Saturday June 21

In Access All Areas Trevor Reekie speaks to Don McGlashan about his latest projects and tour with Crowded House

Nick Bollinger reviews the new Coldplay album, and one from James Hunter

We meet Tahu, a group who combine Taonga Puoro, classical guitar, and Maori chant. They play live in the studio and talk about their Matariki celebrations.

'Half-Caste Honey' Coco Solid explains her double album, The Radical Bad Attack

Hear mystic, Middle Eastern drones from An Emerald City (pictured below), live in concert

And at 4.10pm The Secret Life of Beat Makers -

Since hip hop's beginnings, producers have reworked sounds past and present in search of the perfect beat.

Beats are the backbone of hip hop culture, supplying the soundtrack for rhymes, dance and graffiti art.

In the States, top beat makers command huge fees for their music. Their New Zealand counterparts have more modest expectations but a thriving community of bedroom producers continues to hunt for new sounds.

The Secret Life of Beat Makers talks to P-Money, Scratch 22 and Fire + Ice and goes behind the scenes of their industry for a nuts and bolts look at beat making.

An Emerald City
An Emerald City, live at Gelatos