New Zealand’s Four Greatest DJs

For a country with such a small population, New Zealand has produced some of the world’s finest DJs over the years. Here are four of the greatest.

Zane Lowe

Auckland-born Zane Lowe is as well known for his television-presenting and radio-DJ career as much as for his music production and live DJ skills. After moving to the United Kingdom in 1997, Lowe came to prominence hosting shows on XFM and MTV Europe before landing a global music show on BBC Radio 1. As a live DJ, Lowe has enjoyed an international career touring with bands like Muse, Kasabian, and The Prodigy, and playing festivals like Coachella, Future Music Festival, and Glastonbury. He has also regularly DJ’d at Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks. Lowe’s discography includes remixes of Snow Patrol’s In the End, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip’s Look for the Woman, and Kasabian’s Vlad the Impaler.

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Nanotek

New Zealander Nanotek, whose real name is Mark Christiansen, is an international dubstep and drum and bass DJ and producer. He began his involvement with music during his teenage years when he played cool electric guitars under 500 and drums in heavy metal bands before discovering electronic and industrial music in the mid-1990s.

When he moved to Wellington in 2003, he was introduced to music by the likes of Photek, Dylan, and Dom & Roland, who became major influences in his hard darkstep sound. Nanotek’s break came in 2006 when Dylan, the owner of Freak Recordings, signed his two tracks Deadly Force and Acid Burn to his sister label Obscene Recordings. The two tracks gained attention from such recognized DJs as Counterstrike, Tech Itch, and Current Value, and it was not long before Nanotek received a global audience.

P-Money

Hip-hop DJ and producer P-Money came to prominence with his second studio album, 2004’s Magic City, which reached number two on the RIANZ New Zealand Singles Chart. The album contains the single Stop the Music, featuring New Zealand rapper Scribe, which gave P-Money his first number one song. The album contains many collaborations with both international and local artists, including Skillz, >Akon<, and Grandmaster Roc Raida. In 2003, P-Money scored another hit with Scribe with the smash hit track Not Many.

For someone who started out in student radio and DJ competitions, P-Money has certainly come a long way. Over the years, he has won numerous awards, including Best Producer, for Scribe’s multi-platinum album The Crusader, and Songwriter of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2004.

Mark de Clive-Lowe

Now based in Los Angeles, Mark de Clive-Lowe was born and raised in Auckland. He began playing piano at the age of four and developed an interest in jazz via his father’s vast record collection. During his teenage years, Mark de Clive-Lowe collaborated with local R&B and hip-hop artists.

In 1998, he moved to the United Kingdom. It proved to be a good move. He soon became a regular collaborator with other producers like Attic, Bugz, and Restless Soul. Not before long, de Clive-Lowe helped to develop the UK’s broken beat movement, which blends jazz, funk, electronics, and world music. Amazingly, throughout his career, he has been involved with more than 200 releases, including collaborations with Omar, Shirley Horn, and Lauryn Hill.

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Top 10 Indie Singers to Listen to in 2021

Who doesn’t love music? It adds a little colour and beat our boring everyday lives. Indie vocals are one of the most popular types of tunes teenagers these days; it is a diverse fie

Belot is coming!

Brace yourselves! Belot is coming to blow you away with notes and great vocals. 2021 holds surprises but unveiling this surprise has been the best so far! Belot is running at the speed of light, with this determination and will power to dominate the instrumental industry; the belt will be one of the artists featured in the indie artist magazine in 2021!

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The Beam is here with hip hop

The recent talk of the town, Beam, is all set to launch new albums in 2021. The Beam gained popularity from A colours show, a YouTube channel. Although most artists were forgotten after it, the Beam was not on the list of forgotten people! The Beam has inherited good music skills from his father, who has never doubt his abilities. Let’s just not forget the first impression Beam had on the audience. Very few artists can make a mark like that. He uses hip hop, dancehall, and trap to carve his way into the hearts of his fans. His first launched album, 95, was influenced by Jamaica and English notes. The Beam knows for sure how to make indie music and catch the attention of millions of people. His fans can’t wait to hear more of his songs. Gladly, 2021 is bringing good news for us all!

Soccer Mommy isn’t stopping for anyone!

Soccer Mommy is a famous indie artist who is all set to release her new songs in 2021. The mix of tunes and riffs will make you lose yourself in the beat! Sophia Regina has chosen a unique stage name for her, which aligns broadly with her beats. Her hit track, “Circle the Drain” has blown people away with its lyrics. It allowed soccer mommy to establish herself amongst one of the upcoming independent singers who will be loved for all time. For a twenty-three-year-old, it is an outstanding achievement to receive this kind of positive feedback from fans all over the world. Not only does it enhance confidence, but also the desire to produce great music.

Band of Horses has made it too!

The 2004 band was never seen as a big startrer in the beginning. But boy, did the horses change everyone’s mind! Who knew an indie band would be nominated for a Grammy award! The seventeen-year long journey which had transformations, relocations, many albums, and a lot of music has been incredible with them. Fans are ready to see what they bring in the future! Their slow-burn songs paired with their mesmerizing voices have caused people to fall in love with their songs.

