Review: A$AP Ferg — Trap Lord Leads A New Religion Down Under

“People from Harlem are cool cats,” says CK Paton, one half African-American, one half New Zealander who’s had the good fortune to live in both worlds. A$AP Ferg, from Harlem, played Wellington on Friday night to a sold out crowd. Bodega was like a giant mosh pit, which was cool, considering it was a rap concert; proving, again, as a renewed energy asserts itself in Wellington for hip hop and…

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New: P.R — Next Destination (Remix) feat Awon

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By Kassie Junkeer

P.R., a producer from Sydney, brings us a diverse range of refreshing beats. He is gaining recognition for his musical composition on a global scale, having collaborated with artists from around the world. His most recent solo EP, Moment in Time was via Cult Classic Records, based in the UK.

The stems of his latest track release, ‘Next Destination ft. Awon’, come from this EP.…

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Interview: Nina Flash Gordon — In Love With All That Tack

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‘That guy who wore the clocks, what was his name?’ Nelson native and Jewellery Designer, Nina Flash Gordon, is talking about Flava Flav. We both can’t remember his name at the time of the interview, but upon reflection and looking back to a time before Lil Wayne forgot to copyright (or failed to do so) the term ‘bling’, Eric B. &…

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Review: Macklemore — Wellington Show, “Welcome To The Heist”

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“Welcome to the heist,” Macklemore announced; referring to his Grammy award-winning album titled ‘The Heist’. With this, he sharply set the mood for his show at the TSB Arena last Wednesday. Beginning with the track ‘Ten Thousand Hours’,  in the anthem style that it is; he had the house alight.

He and Ryan Lewis, his producer and DJ, recently cleaned up…

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Review: Ty Dolla $ign — Beach House Proves Manners Aren’t Necessary

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Artists with the means to make it mainstream-type big these days, like Ty Dolla $ign, are adopting the value of releasing a short and sharp EP; a concentrated and varied sample of how BAWSE they are; and it works. This is evident in the 2014 EP release by Ty, who hails from  Elizabethtown, New York and now resides in Los Angeles, California.

Leaving the audience wanting more whilst making…

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Review — David Dallas & The Daylight Robbery

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With a black and yellow ‘Welly 04′ shirt on his back, David Dallas announced he and the crew wouldn’t be doing a show again in Wellington for a while, with the realisation of this, Welly showed love on Saturday night at Bodega. Closing out Wellington’s One Orientation week, Aucklanders: Spycc, Jordache, The Daylight Robbery and D. gave a superb performance  - as usual.

The Daylight Robbery were…

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Review: Kid Cudi — Satellite Crash

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By Kassie Junkeer

Kid Cudi’s latest album ‘Satellite Flight’ may seem like a work of originality due to the intergalactic style of production, however; on the whole is quite dreary. Mescudi tries to follow the characteristic sound of his previous works, and this seemingly overdone sound makes the album all the more tedious. What used to be a unique style of his; during the release of his initial…

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Interview: Avito Alefosio — From Lower Hutt City

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Not expecting an interview so early in his rapping journey, Lower Hutt based rapper Avito Alefosio was referred to WDYFILWHH by his notably forward beat maker/producer, Sydney Chimvinga — and we don’t discount drive and self-confidence around here. Seventeen-years-old and a student at St Bernard’s College, Avito names his accent as his point of difference from other young rappers on the scene.…

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