Interview: Thirty Minutes With Ta-ku

Perth based producer/beat maker Ta-ku doesn’t drink, smoke, take drugs or even make beats for a living, he does it after dinner, before bed as a side project. He has an out look on life that seems as progressive as his music considering recent heavy weights to hip hop, like Kendrick Lamar or Oddisee renouncingContinue reading “Interview: Thirty Minutes With Ta-ku”

Pharaoh Swami on the Māori prophet Rua Kenana

What Pharoah Swami has done with his song is highlight an affinity foreigners living in New Zealand have with Māori people and their land.  People from places like Africa and Asia (all over the world really) find an undeniably strong connection with the whenua…or land, and  it is one that’s hard to comprehend …but even harder to ignore.

Speaking Western Heights with Blaze The Emperor at Mercury Plaza

This month Hamilton based artist Blaze the Emperor will play his third headline show in Darmstadt, Germany accompanied with a live jazz band on February 23rd. For this podcast with Ryz Fm and The Plug we meet at Mercury Plaza for noodles and and to discuss the release of his project Western Heights available nowContinue reading “Speaking Western Heights with Blaze The Emperor at Mercury Plaza”

NEW: Villette releases Drip Crimson mixtape

2017 has taught singer, songwriter, producer Villette that those working with you have to put as much effort into your product as you do, otherwise, they have to go.  To-the-point. Timely. Strong. This year the 22-year-old Samoan Chinese talent from South Auckland has been working super hard at her music — which can be anContinue reading “NEW: Villette releases Drip Crimson mixtape”