TURN IT UP: Local Tune Of The Week

Christchurch hip-hop crew The Settlers release their new single ‘Set It Straight’. The Settlers; a thriving hip-hop crew from Lyttleton Harbour in Christchurch, have released their first single ‘Set It Straight’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Speech’, produced by Tia Drumma. ‘Speech’, continues the theme established in their ‘Steps’ EP and ‘Due Date’ album – mirroring […]

A diverse array of local talents collide on the massive ‘The Runtingz Anthem’. Israel Starr, Lomez Brown, Lion Rezz, Raggadat Cris and Poetik have joined forces for a recent tour and celebrated with this huge reggae/hip hop inspired banger. Follow: ISRAEL STARR | LOMEZ BROWN | LION REZZ | RAGGADAT CRIS | POETIK Turn It Up is […]

The first single from an upcoming full-length album in 2019, ‘Lay Back’ was written and produced by MILOUX, with additional production and engineering by the incomparable Ben Lawson at Red Bull Studios in Auckland. This is MILOUX’S first solo single since the release of her EP2 in 2017, having since written the song ‘Because of […]

CHURCH & AP give us a taste of what’s to come with the absolutely slapping ‘Ready or Not’.  With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across multiple stylistic forefront’s and delivery with punching bars and cadence. Mark your calendars, ‘Ready or Not’ is set […]

This week’s local tune of the week is ‘Stay True’ from Grey Lynn local and central Auckland heavy hitter DIGGY DUPÉ who is back with a brand new EP ‘Island Time’ via Renaissance Music. The highly anticipated project comes with features from Trey Bond and the legendary NZ MC Rizvan, and boasts an impressive variety […]

‘Re-Ignite’ is SALMONELLA DUB’S latest blessing to our ears and is a perfect fit for the approaching summer weather. ‘Re-Ignite’ is the remix of ‘Ignite’ by Tiki Taane & Salmonella Dub. ‘Ignite’ was first sparked during SALMONELLA DUB’S 25th anniversary shows featuring the return of TIKI TAANE, experienced by an audience of over 26,000 people. These […]

Produced by SFT, ‘Sugar’ is a sweet love song dripping in old school style production, 90’s R&B reminiscent melodies and a romantic verse from MELODOWNZ. BAILEY describes the single as “the first song I’ve written that I’ve instantly fallen in love with in a minute.” Bored of love that is just comfortable, Bailey searches for […]

Reality Chant Productions and Bless up Music proudly present the latest release from REALITY CHANT & ISRAEL STARR ‘Future Navigator’. Taking its cues from deep 70s Jamaican roots, ‘Future Navigator’ features tight well-rounded production and a roll-call of local and international musicians who provide a tapestry of instrumentation that perfectly compliments the epic scope of […]

Avondale’s very own MELODOWNZ again proves why he’s one of New Zealand’s front running MC’s.  His new track “Peace $igns Gang $igns” has just dropped ahead of an upcoming dual sided project.  In this track Melo explores the duality of modern life, and how life can shift from the peaceful highs to the darkest lows. […]

CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO is back with new music for our listening pleasure and is set to release a double LP project titled ‘LWMP18’ on 11/11/18, through Cosmic Compositions. This is good news for all fans of instrumental hip hop, sampling and experimental sound design with Christoph being one the current front runners of experimental beats, […]

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