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Review: The Wyld at Bardot’s It’s A School Night

March 26th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

New Zealand alternative hip-hop trio The Wyld made their US performance debut with an intimate show at Bardot in Hollywood, California to a packed house. During the show, I spotted my friend and rapper @KoshaDillz and we were able to discuss the performance we were watching. To be honest, I hate to talk bad but I wasn’t impressed with The Wyld at all. This is a band I’ve been following since fall 2010 when they came onto the scene with “Revolution” and followed that up with “Full Circle” nearly a month later in late 2010. I became a huge fan and thought they had a ton of potential as they had this Kid Cudi with a Cage The Elephant vibe. They didn’t release anything for a while until fall 2013 with the release of Abstract EP, which really disappointed me as there was only 1 song from it, I’ve since continued to enjoy, “Wake Up” plus their new edit of “Revolution”.

The Wild – Phoenix

December 29th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock |

Similar to “Revolution”, once again The Wild demonstrate their talent with their newest track, “Phoenix”. I have always had a huge liking towards hip-hop bands from The Roots to today with The Wild and many others. Keep an eye out for the New Zealand hip-hop band.

Here’s a little something from The Wild:
As any band or artist will say we hope to bring something new to music and the industry from unique instrumentation to vivid lyrics. We just hope to bring a certain quality to everything we do and make a sound that we’re proud of.

The Wild – Revolution

November 21st, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Shouts to P&P for discovering this New Zealand hip-hop/alternative rock band. Some of my favorite songs are the ones I can’t quite stick in a genre, which is exactly what The Wild is.

It’s perfect the song is called “Revolution” as there is a revolution or shift in the music industry in the ’00s and continuing even further into this decade towards genre-blending music.

Check The Wild out on facebook. Enjoy!

Chiddy Bang: “Young Blood” remix + “Bad Boy” off The Preview

September 30th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |
I love The Naked & Famous single “Young Blood”, and I love Chiddy Bang. So when I heard a few weeks ago that Xaphoon Jones would remix the song with Chiddy on the mic, I got super excited. I even thought of a word Neil Patrick Harris says in the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother that begins with a “L” and ends in “dary”. Don’t want to jinx it though.

Well Chiddy Bang performed that song in New Zealand (where The Naked & Famous are from) and the video above is of the performance, including Chiddy doing a stage dive.

I couldn’t do a CB post without giving you a song from The Preview, CB’s upcoming EP dropping October 12 in the US. Here’s “Bad Boy”, which samples Darwin Deez’s “Bad Day” and features Theodore Grams on the CB version; it’s an interesting blend of electro/hip-hop/rock. Bang – “Bad Day” (Feat. Theodore Grams and Darwin Deez)

Read more to find out details on pre-ordering The Preview and click here for all Chiddy Bang posts.
Just wanted to let you all know that The Preview is now up for pre-order in Australia as well as the U.S. and UK. Here are all the links and information you need.
Australia (October 8)
JB Hi Fi
UK (October 11)
USofA (October 12)
Go Merch (Limited T-shirt Bundle! If you pre-order from Go Merch that means you’ll get it at midnight before everyone else)


Chiddy Bang – “The Good Life” + more CB news!

September 8th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Yesterday I gave you some news on Chiddy Bang’s upcoming eight-track “mini-album” The Preview with that coming out October 12 and the Chiddy Bang debut album, The Swelly Life, dropping early 2011. Also yesterday, Chiddy Bang dropped “The F*ck You Remix”.

Today we bring you the first single off The Preview, “The Good Life”. Courtesy of, this track features production from three-time Grammy Award winner, Pharell Williams.

Download “The Good Life” / Alternate Link
In other news, Xaphoon Jones and Chiddy are working on re-mixing The Naked & Famous single, “Young Blood”. This is a great electro-pop song by the New Zealand band and is featured on our end of summer ’10 mix: “Best You Never Heard”. Also Chiddy Bang is naming their next mixtape Peanut Butter N’ Swelly, no word on the release date.
Previous: Chiddy Bang – “The F*ck You Remix”, Hidden Gem: The Naked and Famous 

Hidden Gem: The Naked and Famous

August 24th, 2010 by | Electro, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Miscellaneous, Pop, Rock |

Above is my favorite song by The Naked and Famous, an electro-pop/rock band from New Zealand who can be described as MGMT/Passion Pit but with female vocals. I really like MGMT and love Passion Pit and am loving this up-and-coming band who release their debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You on September 6.
“Young Blood” has a similar tone as “Kids” by MGMT with a nice summer sound to it. Below I have included “Young Blood” and their second single off the debut album, “Punching in a Dream”.
ENJOY!  The Naked and Famous – Young Blood by versastyle9  The Naked and Famous – Punching In A Dream by BeforeTheBigs 
Check out their website if you like their music.

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