Earlier today Complex.com premiered New York based New Zealand Alt-RnB singer/synthwriter Janine and the Mixtape’s awaited Dark Mind EP, which is, as those of us who’ve been following her have been expecting – a haunting slice of 4 AM Balcony Music.
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Working under his oOoOO (pronounced “Oh”) alias, San Francisco beatmaker/live electronic performer Chris Dexter filters together samples, live instrumentation, played parts, found sound and trunk tested drum patterns, in the process articulating the feeling of thoughtful melancholia. Read our interview with him inside.
The man himself Jigga has announced the release of his new album on 4th of July called “Magna Carta Holy Grail” but if you are one of those lucky people who have a Samsung, 1,000,000 copies will be available for free as a download for Samsung smartphone users, three days ahead of the July 4 release. [...]
With ‘Secret Circuit’s Shock Blast Remix’ Secret Circuit (aka Eddie Ruscha) filters ‘Dur-Dur Band Introduction’ through a dub infected disco lens, letting trace elements of acid house ebb and flow through his hypnotic retooling of their Somalian take on the concept of a funk big band in full flight. You can listen to it inside.
RP Boo a.k.a Kavain Space’s singular footwork production style stands on the shoulders of the legendary Chicago House and Juke scene of the late 80s and early 90s. A DJ turned beatmaker, his sampler/Roland R-70 drum machine rooted productions display a grasp of narrative structure and storytelling, which while far from an anonymity within the historical continuum of electronic dance music, has rarely been this mercurial.
Listen to ‘Mouchette’ by oOoOO inside. He’ll be touring New Zealand later this month also.
As part of their In Session series (recorded weekly at Roundhead Studios and broadcast every Friday at 2pm), 95bFM let Auckland new folk singer/songwriter Nadia Reid come in and perform her cover of ‘Bully of New York’ by Ana Egge, as assisted by double bassist Rich.
With the release of his new album “Yeezus” coming closer, Kanye posts this vid on his website of snippet of him recording the track “I Am God” with legendary producer Rick Rubin You have got to wonder what Kanye is playing at with name the of this track, but hey, who cares cause he obviously [...]
So…. he has pushed back his Summer Knights mixtape back to July 1st which is a bummer, but in the meantime he has decided to release some material in the form of “95 Til Infinity” This is pretty good, showcases that he can actually rap, is quite aggressive at the same time which is cool [...]
With this year being the 10th year anniversary of the legendary label Ed Banger Records which feature some of the heavy weights of the music industry, such as Justice, Busy P and Sebastian, they will be releasing Ed Rec Vol. X. Ed Rec Vol. X features 13 brand new tracks from label heavyweights including Justice, Busy [...]
Check out the track by Disclosure – You & Me – Remixed by Flume
The new single from Auckland singer/songwriter Alexandre Angrignon, ‘Turning Red’ is a slice of classic sounding lo-fi neo psychedelica.
Check out the visuals for the track Penny by Hanni El Khatib
When it comes to working hard, dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s and keeping the actual artistry ahead of all the weird baggage that can come with commercially releasing and performing music, Wellington duo French for Rabbits are one of those genuinely deserving acts who do it the right way, don’t rush things, and deserve a bigger platform.
Taking inspiration from the Network Awesome show Looners and an urban myth about a premature rapture, director Edward de Vere, previously known for his exceptional video work for Connan Mockasin and Julien Dyne, has just created a video for Taite Music Prize 2013 winner SJD’s song ‘Make Love Ask Questions Later’.
Jet Jaguar (government name: Micheal Upton), Wellington’s longstanding self-proclaimed “techno uncle”, raiser of chickens, grower of vegetables and maker of electronic beats has just released Many Things.
After the response to The Love Club, the dogs of second release ravage would have been scratching at Lorde‘s door. It would seem however, that ‘Tennis Court’ & ‘Swingin’ Party’ should be more than enough to keep them at bay. Tennis Court instantly has that single-esque strut; a development on the restrained arrangements and electronic [...]
Flume has released the video for his single ‘On Top’ feat. T.Shirt. The video cuts between a live set and an almost neon billboard style filter featuring T.Shirt. While hardly breaking new ground on the music video front, where cut up live clips come music videos are a dime a dozen, like many cliches it’s [...]
Shapeshifter have released the video for their new single ‘In Colour,’ from the album DELTA. Directed by Nick Dwyer, it’s an unabashedly ‘warm fuzzies’ video, focussed on the power of music, to connect people & the joy that ensues, and you’d have to be some sort of hardened cynic to not appreciate that.
Auckland duo She’s So Rad (Jeremy Toy and Anji Sami) built their reputation off the intersection between post-punk, shoegaze and drum machine beat production. However, with their new EP Last Dance they veer off into a hypercolourful soundworld of classic disco, boogie and even genius era video game soundtrack music; and yo – the results are incredible.