Digital Playground

About Digital Playground:

Digital Playground started up early 2015. The band consists of a horn section, a singer, an MC and two DJs / Producers.

They have fun, they get down and they dance.

 

Albums

Digital PlaygroundDigital Playground is currently in the process of releasing an E.P.

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Digitalplaygroundnz@hotmail.com

PHD

About PHD:

Ryan Lovins (USA) and Jarod Liversedge (NZ) were two guys with a dream. Hip Hop was running through their veins, with a destination – the world’s ears! A scratch battle title under his belt, the PHD family became 3 when Selekta-Q (Jaime MacKinnon), a keen enthusiast of the table, entered in 2009 as the official PHD DJ. Adding his element of over 12 yrs’ experience to the mix, PHD are forever stepping it up a notch.

The crew have shared the stage with Dead Prez, Dizzee Rascal, Lupe Fiasko, JIN (Ruff Ryders), MTE (Canada), Alter Egoz (Australia) & NZ’s finest – Katchafire, David Dallas, Nesian Mystic, Cyphanetik, Che Fu, Salmonella Dub, Smashproof, Kids In Space, Devolo, DJCXL, King Kapisi, & Dudstown Recordings…. to name a few….

PHD plan on stamping their mark across New Zealand towns giving you a taste of the unique and infectious Hip Hop they manufacture, gracing all with high energy and roof raising shows and impacting further on Australiasia in the near future.

PHD are:

T 13 (MC/Executive Producer)
Anime (MC/Producer/Executive Producer)
ZoneOne (Producer/Engineer)
Selekta Q (DJ)

Live backing band: Tom Atkinson (drums), Red Ski (bass guitar), Dillon Rooster (keys/vocals), Windom Bradfield (guitar).

 

Albums

‘Good Things Take Time’ T13 debut solo album

PHD‘Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop vol 1-6’

‘Permanent Head Damage’ (Mixtape)

Studio albums: ‘No Myths, Just Legends’ & self titled ‘PHD’ Album

4 singles ‘Clean it Up’ – (making it to 15 on the Radioscope charts ), ‘All The Same’, ‘Sunset Drinks ft Dan Pilkington’, & ‘Summer NZ’, each with accompanying video clips spanning across your TV screens nationwide.

 

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Buy music and merch

http://www.phdhiphopnz.co.nz/ (free downloads available)

 

Reviews /media

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

 

 

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t13@phdhiphopnz.co.nz

Zac Fraser-Baxter

About Zac Fraser-Baxter:

Zac Fraser-Baxter is singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Devonport, Auckland.

Zac Fraser-Baxter is a former student of Takapuna Grammar – a school known for relentlessly pumping out legendary musicians such as The Checks and Finn Andrews (from The Veils). His music belongs to the wave of alternative pop predominant in music today. One of his underground tracks, released only on Soundcloud, received praise from New Zealand’s golden girl – Lorde – who shared this track ‘2track/Material Of My Own’ and led to this track having over 70,000 plays.

Dubbed ‘next in line’ in the torrent of NZ musicians today, Zac draws upon the influence of Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, The Beatles, Radiohead and Burial. As a result, his sound is a blend of musical genres – R&B infused drumbeats and vocal layering and harmony alongside sensitive moods and exquisite production informed by Morgan Allen: the producer, mixing engineer and second brain of this outfit.

 

Albums

Zac Fraser-BaxterMy Words Are Who i Am EP ©2015

 

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http://www.zacfraserbaxter.bandcamp.com

 

Reviews / media

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/interview/647/Zacho-Fraser.utr

 

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Contact

zacfraserbaxtermusic@gmail.com

 

Lakes

About Lakes:

Hailing from Devonport in Auckland, Lakes began on a Thursday, they wrote a song on a Friday, and released their first album from the basement 9 months later. 2015 is going to be a big year for them. Expect many more tunes from Lakes.

Lakes are: Toby Edgar and Liam Jaques.

 

Albums

LakesSummer EP ©2015

Reflections of the Night Before ©2014

 

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http://lakesmusic.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://sniffers.co.nz/lakes-levitate/

 

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lakesmusicnz@gmail.com

The Upbeats

About The Upbeats:

The Upbeats are a drum and bass production duo consisting of Jeremy Glenn and Dylan Jones from Wellington, New Zealand. They also produce various other genres of music including dubstep (as Crushington) and breaks.

