Native Tongues with Yannika – 29 March 2021

Written by on April 1, 2021

This week on Native Tongues…

Featured Tracks by TS

Haru Brothers Intro
Vortex Mega Howler
Imagination feat Uts, ODEE1

TS is an emerging artist establishing himself and Far North hip hop with his forthcoming album Original Without Name.
He has opened for Church & AP, with the album featuring production from local legends B.Haru, Lo Key, Frank Keys, and Haz Beats.

The Far North’s own TS, ODEE1 (Far North) and Uts (Brisbane, Australia) are on the single titled ‘Imagination’. Produced by the multifaceted producer WLLFLXX, from Saint Petersburg, Russia; the single has 90’s influences from J Dilla to A Tribe Called Quest.

Imagination is the 7th track on the upcoming album with WLLFLXX produces a total of five tracks on OWN.

TS explains his inspiration for the album was to inspire.

“Sometimes you have to go into space to see Earth
What you were searching for was in front of you all along
Let them see someone ‘doing it’ where they are
Create the vibes here
The unique obstacles of the Far North”

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Featured Track and Artist:
Usain by Phodiso

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Featured Artist and Track:
Get Down feat. Luke-W by Chequered Pattern$, Nadis, Andrew Meyer

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Featured Artist and Track:
STARGAZING by Meg Theron

Having faced challenges with mental health most of her life, 20 year old upcoming artist Meg Theron is diving deeper, following her most recent release, ‘Self Care’. Expressing thoughts and feelings that once came along with contemplating life, Meg feels empowered giving listeners a look into part of her journey, with new single, ‘STARGAZING’.

With hip hop production, ‘STARGAZING’ is a fresh look at the young artist. Featuring vulnerable lyricism and an intimate, spoken second verse, you can’t help but feel the weight behind the personal track.

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Featured Track and Artists:
KORA – Weekend (DJ Spell Remix)

Kora are stoked to have had DJ Spell remix their recent single Weekend (from their upcoming yet to be announced EP), which is out today. It’s a smooth rework of the original with classic 90s beats and upbeat piano, that’s been described as ‘the working class boogie.’ It’s perfect for listeners who are ‘sick of that 9-5,’ and an essential jam as Summer comes to a close.

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Featured Tracks and Artists:
Fine Lines – Prod by Yondo and Lone Wolf (demo 2018) by Bella Shanti

Featured Tracks by chef b:
kua kore he kupu
fadeaway (che-tranada mix)
welcome back
Auckland raised, Melbourne based artist chef b describes himself as ‘just a Jamaican Maori guy who makes beats’. He used to have a show on Base FM few years ago too (the FuggU show)! He’s got an e.p coming out at the end of this year featuring a few locals from back home. In the meantime, check out more of his beats on Soundcloud…

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Featured Track and Artist:
Willy Mav & Elipsa – Without You (Ethan Jupe Remix)

Auckland Artist Ethan Jupe submitted this track for a competition run by @lunchboxrecordsnz

Follow him on Instagram and Soundcloud

Featured Tracks and Artist:

SFT BB 19 – S.F.T
Dua Lipa x Sade – Don’t Start Now (S.F.T edit)


Follow S.F.T on Instagram – @sftbeats

Featured Track and Artist:
Rock Your Body {HAAN808 GARAGE EDIT}


Follow Haan808 on Instagram – @haan808

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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