This weekend, Auckland band LEISURE collaborated with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, playing at the Auckland Town Hall as the first in a series of APO concerts with pop acts. Hussein Moses came away with mixed feelings.
After taking over Joel Little’s Auckland recording studio, Josh Fountain has become one of the most in-demand producers in New Zealand pop music. Hussein Moses goes behind the scenes to find out how he got here and where he’s going next.
Hussein Moses talks to Tomorrow People, a sunny reggae band from Wellington taking the top spot on the charts while taking shots at a local music critic.
Hussein Moses talks to Salmonella Dub’s Andrew Penman about their brand new collaboration with Beat Rhythm Fashion’s Nino Birch and finds out exactly what went down between the band and the organisers of the NZ Music Awards.
To mark the 20th anniversary of Drive, and the upcoming anniversary tour to celebrate it, Hussein Moses talks to Bic Runga and those involved in the recording to find out how it became one of the most significant albums in New Zealand music history.
PNC has stepped his game up once again with his new single ‘Iverson 01’ and not only is it one of the most exciting moments in New Zealand rap’s recent history, it’s also sparked the beginning of an all-out rap feud.
Ahead of their US tour, Hussein Moses sits down with Magic Factory's Rory Treadaway and Scot Brown from the group to find out how they got hooked on such a throwback sound.
The Clean have been announced today as the latest inductees into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. After turning down the offer twice before, band member Robert Scott tells Hussein Moses what it was that made them finally change their mind.
The NZ Music Hall of Fame currently inducts two local artists a year, but is it really enough? Hussein Moses talks to Peter Grattan who’s petitioning for a total overhaul of the system to give New Zealand musicians the recognition he feels they deserve.
They're a metal band from Auckland who write songs about life as part of the 2% – those born with red hair. Hussein Moses sits down with Bloodnut to find out where the sweet spot is between taking the piss and being completely serious, and just how far they’re willing to push the concept.
If he gets his way, Rei will be a name you’ll be hearing a lot more often. Hussein Moses sits down with the up-and-coming New Zealand artist to talk about his new album and how he’s working to bring te reo outside of the classroom and into the world.
Hussein Moses reads the 2004 memoir from the Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman for the first time – and uncovers some unholy truths about our lovely little nation.
Tonight the Taite Music Prize will present The Clean with the Independent Music Classic NZ Record award for their 1981 EP Boodle Boodle Boodle. Hussein Moses talked to the band and those involved to dig up the inside story of a record that became a New Zealand indie music legend.