Aaradhna is an R n B, Soul and Pop artist who's been at the forefront of New Zealand music for over a decade.
A New Zealander of Samoan and Indian descent, Aaradhna she sings about the challenges that have come with this and the racism she has faced in her recently released and critically acclaimed album Brown Girl. The title track and single Brown Girl reached the #1 spot on the NZ Top 40 chart.
Young Tapz is a Hip Hop artist making waves around the world. The 20 year old rapper moved to Wellington from Zimbabwe 12 years ago has been making music since he was 15. His latest single Killer reached #3 Spotify's Global Viral Chart.
Powerpop group Openside are one of the most talked about NZ bands at the moment. This year they have opened for international acts Twenty One Pilots, LadyHawke and Melanie Martinez, played festivals such as Auckland City Limits and gained the attention of radio with their singles Letting It Out and Branches.
Toni Huata performs Māori World Music. She sings Te Reo in a variety of styles from Electronic to Roots, Classical and Pop. Toni's NZ On Air funded video for Hopukia Te Tao won the Best Music Video Award at the 2015 Waiata Māori Music Awards.
Esteemed songwriter, Lontalius is 19 year old Eddie Johnston from Wellington.
He released his debut album 'I'll Forget 17' earlier this year, and his emotive indie pop songs are receiving millions of streams on Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud where he was first discovered for his amazing covers.
Hailing from Hamilton, rock outfit Devilskin has grown a cult fan-following throughout New Zealand which is expanding internationally. Their debut album We Rise was released in 2014, debuted at #1 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart and was certified Platinum by Recorded Music NZ last year.
Long White Cloud is anthem for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sung by Natalie Te Paa, from Takapuna, and Cam Dawson, from Blenheim (both musicians are blind). It's a song about Kiwi pride and unity.
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