Album Review: ILLBaz & Melodownz & Raiza Biza “High Beams”

One noteworthy hip hop offering from New Zealand is a collaborative affair featuring three of Aotearoa rap’s biggest kings in the form of MC’s MeloDownz and Raiza Bizaand renowned producer and DJ ILLBaz. Titled High Beams, this seven-track EP is their first together and sees them busting out the gate putting the local scene on notice. High Beams is an eclectic … Continue reading Album Review: ILLBaz & Melodownz & Raiza Biza “High Beams”


Best of 2018 (so far) radio show

Show Info: On my 95bFM radio show this week I looked back on the year of music so far and played some of my favorite tracks of 2018. Podcast Link: Graveyard with Sam show link Setlist Link: Graveyard with Sam best of 2018 (so far) show setlist Sam    

Anniversary Albums: Radiohead “Hail to the Thief” (2003)

Episode Info: On this episode of anniversary albums, we take a look at the 6th studio album from Radiohead "Hail to the Thief." Released in 2003, this is often seen as the forgotten Radiohead album but still holds up well as a period piece in their discography. Podcast Link: Radiohead - Hail to the Thief … Continue reading Anniversary Albums: Radiohead “Hail to the Thief” (2003)

Album Review: Polyester “Polyester”

New Zealand’s indie pop rock scene is booming at the moment. The last few years have seen acts such as Fazerdaze, Kane Strang, The Beths and Hans Pucket all rise through the ranks with some excellent releases. Adding to that list now is Auckland’s Polyester who have just released their self-titled debut album. Formerly known as Kip McGrath, Polyester has been around for a … Continue reading Album Review: Polyester “Polyester”