BROMELAIN / MANZANZA ‘Nocturnes (Dub mix)’

‘Noctures’ is the collaboration between producer Bromelain (Nick Hyder) and African musician Sam Manzanza (father of Myele Manzanza). The release features 3 alternate mixes of the same tune, all with their own distinct flavour: the club friendly ‘Tech Mix’, the livelier percussive ‘Afrobeat mix’, and the deeper Rhythm...

WILTON ‘Looks Like Sin’

Wilton is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Christchurch, and also the host of ‘The Get Down’ on RDU 98.5FM. Wilton‘s Debut EP Andromeda is the culmination of 3 years of toiling in the studio. Countless hours have gone into a plethora of projects, and the result is this...

RESIN ONE vs ORPHAN ‘Body Soakin’

Produced over the last 2 years in the studio Resin One & Orphan are ready to release their 13 track feature length album The Art Of Kai Zen. “..Kai Zen loosely translates to continued self improvement, a modern Japanese business model, the quest for one to always be better...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

Yoko-Zuna return with the release of latest single ‘Day Job’. Featuring vocals from long-time collaborators SWIDT, the single showcases another side to the eclectic Yoko-Zuna sound. Created by both Yoko-Zuna and SWIDT, the track features the trademark confident vocals from Spycc & INF, sitting perfectly alongside the unique...

MOODS feat. HIGH HØØPS ‘Comfortable’

‘Comfortable’ sees Moods (Netherlands) team up with the talented New Zealand based vocalist/producer HIGH HØØPS as he continues releasing on Kraak & Smaak’s growing Boogie Angst label. And the track is a super silky neo-soul slow ride through Moods collection of tasteful synth chops accompanied by the light as...

SCAPEGOAT MERCY ‘Crryon’

Sometimes it’s the music which tries to keep a low profile, that leaves the biggest impression. Such is the case with the 2 tracks from Scapegoat Mercy ‘Distance EP’. ‘sang/rapped some songs about my struggles with long distance emotions..’ – Scapegoat Mercy The son of a jazz guitarist,...

MERCY ‘Dreams Of Love’

‘Dreams Of Love’ is the first taste from the forthcoming album by NZ producer Mercy, who is currently based in the UK. Over the last few years Mercy has released a string of singles, collaborations & remixes, most notably via the label Deep Heads UK. 2018 will see...

TROY KINGI ‘Aztechknowledgey’

  Multi-talented actor and musician Troy Kingi offers up his sophomore album, Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron, a nod to the funkadelic-soul sounds of the seventies from which he draws inspiration, while exploring galactic sci-fi themes. The concept for this album was conceived by Troy and his...

UNITONE HIFI ‘One Spirit’

‘One Spirit’ is the first, brand new track to be unleashed from Unitone HiFi since 2010’s cumbia laced remix, ‘Hang On’. Returning to the dubwise deviancy that has always been at their core ‘One Spirit’ is a strident statement of unity amidst a world that is tearing apart at the...

NXVA ‘4real’

2017 has been a good year for NXVA. After a one year sabbatical from releasing music, the 22 year old rapper/producer from Auckland has found a home under stage lights, performing at Ammonation’s release party, Merci Motel showcase 003 and Ourhouse music festival. The overcast skies of Auckland’s...

JOSH CROZIER ‘Jesus I Was Evil’

This week’s Turn It Up tune of the week is from Josh Crozier.  ‘Jesus I Was Evil’ is a cover of the classic Darcy Clay hit from way back in 1997. The original reached number 5 in the NZ charts. Sadly Darcy Clay took his own life the following year. Josh Crozier Facebook...

CRIME HEAT ‘Clear’

“As a music producer I have always strived to create music with heart, to make something I can connect with, that’s what music is all about. The rhythm of the drums, the hugging bassline and the various layers of sound that trickle through” – Crime Heat Low Key...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Lady’

Bailey Wiley‘s the first single from her upcoming and eagerly-anticipated EP is ‘Lady’. A smooth and laidback track that epitomises Wiley’s trademark soulful sound, ‘Lady’ is an empowering ode to knowing your self-worth. The single, made with the help of Eno, Soraya, Guy Harrison and Ben Lawson, is accompanied...

IMAG€ ‘Hood Dreams’

After a successful few years focussing on The Doqument (ImaGe, Shackles, SikeOne), which saw the crew release 2 albums, IMAG€ has returned with his first solo release in years. Teaming up with longtime collaborator MIKS on the beats, ‘Hood Dreams’ offers a small glimpse into the mindset of a child born into...

KIMBRA ‘Everybody Knows’

Kimbra releases her first single ‘Everybody Knows’ from her forthcoming album Primal Heart. Primal Heart, due out next year, will feature Childish Gambino, David Longstreth, and Skrillex. Kimbra: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays...

JESS B ‘Set It Off’

Brand new fire from Auckland MC JessB. This time she has teamed up with producer Facade. Get the lowdown on JessB over on Sniffers.co.nz JessB: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am...