Silas Futura connects with TEI for funk-hip hop fusion, ‘Compulsion’

Following his recent 2020 single ‘Precious’, Auckland-based musician Silas Futura, formerly known as Bobandii, has shared ‘Compulsion’ ft. TEI, his first new music of 2021. A grooving fusion between hip hop, R&B, and funk, ‘Compulsion’ is charged with exuberant horns, electrifying basslines, and infectious melodies between Futura and fellow Auckland-based R&B songstress TEI, who delivers…

Noname enlightens with new song, ‘Rainforest’

After teasing the track via Twitter earlier this month, writing “lmao I don’t even know how to promote myself as a rapper anymore but my song Rainforest drops in a few weeks”, Noname has shared ‘Rainforest’, her first new music of the year. While the Chicago MC, poet, and activist has been investing her time into…

J.I.D celebrates Black History Month with new song and visual, ‘Skegee’

Following his recent loose cuts, ‘Bruuuh’ remix with Denzel Curry, ‘Cludder’ freestyle’, and ‘Ballads’ featuring Conway the Machine, Dreamville recruit J.I.D has shared ‘Skegee’, the first official offering from his forthcoming project, The Forever Story, the follow up to his acclaimed 2017 album The Never Story. A stream of consciousness contemplation, ‘Skegee’ is an abbreviation…

WHO SHOT SCOTT shares daring debut EP, MERCY

Iraq-born, New Zealand-bred rapper and producer WHO SHOT SCOTT has shared his debut EP, MERCY. MERCY EP marks a new era for the Auckland-based artist as he executes his most authentic vision, embarking on a solo career after disbanding from hip hop duo Times x Two. An off-kilter collection of bold and daring experimental hip…

Raiza Biza shares blissed-out new album, A Summer in Retrograde

African-New Zealander MC Raiza Biza farewells the summer season in style with the release of his latest album A Summer In Retrograde, the rapper’s first project since his Aotearoa Music Award-nominated 2020 album, Grand Opening, Grand Closing, released during the midst of New Zealand’s lockdown.  Soaked in summer bliss with strong themes of family values, fatherhood, summer romance euphoria,…

Melbourne electronic producer Purient shares pounding new single, ‘Memories’

Purient, the electronic project of Melbourne-based producer/singer-songwriter Kate Durman, an active member of label collectives Burning Rose and Pelvis, has shared new single ‘Memories’. Confronted with pounding percussion, the track opens ringing with urgent, piercing pitch, before the addition of Purient’s soft-spoken vocals allow the production’s clanging, abrasive techno textures room to breathe. Charged with…

Slayyyter embraces full pop star status on new single, ‘Clouds’

Following her recent single ‘Troubled Paradise’, taken from the LA provocateur’s forthcoming debut album of the same name, Slayyyter has revealed a dreamy new single and music video, ‘Clouds’. After gaining her start with the raunchy, Y2K alt-pop approach on her 2019 self-titled mixtape and ties to the PC music collective, on ‘Clouds’ Slayyyter continues…