The Biggest Festival In New Zealand Just Got Bigger

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Bay Dreams are taking things to the next level by launching a Bay Dreams: South Island Edition. Last year Bay Dreams (New Zealand’s largest festival) had a record-breaking 25,000 people turn up to Mt Maunganui and now Nelson can get amongst it too. Festival co-director, Pato Alvarez said: “We searched all over the South Island

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Wilton Drops His Brand New EP Andromeda

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Wilton, a new name to the International scene, has just dropped his brand new debut EP on Melted Music. Andromeda is an atmospheric psychedelic journey through chill, breaks with lashings of drum n bass. Production is clean and upfront, with a definite nod to the old school vibes and styles of the early 2000s. Based in

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A rogue hacker in New Zealand took over police radio with NWA’s ‘Fuck Tha Police’

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A rogue actor in New Zealand hacked local radio waves and forced police to listen to NWA’s “Fuck Tha Police” repeatedly, in addition to a seemingly random grouping of Rage Against The Machine tracks. The track was originally released in 1988, and features lyrics such as “Fuck that shit, ‘cause I ain’t the one. For a punk motherfucker with a badge and a gun.”

According to Otaga Daily Times, a special inspector claims the song is putting people in danger.

“There’s no question that if it carries on, and if they do what they’re doing, it will delay a response,” said inspector Kevin Lloyd of the incident. “Any interference with a police radio constitutes a risk to public safety, and anyone caught doing this can face a penalty of criminal nuisance and up to one year imprisonment.”
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Dillastrate – the new downunder summer sound has arrived.

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Dillastrate has arrived. Real World – the new single from their forthcoming EP, Black Diamond is in all good online stores from today and is accompanied by a ripping video. The duo combines modern digital sounds with analog soul, bringing you the best of both worlds. With an intimidating range of styles – from delicate soul

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[Premiere] Beatfarmer x Shankara — Encounter EP [Street Ritual]

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As we slide deeper into winter, our musical focus sometimes shifts. While we love our bangers to death, the cold weather makes us want to curl up and listen to something hypnotizing. This is why we were especially glad to discover the music of Beatfarmer and Shankara.

The former hails from Canada and the latter is a duo native to New Zealand; the distance between them didn’t hinder their will to collaborate. The result of their efforts is Encounter, a 4-track EP chock-full of entrancing rhythms. Both provided an original track and then proceeded to remix one another. Beatfarmer’s airy style compliments the dub and world-influenced sound of Shankara perfectly, producing ambient mid-tempo soundscapes. They also mange to incorporate nature’s music into their own; native yips and chants can be heard amongst birds chirping and frogs gurgling, all with a backdrop of bass. All in all, it is an absolutely mesmerizing piece of music. If you enjoy the work of artists like Kalya Scintilla and David Starfire, then this is definitely for you.

Encounter has been released via Street Ritual and is available for purchase on their Bandcamp page. Check out the full stream after the jump and grab a copy if you’re feeling the vibes.


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Flume shares an inside view of his ‘Skin’ world tour

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2016 has been a momentous year for Flume. His second album, Skin, has beaten the sophomore slump to become one of the most in-demand LPs of the year thus far. Singles like “Never Be Like You,” for instance, have earned plays on mainstream airwaves internationally. On July 19, Harley Streten began his extensive world tour in support of the album, which he will soon bring to North America and various European cities.

The Australian future bass maestro commenced his tour in New Zealand, where at the same time he began documenting behind-the-scenes footage to later assemble it into a series. Episode one sees streten drawing enough fans to fill up the Forsyth Barr Stadium, dazzling them with his new live set up and a selection of new and old hits.

Part two of the episode brings viewers to Splendour In The Grass, where he expressed the surreal feeling of closing out the first festival he ever attended as a fan. To celebrate, Flume brought out fellow Australian collaborators including “Never Be Like You” singer Kai. The full episode can be streamed above.

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