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15/03/2017

Emerald & Kayboku: Amalgamation EP

A trans-Tasman collaboration between Aussie DJ/musician Kayboku and Kiwi MC Emerald McGill, ‘Amalgamation’ can vaguely ...

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16/01/2017

SWIDT: Straight Outta Onehunga

Finalists for both the 2016 Critics Choice Prize and the Urban / Hip Hop Album of the Year Tui at the NZ Music Awards that ...

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22/11/2016

Podcast: Aaradhna, Music Awards & ‘Urban’ Music

The Spinoff just published a great podcast, recorded with a panel consisting of their music editor Henry Oliver, editor ...

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05/09/2016

Vince Harder: Showing Rare Vision

Two trophies as the artist behind his ’Rare Vision’ EP, plus a third as producer of the Stan Walker/Samantha Jade pop ...

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01/08/2016

Lucid Hiest: Absence In Motion

Self-proclaimed “East Coast rebel” Isiah Ngawaka knows a fair bit about life’s struggles. On ‘Absence In Motion’, ...

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24/07/2016

Angelo King: Kats & Doggs

Angelo King ’s second solo album follows a clear path of self-determination. Recorded by Abraham Kunin and Beau Jefferies ...

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07/07/2016

Third3ye: Liiight Side of The Moon

As artists Third3ye challenge the boundaries of contemporary hip hop through experimentation and shared messages of philosophy, ...

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14/06/2016

Pacific Music Awards 2016

Staged mid-year, the Pacific Music Awards are something of a best-kept-secret in the context of our local music industry’s ...

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04/06/2016

Urban: Everything Except Time

Nelson quintet Urban appear to be something of a democracy when you consider their songwriting credits. Over the course of ...

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