Manual Magazine

Category: Music

64 Bars: David Dallas

By on Friday December 2 2016 in Music, Video

Over the course of November Red Bull Studios Auckland and David Dallas reconnect to present a new season of 64 Bars, this time starring local rappers DIRTY (of ENO X DIRTY), Raiza Biza, and newcomer Kid$eb. Following the release of the new three cuts, David… More ›

Music Feature: Beach Boy

By on Thursday November 10 2016 in Exclusive, From The Mag, Music

I wasn’t immediately sure what to make of Finn’s music; there was something about it that felt unfamiliar. Then I realised he was having heaps of fun—planned silliness as he describes it. It’s a testament to how diverse hip hop has become in this country,… More ›

Studio Sessions: Name UL

By on Tuesday October 11 2016 in Exclusive, Music, Video

Emanuel Psathas, better known as NameUL, is a Wellington hip hop artist who’s recent movements have found him on the charts with his latest album, Choice(s), debuting at number #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts and number #7 on the iTunes album charts. We recently visited his studio… More ›

Tom Gould Interview: Bury Me With the Lo On

By on Monday August 8 2016 in Art, Music

ID recently caught up with Kiwi director and Manual contributor, Tom Gould on the release of his new book, Bury Me With the Lo On, which documents the first comprehensive history of the 80s crew’s evolution from local Ralph Lauren lovers to a global collecting culture. Read… More ›

SWIDT vs. Everybody Documentary

By on Friday May 27 2016 in Music, Video

Our good friend Haimona Ngata recently wrapped up this documentary with Auckland’s six-man music collective, SWIDT (See What I Did There), in particular profiling the internationally-acclaimed lead producer, SmokeyGotBeatz, who in the last couple of year’s has worked with the likes of Hit-Boy, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar,… More ›

Wu-Tang is coming…

By on Monday December 21 2015 in Music, News

If you’ve been in and about Auckland City over the last couple of weeks you may have noticed the circulation of posters titled “Wu-Tang is coming”. Well it’s true, the group dubbed as the best rap group in history is hitting our shores earlier next year and… More ›

How Not To Be An Asshole Ep. 36

By on Friday November 20 2015 in Music

Our music editor, Dominic Hoey (aka Tourettes), along with Louie Knuxx and Dan Mawby have a weekly podcast, How Not To Be An Asshole, where they may or may not teach you a few things about current affairs, music and every other topic imaginable. Episode 36… More ›

Habitat Cascadia

By on Monday September 21 2015 in Music, News, Skateboarding, Video

Habitat is collaborating with the band Future Islands for a special limited run of boards. To commemorate the partnership the Habitat team set out on an adventure throughout the Pacific Northwest and returned with “Cascadia,” set to the tune of Close To None. More ›

DEF Jam for China

By on Tuesday July 7 2015 in Events, Music, News

The DEF squad are on the fundraising buzz once again, this time with their eyes set on China. This Friday they’ll be posting up at Neck Of The Woods with a heavy lineup of DJs. There’s a $15 door charge, and to sweeten the deal they’re even… More ›