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The Laneway Experience

By on Friday September 15 2017 in Music, News

As if the New Year couldn’t come soon enough, we’ve now had the lineup from one of New Zealand’s festival mainstays dangled in our eyes. With Tame Impala, NAO, AB Original, King Gizz, Glass Animals and more visiting Auckland’s Albert Park for Laneway ’17, it… More ›

Louie Knuxx Interview

By on Monday July 3 2017 in Exclusive, From The Mag, Music

Louie Knuxx’s new album is good. Like, really good. To be honest I kind of thought he’d never put it out. It’s been over seven years since his last album, Wasted Youth. That record received all sorts of praise and, after being offered a management… 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 ›

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 ›