonny & T-White, appear alongside familiar local names...

BAILEY WILEY ft. RAIZA BIZA ‘IXL’

Few artists come new to the game with such a fearless and complete approach to music. Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern, rightous production and true live musicianship. The star of the show is that golden voice – effortless and organic, it’s like having honey poured into...

THE BOOM CAT ‘Day In Day Out’

Children of the ‘Neo-Soul’ movement from the late 90’s, The Boom Cat are a three-piece fusion band pulling key elements of their musical chemistry from Hip-hop, Jazz, Reggae and Funk. Comprised of lead singer Keshia Paulse, Karlos Tunks on guitar and bassist Isaac Etimani, The Boom Cat formed 4 years ago and have embarked on a mission...