Oliver Johnston is one third of the dance collective Inky Waves, he’s also one and half of the duo DJ Kush Boogie and has released music under the Hugo Jay moniker. Now he goes it alone again with a new project called Storage Media. He joins Zac to expand on his new project.
End Of The Alphabet Records is a Wellington label that have become known for curating a catalog of musical weirdness from New Zealand and other places. Label head Noel Meek has just announced a triple album Friends and Meek, and joins Zac to explain further.
While groups like Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing, I.E. Crazy and whatever emanates from south island institutions like Log Recording seem to be at the epicentre of the current wave of music that could be described as New Zealand Gothic, let us not forget Seth Frightening. When Zac heard that Seth was planning to move abroad indefinitely he asked him to appear for on the show before he goes.
Nāda Labyrinth is the solo project of Cameron Willicoctt. You’ll know him from his work in Te Huhu and as bFMs Drive host Big Hungry. He joined Zac Arnold for a live performance ahead of his appearance at NZ Psych Fest 2017.
Beth Dawson is ubiquitous within New Zealand's music scenes. She's aligned with groups like The Futurians, Octopus, It Hurts, and File Folder. Beth also works within the Uniform collective and curates 'No Venues' shows. She performs live in studio as Duckling Monster.
It’s taken just under five years, but like diamonds from the rough Auckland’s Dad Jokes have emerged as one our best and brightest. The duo have just released a new LP entitled Watch Out For The Bullies and join Zac in studio to perform a few tracks.
For just over 10 years Pat Kraus has been cultivating a body of music that has lead him to be hailed as "a national treasure" by the New Zealand Listener, an undeniable sentiment.
When he isn’t performing solo, he’s playing in a multitude other groups or collaborations, on Saturday afternoons Pat helps people create their own DIY synths and effects pedals at the Music Electronics Library at the Audio Foundation, and is omnipresent force within Auckland & New Zealand’s alternative music scenes.
Pat joins Zac live in studio to perform songs are Kraus.
Peach Milk is the electronic music project of Madison Eve. Last year was an exciting time as Peach Milk’s debut EP Finally was released and Madison won big at the 2016 Dirtbag awards, taking home Best Newcomer and Best Engineer. 2017 isn’t looking too bad either with Peach Milk being announced as a part of the Redbull Sound Select shows in February. Peach Milk joins Zac in studio for a live performance.
Affsid Kidjhagiffy is one of this country’s more forward thinking producers. By his own accord he’s interested in innovative sounds that challenge the ideals in modern music. He’s just released his latest work 'Why Do All Garden Sheds Smell The Same? (The Answer is Blood and Bone)' and joins Zac in studio to perform live and challenge our perceptions.
Blame Thrower are a new Auckland duo made up of Ciara Bernstien of Markdown and Luke Penrose of Master Blaster. They’ve just released a split cassette with Markdown, their debut of sorts and join Zac live in studio to plays some tracks from it.