New Zealand

  • VÏKÆ – “Rumours” is a fantastic reflection of her talents

    Veronika Bell, better known as the singer-songwriter and musician, VÏKÆ, is a Ukrainian-born New Zealander, whose family left Kiev when she was a kid to escape the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster. Once a classical piano student, as well as an aspiring opera singer in a Classical Performance program...
  • Manu Francois is grand in his vision and ambition

    Manu Francois known for his rapid fire flow, superb singing, solid writing, sharp as hell production, and iconic rasta hairdo has been one of the more slept on powers in the musical community in recent years, always bubbling underneath the surface of the mainstream on the various audio and...
  • Unintended Strangers – “A Lifetime Ago” from somewhere deep in their souls!

    In the ever-growing realm of bombastic pop music, it’s been exceptionally refreshing in recent years to see what can be described as an indie/folk explosion that’s been going on. Pianos, acoustic guitars, violins and cellos, as well as other organic instrumentation have been making a serious comeback. Artists like...
  • Unintended Strangers – The feeling of connection here is palpable!

    Unintended Strangers, the Indie/folk duo comprised of Robert Griffin (U.S) and Chloe Danz (New Zealand), met over the internet by chance during November 2017. A friendship sparked, since they both share the same appreciation for delicate, dynamic, heartfelt and organically created music. Hence the two began their complicated journey...
  • Amynot: “Polo Heets” – an adventurous musical package

    Amynot was born in Taiwan and moved to New Zealand at the age of 1. A father of two children, he enjoys working hard to provide the best for his family. Amynot grew up in a real estate background and shows love and interest for modern music. He enjoys...
  • Marc Chemali: “Prototype Musik” – fusing technology to human emotion

    “Prototype Musik” by Auckland, New Zealand producer, Marc Chemali is hands down one of the best electronic albums I have ever heard in a long while. Brilliantly composed, produced, and imagined from beginning to end. It’s one of those albums where you can tell that a great deal of...
  • THE GIFT brings delicious fusion of R&B, Soul and Rap to the table!

    William ‘THE GIFT’ Lepale Hails from Dawson/Otara, New Zealand and has branched off the roots of artists such as Ermehn, Mr Sicc, The Movement, Sid Diamond, Groovehouse and Colourway music.  In his own lane for the NZ music scene THE GIFT or TG brings a fusion of R&B, Soul...
  • Busola Martins: “Pleasant Surprises” ft. Bukola Bekes gives vivid hope

    “He turns my life around”, with these words, Busola Martins whets our appetite as we are led with bated breath into her new release “Pleasant Surprises” ft. Bukola Bekes.  With her ingenious use of simple questions and quotable phrases, she challenges us on a mid-tempo cliff hanger to re-access our...
  • Whit3 Boy: “Priority” – a sense of authenticity and performativity

    In rap music, the album has become a hurdle. You can count on one hand the rappers who can release a cohesive album, and have that album be good enough that fans aren’t imagining the ways in which it could have been done much better – usually more unfettered...