Hiatus Kaiyote
Aussie neo soul stars Hiatus Kaiyote join Emma Smith in the Music 101 studio to perform some of their polyrhythmic tracks live.

Electric Wire Hustle
For their new EP Aeons, electronic soul outfit Electric Wire Hustle roped in a cast of 50-odd contributors – including vocalists Kimbra and Deva Mahal – to help colour in the details of the five-track set. In session for Music 101, Mara TK and Taay Ninh pare this back to a two-man set-up to perform two of the EP cuts.   

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle (L-to-R: Mara TK, Taay Ninh) Photo: Loop Recordings

Introducing: Soccerpractice


1981: The Lost Scroll
For reasons now forgotten, no APRA Silver Scroll was handed out in 1981. At next week’s Scrolls, a retrospective scroll will be awarded for that year, chosen from a shortlist of five songs, all from the eligible period. Nick Bollinger has a listen to the contenders and takes a look at their history.

2015 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

2015 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Photo: APRA

Phil Waldorf- Dead Oceans/Secretly Group
Phil Waldorf, in Aotearoa for Going Global, talks us through the challenges of being a 21st Century A&R guy. 

Baio is the solo project of quintessentially New York band Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio, who has taken inspiration from his move to London for his LP, The Names. He talks to us about the source material behind his dancefloor-focused release.

Chris Baio

Chris Baio Photo: Mushroom Group

Gig Guide


Madeleine Sami’s Guide to Los Angeles
While the rest of us cower inside away from the rain and wind of New Zealand winter, actor and musician Madeleine Sami is lapping up the Californian sunshine in Los Angeles. From her HQ just off of Hollywood Boulevard, Madeleine takes us on an journey of the immediate surrounds – from a boarded-up recording studio to the infamous Hollywood sign – for a proper introduction to the place where dreams come to live or die.

Madeleine Sami above Los Angeles' Hollywood Sign

Madeleine Sami above Los Angeles' Hollywood Sign Photo: Melody Thomas

The Sampler: Beach House
Nick Bollinger takes a listen to the dreamy new release from the Baltimore duo.

Seth Sentry
In the rap game, the real masters are those who rhyme about their true life stories and struggles.  It’s an approach that Australian MC Seth Sentry, who first rose to prominence when he won the 2013 SXSW rap battle, has stuck to. In town touring his latest release, Strange New Past, Yadana Saw challenges the Aussie battler to test his freestyling mettle.

Seth Sentry

Seth Sentry Photo: Seth Sentry

Music played in this show


Artist: Electric Wire Hustle
Song: By and Bye (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Composer: EW/H
Album: Love Can Prevail Remixes

Hiatus Kaiyote in Session
Artist: Hiatus Kaiyote
Song: Breathing Underwater, Molassus, Nakumara
Composer: Hiatus Kaiyote
Label: Radio NZ Recording



Artist: Violator
Song: Vivrant Thing
Composer: Fareed, White
Album: Single
Label: Arista


Artist: The Weekend
Song: Can't Feel My Face
Composer: Ali Payami, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, A. Tesfaye, Peter Svensson 
Album: Beauty Behind The Madeness
Label: XO


Electric Wire Hustle in Session
Artist: Electric Wire Hustle
Song: Aeons, Golden Ladder
Composer: M.TK, D.Wright
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ Music Recording


Introducing: SoccerPractice
Artist: SoccerPractice
Song: Windfall
Composer: SoccerPractice
Album: Windfall single
Label: SoccerPractice


Artist: Sola Rosa
Song: Easy/ Uneasy
Composer: Spraggon
Album: Haunted Outakes
Label: FMR

1981 Lost Scroll Montage
Artist: The Clean
Song: Tally Ho
Composer: R.Scott, H.Kilgour, D.Kilgour
Album: Single
Label: Flying Nun

Artist: The Swingers
Song: Counting the Beat
Composer: B.Stiggs, P.Judd, B.Hillman
Album: Practical Jokers
Label: Mushroom Records

Artist: Blam Blam Blam
Song: There is no Depression in New Zealand
Composer: R.Sturmer, D.McGlashan
Album: Single
Label: Propeller

Artist: Split Enz
Song: One Step Ahead
Composer: N.Finn
Album: Waiata
Label: Mushroom Records

Artist: Screaming Meemees
Song: See Me Go
Composer: T.Drumm, M.O'Neill, P.van der Fluit, L.Landwer-Johan. 
Album: Seemeego-o EP
Label: Propeller


Artist: Kane Strang
Song: What's Wrong
Composer: Strang
Album: Blue Cheese


Secretly Group - Phil Waldorf Interview
Artist: APTBS
Song: Lower Zone 
Composer: APTBS
Album: Transfixiation
Label: Dead Oceans

