TURN IT UP: Local Tune Of The Week

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‘Gold Series’ is the latest single for DBL DBL, aka Liam Dargaville who along with Meer is one half of the group Cool Tan, who were formerly known as Heavy. Ya with me? What we’ve always liked about Heavy/Cool Tan/dbldbl/Meer etc, is that they represent a community which is general more inclusive than the traditional Auckland […]

To coincide with New Zealand Music Month, Low Key Source releases a limited edition double A side 7 inch vinyl featuring exclusive remixes of Ladi6 and Raiza Biza tracks by Australian artists. Side A: ‘Royal Blue’ is taken off Ladi6 “Royal Blue 3000” EP and gets the remix treatment courtesy of Silent Jay (Silent Jay & […]

Good things take time. Not only is that true in the case of New Zealand songwriter Louis Baker, who we haven’t heard from since the single “Addict” a year ago, but also of the music that Baker returns with, the soul-fuelled, introspective groover that snaps and bumps with the piston fire of the rawest locked […]

Kody Nielson is a prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer who remains resistant to any kind of easy pigeonholing. He’s explored cybernetic pop as Silicon, collaborated with partner Bic Runga on psychedelic guitar group Opossum, worked with brother Ruban Nielson on Unknown Mortal Orchestra and of course blew away local audiences as frontman of pioneering […]

6 months after dropping their debut album “Evil Adventures and Happy Endings”, Grey locals Eno x Dirty are set to roll out a series of remixes. The first to drop was the short-but-sweet remix of ‘Seki’ by LightSkinJohn, followed by the Hyan flip of ‘Nobody Knows’ which we’re featuring on Base FM this week. ENO […]

‘Nomads’ is the last single before the Estère releases her double album My Design, On Others’ Lives, which is due out Friday 27th April. This new track is Estère’s personal study of forced mass movement in both a story of pain, beauty and resurrection. “Nomads is about exploring identity and where we come from,” says Estère.“Everyone is of […]

Today, Unknown Mortal Orchestra says through music what we all know to be true. ‘Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays’  is perhaps the first straight-forward dance song off the brand new album, Sex & Food out now on Jagjaguwar / Rhythmethod. It’s a spiritual cousin to Multi-Love’s ‘Keep Checking My Phone’ which similarly touches upon manias we experience […]

Released on March 1st, 2018, Foreign Legacy is Unchained XL’s debut five track EP. Sonically, the five tracks blend traditional, Fela-Kuti inspired afrobeat textures and rhythms with various styles of hiphop, utilising a combination of live instruments and synths. The EP is lyrically defined by overarching themes of identity, race, virtue and cultural innovation. But Do They […]

Created at the footstep of Mount Victoria, Groeni wanted to challenge themselves compositionally and sonically with their latest release  ‘Nihx’. The album explores the characteristics of points of conflict between opposing forces. As in the past, and as with many electronic outfits, the music had been written ‘in the box’, so to speak. To counter this technique […]

Sony Music New Zealand is proud to partner with Auckland-based rapper JessB for the release of her highly anticipated debut EP Bloom. The EP features a number of collaborations, with features from Melodownz, Rubi Du and Phodiso, while renowned producer P-Money has a hand in producing, mixing and engineering a number of the tracks on the […]

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