Cindy Hulej of Carmine Street Guitars holding a stratocaster style guitar

Cindy Hulej of Carmine Street Guitars Photo: Ron Mann/

1:10 Tama Waipara

Yadana Saw talks to Tama Waipara about organising the inaugural Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival this October.

1:30 Song Crush

Danielle Street and Elliott Childs join Kirsten Johnstone to dissect their pick of the week's new music.

2:10 James Blake

British musician and producer James Blake talks to Yadana Saw about his love of Connan Mockasin's music and being the go-to producer for artists like Beyoncè and Kendrick Lamar.

2:30 Harmonic Resonators Live in Session

Jeremy Hantler talks to Yadana Saw about the Harmonic Resonators' uniquely New Zealand blend of pop, country and waiata and keeping the family band tradition alive. 

3:10 Carmine Street Guitars

Elliott Childs talks to Rick Kelly and Cindy Hulej, guitar makers and the subjects of the documentary Carmine Street Guitars.

3:30 He Waka Kōtuia

Yadana Saw talks to Dunedin rangatahi who have joined forces with Mara TK and Troy Kingi to write, perform and release a collection of waiata Te Mahi Tamariki.

4:10 The Mixtape with Concord Dawn

New Zealand Drum and Bass duo Concord Dawn join Tony Stamp for the RNZ Mixtape.

Music played in this show


ILL BILL feat. Bad Brains - Riya

Seratones - Power

Tama Waipara

Annie Crummer - Language

Song Crush

Ed Sheeran - Take Me Back To London (Feat. Stormzy)

Sampa The Great - OMG

Wilco - Love Is Everywhere (Beware)

Mal Blum - I Don’t Want To 

Denzel Curry - Ricky

Steve Gunn - Be Still Moon

Dolly Valentine - Michigan, 1997 feat. Field Medic

Skux - Kudis


Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Asimbonanga

Mermaidens - I Might Disappear

James Blake

Conan Mockasin - Momo's

Kendrick Lamar  - Pride

James Blake - I'll Come Too, Are You In Love

Harmonic Resonators

Walk Right Back, E Papa Waiari, Me He Manu Rere, He Puru Taitama, E Noho E Ata, Hoki Mai, Tūtira mai Ngā Iwi

Public Service Broadcasting - Go!


Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies

Carmine Street Guitars

Christine Bougie - I Can Never Remember His Face

Bill Frisell - Surfer Girl

Nels Cline - For Each, A Flower

Theia - Not Your Princess

Reduction Agents - Urban Yard

He Waka Kōtuia

Te Mahi Tamariki - Huia te Aroha

Lake South - Holloway Road

Red Hearse - Half Love

Surf Friends - New Wheels


The Mixtape: Concord Dawn

Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

Sick Of It All - Step Down

Dom & Roland - Thunder Composer

The Prodigy - Out Of Space

Kyuss - Gardenia