Artist: Lord Rahburn
Song: Disco Connection
Composer: Lord Rahburn
Album: Cult Cargo: Belize CIty Boil Up
Label: Numero Group

Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Song: Can't Keep Checking My Phone
Composer: Nielson 
Album: Multi-Love
Label: Jagjaguwar

Artist: Mark McGuire
Song: Wonderland of Living Things
Composer: McGuire
Album: Along The Way
Label: Dead Oceans

Artist: APTBS
Song: Supermaster
Composer: APTBS
Album: Transfixiation
Label: Dead Oceans

Artist: The Explorer's Club
Song: Do You Love Me
Composer: The Explorer's Club
Album: Freedom Wind
Label: Dead Oceans

Artist: The War On Drugs
Song: An Ocean In Between The Waves
Composer: The War On Drugs
Album: Lost In The Dream
Label: Secretly Canadian

Artist: Antony And The Johnsons
Song: Swanlights
Composer: Johnsons
Album: Swanlights
Label: Secretly Canadian 

Artist: Akron Family 
Song: Silly Bears
Album: S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT
Label: Dead Oceans

Artist: Phosphorescent
Song: Song For Zula
Composer: Phosphorescent
Album: Muchacho
Label: Dead Oceans

Artist: Bully
Song:I Remember
Composer: Bully
Album: Feels Like
Label: Columbia

Artist: Viet Cong
Song:Continental Shelf
Composer: Viet Cong
Album: Viet Cong
Label: Jagjaguwar

Baio Interview
Artist: Baio
Song: I Was Born in a Marathon, Scarlett, Sister of Pearl, Brainwash yyrr Face, The Names, Endless Rhyth
Composer: C.Baio
Album: The Names
Label: Glassnote


Artist: Race Banyon
Song: Only Sixteen
Composer: E. Johnston
Album: Whatever Dreams Are Made Of
Label: Race Banyon



Madeleine Sami's Guide to LA 
Artist: The Sami Sisters
Song: On This Day 
Composer: M Sami
Album: Happy Heartbreak!
Label: ParrotDivaGrump

Artist: The Supremes
Song: Reflections
Composer: Holland, Dozier, Holland
Album: Diana Ross and The Supremes
Label: Motown

Artist: Bee Gees
Song: Stayin’ Alive
Composer: Gibb, Gibb, Gibb
Album: Bee Gees: Story
Label: Polydor

Artist: Sheryl Crow 
Song: All I Wanna Do
Composer: Baerwald, Bottrell, Cooper
Album: Tuesday Night Social Club
Label: A&M

Artist: The Sami Sisters
Song: Same Ol’ Same ‘Ol
Composer: A Sami, M Sami
Album: Happy Heartbreak!
Label: ParrotDivaGrump

Artist: The Sami Sisters
Song: Cry
Composer: P Sami
Album: Happy Heartbreak!
Label: ParrotDivaGrump

Artist: Jewel
Song: You Were Meant for Me
Composer: Jewel, Poltz
Album: Pieces of You
Label: Atlantic

Artist: The Sami Sisters
Song: Jump Start
Composer: The Sami Sisters
Album: Single
Label: Self-released

Artist: Alanis Morisette
Song: One Hand in my Pocket
Composer: Alanis Morisette and Glen Ballard
Album: Jagged Little Pill
Label: Maverick

Artist: The Sami Sisters
Song: Oh Boy
Composer: M Sami
Album: Happy Heartbreak!
Label: ParrotDivaGrump

Artist: Miley Cyrus
Song: Party in the USA
Composer: Lukas Gottwald, Claude Kelly, Jessica Cornish
Album: The Time of Our Lives
Label: Hollywood

Artist: The Sami Sisters
Song: Blame it all on me
Composer: M Sami
Album: Happy Heartbreak!
Label: ParrotDivaGrump

Artist: The Sami Sisters
Song: August
Composer: The Sami Sisters
Album: Single
Label: Self-released


The Sampler: Beach House - Depression Cherry
Artist: Beach House
Song: Levitation, Beyond Love, Sparks, Wildflower, Space Song, Days Of Candy
Composer: Beach House
Album: Depression Cherry
Label: Sub Pop

Artist: L V J
Song: Yr Goals
Composer: Alfaro
Album: The Shaka Tape
Label: Private

Seth Sentry Interview
Artist: Seth Sentry
Songs: Hellboy, Run, How Are You, Rooftop Hooligans, 
Composer: Marton
Album: Strange New Past
Label: High Score Records

Artist: Tame Impala 
Song: Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix)
Composer: K. Smith, Soulwax
Album: Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix) single
Label: Universal