CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN ‘The Shallows’

We first stumbled across Caramel Smooth Heaven a couple of years back with the ‘Homeland’ release, a full length collection of downtempo instrumentals. Since then, this Christchurch-based producer has been expanding and developing this style even further with a fast growing discography. Released in early August, Caramel Smooth...

K2K ‘Malibu’

‘Malibu’ is one of the standout tracks taken from Suger EP, the debut release by Wellington-based, Red Bull Music Academy participant K2K. Released on the Margins Label, ‘Malibu’ showcases K2K’s (aka Katherine Anderson) take on melodic house music. Sugar EP is a digital-only release at this stage via Margins‘s...

9-5ERS ‘Same Sky ft. Siavani’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is 9-5ers with their vid for the track ‘Same Sky’ also featuring Siavani. 1 in every hundred Kiwis are homeless and according to the last census over half of them are families with children. This vid is a tragic depiction of the reality that many NZ...

MATTHEW YOUNG ‘Collect’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is a funky little number by self confessed Prince fan, Matthew Young titled ‘Collect’. The video is a colab between himself and local creatives Jordan Arts and Sean Loftin who have worked on other video projects with Young. “They transformed a simple idea into...

MELODOWNZ ‘One More ft. ISRAEL STARR’

Melodownz is everywhere at the moment, from his feature on Tali’s ‘Powerful’ to his massive tune ‘The Anthem’ with Bailey Wiley. We just had to share with you his brand new release ‘AVONTALES’ an eight track EP. This track ‘One More’ features Israel Starr on the track and also...

JESSB ‘Soul Free (Prod. P-Money)’

Straight outta Auckland, JessB is a female MC on the rise. She has teamed up with the legendary production of P-Money to bring you ‘Soul Free’. To find out the low down on JessB and her musical story, give SNIFFERS blog a read. JESSB: SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER  ...

Portland Live Sessions: YAYNE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions.   Wellington based, Yayné features in the fourth edition of The Portland Live Sessions. In chat with Base FM’s Dylan C, the singer/songwriter discusses growing and learning in Christchurch’s local scenes, collaborating with other...

NOAH SLEE ‘Told’

‘Told‘ is the second single from Noah Slee‘s upcoming LP, ‘Otherland’ and proving to be an artist to keep an eye on this year. Teaming up with fellow kiwi-producer Mercy and Berlin-producer Ben Esser for the production on this one, Noah’s vocals continue to bless each song. Artwork by: Simone Cihlar...

SURLY ‘4Q 510-511’

Polish Juke is proud and super excited to present the new EP entitled ‘Trip to Warsaw’ by the New Zealand-based footwork producer, DJ and a member of the Juke Bounce Werk crew – SURLY. “4Q510-511, also given the title Songs of the Sage or Songs of the Maskil...

LADI6 ‘Guru’

The Ladi 6 Alpha Sessions In 2015  the band introduced The Alpha Sessions. They brought their studio set-up, vintage keyboards, drum machines and all on stage. Through live, in-the-moment improvisation, they turned these freestyle jam sessions into the songs that birthed BEFFY and inspired their new recording projects....

SWIDT ‘Little Did She Know’

The latest track from the SWIDT crew and only the second out of four to come. Produced by SmokeyGotBeatz, ‘L.D.S.K (Little Did She Know)‘ follows nicely after the first track, ‘Alfred & Church’ produced by Tae Beast (TDE) back in March. They have also recently kicked off their...

Talking Points: LEISURE ‘Leisure’ with Dan Woolston

     TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: April 2017 Guest reviewer: Dan Woolston (sniffers.co.nz) Featured release: LEISURE ‘Leisure’ Released: 2016 https://open.spotify.com/album/1SZzXX… Featured track #1: ALL OVER YOU Featured track #2: CONTROL MYSELF Featured track #3: SOMETHING...

DUSTY MELODY ‘Coffee Talk’

The Grow Room is proud to present our third LP release, courtesy of long-time resident and traditionalist hip-hop production proponent Dusty Melody. Through this album Dusty Melody manages to transfer his experiences of urban-city struggle through to his most fluid means of expression and mood-telling in the form...

Talking Points: RAIZA BIZA ‘Day & Night’ with EDGAR

     TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: December 2016 Guest reviewer: Edgar Mahon (Eddie Numbers / 9-5ers) Featured release: RAIZA BIZA ‘Day & Night EP‘ Released: 2016 https://raizabiza.bandcamp.com/album/… Featured track #1: WASSUP Featured track #2: STRONG...

Portland Live Sessions: NOAH SLEE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. For the second edition of the Portland Live Sessions we have Noah Slee the West Auckland born and raised musician (with Berlin based producer Ben Esser on keys). The multifaceted artist talks about living and...