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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.

Long Player: Milk - Milk III

Long Player: Milk - Milk III Long Player: Milk - Milk III, 107.34 MB
Sat 24 Apr 2021

Content Warning: This Long Player touches upon the matter of suicide.

Milk is the solo project of Reuben Winter (Waitaha / Kāi Tahu / Te Aupōuri / Te Rarawa / Ngāti Kuri). He first released issue(s) in 2016 and then his self-titlted album in 2019. In September 2020, Reuben took his own life. Aotearoa's music community lost a huge part of itself. He contributed his art and skill immensely for many years as he was involved in countless of projects of various genres, such as Totems, P.H.F. Roidz, Cindy, Bandicoot, Kerosene Comic Book, Niisa, and many many more. 

Before Reuben passed on, he had finished his third Milk album. Iconic New Zealand label, Flying Nun, released Milk III on April 20th 2021. It's a powerful and dynamic album that Reuben has gifted all of us.

Jess spoke to several different people involved with Milk and the release, including his mother, Iona. Each person shares their memories and interpretations of the songs. The conversations include Reuben's struggle with Fibromyalgia,  insight on the recording process, and the first listenings of the album.

Profits from Milk III are being split between Fibromyalgia Aotearoa New Zealand and Reuben's whānau and future fund. You can purchase a copy of the vinyl at Flying Out or on Flying Nun's Bandcamp

Thank you to Iona Winter, Ben Lawson, Joe Locke, Grace Verweij, Emma Hall-Phillips and Daniel Smith for talking to me and sharing so much with me.

Where to find help and support:
Need to Talk? - Call or text 1737
What's Up - 0800 WHATS UP (0800 942 8787)
Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
Youthline - 0800 376 633, text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat
Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757
Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Music Helps - 0508 MUSICHELP

Long Player: Merk - 'Infinite Youth'

Long Player: Merk - 'Infinite Youth' Long Player: Merk - 'Infinite Youth', 43.45 MB
Sat 17 Apr 2021

Merk (Mark Perkins) chats with Jess about tracks from his sophomore album, 'Infinite Youth', that has themes of adoloscence and adulthood. He discusses the facade of America, heartbreak, time passing by, and working with a co-producer who he met in Montreal. 

Tracklist:
American Parties
Laps Around The Sun
My Love
But She Loves You
Infinite Youth

'Infinite Youth' is available on cassette, CD and vinyl at Flying Out and other good record stores. Purchase in-store or online here.

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Sheep, Dog & Wolf - 'Two-Minds'

Long Player: Sheep, Dog & Wolf - 'Two-Minds' Long Player: Sheep, Dog & Wolf - 'Two-Minds', 63.08 MB
Sat 10 Apr 2021

Daniel McBride (Sheep, Dog & Wolf) chats to Jess about tracks from his long-awaited sophomore album, 'Two-Minds'. He talks openly about his mental health and discusses the intricasies of the album's production.

Tracklist:
Two-Minds
Could've
Fine
Deep Crescents
Feeling

Thanks to NZ on Air Music!

'Two-Minds' is available on vinyl and you can purchase the album at Flying Out in-store or online.

Where to find help and support:
Need to Talk? - Call or text 1737
What's Up - 0800 WHATS UP (0800 942 8787)
Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
Youthline - 0800 376 633, text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat
Samaritans - 0800 726 666
Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757
Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Music Helps - 0508 MUSICHELP

Long Player: Van Staden & Böhm (VSB) - 'Hardcore'

Long Player: Van Staden & Böhm (VSB) - 'Hardcore' Long Player: Van Staden & Böhm (VSB) - 'Hardcore', 48.46 MB
Sat 3 Apr 2021

Van Staden & Böhm (VSB) takes us through each track from their debut EP, 'Hardcore', released via Related Articles. They talk about how they got their start making happy hardcore music during Level 4 lockdown in 2020. 

Tracklist:
Dreamy
0800SEXIBAE
Every Star
Girlcrush
Spirit Level

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Silas Futura - 'Pluto'

Long Player: Silas Futura - 'Pluto' Long Player: Silas Futura - 'Pluto', 37.85 MB
Sat 27 Mar 2021

Silas Futura chats to Jess about tracks from his debut EP, 'Pluto'. He shares stories behind several songs and discusses his love for Sci-Fi and how that has shaped his music.

Tracklist:
Best Side
Lotus
Breathe feat. Fable
Ata Mārie
Snapper feat. Pollyhill

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Emmanuelle - 'Cult Classic'

Long Player: Emmanuelle - 'Cult Classic' Long Player: Emmanuelle - 'Cult Classic', 38.21 MB
Sat 20 Mar 2021

Emmanuelle talks to Jess about tracks from his debut album, 'Cult Classic'. They reminisce about C4 as Emmanuelle discusses talk about his musical influences and the stories behind the tracks.

Tracklist:
Til September
Time Sure Flies When You're Young and Jacking Off
Other People's Parties
Sour Times
Wasted

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!
 

Long Player: Opposite Sex - 'High Drama'

Long Player: Opposite Sex - 'High Drama' Long Player: Opposite Sex - 'High Drama', 60.95 MB
Sat 13 Mar 2021

Lucy and Reggie from Dunedin band, Opposite Sex, talk to Jess about tracks from their latest release, 'High Drama'. 

Tracklist:
Shoots Me Like A Knife
Combine Harvester
Dick On A Throne
Owls Do Cry
Dinosaur

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Team Dynamite - 'Respect The Process'

Long Player: Team Dynamite - 'Respect The Process' Long Player: Team Dynamite - 'Respect The Process', 42.76 MB
Sat 6 Mar 2021

During Auckland's lockdown, Jess had a chat with Haz, the producer of Team Dynamite, about their long-awaited new album, 'Respect the Process'. Haz discusses coming back to their original sound, while sharing some insight into the production of the tracks.

Tracklist:
Images
Lightning Bolt feat. Bailey Wiley
I Like That
Dragonfruit feat. Louis Baker
Goodbye

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

P.S. Check out this fantastic short doco about their journey as Team Dynamite. Directed and Produced by Tom Scott. 

'Respect The Process' is out now via Years Gone By Records

Long Player: Kōtiro - High-Def Multinational

Long Player: Kōtiro - High-Def Multinational Long Player: Kōtiro - High-Def Multinational, 45.64 MB
Sat 27 Feb 2021

Jess chats to Pōneke-based multidisciplinary artist, Ana Chaya Scotney (Ngai Tūhoe), about her music project, Kōtiro. They talk over Zoom about each track from her debut release, 'High-Def Multinational', which was released via Kuini Qontrol and Sonorous Circle. Through her music, Ana explores her cultural identity and shares her experience growing up in two different cultures of Māori and Pākehā.

Tracklist:
Chrome Tabs
All the Little Birds
Puti's Maunga
Fuk Forever
Interlude
Force Field

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!

Long Player: Jazmine Mary - 'The Licking of a Tangerine'

Long Player: Jazmine Mary - 'The Licking of a Tangerine' Long Player: Jazmine Mary - 'The Licking of a Tangerine', 50.01 MB
Sat 20 Feb 2021

Over the 3-day lockdown, Jess chats to Jazmine Mary about her latest album, 'The Licking of a Tangerine'. She explains the meaning behind the album title, and shares honest depictions and stories behind several tracks.

Tracklist:
Dancer
Move Me
Keep My Cool
Skeleton
Remembering

Thanks to NZ On Air Music!