LEE MVTTHEWS Lee Mvtthews, aka, Graham Matthews and Tom Lee met in 2012 and started working together after discovering they had a nearly identical taste in music, eventuating in Lee Mvtthews in late 2013. Since then, they’ve gone from strength-to-strength, gaining a reputation for turning out infectious tunes that pair colourful melodies with bass-driven drops,…


noun: an idle, feckless, or disreputable person.
“a nation of deadbeats who must work harder”
synonyms: layabout, loafer, lounger, idler, waster, wastrel, good-for-nothing, cadger, parasite, useless article; informalbum, scrounger, sponger, sponge, freeloader; informalskiver
“there’s no room for deadbeats in the navy”


CHAII is a Persian-Kiwi rapper/producer. Her music is an eclectic melting pot consisting of traditional Persian music, electronica and hip-hop, all of which she draws influence from to form her heart-pounding sounds. CHAII has been busy, rapidly building a strong following for herself through an intense live set and multiple projects.


She made the New Zealand hip hop scene take notice in 2017 when she delivered a compelling performance as the first female MC to perform on David Dallas’ Red Bull 64 Bars, and backed it up with a string of tracks that showed the newcomer was here to stay.


As a vocalist, MC and truth-teller, the consistent evolution of Ladi6 has firmly cemented her as New Zealand’s undisputed Queen of Hip-hop/Soul and R&B. Born and raised in Christchurch, it was a year-long family move to Tanzania that awoke Ladi’s songwriting and calling to perform.


“What I really want is for people to see me and see a bit of themselves in me” says RIIKI. ‘Associated with melodic tendencies that reach a sweet spot’ (Sniffers NZ claim) and a refreshing blend of elegance meets edge, Raquel Abolins-Reid is indie-pop newcomer RIIKI.

Summer Thieves

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, State of Mind are the duo of Stu Maxwell and Patrick Hawkins. They formed in 2005 and have released 4 studio albums and 1 live album. The list of labels worked with reads like a who’s who of drum and bass. It includes Blackout, BSE, Universal, Uprising, Shogun, Project 51, Viper, Subtitles, Eatbrain, FATE, Bad Company, 31 Records, CIA and more. State of Mind are now signed to Black Sun Empire’s flagship ‘Blackout’ label.


the Leers are a New Zealand four piece exploring the depths of Indie Rock & Roll, with subtle pickings of psychedelia and a healthy obsession for dynamic structure. Hailing from the sunny beach town of Mt Maunganui, these childhood friends pour their experience as longtime musicians into what has been described as “an Alt-Junkies wet dream”.


At the beginning of her recording career ASHY has amassed over 1.8 million streams across all platforms, enjoyed chart success & has worked with leading pop producers on both sides of the Tasman. A recent highlight was being interviewed for Apple Music’s platform as their New Artist of the Week. She has gained accolades in some of the country’s most well-known song writing & music initiatives, from Play It Strange to Smokefree Rockquest.