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Every now and then, an absolute gem of an album appears when you’re least expecting it. For me, this latest gem is #5, by local Ōtautahi musician Thomas Isbister.

Taken from his 2020 EP ‘Recovery Pt.1’, ‘Cautionary Tale’ is a laid-back track from singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Arjuna Oakes.

Taking out the top spot on the latest Te Ahi Top 10 is Ōtautahi musician Thomas Isbister with his song ‘Eggs’. The track is a groovy slice of indie rock featuring a range of electric live instrumentation. ‘Eggs’ appears on Isbister’s recent album #5, which is his fifth full-length project released since 2019.

Tāmaki Makaurau based PollyHill continues her rapid rise with the brooding new single ‘Chilly’.

Taking out the top spot on this week’s Te Ahi Top 10 is Christchurch local Producer and DJ Ebb, with his song ‘Alloy’.

Returning to the number one spot is Monika and Akuratyde with their new song Moment, featuring Christchurch vocalist Laura Hunter. Taken from their recent EP We Breathe, the track is a smooth slice of liquid Drum and Bass.

Based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Soft Plastics have been beginning to make a name for themselves regularly topping student radio charts. After taking out the top spot on the latest Te Ahi Top 10, we caught up with the band to chat about how they got started, their new track and future plans.

This week’s winner of the Te Ahi Top 10 was local wahine DJ and Producer Texture with her emotionally charged single ‘Unconditional’. We caught up with her to chat about how the track came together, her favourite gigs and future plans.

A stalwart of the Christchurch electronic scene, Michael Douglas AKA Misled Convoy returns with the dub-infused remix of ‘Mr Selector’. One half of the renowned duo Pitch Black, Misled Convoy is the solo project of Douglas.

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.

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