In Witchdoctor’s famous BLINDFOLD TEST, we invite a musician into an audiophile sound lounge and play them a provocative record selection. This time, revered Auckland-based singer-songwriter SJD visited GARY STEEL’s humble abode where he scoffed cream scones while passing comment on the mystery selection.
GARY STEEL is celebrating 40 years of music journalism by disintering and re-animating interviews and reviews from his fat archive. To honour the publication of Shayne Carter’s memoir, Dead People I Have Known, here’s Gazza’s 2001 profile on one of NZ’s greatest rock gods.
PAT PILCHER gets to wrestle with and finally, feast his eyes on the humungous 75-inch 8K flagship from Samsung.
RICHARD VAREY has been radicalised. Rejecting the fake floss of current pop recording methods, he discovers a sound recording genius whose work brings music alive.
GARY STEEL meets Steven Dourmashkin, the young inventor behind the just-launched Specdrums children’s instrument.
Just when we start to appreciate 4K television, along comes 8K television to tempt our wallets. PAT PILCHER examines the tech and makes his recommendation.
Snarky Puppy is a conglomeration of Grammy-winning musicians that brings vigour, life and dynamism to jazz-fusion, writes GARY STEEL
PAT PILCHER discovers that he is indeed a world-class photographer, thanks to the amazing, scenery-changing photographic chops of Huawei’s award-winning new smartphone.