 

Albums

‘The Upbeats’ ©2008

cover-1500x1500-2‘Nobody’s Out There’ ©2010

‘Big Skeleton’ ©2011

‘Primitive Technique’ ©2013

‘Shapeshifter vs The Upbeats [SSXUB] EP’ ©2014

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/the-upbeats/id32977858

 

Reviews

http://hangout.altsounds.com/reviews/165840-review-upbeats-rituals-ep.html

 

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http://www.theupbeats.co.nz/

The Leers

About The Leers:

These four guys are an Alternative Pop group who all grew up in Mount Maunganui, started a band and moved up to Auckland, in the meantime playing shows with the likes of Cut Off Your Hands, Two Cartoons, Clap Clap Riot and Collapsing Cities, as well as holding a #1 single on bFM’s Top10.

The Leers are ready to play music that makes you want to dance and maybe buy that girl a drink.

Band members:

Matt Bidois
Jack Furniss
Jacob Buchan
James Kippenberger

 

Albums

The Leers‘Pockets EP’ ©2013

 

 

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http://theleers.bandcamp.com/album/pockets-ep

 

Media

http://www.redbullstudios.com/auckland/videos/the-leers

 

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www.facebook.com/TheLeers/

Lightning On Me

About Lightning On Me:

Lightning on Me is the combined effort of Sean Patterson and Michael Cannon–previous members of The Earlybirds with Chris Hurn. Originally a solo artist in Wellington, Chris has brought a sophisticated drawing upon the influences of Destroyer, Phoenix, The Killers, New Order and Bruce Springsteen.

Together the band brings a killer live set.

 

Albums

Lightning On Me‘Lightning On Me EP’ ©2013

 

 

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http://www.lightningonme.com

 

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http://lightningonme.bandcamp.com

 

Media

http://www.morphmagazine.co.nz/yomo/261-10-questions-with-lightning-on-me.html

 

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http://www.lightningonme.com

Andrew Keoghan

About Andrew Keoghan:

Andrew Keoghan fuses carefully arranged electronic, R&B and orchestral elements, with songs sometimes delicate and sparse, other times layered and orchestral. His songs reflect a fascination with unconventional love and unexpected encounters.

A classically trained singer and arranger, Keoghan has worked closely with a number of prominent New Zealand artists. In 2013, Keoghan relocated to New York to produce his sophomore LP.

 

 

Albums

Andrew Keoghan‘Arctic Tales Divide’ ©2011

 

 

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http://andrewkeoghan.bandcamp.com/album/arctic-tales-divide

 

 

Reviews

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10720672

 

 

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www.facebook.com/andrewkeoghanmusic/

SJD

About SJD:

SJD, or Sean James Donnelly, is a musician from Auckland, New Zealand. His music is a mix of electronica, pop-rock, and soul. The name SJD also refers to Donnelly’s touring band when not performing solo.

In 2013, SJD won the Taite Music Prize for his album Electric Wasteland.

‘….anyone who’s shooting for a higher level of cranial stimulation than the Top 40 currently provides, would have to concede the man’s got some seriously good stuff going on. SJD releases intricate, unique, emotionally colourful and downright gorgeous music on a relatively shoestring budget. It could be from anywhere that is a home to classy music. His niche market should righteously encompass Europe, the US and beyond, so providing him with a completely immodest income be-fitting his talent.’ Mark Bell, NZ Musician.

 

Albums

SJD‘Lost Soul Music’ ©2001

‘Southern Lights’ ©2004

‘Songs From A Dictaphone’ ©2007

‘Dayglo Spectres’ ©2008

‘Elastic Wasteland’ ©2012

‘Saint John Divine’ to be released 2015.

 

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http://sjdnz.bandcamp.com/

 

 

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10848794

 

 

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www.facebook.com/pages/SJD/

Ladyhawke

About Ladyhawke:

Pip Brown is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She took her stage name from Richard Donner’s 1985 film Ladyhawke.

The artist has been involved in numerous collaborations including: with Pnau on “Embrace” from the duo’s 2007 self-titled album, one of their best-known songs; The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess; New Zealand singer Nik Brinkman, better known as Junica, on the single “Living in My House”. In 2011, she remixed American singer Alex Winston’s song “Sister Wife”, and in 2014, Ladyhawke appeared on the Tiesto album A Town Called Paradise with a track called “Last Train”.

In 2013, via her Instagram, she announced she would return to the studio to record her third solo album. In 2014, her song “Blue Eyes” was used in a series of Verizon commercials in the United States, raising them to pop culture phenomena.

 

Albums

Ladyhawke‘Anxiety’ ©2012

‘Ladyhawke’ ©2008

 

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ladyhawke/id281997616

 

 

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http://dancemusic.about.com/od/reviews/fr/Ladyhawke.htm

 

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www.facebook.com/Ladyhawke/