Music 101 for Saturday 9 March 2019
1:15 Hard Case
Singer, songwriter and producer Neko Case is returning to New Zealand. She talks to Elliott Childs about the creation of her latest album Hell-On, learning to write for her voice and finding comfort after the devastation of a house fire.
1:30 Song Crush
The new episode of Song Crush has host Kirsten Johnstone getting down in the weeds about new music from Solange, 4TET and Self Esteem with Tony Stamp and Jana Whitta.
2:30 Green Streaming
Drs Sharon George and Deidre McKay discuss their BBC.com article 'Is Streaming Music Harming The planet?'
2:40 Kian looks ahead
KIAN's debut song 'Waiting' has had 25 million streams. It won a nationwide song contest, and he's just been signed to the same label as Lorde, Drake, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj. Yadana Saw speaks to young Australian singer about his rapid rise.
3:10 Live session: Emily Muli
Auckland R&B and soul singer Emily Muli brought her band into the RNZ Auckland studio to play her debut single ‘Rhythm and Truth’ which was released on Friday to celebrate International Women’s Day . She talks to host Yadana Saw about how Tongan culture builds into her musical approach and what it’s like playing with a full band.
3:25 Introducing: Flamingo Pier
Luke Walker from Flamingo Pier introduces their song 'Find Your Way' and how they drew inspiration from throwing disco parties on a floating pontoon in Hackney Wick, London.
3:35 A Rhye Smile
The music of Rhye is seductive soul, an exploration of long-term love that feels almost voyeuristic to listen to. Ahead of their Auckland Festival show, Kirsten Johnstone speaks to the man behind it, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Milosh.
3:50 InMusic in Auckland
Last week music tech company InMusic officially launched their Auckland office, with a visit from American CEO Jack O’Donnell. The company says they aim to turn Karangahape Rd into the music tech equivalent of Weta Workshop in Wellington. Tony Stamp visited InMusic to talk to Jack, as well as Managing Director Morgan Donoghue.
4:05 The Mixtape: Trevor Reekie
Trevor Reekie has been a pivotal figure in the NZ music scene throughout his career, from helping discover Bic Runga and Shihad to showcasing trans-global artists on RNZ. Here Trevor shares five songs that have impacted him during his life.