Spotlight Artist: The O’Jays

Every weekday between 1 and 5pm we play tracks from our #spotlightartist. They’re an artist with a body of work which has stood the test of time. We’ll play the hits – but also some deep cuts. Listen ad-free through New Zealand via @tunein at https://goo.gl/VL6m3NS

The O’Jays are releasing what they say will be their last album (appropriately titled The Last Word) in April, after a break of 15 years. This seems like an opportune moment to celebrate the music of these major artists of the 1970s. Their biggest hit was “Love Train” in 1973 but they were actually formed back in 1958, and had their first chart appearance in 1963. Their big breakthrough was when they began working with producers and songwriters Gamble & Huff on 1972’s album Back Stabbers. The hits kept flowing through the 1970s – traks such as “Put Your Hands Together”, “For The Love of Money” and “I Love Music”. We’ll enjoy these and more through the week in our Spotlight Artist slot.

Spotlight Artist: Avalanche City

Every weekday between 1 and 5pm we play tracks from our #spotlightartist. They’re an artist with a body of work which has stood the test of time. We’ll play the hits – but also some deep cuts. Listen ad-free through New Zealand via @tunein at https://goo.gl/VL6m3NS

Avalanche City

Avalanche City aka Dave Baxter is from Auckland, New Zealand. He recently released his third album My Babylon, yet another great collection of what is termed ‘indie folk’. His three albums (first was Our New Life Above the Ground in 2011) are filled with great melodic songs, and “Inside Out” off his second 2015 album We Are For The Wild Places was an international hit. Look forward to checking out more of his music this week.

New Music Friday – 15th March 2019

Its Friday so its time for five brand new tracks to get their first spin on the hour every hour from 9am. We’ll keep playing these tracks on New Zealand Net Radio, home of streaming radio ad free 24/7 throughout New Zealand.

Ava Max – So Am I

Billie Eilish – wish you were gay

Khalid – My Bad

The Black Keys – Lo/Hi

Vampire Weekend – Sunflower