Chores are a House/Electronic duo made up by Thommy Simmons and Sam Saunders who are from Auckland.
Formerly known as “The Lost Boys”, Sam and Thommy have established themselves as top-of-the-food-chain artists with their Urban City style. Over the years they have crafted some epic bangers whether they be tropical or deep. Working alongside the likes of Tim Corin and Daniel Farley (AKA Terace) they have developed their sound alongside NZ’s top house artists in the scene. You can catch these two throughout AKL during the week and be sure to watch out for these two as they grow their sound furthemore.
All relevant links to Chores can be found below!
Chores on SoundCloud.
Chores on Facebook.
95 til infinity – That’s the goal for Freeks Tha Amateur and he’s already begun to cement a legacy in NZ Hip Hop by rubbing shoulders with fellow up-and-comers Hooligang and Tom Francis, proving his mettle against strong MC’s at the Def Jam Showcase in Wellington late last year, and winning a spot to open for International Act and Strange Music signee Rittz – it seems the sky is not the limit for the MC from Te Kopuru.
Having garnered a cult following in his early days and building on top of it ever since, he has continued to steamroll the NZ Hip Hop scene having recorded many tracks for Soundcloud and uploading a huge amount of content on his Facebook, from freestyles to PSA’s and Music videos – his most notable release being a visual shoot with Director Isaac Bell and Editor Jesse Anderson for his track Come 216.
Freeks is influenced by the likes of TDE’s Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar to Joey Bada$$ and Tupac amongst others and he’s most at home in his storytelling style he’s honed and crafted. He’s also proven his range within the genre, with tracks about bad relationships, fallen friends, and fake friendships among others.
Proving his performability, recordability, and social media prowess it seems there isn’t much to stop Freeks Tha Amateur from carving his own path to success.
Freeks on Facebook
Freeks on SoundCloud
“Come 2:16” Music Video
Misshin are a Dubstep Producer/DJ duo from Christchurch!
Alex Wilton and James Clark are making noise in the South and are probably the cause of the fault line in Christchurch. with a plethora of Dubstep/DnB/and even “Dub-ish” sounding works of art released, alongside a pumping SoundCloud and Facebook presence it’s not hard to see how they could be the next big thing in the scene. With many headline shows under their belt and having opened for acts such as Skism, Habstrakt and Flux Pavillion, their eerie-yet-amping sound creations make them an epic duo to keep eyes and ears on!
All relevant links to go on a Misshin are below!
Misshin on SoundCloud
Misshin on Facebook
See Naylors is a hip hop artist from Auckland.
See Naylors is one of the more prominent hip hop acts coming out of Auckland right now. Rising out of the underground through his label Mizhado’s cyphers, alongside his very own and wildly successful “On the Block challenge” and pumping out content for his epic #originaltuesdays concept you cannot knock the hustle. With his unique style and ability across the board, it’s amazing that See hasn’t been scooped up by the media and achieved that superstar status yet!!
Catch all of See Naylors relevant links below and don’t sleep on the hustle!
See Naylors on Facebook
See Naylors on SoundCloud
Mizhado Ent. on Facebook
Caco is a Libyan-born Auckland-based hip hop artist.
Caco the Rapper is a skilled hip hop artist from the Auckland area and it’s not hard to see why! With his distinct flow and lone-wolf work ethic, it’s hard not to become a fan of the MC. His flow is borderline underground, and true to hip-hop – while looking at him you might not understand how this dude flows this way! Contrasting between his “one-take” entry video and his song “Bad News” he also demonstrates how flexible he can be within the genre.
So if you aren’t already familiar with Caco it’s definitely worth giving his sound a blast on your headphones. Pure vibes. All relevant links below!
Caco on Facebook
Caco on SoundCloud
Raneem Caco – High School Slam Poetry in 2015
Hooligang are a hip hop duo consisting of YK and Jdot from Auckland.
With a massive following on all aspects of their social media, Hooligang have all they need to gain ground in the humming NZ music industry. The quality of their content both production and performance wise alongside the plethora of music videos they’ve stacked up is nothing short of legendary.
With their modern style, cult-like following and the location they’ve found themselves based, Hooligang are definitely the crew to keep an eye on!!
Hooligang on Facebook
Hooligang – Where They At (Music Video)
Ryan Karaka, also known by his stage name “Ryan K” is a singer/songwriter based in Whangarei.
Formerly the singer for Whangarei hip-hop collective “OBC”, Ryan is a talented vocalist. More recently one of the many stand outs on the Coastal Ent. roster, Ryan has been singing since he can remember. Seeing success in many school-age singing and battle-of-the-bands style competitions, nothing has ever held this guy back.
So if you want some nesian style music in your life be sure to check the bro out in the link below!!
Ryan on Facebook
Double G AKA Gaylon Hindley is an MC/Producer originally from Cape Town South Africa who is now based in Wellington NZ.
A popular MC, Double G is well-known on the Wellington and wider national scene. His energy and unique sounding voice put him a step ahead of the game in any setting – recorded or performing. Having competed at the Def Jam Showcase late last year and more recently opening for the world-renowned Lloyd, not to mention a plethora of gigs consistently in the pipeline alongside a massive amount of content that’s steady dropping it’s hard to point out any flaws in Double G’s hustle or style at all!
All relevant links for the bro are below. Make sure to share, repost or retweet. You know the drill. Don’t be a stinge.
Double G on Facebook.
Double G on SoundCloud.
Live at the Def Jam Showcase.
Double G – Hold It Down official video.
Dark Ciders AKA Jedz and Ghos are a hip-hop duo who got their start in Australia but relocated home to Whangarei NZ.
Dark Ciders are Jedz and Ghos. Dark Ciders are straight up. Dark Ciders are skilled. Dark Ciders are Talented. Most of all, Dark Ciders are Tasty.
With their signature production style and straight up lyricism it’s hard not to become a fan of the Dark Ciders. While their raw style may not appeal to everyone, their skill with the mic in hand cannot be denied. Having opened for acts such as Onehungas SWIDT and Avondales MelodowNZ, and teaming up with Riser’s Collective’s Quincy to make some ultra vibey video clips that Homebrew would be jealous of, alongside their catalog of music you can be sure it has that signature Dark Ciders taste.
All relevant links to the DC crew are below and remember to keep it Dark. Drink Cider.
Dark Ciders on Facebook.
“WEiRD” video clip – YouTube
Te Ngaronoa Mahanga AKA Phul Aphekt is an MC from Whangarei, now based in Auckland.
Getting his start in the “Malodik Cru” way back in the early days of Whangarei HipHop, Phul Aphekt is one of the most respected, flowy and motivated artists that Northland has to offer and is now one of the many known faces on the Coastal Ent. roster. More recently headed down the MC/host path for many gigs around the Northland area, the MC has dabbled in all aspects of music and media and is a well know knowledge dropper. An example of his flow and early work dates back to 2009 in the video clip shot at Tikipunga High School for the track Change, to this day it’s still a well-thrashed track up north!
To catch the full effect of Phul Aphekt we’ve chucked all relevant works and social media links to him below!
Phul Aphekt on Facebook.
Phul Aphekt – “Change” Video Clip.
Episode #2 of his “Urban Shift” series.