Metaphysics

About Metaphysics:

Zimbabwean born Metaphysics (a.k.a. Herbert Schwamborn) is regarded as one of Africa’s hip hop pioneers. Based in Germany, and soon to hit the shores of New Zealand, he is a member of the multi-platinum German band Sons Of Mannheim (Söhnemannheims).

Metaphysics has won an Echo Award for his music (German equivalent of a Grammy Award). He has toured around the world opening for artists such as Wyclef Jean, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Eyed Peas, Busta Ryhmes, Fat Joe and many other established groups in the hip hop scene.

Metaphysics delivers a high energy set consisting of a mixture of Hip-Hop and Reggae Dancehall – dropping socio
conscious lyrics over classic Rap anthems.

Metaphysics has been mostly active in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but has a global influence reaching fans all around the world. In the USA, Metaphysics is associated with members of Maybach Music (Rick Ross), Wu-Tang Clan and he is also a long time member of the Universal Zulu Nation.

Herbert Schwamborn is also a film and music producer, a former radio presenter, and founder of Gandanga Music Zimbabwe, a record label based in Zimbabwe and Germany. In 1992 and prior to Metaphysics, he formed the group ‘A Peace Of Ebony’ which went on to break radio chart history in Zimbabwe with a song titled ‘Pretend It Never Happened’.

 

Albums

MetaphysicsA Peace Of Ebony – From The Native Toung (Teal Trutone)

Metaphysics – Elevated Perception (Swamp Records Germany)

Metaphysics – Digital Garden (Pyramid Music)

Metaphysics – Black Butterfly (Gandanga Music Zimbabwe)

Migrant Souls – Migrant Souls (Pyramid Music)

 

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Magpie Claw

About Magpie Claw:

Magpie Claw are a hard rock / alternative band based in Auckland, New Zealand. Influenced by a wide range of artists, the band formed at MAINZ in 2015.

Magpie Claw are currently rehearsing and polishing their current songs – ‘The Omen’, ‘Lucid Dreams’, ‘Dog Without a Chain’ and ‘Life in Vegas’ and are constantly writing and adding new songs to their setlist.

Band Members are: Calum McKay- Vocals, Salman Khan- Bass, Travis Cave- Drums, Ashlee Grigg- Guitar.

 

Albums

Magpie ClawWatch this space!

 

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JCK

About JCK:

JCK a.k.a. James Castady-Kristament brings alternative hip-hop with contemporary sensibilities. He is an artist oozing creativity and originality with his gothic imagery, catchy well crafted songs and captivating music videos.

JCK’s musical career as songwriter, rapper and producer has gone through many incarnations, including female vocals and partnerships. His enthusiastic energy and passion for the world of hip hop is obvious and is reflected in his music.

JCK´s clever and advanced mixture of traditional and modern hip hop and sense of national pride, creates a sound that is diverse from its American and European counterparts.

 

Albums

‘5 year Anniversary’ 2007

JCK‘The Bees’ 2011

‘The Vampire Trilogy’ (Digital Singles) 2013

‘The Land Of The Wrong White Crowd’ – coming soon

 

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http://www.jckmusicnz.com

 

Reviews / media

http://musicnation.co.nz/jck-hip-hops-dark-side/

http://esoligh.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/jck-land-of-the-wrong-white-crowd-album-review/

http://sonicden.com/nz-music-month-underground-hip-hop/

 

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Alien Weaponry Gig Dates

Alien Weaponry Gig Dates

The youngest metal band in the world? Alien Weaponry, hailing from Northland, are a three piece hardcore thrash metal band who are taking the New Zealand heavy metal scene by storm.

Gigs coming up in June and July in Auckland, Whangarei, Palmerston North, Wellington and Wanganui. Read more for details.

I was blown away when I heard them” – Paul Martin, AKA The Axe Man.

 

Upcoming Alien Weaponry Gigs

June

Friday 19th June The Kings Arms, Auckland – Battle of The Bands Regional Finals

Saturday 20th JuneForum North Whangarei – Smokefree Rockquest Regional Finals

You can vote for Alien Weaponry in the SFRQ People’s Choice by texting ALIENWEAPONRY to 3933.

 

July

Wednesday 15th JulyMassey University, Palmerston North – Lunchtime concert, 12pm

Thursday 16th JulyThe Royal, Palmerston North

Friday 17th JulyValhalla, Wellington

Saturday 18th JulyThe Riverside, Wanganui

 

 

Photos of Alien Weaponry

Photo credit: Matt Henry Photography.

 

Links:

Check out Alien Weaponry‘s music vid for Hypocrite. Many more available on youtube!

