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01/08/2023

X-Factory: Hans Pucket – No Drama

Hans Pucket 's No Drama - an intelligent song. Intelligence comes in many forms, and with regards to music in particular, ...

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21/02/2023

X-Factory: Kimbra – Save Me

I'm not quite sure why but Kimbra hasn't really been on my radar before. We primarily listen to music to be moved emotionally, ...

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23/12/2022

Goldsmith Baynes: E Rere Rā

In September 2022 contemporary jazz duo Goldsmith Baynes released their debut album ‘E Rere Rā’, a collection of songs ...

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05/10/2022

X-Factory: The Top Five 2022 APRA Silver Scroll Finalist Songs

I take it back. Last year I did successfully predict the winner of the Silver Scrolls 2021, which went to Troy Kingi. Good ...

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13/09/2022

Goldsmith Baynes: E Rere Rā

E Rere Rā by Goldsmith Baynes

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18/03/2022

X-Factory: 2021 Silver Scroll Award Finalist Songs

Yes I know, I never seem to get it right. Even though every year I usually write an article for the X-Factory trying to predict ...

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15/06/2021

X-Factory: Rosé – On The Ground

Rosé, hyperreality, harmony and the pop-drop. The term hyperreality was coined by French theorist Jean Baudrillard to describe ...

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03/05/2021

Tia Drumma: Feeling The Love

Reported by the Bay of Plenty Times in early November, Mount Maunganui College students released what they claim as the first ...

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