Estere and Raiza Biza collaborate on Tokoloshe

This is the first time that Estere has put her insane production talents to work for another artist, and it’s hard to think of a more deserving recipient of this privilege than Raiza Biza. The Rwandan/Kiwi hybrid has been steadily making waves in NZ hip-hop circles since ages ago, and the duo must be getting along pretty well considering they were both recently touring with The Adults too. Tokoloshe is a seedy ordeal that speaks out about fear/anxiety, using an infamous figure in cross-continental African folklore, the Tokoloshe, as a metaphor for their presence.


Connan Mockasin keeps things chill with Charlotte’s Thong

In Connan Mockasin’s second single for his upcoming release Jassbusters, we see him pick up where the last single left off. So if you like your music to be cruising at a cool 50km/h headed anywhere where smooth chords wander around listlessly, subtly funky basslines keep things moving, and an abundance of sick bends blast from clean gats, then Charlotte’s Thong might just be for you.


Brockhampton drop new album today, will perform it in full in Auckland tonight

The new album is titled iridescence, and is Brockhampton’s first release since last year’s SATURATION trilogy took them from zeroes to heroes in the world of American hip-hop. You lucky, lucky Aucklanders…


Tour news

Local legends Fat Freddy’s Drop announced this week that other local legends Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be joining them for their Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown summer shows. For those and a myriad of other Fat Freddy’s gig tickets, follow this linkIn other local news, Avantdale Bowling Club have announced their first ever nationwide tour after dropping their heartbreakingly emotive self-titled debut album, tickets available here.

In international tour news, Chase & Status and MC Rage have been added to the already massive Northern Bass lineup, Ozzy Osbourne has rolled out his ‘No More Tours 2’ tour, which deserves to be considered for comedic value at least twice, and NZ’s most underrated festival Laneway have thrown out their first lineup announcement for all the world to see. Tickets are on sale as of yesterday, so get on it.


Jam of the Week

Have you ever wondered what jazz might sound if it was filtered through the tools of an electronic music aficionado? Well that’s more or less Squarepusher’s M.O. so there’s really no better place to start than here- unless you were to start at the beginning of Hard Normal Daddy and finish at the end, but here’s a taster anyway.




JACK LEONARD is a Cinema and Media graduate with a penchant for dogs that look like wolves. He’s a music enthusiast who divides his time evenly between consuming unhealthy amounts of media and getting lost in forests.