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On Foreign Soil

06/08/2019

On Foreign Soil: Hans at SXSW 2019

Hans (actually hans.) is the stage name adopted by Auckland hip hop artist Hanju Kim, who first featured on NZMusician.co.nz back in 2017 with the release of his debut EP titled ‘1995’. Talking with Cassandra King then, ...

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Interviews

15/04/2019

Dharmarat: Hip Hop Productivity

Mid-way through last year, South Auckland rapper Dharmarat, real name Adam Kitto, dropped a 10-track mixtape bemusingly titled ‘Jesus’ – describing it as a sampler of the sounds and flows he was working with for his ...

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Interviews

11/02/2019

Rhian Sheehan: Nevermind The Great Divide

Leading an eight-piece band and locally string sections recruited from each city, in October musician/composer/all-round creative genius Rhian Sheehan played album release shows in Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington and Auckland. ...

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NewTracks New Artist

23/01/2019

NewTracks New Artist: Tom Young

Aucklander Tom Young considers himself more as a songwriter or music maker than some crafty instrumentalist, but he manages to work well with the skills he does have – as showcased in his latest single Brother. December ...

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Interviews

17/09/2018

The Chills: Climate Change (Part 2)

Promoting ‘Silver Bullets’, The Chills’ first full album in nearly two decades British indie label Fire Records described it as bursting with chiming Dunedin-pop anthems, the idiosyncratic underlying melancholy offset ...

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Deep Thinking

02/08/2019

Deep Thinking: Weather Report’s Birdland

For this issue, I have transcribed the opening bass part on the seminal Weather Report track Birdland from the band’s 1977 album ‘Heavy Weather‘. The transcription features the band’s bassist, the legendary Jaco Pastorius, ...

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Deep Thinking

11/04/2019

Deep Thinking: Purple Haze

Hi Everyone, this issue’s challenge is to play some Jimi Hendrix. I have transcribed the introduction to Purple Haze as Hendrix played it on a Strat but added a bass trick that will probably annoy your guitarist! For ...

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Deep Thinking

25/10/2018

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important word…). I would like to say it is a ‘far, far’ harder piece than the last piece we looked ...

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Deep Thinking

07/09/2018

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important word…). I would like to say it is a ‘far, far’ harder piece than the last piece we looked ...

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Deep Thinking

09/05/2018

Deep Thinking: Addicted To Chic

As mentioned in previous Deep Thinking columns, I have always admired the bass playing of the late Bernard Edwards (1952–1996), one of the co-founders founders of Chic, a seminal disco band of the late 1970s and the early ...

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