Vince Staples
On his critically-acclaimed double LP Summertime ’06, LA native Vince Staples relayed a coming-of-age story situated in his original stomping ground on the Northside of Long Beach, a city that’s produced other hip hop talent like Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg. In the country for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival at Auckland’s Silo Park, the multi-dimensional lyricist talks to Sam Wicks.

Vince Staples

Vince Staples Photo: Courtesy of Universal Music

Oscar Key Sung
Zac Arnold talks big bass and emotional crowds with smooth Aussie producer Oscar Key Sung.

Zac Arnold and Oscar Key Sung

Zac Arnold and Oscar Key Sung Photo: Zac Arnold

DIIV
DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith speaks to Emma Smith about the slippery poetry that shaped their new album, Is This Is Are, and the influence of krautrock.

With thanks to Noisey for the use of their audio

3-4pm

Metz
Canadian power trio Metz were recently in the country to play a few dates, one in the Thunderdome at Laneway followed by a sweltering show in Auckland’s Whammy Bar. Zac Arnold catches up with them to talk about everything but...music. 

Metz and M101's Zac Arnold

Metz and M101's Zac Arnold Photo: Zac Arnold

The Internet
As the former DJ for hip hop pranksters, Odd Future, Syd the Kid has seen her fair share of controversy – not for her own actions, but rather by association with the wilfully provocative content that has troubled the Tyler, the Creator-led collective on numerous occasions. Syd and her bandmates from the LA soul outfit The Internet talk us through their most recent close shave.

The Internet

The Internet Photo: Courtesy of Sony Music

The Sampler: Rihanna's Anti
Nick Bollinger shares his thoughts on the eighth studio release from the Barbadian pop artist.

Introducing: Strange Stains

Strange Stains

Strange Stains Photo: Courtesy of Strange Stains

Gig Guide

4-5pm

Kate Tempest live at Kings Arms
South East London poet, spoken word and hip hop artist Kate Tempest played her first-ever New Zealand show at Auckland’s Kings Arms last month. RNZ Music’s Andre Upston was on deck to capture her impassioned performance.

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest Photo: Courtesy of Big Dada

Dan Walsh
UK banjo virtuoso Dan Walsh speaks to RNZ Concert's Eva Radich about his four week tour of the country.

Music played in this show

Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Señorita
Composer: V.Staples, Bryan Ridgeway Sonny Uwaezuoke Nayvadius Wilburn Sean Fenton Snoh "Aalegra" Nowrozi
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam

Vince Staples
Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Norf Norf
Composer: V.Staples, M.Volpe
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Lift Me Up
Composer: V.Staples, D.Natche, E.Wilson, S.Wyreman
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Summertime
Composer: V.Staples, M.Volpe, D.Jones, R.Smith
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Señorita
Composer: V.Staples, B.Ridgeway S.Uwaezuok, N.Wilburn, S.Fenton, S.Nowrozi
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Grimes
Song:
Composer: C. Boucher
Album: Art Angels
Label: 4AD

Oscar Key Sung
Artist:
Song:
Composer:
Album:
Label

Artist: Porches
Song: Underwater
Composer:
Album: Pool
Label: Domino Records

Artist: Lontalius
Song: Glow
Composer: E.Johnston
Album: I'll Forget
Label: Partisan Records

DIIV


Artist: Neu!
Song: Hallogallo
Composer:
Album: Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother.
Label: EMI

3-4pm

Artist: Beastwars
Song: Call To The Mountain
Composer: Beastwars
Album: The Death Of All Things
Label: Destroy Records

Metz

Artist: Metz
Songs: Acetate
Composer: Metz
Album: II
Label: Sub Pop

Artist: Metz
Songs: Headache
Composer: Metz
Album: Metz
Label: Sub Pop

Artist: Metz
Songs: I.O.U.
Composer: Metz
Album: II
Label: Sub Pop

Artist: Metz
Songs: Wet Blanket, Knife In The Water
Composer: Metz
Album: Metz
Label: Sub Pop

The Internet
Artist: The Internet
Songs: Girl
Composer: S.Bennett, N.Green, C.Jones, L.Celestin
Album: Ego Death
Label: Odd Future, Columbia

Artist: The Internet
Songs: Special Affair
Composer: S.Bennett, T.Parks, M. Martin, S.Lacy
Album: Ego Death
Label: Odd Future, Columbia

Artist: The Internet
Songs: Go With It
Composer: S.Bennett, V.Mensah, N.Green, D.Rosse, P.Paige II, C.Smith
Album: Ego Death
Label: Odd Future, Columbia

Artist: Santigold
Song: Can’t Get Enough of Myself
Composer:
Album: 99 Cents
Label:

The Sampler - Rihanna

Introducing: Strange Stains

Artist: Strange Stains
Songs: Subterranean Insides
Composer: C. M
Album: Antiaging Formula
Label: Strange Stains

Gig Guide

Artist: Ensemble Economique
Song: On The Sand ft. Peter Broderick
Composer: Ensemble Economique
Album: Blossoms In Red
Label: Denovali Records

4-5pm

Kate Tempest Live at Kings Arms

Artist: Kate Tempest
Songs: The Beigeness, Hot Night Cold Spaceship, Marshall Law Part One, The Truth, Lonely Daze, Theme From Becky, Marshall Law, Part Two, Bad Place, The Heist, Circles, Happy End, Europe Is Lost, Hold Your Own
Composer: K.Tempest
Album: RNZ Music Recording
Label: RNZ Music Recording

Artist: Earth Wind and Fire
Song: September
Composer: Maurice White, Al McKay, Allee Willis
Album: September
Label: CBS Recordings

Artist: Hans Pucket
Song: Feelings
Composer: Hans Pucket
Album: Jalapeño
Label: Private

Dan Walsh

Artist: Pablo Vasquez
Song: Adagio in A Minor
Composer: Jol Mulholland, Elroy Finn
Album: Single
Label: Private