Nz Music

RIIKI REID performs Muroki’s 2019 single 'For Better Or Worse’

Watch RIIKI perform Muroki's single, live from the Wine Cellar on Karangahape Road.

Delaney Davidson performs Erny Belle's song 'Hell Hole'

Watch the third episode of Under Cover with Erny Belle and Delaney Davidson.

Rapper Diggy Dupé on three outfits that define him

The award-winning artist behind 'The Panthers' soundtrack tell us what his fashion says about him.

Six60 paid our rent for a year

We went to Ōtepoti/Dunedin to meet the first-ever recipients of Six60's new scholarship.

Lawrence Arabia performs The Phoenix Foundation’s single 'Let Me Die A Woman'

Watch Lawrence Arabia perform The Phoenix Foundation’s single 'Let Me Die A Woman' from their debut album Horse Power.

James Milne (Lawrence Arabia) and Sam Scott (The…

AMA winners share their best and worst days of 2021

We asked the winners of the 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards about their best and worst days of 2021. Read below for a full list of winners…

Under Cover: Lawrence Arabia and The Phoenix Foundation

James Milne (Lawrence Arabia) and Sam Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) have a history that dates back to the carefree days of their twenties. Enamored by one…

Meet the mind behind Aldous Harding's weirdest music videos

We talked to Martin about the weird and wonderful reality they and Aldous are creating through music

The Collective: The gig | Ep 8

Plans come crashing down when they realise they haven’t sold enough tickets for the gig. Will the rangatahi lose their trust in the mentors, after a…

The Collective: The downfall | Ep 7

Plans come crashing down when they realise they haven’t sold enough tickets for the gig. Will the rangatahi lose their trust in the mentors, after a…

The Collective: My body is mine | Ep 6

MC Tali takes a trip to the hood to school Trey and Jay in freestyle. With the help of Emma Dilemma, Iris has a breakthrough, while…

The Collective: The hood | Ep 5

Trey and Jay find new ways of rapping about hood life, no longer glorifying street pain? Laughton from Kora has the tools to help Mahima uncover…

The Collective: The announcement | Ep 1

Marcus Powell from Blindspott grathers Crescendo Trust’s most promising emerging artists and offers them the biggest opportunity of their lives. Will they overcome their demons to…

TEEKS on music as a form of healing

“It’s about reestablishment or reclamation of whakaaro Māori because I know our tupuna were emotionally aware and conscious of the power and strength in vulnerability and…

A 64 Bars debut from Ranuimarz that’s “full of mana”

“When they hear Ranuimarz, they know exactly where I’m from.”

Ranuimarz and fellow West Aucklander Melodownz meet up ahead of Ranuimarz’s explosive 64 Bars debut at Red…

Our favourite music by NZ artists in 2020

A list of our favourite songs by artists in Aotearoa in 2020.

20-year-old Shiraz is “the most underrated MC in the country”

Shiraz used to keep his rapping a secret. Now, he’s being called the most underrated rapper in New Zealand by one of his inspirations, Dirty. Shiraz…

Waguan raps about social justice while making you dance

“We out here talking about social justice and twerking.”

Making people dance while rapping about social justice can seem like an unlikely combo. But for Waguan, like…

Muslim rapper Abrzy travels to Bangladesh to make sense of his home in Aotearoa | The Outliers

Abid Rahman - stage name Abrzy - is a rapper living in Wellington. We travel with him to the city he was born in, Dhaka, Bangladesh,…

TEEKS on being Māori in a mostly Pākehā music industry

TEEKS and Matariki Bennett have a beautiful kōrero at a beautiful location.

Māori Silver Scroll nominees on what it means to be an indigenous musician

Māori Silver Scroll nominees on what it means to be an indigenous songwriter or composer in 2020.

Stan or Not Stan with Stan Walker

Stan Walker gives his verdict on legalising cannabis, mullets and Daddy Bloomfield.

Lontalius and the rise of sad boi music

If there’s any year to be okay with being sad, it probably should be 2020. 

There is something to…

Melodownz shows us how to make his banana pancakes | Party Trick

Hip hop artist and hot sauce maker Melodownz shows us his banana panikeke recipe.

Hokohoko Kākahu me Theia | Thrifting with Theia

Alt-pop artist and lifelong thrifter Theia shares her best advice for shopping second-hand.

South Aucklanders on how Jawsh685 is changing the perception of their area

'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)' has hit 1 billion TikTok streams.

Mazbou Q empowers Black pride in his latest release

Hugh Ozumba has been making music since he was four. Better known by his stage name Mazbou Q, the Manurewa-raised artist and producer began with the…

Soul singer Teeks shows us what longing looks and sounds like

The music video to ‘Without You’ by Teeks opens with him walking down a dusty gravel road in the Hokianga. To outsiders, it could be a…

Exclusive: Paige shares her new music video and why she loves South Auckland

We premiere Paige's music video for 'Waves', and hear why she has big love for South Auckland.

Auckland rapper/actor/geography student Hans. shares his new music video

Auckland rapper Hans.’ new music video features the acting talent of Hans., Hans., Hans. and Hans.