Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson Photo: RNZ/Claire Eastham-Farrelly


Pacifica Beats

  • The finals are happening today. Alex Behan went to visit Manurewa High School to check in on their preparations.

Going Global

  • Kirsten Johnstone pops in to talk about the local music summit currently underway at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios.

The Other's Way

  • Taking place across 10 venues on and around Auckland's K Road, this 'mini-festival' features the likes of Bic Runga, Lawrence Arabia, SoccerPractice, Tiny Ruins and many many more! Alex and Kirsten Johnstone give their verdicts.



  • Alex chats to the Hamilton hard rock band about their upcoming national tour and the huge Canadian rock band that's supporting them.

The Sampler

  • Nick Bollinger reviews 'Dunedin Sound' pioneers Sneaky Feelings' new LP Progress Junction.


  • The electronic duo from Seattle are about to release a new album and are in New Zealand this month for a show at Auckland's Town Hall.



  • Tony Stamp talks with Buzzfeed senior reporter Ryan Mac about the music streaming service's collapse.

Grant Smithies

  • Alex chats to Grant about his new record store inside a pub, inside a church, in Nelson. It's like the babushka doll of boutique record stores.

The Sampler

  • Nick Bollinger reviews local punks The Spines' first album in 30 years, Epidural


The Mixtape: Greg Johnson

Music Details

Artist: Bic Runga
Song: 'Drive'
Composer: B. Runga 
Album: Drive EP
Label: Pagan/Sony

Artist: Sonatane Kaufusi
Song: 'Birdy'
Composer: S. Kaufusi
Album: RNZ recording
Label: RNZ recording

Artist: Kurt Vile & Courney Barnett
Song: 'Over Everything'
Composer: K. Vile, C. Barnett
Album: Whole Lotta Sea Lice
Label: Matador

Artist: Jen Cloher
Song: 'Strong Woman'
Composer: J. Cloher
Album: Jen Cloher
Label: Milk!

Artist: Jonathon Bree
Song: 'You’re so Cool'
Composer: J. Bree
Album: Single

Artist: Bespin
Song: 'East Of Her'
Composer: Jonathon Lee
Album: Single

Artist: War on Drugs
Song: 'Holding On'
Composer: A. Granduciel
Album: A Deeper Understanding
Label: Secretly Canadian

Artist: Devilskin
Song: 'Pray', 'Grave Voices'
Composer: Devilskin
Album: Bring Me The River
Label: Independent 

Artist: Yoko Zuna
Song: 'Voltron'
Composer: Yoko Zuna
Album: Single
Label: Independent 

Artist: Odesza
Song: 'Meridian', 'Corners Of The Earth', 'Late Night'
Composer: C. Knight, H. Mills
Album: A Moment Apart 
Label: Foreign Family Collective

Artist: Matthew Young
Song: 'Collect'
Composer: M. Young
Album: Single 
Label: Sony 

Artist: Reb Fountain
Song: 'Slave'
Composer: R. Fountain
Album: Little Arrows 
Label: Southbound

Artist: Robert Plant 
Song: 'The May Queen'
Composer: R. Plant
Album: Carry Fire
Label: Nonesuch Records

Artist: Lil Uzi Vert
Song: 'XO Tour Life'
Composer: TM88, JW Lucas & Lil Uzi Vert
Album: Luv is Rage
Label: Atlantic

Artist: Cigarettes After Sex
Song: 'Apocolypse'
Composer: G. Gonzalez
Album: Cigarettes After Sex
Label: Partisan

Artist: Jake Bugg
Song: 'How Soon The Dawn'
Composer: J. Bugg
Album: Hearts That Strain 
Label: Mercury

Artist: The Radtones
Song: 'Kill Hitler'
Composer: Radtones
Album: Single
Label: Soundcloud

Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: 'Man In The Mirror'
Composer: G. Ballard, S. Garret
Album: Bad
Label: Sony