The tiny city of Dunedin, located in the Otago Region of New Zealand, is synonymous with smart bands, incredible melodies and a wholly distinct and innovative music. Thanks to The Clean, The Chills, The Bats, The Verlaines, and The Dead C, Dunedin has amassed a worldwide reputation for innovative music.
In conjunction with local Dunedin label Fishrider Records, Ba Da Bing presents a compilation on the Dunedin of today. These bands have all created their own sound separate from the shadow of their city’s past, yet they retain the air of slightly disturbed melancholia, space and distance from the rest of the world so many of their predecessors shared. Whether it is dark synth-pop, teen angst noise pop, guitar & organ jangle, or all-out psychedelic weirdness, these songs all hail from an isolated place on the edge of the world. Yet again, an extraordinary number of incredible groups are populating the scene, and the songs on Temporary are the best of the best. A Dunedin Double Plus Good, if you will.
Peanut Butter Wolf is coming to New Zealand soon. I talked to him for Under The Radar. We discussed a few classic Stones Throw Records releases. You can read the full story by clicking here.UNDER THE RADAR PEANUT BUTTER WOLF INTERVIEW MARTYN PEPPERELL
"In a video published on Visual Base TV’s YouTube channel in May last year, young rapper KVKA (pronounced Kuka) stares straight into the camera. Wearing a black shirt, gold necklace, red and black jacket and red backpack, he raps his ass off over a soul-saturated backbeat recalling the New York riot music endorsed by Cam’Ron’s Dipset crew in the early 2000s…"
This week on The Audience I profiled Hamilton based rapper KVKA. You can read the full story by clicking here.KVKA THE AUDIENCE HAMILTON RAP MARTYN PEPPERELL
MARTYN PEPPERELL WEDDINGS QUOTE
Memories of a wedding I attended two summers ago in Hawkes Bay. The best man was making a toast. He described the bride as a “top bloke”.— M▲®†¥N PΞPPΞ®ΞLL (@martynpepperell) July 9, 2014
If you need to know more about Kamandi and Azizi Gibson working together, here is an article about them working together. Click here.AZIZI GIBSON KAMANDI RED BULL SOUND SELECT NZ LA BRAINFEEDER PREHISTORIC
Last week Los Angeles rap singer Azizi Gibson and Christchurch producer Kamandi spent a few days recording together at Red Bull Studios in Auckland. Today i debuted one of their collaborations via Noisey. You can listen to ‘Toast’ inside by clicking here.NOISEY KAMANDI AZIZI GIBSON SONG RED BULL STUDIOS