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Potential For Friendliness

Words by Darcy Shakes I haven’t seen Judy Shane since I was fifteen. She’s a fond friend of my parent’s from California. What with everything happening all over the world, we called her over Zoom a few weekends ago. I waddled into my parents' room forty minutes late to the video-call, and Judy...

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Review: Wax Chattels at Whammy Bar

Words By Ali Nicholls // Images By Connor Crawford Back from their year-long hiatus, Wax Chattels bring their bone-splintering live performance back to Whammy Bar, Auckland, to mark the release of their latest single, ‘No Ties’. Over the course of their musical lives together, Auckland’s Wax Chattels have gained a reputation as...

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Benny Salvador – Wat Shu [Aunty Records]

The transition from DJ to producer is one that few can pull off, and in most cases you’re either one or the other. Being a good DJ doesn’t qualify you as a producer, and vice versa. I’ve been eagerly waiting to see if this Wellington DJ could pull it off....

The transition from DJ to...

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Reimagining Gil Scott Heron

Earlier this year was the 10 year anniversary of the death of Gil Scott Heron. His impact on contemporary music is massive. Some call him the godfather of rap, a title he vehemently declined. As part of the celebration of his life, XL Recordings chief Richard Russell approached Jazz musician...

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Review: Allah-Las at Neck of the Woods

Words By Ali Nicholls Leading the contemporary movement into 60s revival psychedelia, heritage Americana heroes Allah-Las washed their dulcet waves upon the shores of Tamaki for the first time on Saturday. It’s another languid summer evening in the littlest Big Smoke, and K Road is pulsing with life and anticipation. The doors...

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Girls Rock! Camp

Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa

Words by Keegan Fepulea'i Globally and internationally the music industry continues to fight the uphill battle that is female representation in Music. A recent study from the states conducted by Dr Stacy L. Smith, the​ "Inclusion in the Recording Studio", had some not so surprising findings. Two such findings that​ came...

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Ruby Savage

Ruby Savage

In the lead up to another dance spectacular at Tapapakanga, our editor caught up with one of his favourite emerging DJ’s out of the UK, Ruby Savage. You can catch her live at Splore 2020. Keegan: What is the premise behind, 'In Flames'? Ruby: In a short, simple & direct way, “In Flames”...

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Addison Chase

Addison Chase [Cosmic Compositions]

Former Auckland resident Addison chase has resided in Berlin for the past few years. Initially part of the #Jusayin crew his latest work at Cosmic Compositions has garnered international attention. A steady stream of releases from New Zealand and also international artists has consolidated him as a worldwide leader of...

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LEAO 1

LEAO [NOA RECORDS]

Fa’asamoa:  "to do what is Samoan” Fa’aaloalo: can be seen as "to act with the many faces”Talanoa: a space of conversation/exchange. Upon listening to this record you’d think a bunch of Flying Nun artists secretly set up camp in Samoa and created their trademark jangle pop. This is not the case, however....

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