Moana Maniapoto In Session
One of Aotearoa’s foremost cultural ambassadors, Moana and her group The Tribe have just released their fifth studio album Rima, produced by Pitch Black's Paddy Free. Moana and members of the Tribe came into Radio New Zealand to play some of their new material in session before the album launch at Galatos in Auckland this Sunday.

Moana Trev
The Tribe's Paddy Free, Trina and Moana Maniapoto, Cadzow Cossar and Marika Hodgson with Trevor Reekie / Photo by Dru Faulkner

Will Wood - Broken Man
Will Wood reflects on his time as one of Bernie Griffin’s grifters, and talks about his new solo album Broken Man, out of Lyttleton Records.

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Will Wood. Photo: Tom Landon-Lane


ONZA Marimba Festival
Imagine the racket when almost 250 schoolchildren start hammering metallophones and bass marimbas. Nick Atkinson heads along to the Auckland waterfront to hear these youngsters beating celebratory sounds from these basic instruments.

Shapeshifter x The Upbeats
Shapeshifter and The Upbeats have multiplied their powers on SSXUB, an EP that finds the sweet spot between their brands of bass music. The two outfits join us in studio to explain how the release is more than the sum of their drum & bass parts.


Introducing: Noah Slee

Sola Rosa - Magnetics
Andrew Spraggon, the man behind the Sola Rosa moniker, is about to release his sixth studio album Magnetics, featuring his regular live band plus an array of international vocal talent. Nick Atkinson checks in with Spraggon and co.

Sola Rosa Pre selects
Sola Rosa's Andrew Spraggon

The Sampler - Goat, Commune 
Nick Bollinger reviews Commune, the new album from enigmatic Swedish experimental fusion group Goat.

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Gig Guide


Fat Freddy’s Drop Tour Diary
Wellington’s seminal dub and soul marauders Fat Freddy's Drop recently toured Europe and the UK. Scott Towers aka Chopper Reeds, the band’s saxophonist, documented the trip and talked to the people they encountered for Music 101.

Fat Freddy s Drop Secret Garden Party Rachael Wright
Fat Freddy's Drop at England's Secret Garden Party festival / Photo by Rachael Wright

Into Orbit - Caverns
Wellington experimental rock duo Into Orbit have recently released their debut album, Caverns. Craig Hayes talks to Into Orbit drummer Ian Moir and guitarist Paul Stewart about the band’s decision to remain a duo, the lengthy creative process behind the album, and the band’s multimedia live shows.



Into Void Emma Staples
Into Orbit / Photo by Emma Staples

Music played in this show


Artist: Paddy Free ft Richard Nunns
Song: Pepeke
Composer: Free/Nunns
Album:Karekare: te reo o te whenua
Label: Dub Conspiracy

Moana and The Tribe in Session
Artist: Moana and the Tribe
Song: The Whole World’s Watching
Comp: Maniapoto . Free
Album: Recorded Live at Radio NZ Auckland

Artist: Rangi Parker
Song: Every Day is Sunday
Composer: Rangi Parker
Album: The Very Best of Rangi Parker ft The Gaynotes and The Shevelles
Label: Self-released

Artist: Rob Ruha
Song: Tiki Tapu
Composer: Rob Ruha
Album: Tiki Tapu
Label: Self-released

Interview: Will Wood
Artist: Will Wood
Song: Heartstrings, New Bond Street, Take Me Away, Sick Of It All
Composer: Will Wood
Album: Broken Man
Label: Lyttelton Records

Artist:Bernie Griffin and the Thin Men
Song:Girl with The Golden Arm
Composer: Griffen
Label:Flaming Pearl

Artist: The Dead Brothers
Song: Black Moose
Album:Black Moose
Label: Voodoo Rhythm

Artist: Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck
Song: Little Birdie
Composer: Washburn/Fleck
Album:Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck
Label: Rounder

Artist: Mel Parsons and Gerry Paul
Song: Down So Long
Composer: Parsons
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ Recording

Artist: Aldoc
Song: Sooner Lucky Da
Composer: Docherty
Album: From Tallaght to Halle
Label: Aldoc Recordings


