iLLyspiLLaz:

Hiphop

Tony Costa’s visionary project with JK the Dramatist, IllySpillaz were rerecording their original works with live instruments when TC sadly passed away in 2009. Hear a local legends creation that was cut far too short.

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Lookouts Feat Nat Lover
Road To Somewhere

Nat Lover

Hiphop


Residing in the beautiful city of Whanganui, Nat Lover delivers his rhymes with fluidity and ease. Working with the legendary Dirty Hairy (Croatia) on the beats, the two often produce some of New Zealand’s finest work.

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DRAMA SUIT III

 
DEDICATED

Pendragon

Hiphop



Little is known about Pendragon other than he has another MC alias. Pendragon’s first single ‘The Only Coin’ (produced by DNator) reached number 1 on local charts

 
THE ONLY COIN

Dnator


HipHop/Drum and Bass/Other

 

Junktions’ powerhouse beat maker Dnator is responsible for a lot of Junktions tracks, Part of NMC, producer for Khan’s early work, creator of Hiphop, Drum and Bass and NuJazz, Dnator has a plethora of beats and keeps creating everyday. 

HOME
TAKE ME AWAY
LESSONS (EXTENDED wSAMPLES)
REID REVISITED
HOME REMEDY (FEAT DJ WANTED)

NMC

HipHop

 

MC Shinobi and DNator combine to bring fast paced action packed Ninja Mechanic Corp raps, focused on the good times the two have a head nodding act to follow.

NMC :
GOODTIMES

NMC : READY SET FLOW
NMC : I DO WHAT I DO

Mike Sesh-ons

Raggavibe, Dub

 

Palmerston North local DJ Mike Sesh-ons has come from strength to strength and has produced a quality amount of tracks.

MIKE SESH-ONS :
POTATO JAM

Midnight Kid

Techno

 

A child raised and influenced by the early days of Techno takes us back to the 90’s with synth filled rhythms and a onsting good time, get out cha glow sticks.

MIDNIGHT KID :
CASUAL FRIDAYS

MIDNIGHT KID : NO CLEARANCE

Selectafari

Reggae, Dub

 

Another Whanganui artist bringing the ragga vibe, creating his own beats, singing his own hooks, and ryming MC 01 is a powerhouse able to deliver to any environment. Politically charged who has featured with Toki and also performed at Parihaka Selectafari is the eerie one to keep an ear on.

SELECTAFARI meets TOKI : BROKEN FLAGS
SELECTAFARI : SATTA MASSAGANA

Faker

Ambient

 

Palmerston North legend Craig Black ventures in the world of minimalist ambient electronica, creating haunting soundscape that can be enjoyed by all.

FAKER with JEMMA CHEER : WHERE ARE WE NOW

Revival Orchestra

Lounge

 

From the former Soviet Union to Marton. Dmiti creates intelligent chilled out music suited for the summer barbecue.

REVIVAL ORCHESTRA feat KATRIN : SIMPLE MATTERS

H’Gia

Electronica

 

Palmy’s longest standing electronica group. Reinvigorated with Craig Black’s wizardry. Do yourself a favour and take part in listening to a local legendary group.

HALCIAGEA : SKYWARD 'FAKER SPACES' REMIX

Mechanical Noise Theory

Electronic/Rock

 

Mr Sin behind the beats and Bret Hands playing Guitar. MNT creates a unique blend of electronic rhythms and modern rock producing a progressive and powerful new sound into the world of music.

MECHANICAL NOISE THEORY : THIS MACHINE
MECHANICAL NOISE THEORY : RAY GUN LOGIC

Nutella Monk

Dark Electronic

 

Welcome to the weird world of Nutella Monk, the folk electronic nuTechrock mashup that paints the walls in metallic shade of darkness. A journey of musical mayhem.

NUTELLA MONK : ATTACK OF THE MUTANT CAMELS

Kanuka

Electronic/Booty

 

Booty shaking midi breaks on the dancefloor, a hit with the locals. Check out their website for more, including a mash up of the dirty south blended with their own works.

KANUKA : LACK OF TALENT

KANUKA : HOLIDAY DUB

Failed State

Death Tech

 

The evilest music within the Junktion catalogue. The visionary behind $lave records ‘Rouge State’ Rob comes hard hitting with dark rifts and beats, not for pussies.

FAILED STATE : BLAME WAVE

Jemma Cheer

Vocals

 

Creating the mesmerising vocals behind Fakers ‘Where Are We Now’ Jemma uses her voice to create a truly organic and soulful aural experience.

FAKER with JEMMA CHEER : WHERE ARE WE NOW
JK THE DRAMATIST :

Hiphop

 

Palmy’s HipHop hero, JK has been Palmy Hiphop from the beginning with the PNC Squad with his classic hit ‘Pandemonium’ JK has travelled NZ with his music but his feet remain solidly in Palmy.

JK THE DRAMATIST : WHO I AM
Khan

Soul

 

Khan has moved to UK but before she left recorded some soul inspired songstress vocals that can be found on tracks from DNator. Khan has now joined a group in UK ‘Phat Buddahs’ elevating her vocals to a whole new level

DNATOR and KHAN : TAKE ME AWAY
KAHN : SUN GOES DOWN
Mr Jenkins
HipHop

 

Freestyler of clubs trying his hand at the written form. From witty fart raps to social commentary, Jenkins is another Palmy kid laying it down for his hometown.

MR JENKINS : DICTIONARY

 
KATIPO :

HipHop

 

Whanganui’s pillar of local music. AWA FM resident Sash has produced some of Whanganui’s best music. Te Reo infused with modern music see’s Katipo solidly placed within Whanganui’s music scene.  

KATIPO : TAKINA TE KAWA
DJ MATIC

Turntablism

 

DJ’s mattic cuts up wax, and has put his knowledge toward making beats. Check out ‘Scratch Beat’

DJ MATIC & DJ WANTED : SKRATCHBEAT (FEAT NMC)
Comrade 2face

HipHop

 

Milan is an old Palmy hiphop hand, the inventor of ‘tape scratching’ and RadMas chart topper of old. 2Face comes roaring back onto the scene with politically charged rhymes from his first hand experiences as a Bosnian Refugee.

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Dub XL

Dubstep/Drum and Bass

 

Palmy’s local remixer. With a back catalogue filling up his hard drive, DubXL produces with passion, ranging from Hiphop, Drum and Bass and most recently the world of DubStep.

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Dar Kist

Dubstep

 

While in UK Aiden picked up a bug for Dubstep in 2006 before in reached our shores. Dar Kist as his name implies creates very dark dubstep tunes.

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Phat Buddahs

Dub

 

Based in London with Palmy girl Khan ‘Phat Buddahs’ create the sound of the Summer for locals.



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Guy Friday

Beats

 

Representing Hawera Guy Friday cuts the tastiest jazz influenced hiphop, working with international MC’s Guy Friday has a massive presence and creates high quality tunes that are immediately addictive.
DJ Faint & Skinni MC

Drum and Bass

 

The two lovable characters of palmy Drum and Bass, Uno bar residents and respectively hard working artists. Faint and Skinni enthusiastically provide palmy with its own slice of DnB and Dubstep.