TURN IT UP: Local Tune Of The Week

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Riding the waves of support and plaudits for his sophomore album Wallflower (Ninja Tune), Jordan Rakei is looking forward to a busy and fruitful 2018. His latest single ‘Eye To Eye’ includes a soul-infused dancefloor edit produced under his Dan Kye alias (Rhythm Section). Jordan Rakei is a New Zealand born. London-based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer is […]

‘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 & Sound-esque ‘Dub mix’. “This collaboration is […]

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 6 track journey through Wilton’s musical influences, […]

‘Old Zealand’ is the debut album by Ryan Hendriks, a founding member of Auckland’s Grown Room collective. Referencing both his Dutch and Māori cultural heritage, ‘Old Zealand’ is a homage to his ancestors who co-existed before this land was named ‘New’. Vocally mixing complex, multi-layered lyrical content over diverse beats from multiple producers. The project is […]

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 than they were the day before..” Following […]

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 instrumentation of Yoko-Zuna. While the two have […]

‘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 a feather vocals of HIGH HØØPS. Introspective […]

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, Scapegoat Mercy‘s musical acumen was indulged from […]

‘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 the release of his debut album. Stay […]

Dropping a couple of weeks before Christmas, Leonard Charles unveiled his latest single which features Detroit MC Guilty Simpson. Leonard Charles is the most recent musical project from Jeremy Toy, who has forged a long-lasting production and performance career with the likes of Opensouls, Hollie Smith, The Tornadoes, She’s So Rad, Aaradhna etc. Leonard Charles […]

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