Singles not enough? Each week a local artist sits down with Zazi to go track-by-track through their recently released album. Part of bFM's new release show Totally Wired with Hunter and thanks to NZOnAir Music.
Ko Jordan Rakei te kaiwaiata, i whānau ia ki Tokoroa, kei Rānana ia e noho ana.
Born in Tokoroa, raised in Australia and now based in London, Jordan Rakei has released his fourth studio album, 'What We Call Life', out now via Ninja Tune. Jordan shares the stories and inspirations behind several tracks, including his love for his wife, Kūki 'Āirani (Cook Island) heritage, and stepping outside of his comfort zone.
Send My Love
Nightmare Honey (Raine) chats to Jess about tracks from her latest release, 'Nightmare Honey II'. They talk about collaborating with other local producers, attempting electronic music, and the Powerpuff Girls' theme song.
Tracklist: Chasing Skylines (Feat. Deepstate)
INEED2PUNCH (Feat. Baby Zionov)
~Yuck~ (Feat. Dj Shitshow)
Just don't care (Feat. Amamelia)
slow (Feat. Morgan Harvester, Dj Shitshow)
Berlin-based trio, No Romance, have released their debut EP, 'Unfold'. Lucy and Joel from the band chat to Jess about each track, finding their sound, working with producer Nick Roughan (Skeptics, Die! Die! Die!).
Proteins of Magic (Kelly Sherrod) joins Jess to chat about tracks from her debut self-titled album. They talk about her life in Nashville, the changes in her voice, and the origin story behind her name.
Tracklist: Hopeful Symphony
In My Blood
Thanks to NZ On Air Music
Content warning: This Long Player discusses mass shootings and death. Please listen with caution.
Crystal Choi and Alex Freer from dream-pop band, Phoebe Rings, chat to Jess about each song from their long-awaited self-titled debut EP. They talk about their influences from Stereolab, Studio Ghibli, a 1990s Korean singer-songwriter, and a Slovakian castle.
Oceans (Live At The Powerstation)
Adam Tukiri (FKA dharmarat) chats to Jess about 6 tracks from his latest collaborative release with Hor, 'HARIRŪ'. He talks about the story behind the release title, Scarface, MF Doom, and knowing himself.
With Me (HATE = FUN)
brotha1/ Act Stupid
Rally Your Troops
Anzac & Ableton
Steph and Fen from LIPS chat to Jess about their brand-spanking-new album, 'I Don't Know Why I Do Anything'. They talk about their experience composing a film and how that influenced the songs on the album. Heavily inspired by stories, they take us on a journey through several songs on the album.
Tracklist: Heave Ho
Sometimes I'm Afraid
What The Hell
Anthonie Tonnon made his way up from Whanganui to the bFM studios in Tāmaki Makaurau! He had a chat to Jess about his new album, 'Leave Love Out Of This', released via Slow Boat Records, Misra Records and Flippin Yeah Records.
He talks about the Electronic Music Library, the cancellation of Campbell Live, being a young Dunedin brat, and plane crashes.
Tracklist: Leave Love Out Of This
When I'm Wrong
What happens when you put a filmmaker, classically-trained singer, and an ex-bus driver together in a room? Just listen to this Long Player.
Damian, Billie and Mikey make up Grecco Romank and they all join Jess to talk about their mind-blowing debut album, 'Red Tower'. They talk about the KLF, Greek military tactics, "erotic Marxism", and many more ideas and inspirations behind their tracks.
Tracklist: Greek Fire
Taking the Auspices
Get to Work