Hemina is a Progressive Rock/Metal band formed in 2008 by Douglas Skene. The band's goal was to write an interesting take on Progressive Metal combining the sonic extremities and musical virtuosity of the genre whilst preserving the artistic edge, forward-thinking philosophy and dynamic subtleties found in Progressive Rock. Although there were some difficulties in finding suitably minded personnel, the band as we know it was concreted by late 2009.
Bonding over a shared love of NZ music and passion for making their own, Six60 formed after meeting at a Kora concert in 2006. Three members flatted together as Otago Uni students, spending countless hours in their recording studio (Eli's room) at number 660 on notorious Castle St. The six60 sound is unique - a fresh Kiwi fusion of roots, reggae, hip hop, dubstep, and drum and bass.
Death/grind side project of Sam and Jack of Die Pigeon Die and Christoph of Roskopp (AUS) / Internal Rot. They have released a demo tape and two tracks on No Escape Record's Grindcore 2009 compilation. In 2011 they released a split with Roskopp (USA)
Midlands based Drumsound (Andy Wright & Ben Wiggett), alongside partner in crime, Simon 'Bassline' Smith, are without doubt one of the leading heavyweight dj / production duo’s in the world of drum ’n’ bass… Its sometimes overlooked, but over the last ten years, its true to say, this dynamic duo are one of the only artists 'ever in drum & bass history' to have had releases on nearly all of the world's leading d'n'b labels..... Grooverider's - prototype recordings
Single Twin is essentially Deloris frontman Marcus Teague's solo project. Single Twin's music is delicately crafted indie-folk with bells and whistles included. For more check out: www.myspace.com/singletwin
Ah! Pandita is an electronica/noise/pop group based in Canberra, Australia.
Kim Salmon is a renowned and influential Australian indie rock musician and songwriter. He is most noted for his work with The Scientists, and later with the Beasts of Bourbon, Kim Salmon and the Surrealists and Kim Salmon And The Business. Salmon's work in the 1980s was influential in the development of grunge music, first recognised around Seattle, USA, before impacting on popular music in the early 1990s through bands such as Nirvana and Soundgarden. The Scientists relied on unorthodox bass-heavy rhythms and distorted guitars, the latter being a direct precursor for grunge.
Not OK are a punk rock band based on the Gold Coast, Australia. The band is originally from Nelson, New Zealand. They moved to Auckland in 2005 and then on to Australia in 2007. They play a brand of punk rock influenced by the likes of Face to Face, The Bouncing Souls and Snuff.