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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 [NOA RECORDS]

Fa’a:  "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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Review: Teebs – Annica

Words by Keegan Fepulea'i   In what seems to be a recent flurry of releases from Brainfeeder, they’ve called upon one of their older contributors, Teebs to add to their archives. His contributions to the label stretch back nigh on a decade and have been standouts for many of the die-hard Brainfeeder...

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Sophie McAlister [Aus/Crown Ruler]

Sophie McAlister: Hi I’m Sophie. I moved to Melbourne 4 years ago and I DJ and work at Northside records. Keegan Fepulea'i: How's the cultural shift been from Bali to Melbourne? S: Was​ really hard at first. So many things I had to quickly adapt to. I was lucky that my...

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Miles Cleret [Soundway Records]

Soundway Records is a name that will resonate with anyone interested in high-quality reissued music. Accolades abound, the English label started out in 2002 reissuing music from decades past, from all corners of the world. Its founder, Miles Cleret, is a meticulous collector of rare and obscure records and will...

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Review: Big Crown Records – YIA Talent Hunt Winners

Words by Keegan Fepulea'i  Known as a hotbed for crime and hip hop - its most notable hip hop exports being Jay Z, Master Ace & Biggie - Bedford-Stuyvesant has in the past decade experienced somewhat of a turnaround. Mainly due to rampant gentrification, the average rent across ‘Bed Stuy’ has risen 36.1%...

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Skux’s Ode To Punk

Skux is the melting pot of punk you didn't know you need in your life. Created by Ayisha Jaffer while she was living in New Zealand (with a nod to some uniquely kiwi slang), they've just released a new EP called 'Kudis', drawing from an assortment of punk influences Ayisha...

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