Compilations of New Zealand Bundle



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This bundle includes 3 of Aotearoa's best compilations...

HEED THE CALL! - Whakarongo, Nga Tamarki!
Synthstrom Audible: Release

HEED THE CALL! collects the best New Zealand soul, funk and disco cuts from the afrotastic days of 1973 to 1983. Artists like Mark Williams whose House For Sale became a sought after northern Soul single, The (three) Yandall Sisters (two of whom are pictured behind Mark WiIlliams on our cover), a teenage Tina CrossDalvanius & Prince Tui Teka, all became household names in NZ.

Originally released by Ripper Records in December 1979, bands that featured AK79 include The SwingersThe ScavengersThe PrimmersProud ScumToy Love and The Terrorways. The abrasive and empowered response to the overindulgent progressive rock and glam rock music of the 70s, speaking out and saying something for the working class youth of today, in one of the most important times in New Zealand ‘rock’ history.

In 2019, Wellington based boutique music electronics manufacturer Synthstrom Audible put a callout to their customers asking for songs to be submitted for their debut release coming out on their new label. Synthstrom Audible: Release is a collection featuring 26 songs from users across Aotearoa & beyond.