ONZA Marimba Festival

Interview: Shapeshifter and The Upbeats
Artist: Shapeshifter and The Upbeats
Song: Antipodes, Solitaire, Aeon Night, Bloodstream, Little By Little
Composer: N.Robinson, D.Abrams, D.Mattiassen, P.Apera, S.Trevethick, J.Glenn, D.Jones
Album: SSXUB
Label: Truetone

Artist: Thom Yorke
Song: Brain in a Bottle
Composer: Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich
Album: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Label: Self-released

Introducing: Noah Slee
Artist: Noah Slee
Song: Ruins Beauty
Label: Wondercore

Interview: Sola Rosa
Artist: Sola Rosa
Song: Can We Get It Together
Composer: Andrew Spraggon, Ben White, Noah Slee
Album: Magnetics
Label: Way Up Recordings

Artist: Sola Rosa
Song: Both of Us
Composer: Andrew Spraggon, Kevin Mark Trail
Album: Magnetics
Label: Way Up Recordings

Artist: Sola Rosa
Song: Get Your Move Gone
Composer: Andrew Spraggon, Sola Rosa, Sharlene Hector
Album: Magnetics
Label: Way Up Recordings

Artist: Ibrahim Maalouf
Song: Nomade Slang
Composer: Ibrahim Maalouf
Album: The Rough Guide to Arabic Jazz
Label: World Music Network

The Sampler: Goat
Artist: Goat
Songs: Talk To God, Words, The Light Within, Gathering Of Ancient Tribes, Goat Slaves, Goatchild
Album: Commune
Label: Rocket

Gig Guide music bed
Artist: Johnny Marr
Song: European Me
Composer: Marr
Album: The Messenger
Label: Warner

Artist: Aloe Blacc
Song: I Need a Dollar
Composer: Michels, Movshon, Dawkins, Silverman
Album: Good Things
Label: Stonesthrow

Artist: Alphabethead
Song: Croaker
Composer: Alphabethead
Album: Soundcloud download
Label: Self-released


Artist: Prince
Song: Funknroll
Composer: Prince
Album: Art Official Age
Label: Unreleased

Fat Freddy's Drop Tour Diary
Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Songs: The Nod, Pull The Catch, Big BW, The Raft, Pull The Catch, Wild Wind, The Camel
Composer: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Album: Dr Boondigga and the Big BW
Label: The Drop

Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Songs: Troppo, Bones, Soldier
Composer: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Album: Blackbird (Deluxe Edition)
Label: The Drop

Artist: Mr. Fingers
Songs: Mystery Of Love (Dub)
Composer: L.Heard, D.Heard, R.Owens
Album: Mystery Of Love
Label: Alleviated Records

Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Songs: Mother, Mother (Cosmodelica Remix)
Composer: Fat Freddy’s Drop, C.Murphy, A.Williamsfinger
Album: Limited 12”
Label: The Drop

Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Songs: Never Movin (Afrikanz On Marz Remix)
Composer: Fat Freddy’s Drop, A.Beedle, D.Morris
Album: Limited 12”
Label: The Drop

Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Songs: Blackbird (Trojan Soundsystem Remix)
Composer: Fat Freddy’s Drop, A.Dewhurst, E.Gateshead
Album: Unreleased
Label: The Drop

Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Songs: Hope
Composer: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Album: Hope For A Generation
Label: Kartel Creative

Artist: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Songs: Roady (J-Sound Remix)
Composer: Fat Freddy’s Drop
Album: Unreleased
Label: The Drop

Artist: One Self
Songs: Bluebird
Composer: One Self
Album: Children Of Possibility
Label: Ninja Tune

Artist: Julien Dyne
Songs: The Jung And Fine
Composer: J.Dyne
Album: Pins And Digits
Label: BBE

Artist: Electric Wire Hustle
Song: Blackwater
Composer: Electric Wire Hustle
Album: Love Can Prevail
Label: Okayplayer

Artist: Cairo Knife Fight
Song: Rezlord
Composer: Cairo Knife Fight
Album: Rezlord
Label: Unreleased

Interview: Into Orbit
Artist: Into Orbit
Song: Corridors… Caverns, Set Adrift, Aphelion, Perihelion, Towers, Creeping Vine
Composer: Into Orbit
Album: Caverns
Label: Self-released.

Artist : Kerretta
Song: Ossien Trail
Composer: Homes, Walker, Waters
Album: Pirohia
Label:Medium Records