Littoral – Hummel

Hummel is Andy Cummins, originating from Wellington, his first release being a 2001 self-titled album. Specialising in downbeat electronica, contrasting with acoustic guitar and vocals. He has been variously described as “..musical contrasts with fluid...

The Boy with the Aubergine Hair – Minuit

Minuit once again. This track is relatively commercial, appearing on the radiowaves of New Zealand even today. It can be found on Minuit’s 2003 release album “The 88”. Lead singer Ruth Carr was diagnosed with cancer while recording “The Guards...

If I gave u th mic – (mt) peace please remix – Sheelahroc

Sheelahroc were formed in Christchurch, NZ in 1999, initially with 8 members from all sorts of ethnic groups. They lasted until 2002, long enough to release this great track. It also launched the vocal powerhouse that is Karoline Tamati, better known as Ladi6 who went...

Summer Tune – Soulboy

A tragically unknown track, found buried on a 2002 compilation CD, with little to go on except it’s from New Zealand artist Cameron Fisher, other wise known as Soulboy. 13 years is a long time, even the compilation CD can’t be bought anymore. At least, I...

19c Trumpet – Cuffy & Leon D

19c Trumpet comes from Cuffy & Leon D, otherwise known as A. Cuff and L. Dahl. Cuffy started on the scene as a DJ in 1997 around Auckland, and joined the Red Bull DJ Academy in Dublin. Leon started with playing guitar in Rock band Fat Mannequin. In 1998 he...