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New Balance Music

Calling all independent artists! New Balance has set up an artist grant scheme for up and coming musicians and producers, funding anything from recording sessions and new equipment to music videos and mentoring.  To apply, head to newbalance.co.nz/music. ...

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Review: The Streets at The Town Hall

Words by Keegan Fepulea'i  My early experiments with LSD and Newton’s 3rd law of motion collided last time The Streets played in New Zealand at the 2006 Big Day Out. The root of my love for this group could be traced back to that day, so I had to ask myself...

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Review: James Blake at Shed 10

Words by Keegan Fepulea'i  Rain set in as a somewhat excited hoard amassed to see the return of James Blake. Blake's debut show at the Auckland Town Hall had been one for the ages. Off the back of a string of singles and THAT EP on the legendary record label R&S...

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Blood Mothers

 Pipiana Heemi & Samara Alofa are, "Blood Mothers".  A multidisciplinary exploration of suppressed knowledge and thought.  ...

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Nabeel Zuberi – Musicking Now

It’s that point where you start thinking a bit more seriously about what you’ll repeat and what’s to be switched up in next semester’s classes. I’ll be teaching an undergraduate course Recorded Music & Media Formats and the postgraduate Media, Sound & Music. Here I’m trying to focus on what...

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Witch – We Intend To Cause Havoc

“​I was running a label called Stones Throw at the time, and one of our artists - a Canadian named Koushik - told me about a friend of his who lived outside of Toronto named Adam, who had spent time in Zambia. He had this crazy melange of records he’d...

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In Conversation – Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti

Celebrated in his homeland of Brazil and by music aficionados around the globe as one of the finest percussionists, Ivan Conti’s new album is an experience. Its been quite some time between releases, so we caught up with the living legend.   K: Let's talk about the new record, it's been a...

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Benny Salvador

Keegan: While most 15 year olds are concerned with gaming and social media, you’re one hell of a DJ. How does a 15 year old become a club DJ? Benny: Um, well, thanks! I’ve been playing records for most of my life. I’ve always loved dancing and dancing with other people....

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