Matt Hyde of Beastwars

Photo: RNZ / Kirsten Johnstone

1:10 Dudley Benson

Dunedin based composer, producer and performer Dudley Benson talks to Tony Stamp about his song for Matariki.

1:30 Song Crush

Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Yadana Saw, Elliott Childs and Tony stamp to discuss their favourite new music.

2:10 Grace Kelly

16 year old Grace Kelly joins Yadana Saw in the RNZ studio to play her song 'San Jose'.

2:30 Beastwars' Matt Hyde

The lead singer of Beastwars talks to Kirsten Johnstone about the band's reformation and his fight against cancer.

3:20 Joe Boyd

Trevor Reekie talks to legendary record producer Joe Boyd about his work with the influential singer and songwriter Nick Drake.

4:10 The Mixtape: Ardijah

Ardijah singer Betty-Anne Monga joins Yadana Saw for the RNZ Mixtape.

Music played in this show


Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Keep Your Head Up

Barry Manilow - Mandy

Dudley Benson


Ardijah - Do To You

Song Crush

The Comet Is Coming - Summon The Fire

Iron & Wine and Calexico - What Heaven's Left?

Kishi Bashi - The Summer of '42

Jordan Rakei - Mind's Eye

Hatchie - Unwanted Guest

Kamandi - Let Them Be

GODTET - Enumerating


Dionne Warwick - Do You Know The Way to San Jose?

Grace Kelly

San Jose

Donna Summer - I Feel Love

Prince - Ballad of Dorothy Parker


Storms of Mars, The Traveller, This Mortal Decay, Omens, Raise the Sword, Like Dried Blood

Norma Tanega - Illusion

Haruomi Hosono - Aiaigasa

Ensemble Entendu - Azalea Chuva


Sophie Hunger - I Opened A Bar

Mazouni Écoute Moi Camarade

Joe Boyd on Nick Drake

Time Has Told Me, Day Is Done, Fruit Tree, Cello Song , River Man, Way to Blue, Saturday Sun, Three Hours

Thom Yorke - I Am A Very Rude Person

Romare - All Night

Stormzy - Crown

Brittany Howard - History Repeats

Ishmael Ensemble - The Chapel


The Mixtape: Ardijah

Ardijah - Every Night

Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls

Michael Jackson - Rock With You

Renee Geyer - Be There in The Morning

Ella Fitzgerald - You'll Have To Swing It (Mr Paganini)

Emily King - Sleepwalker