Native Tongues 22 March 2021

Written by on March 24, 2021

This week on Native Tongues…

Featured Tracks and Artist:
Distant feat. Crystal, Do It Like That by And$um

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Featured Tracks and Artist:
Kilme2 and IMPORTANT by Adam Tukiri

Adam Tukiri recently retired his previous moniker and released his first official single ‘Important’. Today he releases his second single ‘Kilme2’. The track was produced by Adam and has been created as a loosely-based sequel to his first ‘Kilme’ track that he released in 2016.
“I basically invite all the B.S my way as none of it phases me.”

With all the new changes, Adam has chosen to take a different approach with his releases – no social media linked to the change and no pre-publicity etc. “I’m so removed from numbers now, so I’m not going to entertain them as much anymore.” Adam is still looking to perform and do some publicity but without the pressure of social media or trying to “blow-up”.

Though there are mentions of all this in ‘Kia Ora’, Adam dives into it more with his single ‘IMPORTANT’. ‘Kilme2’ is more of a taster, with a length of only 01:45 and being the second release from Adam, it has people wondering will there be more?

Adam Tukiri is a rapper and producer from South Auckland, who created quite a name for himself under his previous moniker Dharmarat. There is just as much range in his discography as he has projects under his belt, having released 21 projects as Dharmarat, if you include his work with his group Valleyside Boys.

Adam Tukiri is bringing the focus back to the music and letting it speak for itself.

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Featured Track and Artist:
Better by The Settlers, HORIZONE

Their latest single from The Settlers Ft Horizon – Better. The Settlers – Anthony Horan and Elias Tyro (MC’s), Laura Hunter (vocals), and Mike Thorpe (DJ) are a thriving hip hop crew reigning from Lyttleton Harbour in Christchurch. They share experiences relatable to everyday life and their conscious expression of rap, soulful vocals, & engaging live performances, deliver an uplifting & exciting contribution to the current wave of New Zealand hip-hop.

Featured Track and Artist:
Diablo by eleven7four, Mikey Dam

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Featured Track and Artists
Compulsion by Silas Futura, Tei

Auckland based musician Silas Futura with Tei


Featured Track and Artist
Bill$ by Rizván

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Featured Track and Artist
Forklift by Iac

“This song is dedicated to everyone who is out there working hard to keep food on the table for the family and to keep up with the bills. Growing up as a kid, I remember always seeing my parents working hard now I know how it feels to wake up and go to work to pay the bills. The songs inspiration was from Rizvan ‘Bill$’. This is just an expression on how I feel about working night shift and I know everyone can relate to it no matter what you do. Shoutout to my brother @Chequeredpatterns for the mixing and mastering of this track and to my other brother Tevita (@cefirocefiro – ig) for the amazing shots taken. Shout outs to myself and everyone else who is out there grinding. Love to you and never stop grinding.” – Iac

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Featured Track and Artist
Midnight Groove by Spycc

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Featured Artist and Track
Isolation Interlude by Shaebaby

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Featured Artist and Track

Wellington artists DONBIZZY with ‘SUMMERTIMESHINE’. DONBIZZY is a collaboration by artists Shaebaby and Just.D, who have been making music in the spare room at home.

Taken from their dope mixtape titled ‘You Can’t Beat UnderWelly On A Good Day: Summer Pack’ and is the first of 4 tapes by DONBIZZY this year.

Summertimeshine is the first track off the summer pack of the series featuring NOÉ (a good friend they went to school with). On the way is 3 more packs in the series (autumn pack) and a lot more solo stuff as well.

The video is directed by Ben Gregory and edited by Oscar Alty. Shot in part ion location at Social Cuba St, wellington. All of this is released through UnderWelly Records, a wellington based label.

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Featured Track and Artists
Brockley Greens FT. NAUTI & NAME UL

Yancey’s debut single release is in collaboration with Nauti (Omni-Potent) and Wellington native Name UL which started in Name UL’s flat in South London last July. Having explored solo on their respective overseas travels, Yancey (James Sherning) managed to link up with long time friend’s Nauti (Ti-Maya Dorcil) & Name UL (Emmanuel Psathas) during a chance crossover in London. After being played a few samples that Name had been collecting, they put together what would become the foundation of ‘Brockley Greens’. From there, Yancey started to build the track around Nauti & Name UL’s vocals.

Brockley Greens’ uniquely has a verse for verse structure without a traditional hook that Yancey’s production has emphasised. The melodious beat has Yancey’s signature contemporary hip-hop flow, hard-hitting drums & breaks with crisp percussive elements, all layered underneath lush synthesisers developing alongside both lyricists as the track effortlessly progresses.

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Featured Track and Artist
NEW NORM (where do i go) by Lively

Off his latest EP ‘L.F.M’, another dope up and coming artist on the rise.

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Featured Artist and Track
Purple Mink Suit Rap – Average Rap Band, Wes, Dirty

Featured Track and Artist
Indiana Jones by Nat Lover

Off the album ‘Lesson Four’

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Featured Track and Artist
Bruce Lee by The No Problemos

Kapiti Coast Collective, The No Problemos released their project titled ‘Somethin’ Real‘ back in February 22, 2014. They originally started as a four-piece garage band and then expanded into a nine-piece band. Being a fan of martial arts, we had to go for the track ‘Bruce Lee‘ on this weeks show.

Featured Track and Artist
Focus on Me – Risera

“Polynesian movement through Music. #Riseramovement”
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@lightskinjohn.824 (Producer/Rapper)
@soufsyde.p (Rapper)
@brandnshiraz (Rapper/Producer)

Featured Track and Artist
Everybody Get On It by DMONEY DA DON


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Native Tongues is a one hour show of new music from local artists curated and hosted by Yannika. Big thanks to NZ On Air Music. Tune in live every Monday 3pm-4pm.

Launched in late 2011, Native Tongues is a 1 hour show dedicated to uncovering the freshest in underground music from Aotearoa. From bedroom producers who are just starting out through to artists with multiple releases on international labels, Native Tongues showcases the true sound of the underground.

Native Tongues highlights new music & new artists to the show each week, focusing more on emcees, beat makers, producers & electronic music.

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