ELECTRONIC

Kllo release new track ‘Virtue’

When we first heard Kllo we stopped dead still – ‘Bollide’ being the entry point for us into a well of new music from the Australian duo. Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam waded in figurative backwater for much of 2016 amid an extensive world tour. These were exciting times; the duo’s Well Worn EP furthered the promise of 2014 EP Cusp, receiving…

Mura Masa delivers self-titled debut album

After a string of highly successful singles, a Coachella performance and a very sweaty Boiler Room release party, Sniffers-favourite Mura Masa has finally released his debut full length LP. Out now on Mura’s own Anchor Point via Interscope, the album is 13 tracks of pop perfection. Mura’s (real name Alex Crossan) gritty productions carry the…

More SACHI for your head top

With ‘Home,’ Auckland electronic duo SACHI join a history of producers who’ve drawn on the rhythmic and melodic impulses of Jamaican music in their journey to pop excellence. Joining Justin Bieber, Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Rihanna with songwriting and production work from the likes of Skrillex, Boi-1da, PartyNextDoor, and Calvin Harris. The dancehall sounds stems at least 15…

One Funky Chop: Karriem Riggins remixes Ladi6

If you’ve ever spent any time studying the links between contemporary jazz, hip-hop, and beats in North America, Detroit-born, but Los Angeles-based drummer, producer, DJ and sometimes rapper Karriem Riggins’ is unavoidable. Since the early 90s, Karriem has recorded and performed with jazz luminaries like Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd and Ron…

Tee Noah Kicks Off With Single Indigo

Brisbane based artist Tee Noah has introduced himself with a track that has set the bar high for his career. Driving a solid beat through out the vocals sit nicely on top until it slides out with some lead guitar that will keep you coming back for more. Tee Noah spoke of Indigo as “the wolf,…

CLAYE release video for ‘Autodrive’

After creaming the New Zealand, Canadian, and USA viral charts with their debut release, CLAYE are here to stay. Studying at Victoria University in Wellington, the duo released their first track ‘Autodrive’ late May to a flurry of interest from labels and a highly-esteemed #1 placing on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist. Mixing feels from a Friday…

Theia cuts deep with ‘Everything’

Artists who mix in pop are something we’ve become more drawn to lately – fizzing the local NZ scene is a blend of electronic production and catchy hooks. Theia has built her reputation in the pop world firmly, with over 8 million plays on her single ‘Roam,’ and an upcoming tour with Eccles and ZM. Standing out from…

Stream: Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1

The success of ‘Slide’ with Frank Ocean, Quavo and Offset was the foundation of what would be Calvin Harris’ album roll out. Called the song of the (American) summer by many, Harris then treated us to the combinations we never knew we wanted until now. ‘Heatstroke’ (Young Thug, Pharrell & Ariana Grande) and ‘Rollin’ (Future…

Crooked Colours release Groovin’ album ‘Vera’

There’s some records that ‘groove you,’ and Crooked Colours Vera boasts those feels. After being cooped up in a studio for 18 months, the Australian comrades are ready to return to centre stage with their debut 10-track album. A concoction of indie and electronica, the album takes us back to the summer feels of Foals meets Rufus… With…