Melodownz shares Peace $igns, Gang $igns and announces double EP Melo & Blues

MELODOWNZ is one of the most in-demand artists in New Zealand music - whether it’s lending his voice to tracks by the likes of SWIDT, JessB or LatinAotearoa, taking the stage at major festivals, or as one third of the five star project HIGH BEAMS. Now, fresh from road testing his new music on the road with SWIDT, MELODOWNZ shares ‘Peace $igns Gang $igns’, the first single from his forthcoming double EP MELO & BLUES released on 23 November by his own label Liightside and distributed by DRM.

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HIGH HØØPS shares DIY video masterpiece for 'Madly'

After shooting the video for the album's first release ‘Body’ in Palm Springs, it was time for something different, so HIGH HØØPS aka Jordan Arts created the video for new single'Madly' all by himself in the not-so-lush surrounds of a Royal Oak car park. The decision to go DIY shouldn't be a surprise from Arts - he wrote, produced and played every instrument on his forthcoming record Seasons On Planet Earth, and he's a director and cinematographer by day.

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Josie Moon shares cinematic video for 'Call Me', shot at historic Chateau Tongariro

'Call Me', The latest track by Wellington electro-pop singer and producer Josie Moon made last week's New Music Friday playlists from Spotify Australia/NZ and Japan and influential UK blogger Popjustice, as well as getting picked up by local pop radio and blogs. Now she shares the moody and cinematic video for the track, by local director Taylor Mansfield and filmed at the iconic location of Chateau Tongariro.

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Josie Moon shares electro-pop ballad 'Call Me' ahead of Rose Tinted EP release

Following the release of the Hot 20 single ‘After Hours’, independent Wellington songwriter and producer Josie Moon shares nostalgia-tinged electro-pop ballad ‘Call Me’, ahead of her forthcoming Rose Tinted EP release. Distributed by DRM, Rose Tinted is out on digital platforms out on Friday 31 August, coinciding with Moon's debut Auckland live performance at The Others Way festival.

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IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza release third single from High Beams - 'Red Wine' ft. High Hoops

It's just four weeks since IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza announced their first collaborative project High Beams with the release of their hard hitting track 'Live Stream' featuring TEEKS. Two weeks later they dropped the heavier rap track 'OUTCHEA' featuring Dirty, and today the trio show their ability to change up the mood and the pace, with a stunning third single 'Red Wine' featuring vocals by High Høøps.

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IllBaz, MELODOWNZ & Raiza Biza Announce seven track project High Beams, share first single + video 'Live Stream' feat. TEEKS

Three of the brightest local talents in the new generation of hip hop artists have joined forces to create High Beams, a seven track project to be released through Sony Music New Zealand and distributed through The Orchard on 27 July. High Beams showcases IllBaz's unique production chops with two of the best rappers in the game - MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza.

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Neil and Liam Finn Announce First Album Together

Neil Finn and Liam Finn have today announced their first album together, Lightsleeper, is set for release on August 24 on Inertia and [PIAS]. The news arrives alongside lead single 'Back To Life', where powerful melodies join vulnerable lyrics, evoking the magic that happens when people gather to sing and remember absent friends - love's triumphant ability to transcend our physical world. 

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Red Bull Music Presents: VILLETTE – “Money” | 360° Virtual Reality

New Zealand singer and producer VILLETTE has teamed up with longtime partner Red Bull Music to release a 360 VR music video for her forthcoming single ‘Money’, available now across Red Bull Music channels. VILLETTE’s first ever immersive VR experience features a unique first-person perspective and allows viewers to dive deep into her creative world.

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