Mel Parsons

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

 

NZ Musician owner and editor Richard Thorne on the magazine's final print edition.

Tama Waipara and Teeks discuss their involvement in Maori music mentoring programme Pao Pao Pao.

Mel Parsons performs live.

Up and coming NZ rapper Mzwetwo and Tapz talk hip hop and immigration.

English dub producer Forest Swords on signing to Ninja Tune and his new album Compassion.

Christchurch musician Pickle Darling introduces himself.

Wellington Balkan-flavoured 9-piece Niko Ne Zna on Eastern European cuisine, and music.

Iraqui composer Rahim AlHaj talks to Trevor Reekie about his new album "Letters From Iraq".

This week's Mixtape is curated by Head Like A Hole's Booga Beazley.

 

 

Music details

Artist: Kane Strang
Song: My Smile Is Extinct
Composer: Kane Strang
Album: 2 Hearts, No Brain
Label: Dead Oceans

Mel Parsons
Artist: Mel Parsons 
Song: Friend, Far North Coast 
Composer: M. Parsons
Album: Drylands 
Label: Cape Road Recordings

Pao Pao Pao
Artist: Teeks
Song: Wash over me
Composer: Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi
Album: Pao Pao Pao vol 1
Label: Pao Pao Pao

Artist: Suren Unka
Song: 030
Composer: Suren Unka
Album: 030
Label: Dosing

Artist: DJ Shadow
Song: Systematic feat Nas
Composer: Josh Davis
Album: Silicon Valley soundtrack
Label: HBO

Mzwtwo and Tapz
Artist: Mzwetwo
Song: Young Stunna
Composer: Mzwetwo
Album: Gallantino EP
Label: independent


The Sampler: Kendrick Lamar "Damn"
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Song: Feel
Comp: M. Spears, K. Duckworth
Song: DNA
Comp: K. Duckworth, M. Williams II
Song: God
Comp: M. Spears, R. Riera, D. Tannenbaum, K. Duckworth, D. Natche, R. LaTour, Anthony Tiffith
Song: Pride
Comp: K. Duckworth, A. Wise, Anthony Tiffith, S. Lacy
Song: Lust
Comp: M. Spears, K. Duckworth, C. Hansen, D. Natche, A. Sowinski, M. Tavares L. Whitty
Song: Blood
Comp: Anthony Tiffith, K. Duckworth, D. Tannenbaum
Song: Duckworth
Comp: K. Duckworth, P. Douthit
Song: Loyalty
Comp: K. Duckworth, D. Natche, Anthony Tiffith, M. Spears, T. Martin
Song: Fear
Comp: K. Duckworth, D. Maman
Album: Damn
Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope

Artist: Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister
Song: Mercury
Composer: Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister
Album: Planetarium
Label: 4AD

Forest Swords
Artist: Forest Swords
Song: Arms Out, Panic, The Highest Flood
Composer: Matthew Barnes
Album: Compassion
Label: Ninja Tune

Artist: Forest Swords
Song: Shrine Out
Composer: Matthew Barnes
Album: Shrine (original dance score)
Label: Dense Truth

Artist: Forest Swords
Song: Ljoss, Anneka's Battle
Composer: Matthew Barnes
Album: Engravings
Label: Tri Angle

Artist: Kirin J Callinan
Song: S.A.D.
Composer: Kirin J Callinan
Album: Bravado
Label: Universal

Rahim AlHaj
Artist:Rahim AlHaj
Song: Letter 6. Unspoken Word – Laila
Composer: Rahim AlHaj
Album: Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet
Label:Smithsonian Folkways

Artist: Rahim AlHaj
Song: 07 Letter 7. Fly Home – Fatima
Composer: Rahim AlHaj
Album: Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet
Label:Smithsonian Folkways

Artist: Rahim AlHaj
Song: 01 Letter 1. Eastern Love – Sinan
Composer: Rahim AlHaj
Album: Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet
Label:Smithsonian Folkways

Artist: Rahim AlHaj
Song: 04 Letter 4. The Last Time We Will Fly birds
Composer: Rahim AlHaj
Album: Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet
Label:Smithsonian Folkways

Artist: Rahim AlHaj
Song: 03 Letter 3. Running Boy – Fuad
Composer: Rahim AlHaj
Album: Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet
Label:Smithsonian Folkways

Artist: Rahim AlHaj
Song: 08 Letter 8. Voices to Remember – Zainab 

Composer: Rahim AlHaj
Album: Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet
Label:Smithsonian Folkways

Artist: Ha The Unclear
Song: Big City
Composer: Ha The Unclear
Album: Big City
Label: Banished from the Universe

Niko Ne Zna
Artist: Niko Ne Zna
Song: Babushka’s Borscht, Cecil’s Long Walk, Party Party Party, Opa Cupa, Rabbit Hole
Composer: Niko Ne Zna
Album: Babushka’s Balkan Banquet
Label: Private

Introducing: Pickle Darling
Artist: Pickle Darling
Song: Mouthful
Composer: Lukas Mayo
Album: Spring Onion Pancakes
Label: Z Tapes

Artist: Bibio
Song: Beyond My Eyes
Composer: Stephen Wilkinson
Album: Beyond Serious
Label: Warp