Santigold talks with Emma Smith about narcissism and hyper-consumerism, major themes on her latest album 99 cents


Santigold Photo: Supplied

Prince Review
Sam Wicks reviews Prince's debut performance in Auckland this week. 

Inner Space
Yadana Saw investigates an intergalactic music and art performance in Wellington. 


Roy Irwin
Prolific Auckland bedroom musician Roy Irwin takes us inside his 1 : 12 Records release, S.O.D.A.

Roy Irwin

Roy Irwin Photo: Supplied

Kane Strang
Kane Strang's Blue Cheese gets an international release this week. We revisit his musings on the darker side of pop.

Kane Strang

Kane Strang Photo: Sam Valentine

Introducing: Anthony Lander

Anthony Lander

Anthony Lander Photo: Stephanie Foster

With a fervent DIY attitude Parents have earned their place as one of the heaviest and hardest working acts to come from New Zealand. Jono Glenday and Simon Oswald talk Zac Arnold through their latest release, Great Reward.


Parents Photo: Joon Yang


Splore 2016
Melody Thomas and her able assistant, three-year-old Sadie, head to Tapapakanga Regional Park to take in this year's Splore festival. Featuring interviews with Splore guests Ragga Twins, Jordan Rakei, Waxahatchee, Eddie Johnston (Race Banyon/Lontalius), Priya Sami (Trip Pony) and music director John Minty.

Ragga Twins

DJ Krucial and Ragga Twins talking to Melody Thomas Photo: Paddy Bleakley

Horomona Horo x Alpha Steppa
On the West Coast beaches of Auckland, Taonga Puoro master, Horomona Horo, collaborated with UK dub and roots producer, Alpha Steppa, bringing their two musical worlds together. Mani Dunlop sits in on the production process at musician Paddy Free’s home studio in Piha.

Horomona Horo and Alpha Steppa

Horomona Horo and Alpha Steppa Photo: Mani Dunlop

Music played in this show


Artist: Santogold 
Songs: Shove It
Composer: S.White
Album: Santogold 
Atlantic Records

Interview: Santigold - 99 cents
Artist: Santigold
Song: Who Be Lovin' Me, Big Boss Big Time Business, I Can't Get Enough of Myself, Banshee
Composer: Santigold
Album: 99 cents
Label: Warner

Artist: Prince
Songs: Thieves in the Temple
Composer: P.Nelson
Album: Graffiti Bridge
Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.

The Sampler: Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
Artist: Kanye West
Song: Wolves
Composer: West, Hoberg, Soucy, Brinsmead, Goldstein, Rutberg, Young, McDermott, Dean, Lauryen, 
Album: The Life of Pablo
Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam

Artist: Kanye West
Song: Low Lights
Composer: West, Dean, Potter, Greisemer, Rivera
Album: The Life of Pablo
Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam

Artist: Kanye West
Song: Famous
Composer: West, Young, Muchita, Goldstein, Dawson, Dean, Bennett, Dean, Brown, Birchard, Webb, Riley, Bacalov, Vita, Bardotti, Scalamonga
Album: The Life of Pablo
Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam

Artist: Kanye West
Song: Ultra Light Beam
Composer: West, Dean, Young, Price, Nash, Segal, Franklin, Dean, Bennett, Goldstein, Potter, Griesemer, Watkins
Album: The Life of Pablo
Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam

Artist: Kanye West
Song: Father Stretch My Hands
Composer: West, Mescudi, Rubin, Dean, Goldstein, Wayne, Young, Ritter, Potter, Griesemer, Bennett, Barrett
Album: The Life of Pablo
Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam

Artist: Kanye West
Song: Highlights
Composer: West, Nash, Goldstein, Luellen, Young, Williams, Dean, Philliganes, Bryant, Reynolds
Album: The Life of Pablo
Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam

Artist: Kanye West
Song: Waves
Composer: West, Brown, Young, Williams, Rutberg, Watkins, Dean, Bennett, Wayne, Braithwaite, Diggs, Ferguson, Livingston, Mason, Whipper
Album: The Life of Pablo
Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam


Artist: Jay Retard
Song: Pull Down The Shades
Composer: C. Knox
Album: Stroke
Label: Merge Records

Interview: Roy Irwin
Artist: Roy Irwin
Song: Demon's Cave, Deth Trip, Stress Less, Broken Mind
Composer: Irwin
Album: S.O.D.A
Label: 1:12

Artist: Purple Pilgrims
Song: Is You Real
Composer: Adams/ Adams
Album: Eternal Delight
Label: Not Not Fun

Interview: Kane Strang- Blue Cheese
Artist: Kane Strang
Song: The Web, Full Moon Hungry Sun, Scarlet King Magnolia
Composer: Strang
Album: Blue Cheese
Label: Ba Da Bing

Artist: Kane Strang
Song: You Think
Composer: Strang
Album: Blue Cheese
Label: Ba Da Bing

Introducing: Anthony Lander
Artist: Anthony Lander
Song: Someone Else
Composer: Lander
Album: Someone Else
Label: Self Release

Interview: Parents
Artist: Parents
Song: The Fiend, Dream On, Hopeless, Don't Look Back, No More, Low, Wounded
Composer: Parents
Album: Great Reward
Label: Parents

Artist: G.L.O.S.S.
Song: Give Violence A Chance
Composer: G.L.O.S.S.
Album: Not Normal Presents… Hardcore 
Label: Not Normal Tapes


Artist: Hiatus Kaiyote
Song: Breathing Underwater
Composer: Hiatus Kaiyote
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ Recording


Festival Report: Splore 
Artist: Ragga Twins
Song: Hooligan 69
Composer: Destouche
Album: Reggae Owes Me Money
Label: Shut Up and Dance

Artist: Ragga Twins ft Aquasky, DJ Go
Song: Everybody Hype
Composer: Destouche
Album: Everybody Hype/Let it Burn 7”
Label: 777 Records

Artist: Jordan Rakei
Song: Alright, Street Light
Composer: Rakei
Album: Groove Curse
Label: Soul Has No Tempo

Artist: Disclosure ft Jordan Rakei
Song: Masterpiece
Composer: Disclosure, Jordan Rakei
Album: Caracal
Label: Capitol Records

Artist: Trip Pony
Song: Open Up, If I Gave You My Heart
Composer: Toy, Trip Pony
Album: Gem
Label: Private

Artist: Race Banyon ft Ty Dolla $ign
Song: What Are We Doing
Composer: Eddie Johnston, Tyrone Griffin
Album: Single
Label: Unreleased

Artist: Waxahatchee
Song: La Loose, Summer of Love
Composer: Katie Crutchfield
Album: Ivy Tripp
Label: Wichita

Artist: Dub Pistols
Song: This Anthem
Composer:Barry Ashworth, Bill Borez
Album: The Return of the Pistoleros
Label: PIAS




Artist: Micachu
Song: Go (With Tirzah)
Composer: Levi
Album: Taz and May Vids
Label: Demdike Stare

Artist: Ti L'Afrique
Song: Soul Sok Sega
Composer: Ti L'Afrique
Album: Soul Sok Sega
Label: Strut

Interview: Horomona Horo meets Alpha Steppa
Artist: Horomona Horo (NZ), Alpha Steppa (UK)
Song: Ipurangi
Composer: Horomona Horo (NZ), Alpha Steppa (UK)
Album: Ipurangi
Label: Steppas Records