NZ Musician's Dec-Jan issue
“World music has this kind’a bad name, but honestly some of the most exciting music is coming out. Like look at Soca from the Trinidad episode, that’s bad-ass, really energetic, vibrant music,” Nick Dwyer tells us, as he talks about his currently screening TV series Making Tracks in the current issue of NZ Musician.
New Zealand Musician's bad-ass, really energetic December/January 2011 issue is out now, covering an eclectic collection of some of the most exciting projects happening in NZ music and each FREE copy including a very handy 2011 NZ Music Industry Wallplanner.
Radio and TV presenter, producer, DJ and uber-traveller Nick Dwyer takes the cover, talking with Lydia Jenkin about creating the second series of NZ’s latest musical export – Making Tracks has been picked up by National Geographic to screen round the world in 2011.
Elsewhere Kiwi music legend Max Merrittsits down with Johnny Kempt in LA to share some Slipping Away memories; rhythm and groove three-piece Sveltetalk about their genesis and the resulting album 'Cat’s Paw; hip Auckland producer Dave Parker(of Little Monster Studios) proves that Christmas music can be more than just carols; Pikachunesexplains how anime, video games and moving to Auckland provided inspiration for his debut LP; Optimus Grymeoffers a double disc-worth of insight into NZ’s dubstep scene; Greg Johnsonexplains how he successfully got fans to fund his latest album ‘Secret Weapon’ and Christchurch popsters Dukes reveal why their sophomore album ‘Still Life’ was so long-awaited. Oh, and Hamilton’s robot band The Tronstell Richard Thorne about touring Europe in a roadcase and their just-released, self-titled debut album.
On top of all that good stuff there's NZM's regular no-nonsense columns, lessons for musicians of all levels, equipment reviews and really too many Fresh Cut album reviews to number.
Pick up your free copy of NZM from music stores today and head to www.nzmusician.co.nz for details, news and updates.