Music 101 for Saturday 18 July 2020
This week your host Tony Stamp is celebrating Mātariki with new music from up-and-coming Māori artists.
12:20 Bic Runga nominates her Rising Star of Mātariki
To celebrate Mātariki we asked some of Aotearoa’s top musicians to shine a light on the next generation of Māori talent. Bic Runga has chosen Waikato-Tainui pop musician Theia and the traditional Māori hymn she wrote for Christmas 'Te Kai Whakaora O Te Ao'.
12:30 Fijian-Kiwi musician Lepani on his new EP and touring with Stan Walker
Auckland pop musician Lepani started out making music in his bedroom. Within a few years he was signed to Sony and, off the back of his single 'Pocket Full of Love', was invited to go on tour with Stan Walker.
Lepani has just released his first EP In The Moment. Tony Stamp caught up with him to talk about touring with Stan, finding time to keep coaching and playing rugby, and writing songs about his friend’s breakups.
1:10 Troy Kingi nominates his Rising Star of Matariki
To celebrate Mātariki we asked some of Aotearoa’s top musicians to shine a light on the next generation of Māori talent. Award-winning Northland musician Troy Kingi has chosen up-and-coming vocalist Neko Newman.
1:20 Kora on their first new music in eight years
Eight years on from the release of their last record Light Years, Kora remain one of Aotearoa’s most in-demand live acts. Finally, the band have announced the forthcoming release of a brand new EP, with the release of first single ‘Secret Lover’.
Yadana Saw speaks to founding members Fran Kora and Dan McGruer about why it's been a while and why they're coming clean about their past.
1:40 The Sampler: Nick Bollinger reviews the latest from Swedish duo I Break Horses
Nick Bollinger reviews lockdown sets from Kenyan-born, Minnesota-based troubadour J.S. Ondara and veteran English singer-songwriter Richard Thompson, plus the gothic synth-pop of Swedish duo I Break Horses.
2:05 Live Concert Series - Nadia Reid live at The Other's Way festival (2016)
Nadia Reid, an accomplished songwriter of sad songs, performs a live set at The Others Way Festival in Auckland.
2:40 French Concession on new album dedicated to Hong Kong
A few years ago a musician called Ella Chau was invited by Bic Runga to perform at the prestigious Silver Scroll songwriting awards. It was the first time many people had heard of Ella, who makes music under the name French Concession.
Ella grew up in Hong Kong, and her new album The Garden of Synthetic Sentiments is a tribute to the territory, which is now a very different place to the one she remembers.
2:50 Rising Stars of Mātariki: Theia nominates Oh Boy
To celebrate Mātariki we asked some of Aotearoa’s top musicians to shine a light on the next generation of Māori talent. Auckland pop musician Theia has chosen Sydney-based experimental pop producer Oh Boy.
3:10 Introducing: Schofield Strangelove
Schofield Strangelove is the music-making moniker of Auckland-based artist Navakatoa Tekela-Pule. Nava is part of adventurous local label NOA Records which celebrates lo-fi experimental music from Maori and Pacifika artists. He introduces his song 'Playing It By Ear'.
3:20 Song Crush: new music from Wax Chattels, Christine and the Queens and more
This week Tony is joined by Jana Te Nahu Owen and Rob Kelly to review new tunes from locals Wax Chattels and Team Dynamite, as well as Christine and The Queens and more.
4:05 The Mixtape: Mark Kneebone
Mark Kneebone works global touring company Live Nation as their head of promotions in Australasia. He's worked on shows including Adele, Laneway Festival and Childish Gambino's Pharos festival. He joins Yadana Saw to select songs for the Mixtape.
Songs played on this week's show:
Romare - The River
Norma Tanega - You're Dead
Sharon Jones - Better Things
Bic Runga - Close Your Eyes
Theia - Te Kaiwhakaora O Te Ao
K M T P - Acting Out
Lepani - Breathe, Wait To Wake Me Up, Debby & Anne
The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers
The Jam - That's Entertainment
Underworld - Ova Nova
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - We've Landed
The Beach Boys - Slip On Through
Troy Kingi - Mighty invader
Church & AP - War Outside
The Phoenix Foundation - Tranquility (with Hollie Fullbrook)
Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around The Block
Kora - Secret Lover
JARV IS - Save The Whale
I Break Horses - Silence, I’ll Be The Death Of You, Baby You Have Traveled For Miles, Turn
LA Priest - What Moves (Soulwax Remix)
Nadia Reid - Runway, Track of Time, Holy Low, The Arrow & The Aim (live @ The Others Way 2016)
Sonic Youth - Bull In The Heather
French Concession - 2 x 4, Again, End of Time, Far Away, Tower Lisa, Waves
Theia - Celebrity
Oh Boy - I Never Cried So Much In My Whole Life
Michael Kiwanuka - Final Days (Bonobo Remix)
Mannfred Mann - One Way Glass
The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
Wye Oak - AEIOU (with Brooklyn Youth Choir)
Four Tet - Daughter
Emily Edrosa - Drinking During The Day
Sleepy Brown - You're My Lady
Scholfield Strangelove - Playing It By Ear
Remi Wolf - Down The Line
Kate NV - Plans
Wax Chattels - No Ties
Christine & The Queens - Eyes of a Child
Team Dynamite - Dragon Fruit
Fontaines DC - Televised Mind
The Dixie Chicks - Landslide
Brother Ali - Uncle Sam Goddamn
DJ Python - Chalet