Mara TK

Celebrating 36 finalists across 15 different categories in a special live television event The 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards will be a live television event screened on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ OnDemand from the Aotea Centre. The event will take place in December and will be rescheduled to a date in early 2022 if Covid-19 restrictions […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster WrightThanks to NZ On Air MusicDate: July 2021 Guest reviewer: Troy KingiFeatured release: MARA TK – Bad MeditationReleased: 2021 Featured track #1: Te Kete AronuiFeatured track #2: ColoursFeatured track #3: Every Hori Is A Star Feat. Troy Kingi Over the last decade or so Mara […]

2021 APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 20 shortlist. This Top 20 list was chosen from over 250 entries by a judging panel of 10 fellow songwriters, who have each made wonderful contributions to the NZ music community.   The judging panel were (in alphabetical order): Anji Sami (She’s So Rad), Finn Andrews (The Veils), Hollie Fullbrook […]

This week’s Local Eyes is from golden voiced, Maori-Scottish world-wandering citizen of Aotearoa, Mara TK, with ‘Toroa/The Albatross’. Mara has just announced his debut solo album ‘Bad Meditation’, which will be released on 7th May on Extra Soul Perception. Stepping out on his own, Mara TK is the former frontman of the acclaimed Kiwi future soul trio Electric […]

Ria Hall will be opening the main stage at Splore this Friday 6.30-7.30pm, so this week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Black Light’ (feat. Mara TK) With the release of her debut self-titled EP, Ria Hall became a blazing new female presence on the NZ music scene. Winning multiple awards and critical acclaim, her sound fused furious […]

  Multi-talented actor and musician Troy Kingi offers up his sophomore album, Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron, a nod to the funkadelic-soul sounds of the seventies from which he draws inspiration, while exploring galactic sci-fi themes. The concept for this album was conceived by Troy and his little brother as they sat on deck […]

“Woah! There’s No Limit” is taken from Harmonies, the new long player from underground super-producer Lord Echo. Released Friday April 7th via the highly respected British-based independent record label, Soundway. Hotly anticipated for the last few years by his growing entourage of fans, many were frustrated by his descent into obscurity in the industrial backwaters of New Zealand where he lived alone and […]

Electric Wire Hustle have just released ‘Go Slow‘, a taste of upcoming album The 11th Sky. A track which walks into the genre-fog amongst drum machines, synthesizers and Mara TK‘s distinctive voice, the track sets the scene for the sound of The 11th Sky – surreal storytelling and a David Lynch meets Motown vibe. “‘Go Slow‘ is […]

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2016 Guest reviewer: King Kapisi  Featured release: HOLLIE SMITH & MARA TK ‘Band Of Brothers Vol 1” Link:… Featured track #1: AUTUMN RAIN Featured track #2: LIVES FOR LIVING Featured track #3: THE SPIRIT RACING THE […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C (thanks to NZ On Air Music) Date: August 2015 Guest reviewer: Isaac Aesili Featured release: VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Conglomerates’ Link: Featured track #1: JULIEN DYNE ‘Maddingos’ Featured track #2: ISAAC AESILI ‘Space Migration’ Featured track #3: LORD ECHO ft. MARA TK ‘Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow’ Isaac Aesili is […]

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