Who doesn’t love good new indie music? Fans are prepared for a blast of beats by Band of Horses and are not at all willing to accept any kind of disappointment. The band has set the bar so high that they need to meet it themselves this time! They are waiting for 2021 only to listen to new vocals by their most loved artists!

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It’s Sharon Von Etten, people!

It is close to impossible to describe her music in one sentence. The intensity and depth of rock have no limit when it comes to Sharon Von Etten. She can strike the right balance between emotion and the funkiness of rock beats. Only thinking about the mic backdrop and the way her voice pairs with her music wants one to run to the future to listen to all her new songs! Some of her songs, like “Seventeen”, have taken people by surprise. The way she has used her voice to produce a composition like that, hats off to her!

The Chemical Club will play with the chemicals in your brain!

Club hype comes in the form of dance music and party beats. The chemical club knows precisely how to play with the beats to get people high on songs. They turn the party around. From a simple gathering, you can change it into a rave just by playing music by the chemical club. Once you start playing songs by the chemical club, you won’t ever think twice before searching for their albums and recommending their beats to your friends!

Do yourself a favour by listening to their songs before 2021 hits, and you’re the only one who isn’t excited about their music!

Christian Blue has arrived!

A list of great indie music artists is incomplete without Christian Blue’s name on it! The guy does wonders with his songs. His music videos and the way he delivers his lyrics in songs are amazing. It leaves people dumbstruck. They keep wondering how such a great artist still hasn’t gotten his big break! But don’t worry, 2021 will be his year! He tries to use his notes to reflect his personality and life experiences, which is something that only a few artists can do!

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Don’t neglect music!

Now that you have a good list of indie artists, you don’t have to rely on the big bees of the industry to produce good songs for you. These solo stars are good enough for you! Sit back and enjoy their music, we have given you a reason to look up to 2021!

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With all of the craziness that’s going on the world right now, we felt the need to share some especially positive music to get your spirits up. The San Jose band Alan Frenz has come through clutch with their debut single “I AM” that has been accompanied by a stress-free fun music video.

“I AM” is an upbeat, jazzy hip-hop original that oozes inspiration from the get-go. Bursting forth from a beautiful piano intro, “I AM” dives in with the rest of the group’s talents including That Fool Al’s uplifting lyrics that dig deep with ease and precision. It’s one of those laidback tunes you throw on repeat and just lose yourself to. If you’d like to add the track to your quarantine playlists, do it up here!

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Drex Carter – City After City (Music Video) [TMN Premiere]

Orlando rapper Drex Carter and fellow Central Florida beatsmith Kkami connect for a new collaborative EP called THAW. The three song project is a hybrid approach that features lo-fi, bedroom pop, and hip-hop influences that blend together as smooth as butter.

“High Hopes” features a verse from Mitch$$$, another bubbling Orlando based artist on the rise. THAW came out yesterday and today comes a trippy, glitched-out music video for “City After City” that takes us on a wild ride and fits in well with the audio. Keep a tab on Drex Carter, Kkami, and Mitch$$$ in 2020.

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Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #149: Summer Crumbs

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With the sun coming out in SF (and then quickly receding), this episode featured a mix of sunny, psychedelic indie rock, funky R&B, lyrical hip-hop and groovy house gems. Key releases from this show include Crumb’s ‘Jinx,’ ALASKALASKA’s ‘The Dots,’ and GoldLink’s ‘Diaspora.’ I also shout out BFF.fm’s Summer Sustainer fundraiser which just kicked off. Learn more and contribute to community radio here.

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Rapidly approaching, from July 26th through the 28thDenver’s preeminent indie music festival, The Underground Music Showcase has announced its lineup for 2019. After updating its format last year, and adding a plethora of new stages and venues, which now totals four outdoor main stages and over 20 indoor venues, The UMS looks to once again take the city by the reigns for one amazing weekend in late July. Dotting the top of this year’s bill are the likes of Empress Of, Honne, Chicano Batman, Black Mountain, Tuxedo, Earthgang, and Still Woozy for a certifiably heavy hitting slate of headliners; but as always, the talent buyers for the UMS have flexed their mid-card and local muscles just as hard.

Additional national support includes Yves Tumor, DRAMA, LEIKELI47, Y La Bamba, Miya Frolick, Gardens & Villa, Tessa Violet, Spooky Mansion, Greyhounds, Dressy Bessy, DBUK, Kainalu, Clavvs, Rapperchicks, Rich Jones, Divino Niño, Parallelephants, Deezie Brown, and Garrett T Capps. Coming out of Colorado, we’re getting perked up for the much buzzed about set from synth-pop duo xOxford (pronounced Oxford) who will be making their live debut at the festival, as well as Mile High stalwarts including Falcon Punch, YASI, Andy Immerman, Nasty Nachos, Bud Bronson & The Goodtimers, DeCollage, Milky.WAV, and loads more.

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As always, we will be out in full force during the hot, end-of-july weekend, so be on the lookout for your Ninja fam! Stream the official UMS 2019 playlist below, get your weekend passes for just $50, and single day tickets for the 2019 Underground Music Showcase here.

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