Music

Taking out the top spot on this week’s Te Ahi Top Ten was electronic artist Junus Orca, with the ethereal track ‘Never Really Here (Everyday Hurt)’. Released as part of a two-track EP through Christchurch based label Echo Train, the track is a dreamy slice of electronica.

Taking out the top spot on Te Ahi Top Ten this week is the liquid Drum & Bass track Haunted, by Monika and AKURATYDE featuring Oktae. We caught up with the artists to chat about the making of the song, their production process and inspirations.

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Bomb Dylan with his track ‘Just Listening’ Currently residing in Christchurch, Bomb Dylan can be found in his sleep-out studio producing house and techno most days. This year, he’s working on a couple of remixes, a few self-releases on his own, Bomb Dylan Records and some custom […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Bear Trap with their track ‘Bad Boys’ Local Christchurch garage/punk band, Bear Trap is a low-fi three-piece made up of friends Blair Galvin, Ryan Gibbons and Mitch Barnard. They make no attempt to over embellish, stylistically unencumbered by clutter. Not shying from either social issues or self-deprecating […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Maverix with his track ‘Predator’ Maverix is an independent electronic music producer from Christchurch, who combines a range of unique melodic and heavy electronic sounds, creating everything from techno, downtempo and drum and bass. With a background in piano and guitar, it wasn’t until his early university days […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Cootie Cuties with their track ‘Johnny’ Formed in the depths of Mount Roskill, three punk rock mums (Shannon, Kelsie and Annie) had a dream. To make super rad pop-punk with a message. A few additions (Paddy and Alex from the surf-punk band, JANG) and they were ready to […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Pretty Dumb with their track ‘Lasso’ Pretty Dumb is a wannabe grunge band from Christchurch. Their music brings together catchy pop melodies, screaming and heavy distortion. Having just released their ep DIRTS, originally intended to be a bunch of demos, they are set to record their debut […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Thomas Isbister with his track ‘Helicopter’ The song was born from stumbling across a couple of new ways to play a C#7 chord on the guitar.  Thomas Isbister took out the Te Ahi Top 10 this week with his tune Helicopter, a track off his album #4. […]

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This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Partying at the Disco with their track ‘Puff Puff Pass’ Puff Puff Pass is the debut track from Christchurch duo Partying at the Disco. The duo is composed of real life couple, Georgie Sivier & Thomas Klever. Self-described ‘Dance Poets,’ Partying at the Disco is music made for […]


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