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Articles By Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo

Konarucchi - EP Review: Stuck In Daydreams
31 Jul 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Konarucchi is a multi-genre solo artist and composer from Wainuiomata. He is talented at mixing and recording, and has many versatile skills he brings to the table.
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Geoff Ong - Gig Review: Geoff Ong @ Cassette Nine, Auckland - 24/07/2020
31 Jul 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
I said my bygones to the week behind me. The global climate is still heavy in the background of what we all miss doing and seeing.
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Oakley Grenell - Single Review: Chimbambaira (OG Remix)
14 Jul 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Melbourne-based Cantabrian producer Oakley Grenell has ignited the Shottaz’ (Zimbabwe born artists Max and Hlats) new release Chimbambaira, which also features Nutty O. From the 2019 EP afro dancehall project Chimbambaira Reloaded sees the dynamic Shottaz team pair-up with various artists, DJs and producers to make way for some glorious remixes and riddims, including this steaming track with Oakley Grenell.
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Sola Rosa - Single Review: Searching For Love Feat. Kiko Bun
23 Jun 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
If you love music, Sola Rosa is a Kiwi band that you really should know about. The founder of this powerhouse is Andrew Spraggon; the man behind the band’s "near 20-year labour of love".
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Kevin Posey - Album Review: Breathe
19 Jun 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
US-born producer, rapper, and singer-songwriter Kevin Posey has just released his latest album Breathe. Posey is an international artist who has recently been thriving in the Aotearoa music scene.
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Kevin Posey - Single Review: Your Shine Feat. Mazbou Q & Kirsten
11 Jun 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Kevin Posey is an international artist and native from Oklahoma, USA. Posey is a music producer, publisher and songwriter that has also graduated from an associates degree in Music Production from the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma.
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Valere - Single Review: Like That
05 Jun 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Singer songwriter Shana Llorando, AKA Valere, has just released her latest single Like That. She brings blossom to our generation of music with her diversity and versatility of sound.
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Theia - EP Review: 99% Angel
03 Jun 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Theia is a vibrant songwriter, independent NZ musician and artist who has been releasing music since 2015, when her RnB-fused track Silver Second, produced by Alex Hope, first set foot on the scene. Her stellar debut, self-titled EP was released in 2017 with fervour, sweeping support by number.
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Theia - Interview with Theia
26 May 2020 // interview by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Alt-pop singer and songwriter Theia, whose burgeoning catalogue showcases an artist who is unafraid to push the boundaries, has recently released her 99% Angel mixtape which features her brand new single Celebrity. Gaby from Muzic.
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Lost Tribe Aotearoa - Album Review: Lost Tribe Aotearoa
14 May 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Lost Tribe Aotearoa are a group of musicians bubbling from various spots in the North Island, having formed in Raglan in December 2017. Their debut single Irie won the 2018 Mai FM Big Break competition and made the NZ music charts at #8.
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Mazbou Q - Interview with Mazbou Q
13 May 2020 // interview by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Mazbou Q is a phenomenal force to be reckoned with. His impressive new EP Afroternity has taken the NZ Hip-Hop scene by storm, with a unique and afrocentric sound that is easily recognisable as his own.
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The Kendals - Single Review: Vines (Dear Will Remix)
08 May 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
The Kendals are a three-piece pop trio from Auckland. The band have been releasing music since their debut single Passion.
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Tricks & Sleeves - Single Review: Raelene
28 Apr 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Auckland-based indie band Tricks & Sleeves have recently released their latest single Raelene. These lads have drawn various inspiration from other alternative/indie bands of the last couple of decades, as well inspiration from 70’s folk artists like Paul Simon and Neil Young.
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Alders - Single Review: Lost In Your Colours
18 Apr 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Alders, the solo project of Mitch Alderlieste, has just released his latest single Lost In Your Colours. Mitch Alderlieste is an independent singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Wellington.
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CampbellMack - Single Review: Second Self
04 Apr 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Singer songwriter CampbellMack, alias of Campbell MacKenzie, has just released his new single Second Self. As a guitar player himself from the age of six, also having released now six streamable singles with viably different influences, you can really hear the “thinking and feeling” aspect of musicianship in this song.
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Cashek - Single Review: Ciel d’Amour (feat. Lorenzo Pradel)
02 Apr 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Floyd Pepper, aka Cashek, just released his latest single Ciel d’Amour featuring the smooth voice of Lorenzo Pradel. This is a 'post-summer', sensual track for those that enjoy electronic, RnB, soul, house, cinematic EDM and the like.
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Georgia Lines - EP Review: Georgia Lines
27 Mar 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Today on the 27th of March, Georgia Lines is releasing her debut EP. Since the start of Georgia’s journey with music, she has been on an upward rise.
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Georgia Lines - Single Review: Same Things
10 Mar 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Singer songwriter Georgia Lines, previously known as George, just released her single Same Things. From the beginnings of her exposure, Georgia’s music has had nothing but an upward flight.
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Gig Review: Music in Parks: Fresh Takes @ Walmsley Park, Auckland - 01/03/2020
09 Mar 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Another humid Auckland day, yet, a cheerful turnout still showed up to support our local artists. A free event run by council to get everyone out of the house: Music in Parks - Fresh Takes kicked off at 1pm at Walmsley Park.
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Grace Duncan - Single Review: Time Will Tell
26 Feb 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Originally from Hawke’s Bay, singer-songwriter and composer Grace Duncan will be releasing her new single Time Will Tell on February 28th.Grace is exploring her musical identity through the likes of her alluring vocals and choice of calming, natural harmonies and melodies.
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Charlotte Kerrigan - Album Review: Paper Lanterns
26 Feb 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Charlotte Kerrigan is releasing her new 9 track album Paper Lanterns on 28 March 2020. The album is a collection of soulful, bluesy ballads with melodious jazz influence, and weighty compassion in her lyrics.
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George After James - EP Review: Wait For You
31 Jan 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
The date has come, and the release of the new five track EP Wait For You by George After James is out now. George After James is a project by James Fistonich and his band who are Auckland based.
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L.A.B. - Gig Review: L.A.B @ Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen - 28/12/2019
05 Jan 2020 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
It couldn’t have been a better day for it. The sun was radiant, and the energy was high.
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Take Hold - Gig Review: Take Hold @ Whammy, Auckland - 12/12/2019
20 Dec 2019 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
On 12 December, Whammy Backroom set it off with a decent turnout for a late mid-week show. Soaking in a familiar aura, I distinguished an overwhelming sense of nostalgia; there were notable remnants of New Zealand hardcore music and its scene which was prolific in its earlier years from the late 90’s, 00’s to 10’s.
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Annie J - Single Review: Figured Out
05 Dec 2019 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
Annie J has just released her new single Figured Out. Her music so far has made it to the NZ Top 50 Viral Chart, also streaming over 100,000, as well as reaching a semi-final place in the Unsigned Only Worldwide song writing competition.
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Daniel McClelland - EP Review: Swallow Fear
24 Nov 2019 // review by Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo
You want it? Come and get it!
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NZ Top 10 Singles

  • SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT)
    Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo
  • CARDIGAN
    Taylor Swift
  • GO CRAZY
    Chris Brown And Young Thug
  • ROCKSTAR
    DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
  • EXILE
    Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver
  • IN THE AIR
    L.A.B.
  • THE 1
    Taylor Swift
  • ROSES (IMANBEK REMIX)
    SAINt JHN
  • WHAT'S POPPIN'
    Jack Harlow
  • BREAKING ME
    Topic feat. A7S
View the Full NZ Top 40...
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