 

 

Official website: http://alienweaponry.com/

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AlienWeaponry/

Sonic Den page: http://sonicden.com/alien-weaponry/

MCG

About MCG:

MCG The Gemini a.k.a. Gerard Price  is a Hip Hop / Alternative artist from Nelson, New Zealand. He says: “My music is basically my life’s journey from beginning to where I am now. It’s a mix of life events, views and future goals where I touch base on many issues in our communities. I aim to use my music to relate to others and help them through times of struggle in the same way the music helped me, and to make a difference in our communities.”

MCG dropped his 1st single ‘No Limits’ on iTunes in 2013 then created his own label MCG Studios NZ in Feb 2014. He dropped his 1st album ‘MCG The Message’ on October 10th 2014.

“I am currently trying to expand and mix into all different genres so I can grow as an artist, work with anyone and everyone, and spread my message wide and far. Feel free to check out some of my music.” MCG

 

Albums

MCG‘The Message’ 2014

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-message/id924398891

 

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MCG-Studios@hotmail.com

The Bonsai Birds

About The Bonsai Birds:

The Bonsai Birds is a 3 piece band from Auckland, New Zealand. Influenced by Psyche​delic, Hard Rock and Improvisatio​nal Jams, The Bonsai Birds bring sounds that are real and vivid, sometimes sharp and violent and at other times expansive and deligh​tfully sultry.

The Bonsai Birds’ first release ‘Wrong Is Right As Rain’ was met with open arms by critics and punters alike. The Birds are live and real. Listen loud. Listen true.

Band members: Dom Clark on Guitar, William Knapp on Bass and Vocals and Jordan Clark on Drums.

 

Albums

The Bonsai BirdsTracks released to date include: Wrong Is Right as Rain, Crushington, Growing Colder, Daydreams, See You Around.

Visit Bandcamp / Soundcloud for all available music.

 

 

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http://thebonsaibirds.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

‘A perfect balance of art, technical ability and emotion’, with ‘the melodic quality of a Beatles track and the orchestrated chaos of a Gun Club single.’ – Elizabeth Beattie – The Corner​.co.nz

‘Eclectic, polished, and refres​hingly live sound’ sitting somewhere ‘in a Brit-pop, psyche​delic, guitar heavy rock’n’roll world.’ – Barney Chunn – Vanguarded

 

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www.facebook.com/TheBonsaiBirds/

 

Cypher Sessions Winter Edition

Cypher Sessions Winter Edition:

Friday June 19th, Ironbar Cafe, 150 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, 9pm-3am.

Cypher Sessions Winter EditionDJ Exile (Andrew Cook), Exile DJ Entertainment & the Ironbar Cafe presents The Cypher – AK City’s Premium Cypher Event since day dot, providing a platform for talented emcees, singers, poets, beatboxers, spoken word artists and expressionists of the vocal kungfu.

Step into the lush dojo which is Ironbar where wordsmiths twist and tantalise vocal word play to excite and entice your emotive motives.

DJ Exile at the helm holding down the riddim selections, a fine tasty platter of old school beats and pieces mixed with a refreshing nu skool vibe.

This will be the event’s 6th month since its creation in January, showing that there is indeed a necessity for this stage to host our Nu blood coming through and a need for a place where established artists can come to kick it knowing every time the Cypher is popping.

Cypher Sessions Winter EditionThis month is no exception, coming out of the NZ music month of May, emcees / artists are still bubbling to get their music heard and voices recognised.

The Cypher Sessions at the Ironbar, no egos just dope talent, welcome all talented vocalists to hit the spotlight to encourage and foster that raw true hip hop feeling.

At Cypher Sessions Winter Edition, expect a dope night of vocal talent and vibing dance floor for the ladies to get a groove on.

Guest DJs and Guest emcees to rock the stage TBC. Keep your ear to the ground yall!

 

Links:

Facebook Event Page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/1425147301141739/

 

DJ Exile:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Exile-Andrew-Cook/181959361893521

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-EXILE/77993797402

 

Ironbar café:

Cypher Sessions Winter Editionhttp://www.facebook.com/Ironbarcafe

 

May 2015 Cypher Event Winner:

http://sonicden.com/fathe-nassir-winner-of-ironbar-cypher-event/

 

Underground Hip Hop in Auckland:

http://sonicden.com/nz-music-month-underground-hip-hop/

 

 

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Munashe

About Munashe:

Munashe Tuwe is a Zimbabwean pianist, lyricist and producer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand.

At the age of 10 he picked up the pen and started teaching himself how to play piano and make beats. Since then his craft has evolved into what we see today.

Munashe describes his music as merely a reflection of what he sees, feels and thinks. He credits Nas, J. Cole, Common , Lupe Fiasco & Kendrick Lamar as his favourite emcees growing up and says their influence led him to have a more conscious outlook on life.

 

Albums

Munashe‘First Impression’ ©2013

 

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http://illumunashe.bandcamp.com/album/1st-impression

 

 

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http://repfm.co.nz/artist-of-the-week-munashe/

 

 

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http://www.munashetuwe.com