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Why Sam Hunt matters 3
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Why Sam Hunt matters

Sam Hunt is in town next week for the Outspoken Festival of Words & Storytelling. LAURA WILLIAMSON caught up with New Zealand’s best-known bard as he got ready to head south. Sam Hunt has never owned a pair of shoes in his adult life. He only wears boots. To perform, he says, “ I wear the clothes I feel comfortable […]

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Gig Alert: High Contrast at Rhythm and Alps 1
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Gig Alert: High Contrast at Rhythm and Alps

A highlight of Rhythm and Alps 2013 is bound to be Hospital Records’ High Contrast. The enigmatic Welshman will bequeath the Alpine Arena with his royally radical DnB from one in the morning on December 30. JOEL WESTCOT caught up with Lincoln Barrett to talk music, movies and that crazy thing called love. For the guy who lists Wendy Carlos‘ A […]

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Gig Alert: TREi at Summerlands 0
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Gig Alert: TREi at Summerlands

Renowned for his supremely tight mixes and even tighter drum & bass productions, TREi’s music ably bridges the gap between musicality and dance floor devastation. ONmag gets the goss from TREi about earplugs, Peewee Herman and Y-fronts in the build up to Summerlands in #gigatownwanaka. When was the last time you cried?   I can’t remember, but I once made an […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday and NYE with Sam Lee 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday and NYE with Sam Lee

Wanaka is a breeding ground for success, whether you measure that in terms of acquisition of shiny things, athleticism or work/life balance. Local lad Sam Lee has his own spin on success and is stoked to be  launching his hot new wearable smart camera, meMINI at Kickstarter in the new year. ANNABEL WILSON caught up with Sam to talk work, play and […]

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Gig alert: ON the beat with Myele Manzanza 0
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Gig alert: ON the beat with Myele Manzanza

Myele Manzanza is a maestro of many things musical. Known primarily as a drummer (he sat behind the kit for Electric Wire Hustle and played with his father’s Sam Manzanza’s Rhythm Africa Band), he is also a producer and maker of beats, and his debut solo album ONE covers territory including jazz, blues, hip-hop and electronica. We checked in with Myele to […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Oto from Breadkeeper 2
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Oto from Breadkeeper

    “Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.” — Pablo Neruda Bread has been around for a long time. The Ancient Egyptians, apparently, came up with the idea of using a wild yeast “starter” to create leavened bread, and the Ancient Greeks had over 50 types of bread in their recipe […]

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10 ReasONs to love Tahuna Breaks at R&A 0
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10 ReasONs to love Tahuna Breaks at R&A

1. Tahuna Breaks are next-level disco, soul, electronics and roots Aotearockin’ radsters. 2. Lead singer Marty Greentree‘s cool vibe gets the crowd rocking with his amping dance moves. 3. Their new song “Stars” is gorgeously sassy. 4. Adam Fuhr on keys and synths rocks the stage with his pumping raps and auto tune prowess. 5. Six members of the group […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Liz from the Outspoken Festival 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Liz from the Outspoken Festival

  LAURA WILLIAMSON has a word about words with Outspoken’s Liz Breslin. The Outspoken Festival of Words & Storytelling is coming to Wanaka over six weeks from January 12, and, frankly, we’re beside ourselves with excitement. Pumped for poetry, we are. Psyched for spoken word. Stoked for storytelling. The lineup features Sam Hunt (Sam Hunt!), Sue Wootton, Liz Breslin, Mark […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with the boys from R&A 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with the boys from R&A

  ANNABEL WILSON gets up close and persONal with Hamish Pinkham and Alex Turnbull, then we tell you all the cool stuff happening this week. You know how the saying goes: it takes two to tango. It usually takes one person to seed the beginning of a great idea, and a couple of people to make it happen. Two lads […]

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What the funk? 1
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What the funk?

    LAURA WILLIAMSON has a word with Canadian cognoscenti of the crossfader The Funk Hunters. Electronic pioneers The Funk Hunters are heading our way this summer to treat the crowd at Rhythm & Alps to one of their legendary DJ sets, featuring live mashups and custom synched visuals. On caught up with Funk Hunters Dunks and The Outlier to […]

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