RNZ: Music 101

RNZ: Music 101


Music, interviews, live performances, behind the scenes, industry issues, career profiles, new, back catalogue, undiscovered, greatest hits, tall tales - with a focus on New Zealand/Aotearoa.


The Mixtape: Barry Jenkin  

During the 1970s Barry Jenkin aka Dr. Rock was a champion of a free-spirited playlist that embraced music that defied commercial accessibility. For many music lovers, his radio broadcasts and time fronting Radio With Pictures was a beacon of taste that frequently saw him at odds with his producers. Barry Jenkin joins Trevor Reekie for his eclectic mixtape of songs that helped shape his career in NZ broadcasting.

Introducing: Kendall Elise  

Kendall Elise introduces her song Heart Full Of Dirt.

Hans Zimmer, revealed  

Hans Zimmer has written music for some of the biggest blockbuster films of our time - 'Gladiator', 'The Lion King', and the Batman franchise amongst the list of hundreds. Zimmer speaks to NZ film composer Rhian Sheehan, ahead of the Auckland leg of 'Hans Zimmer Revealed', his live concert experience.

How the charts actually work  

Ed Sheeran has all sixteen songs in New Zealands chart at the same time. Paul Kennedy from Recorded Music New Zealand explains how this is possible.

Getting the 'Respect' she deserves  

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin gets the Respect she deserves from four of New Zealand's best soul singers: Annie Crummer, Bella Kalolo, Esther Stephens and Aaradhna.

Process by Sampha  

Nick Bollinger discusses Process by Sampha.

The Sampler 21 March 2017  

In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger discusses the music of Rhiannon Giddens, Sampha and The Shins.

Heartworms by The Shins  

Nick Bollinger discusses Heartworms by The Shins.

Music 101 Pocket Edition 128: Chain and The Gang/The Soil  

In this week's Pocket Edition: Trevor Reekie hosts a live session with WOMAD Festival favourites The Soil, Melody Thomas chats with Chain and The Gang. And we meet a PhD student whose dissertation was presented as 34-track rap album.

The Mixtape: Coup de Main  

Rose and Shahlin from music website Coup de Main talk Alex Behan through some of their favourite tracks.

A D Carson: A Rap Thesis  

North Carolina PHD student A.D. Carson presented his thesis as a 34 track rap album. He joins Melody Thomas race relations, politics of language, and the influence of hip-hop.

Chain and The Gang: Rock 'n' roll Theology  

Chain and the Gang is a loose collection of band members revolving around Ian Svenonious, once named 'The Most Interesting Man in Washington DC.'

Aboriginal rapper Briggs talks hip hop heritage  

Sam Wicks talks to Adam Briggs from Australian hip hop duo A.B. Original, whose album Reclaim Australia recently won the Australia Music Prize.

Womad 2017 - The Grand Tour  

Yadana Saw joins Sinkane, one of the artists at WOMAD 2017 to explore the grounds and some of the acts playing.

Introducing: Decades  

Emma and Curtis from Decades introduce their song I Was With Him.

Brushy One String in session at WOMAD 2017  

Trevor Reekie talks to Brushy One String, with songs live in session backstage at WOMAD 2017.

Landfall New Zealand (1977)  

A musical documentary based on 19th century folk songs, featuring Phil Garland, Christine Smith and the Canterbury Crutchings Bush & Ceilidh Band . It was awarded 1st place in the 1977 Japanese Hosa Bunka Foundation Radio competition for programmes of traditional music - a competition open to any of the seventy member organisations of the Asian/Pacific Broadcasting Union.

On The Spot by The Hot 8 Brass Band  

Nick Bollinger discusses the joyful noise and violent background of The Hot 8.

The Kiwi beat-maker quietly making it in America  

We talk to Auckland trap don Quix about finding success in the States.

The Kiwi contingent at this year's South By Southwest  

Olivia Young speaks to us from SXSW 2017.

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