ELECTRONIC

MAALA releases ‘Crazy’

Auckland’s MAALA has been doing his thing for a few years now, along the way combining a poised talent for pop ballads with electronic singer-songwriter aesthetics indebted to the likes of Frank Ocean and Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker). After dropping the massive ‘In My Head’ six months ago, he’s back with a new cut…

Forget Your Plans With L.A Women

Masterton, a lower North Island town with a district population of 24,600. It sounds like a humble setting, but over the last few decades, it’s produced several generations of talented New Zealand creatives. Jemaine Clement (of Flight of The Conchords), Ladyhawke, Kaleb Hill (formerly K.One), and now the RnB-tinged future pop trio known as L.A…

TroyBoi experiments on debut album Left is Right

Trap O.G has dropped his first debut album. British producer TroyBoi dropped Left is Right today, and the twenty track album delivers. After dropping several tracks from the album in advance, including the most bass heavy ‘What You Know’, Left is Right continues to expand his experimental sound. Of Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Nigerian descent,…

Get Zen with Kllo on ‘Downfall’

Aussie faves Kllo (a.k.a cousins Chloe Kaul & Simon Lam) continue to meet all of our synth pop dreams on new track ‘Downfall’. Following on last month’s ‘Virtue’, ‘Downfall’ is the last track penned for their upcoming debut album. Sonic, dreamy instrumentals paired with hazy vocals creates the ultimate soulful soundscape. “We wrote it on…

The XX’s techno bends and forthcoming Auckland show

Having followed editorial on The XX’s genre discussions this week, every artists’ journey poses obstacles of creative growth, direction, and the energy of working with minds that possess the same drive as one’s inner battles. Regardless of The XX’s world-dominating rise, the trio ‘meet in the middle’ as Madley Croft says – creating tracks that…

alexa casino’s EP ‘CHEER UP TRY HARD TEAR UP CRY HARD’

Broken beats with a repetitive hook delivered in a unique form – the opening track to alexa casino’s new EP CHEER UP TRY HARD CHEER UP CRY HARD. Hailing from Wellington, alexa casino sports minimal info on line but has us hooked with every turn of the orange button. Born in 1995, the Cancer sun surfaced on Facebook…

Kaytranada remixes the Gorillaz ‘Strobelite’

Kaytranada broke through onto the scene last year with his critically acclaimed ’99.9%’ album. Now he continues his wave in 2017 by remix the latest single of the Gorillaz new album ‘Humanaz’. Announcing he was remixing the track last Friday through Instagram, Kaytranada provides an even funkier version to the track, which recently had a…

Lontalius releases Remix for Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan

Martin Garrix’s track ‘There For You’ has gassed the Top 40 charts, and whether you’d spin it or not – its an undeniable pop record. Filled with blazing synthesizers, and thumping kicks the original has its place. Today a new playlist lands, boasting a selection of remixes that take the track down different avenues, and our…

LUCIANBLOMKAMP shares new single ‘Nothing’ ft. Rromarin

When first discovering LUCIANBLOMKAMP we were led by a friend whose ears are perked to the right records. Blessed by 6LACK sampling his track ‘Alone/EA6’ on ‘From Afar’ from his debut album FREE 6LACK. The Melbourne producer and multi-instrumentalist announces details of his new album Sick of What I Don’t Understand, which will be released in three parts over the coming year, beginning…

Thomston x SACHI reveal ‘Ride’

In 2017, when you’re making pop music, taking risks is just as important as utilizing a catchy song structure, and actually a lot of the time, the best results come out of matching memorable hooks with sonic experimentation. With ‘RIDE,’ Auckland’s SACHI and Thomston, respectively speaking, two of the more accomplished young New Zealand electronica…