Entertainment
Local Hip-Hop Supergroup 0800 Collective On Keeping Things Fresh And The Power Of Collaboration

If there's one thing hip-hop group, 0800 Collective is going to do—it's keep things fresh. 

Fitness
12 Of The Best Workout Playlists On Spotify

If you're in the market for endurance EDM, upbeat pop bangers or heavy-based rap when you need to dig deep on your next run or gym…

Music
Fire Up Your New Year’s Eve Party With These Vibing Spotify Playlists

A successful New Year’s Eve party—the kind people talk about for years to come—always has a few key ingredients; a rad…

Music
Why All Ears Need To Be On Local Singer-Songwriter Paige

With a hotly anticipated album on the horizon and the release of her latest single 'Miles Away', she's showing no…

Entertainment
Bless Your Ears With This Kiwi Music Playlist, As Nominated By You

We might be biased, but one thing is for sure; Aotearoa punches above its weight with our homegrown music talent. 

Entertainment
Why Local Alt Hip-Hop Artist Taebz Needs To Be On Your Playlist

Music has always been a family affair for alt hip-hop artist Taebz.

Music
12 Of The Best Spotify Playlists To Listen To At Your Next Dinner Party

From curated lists of the very best cinematic music moments to coveted playlists emulating every major hip artist you need to know about…

Music
Meet SAMMIE, The DJ Making Waves In NZ’s Booming Underground Music Scene

With her beaming smile, a flick of eyeliner and a strong coffee in hand, there's no stopping SAMMIE in her tracks.

Entertainment
Take Your Binge-Watching To New Heights With Samsung’s Latest Mini Projector

Movie lovers and entertainers, we’ve got just the thing to level up your next binge-watching session or weekend crew hang. 

What's On
Synthony, The Banging Orchestral Dance Concert Is Coming To Auckland Domain

Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come…

Music
8 Of The Best Up-And-Coming Local DJs You Need To Know About

Hot on the heels of Te Marama Puoro O Aotearoa NZ Music Month we caught up with eight of Aotearoa's most exciting up-and-coming DJs to…

Things To Do
6 Reasons You Need To Visit This Food & Entertainment Mecca On The GC

Nestled in the beating heart of Surfers Paradise, we’ve found the perfect place for the ultimate fun day out. Think: epic games, live…

Music
The Best Live Music Venues In Auckland

While your Spotify may be overflowing with a cracking collection of music, nothing beats the sweet, sweet sound of live music.

Getting The Gig
3 Boss Creators On How To Fuel Your Inspiration

Aotearoa is home to incredible talent. Music, art, design, hospitality—it's fair to say we have creative inspo in…

Music
Harry Styles Is Touring Australia And New Zealand In 2023

While we don’t like to play favourites here at Urban List, we can’t deny that when it ones to One Direction, Harry Styles has…

What's On
The Smoke And Spice Festival Will Turn Up The Heat In 2022

Auckland’s Smoke & Spice Festival will be bigger and better than ever with plenty of barbecues, booze, live music,…

What's On
Intimate Subterranean Sessions Are Being Held In These WWII Tunnels For The First Time Ever

Interesting Places: The Subterranean Sessions is set to be an absolutely awesome series of musical matinee shows, as part of Elemental…

What's On
A Massive Morning Rave Is Coming To Auckland’s Town Hall This July

Ditch the booze and bust some moves at this epic morning rave. 

Things To Do
What You Need To Know About The Online Festival Supporting Emerging Artists

Isol-Aid Homegrown is a collaboration providing creative and financial support to emerging acts across Australia and New Zealand.

Local Escapes
First Base’s Free Vintage Après Ski Soirée Hits Queenstown This Weekend

Winter is coming, and that means ski party season is too. So, dust off your boots and grab your warmest jackets, because things are about to…

What's On
Breaks N Brass Will Be Serving Up The Sickest Old School Hip Hop Beats At This Legendary Gig

Just imagine the scene if Snoop Dogg or Dr. Dre picked up a trumpet and smashed out some good ol’ bangers. Well, New Zealand’s…

What's On
Show Off Your Slick Moves At New Zealand’s Highest And Most Epic Silent Disco

There’s always that one friend that doesn’t vibe with your choice in music, isn’t there? Well, now you can dance to…

What's On
Just Released: Free Hip Hop Event Jameson House of Rounds Has A New Date

Forget whatever you had planned for September 3rd, Galatos is the place to be.

News
Cross Street Music Festival Is The Autumn Bloc Party You Don’t Want To Miss

Cross St. Music Festival is back, baby. After the March lockdown rained on its parade, a new date has been released, and it’s…

News
Make A Beeline, Auckland’s Huge Plant Market Has Been Shifted To March

Load Up your boot on covetable botanical goodies at Auckland Plant Market happening on March 21 at Smales Farm. Expect botanical art, live…

Music
Bless Your Ears With Netflix’s Best TV Series Soundtracks

We’re a sucker for a good playlist, allowing our favourite Netflix series to live on, way after the credits roll.

Music
Bless Your Ears With Taylor Swift’s Surprise Album Dropping Today

This is not a drill! Despite blessing our ears back in July—AKA the epicentre of lockdown life—with her surprise album Folklore,…

Music
11 Christmas Playlists To Rock Around The Christmas Tree To

 Deck the halls with sounds of Michael Bublé and the Queen of Christmas—Maria Carey.

Music
On The Record | Six60 On Surviving Lockdown And Going Deep In Their New Documentary

 Just like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, Six60 are sharing their story on the big screen. Till The Lights Go…

Music
Let The Good Vibes Roll With Boo Seeka’s Personalised Playlist Just For You

With grim lockdown and border restriction news dropping on the daily, sometimes you just need to turn the telly off and plug into a good…

News
Prepare For Festy Vibes, R&V Have Just Announced Their Stellar 2020 Lineup

Rhythm and Vines have just dropped their stellar line-up and boy, are we in for a treat. 

Music
Be Inspired By The Creative Genius Behind Beyonce’s Black Is King

Filmed around the world in the US, the UK, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Belgium—and featuring the likes of Naomi Campbell, Lupita…

Music
Bless Your Ears With Taylor Swift’s Goosebump-Inducing New Album

While the release of her last album, Lover, involved an international Easter egg hunt, in true 2020-style Swift has delivered the news of…

News
Get Booking, NZ’s First Post-Lockdown Winter Festival Is Just Around The Corner

If you’ve spent lockdown mourning the loss of live music and having a damn good boogie fear not. The Good Vibes winter tour…

Things To Do
Eat, Watch, Listen, Read | Here’s What Hamilton Business Owners Are Getting Up To During Lockdown

We reached out to some of Hamilton's coolest business owners to find out what they've been up to in lockdown.

Things To Do
Eat, Watch, Listen, Read | Here’s What Local Business Owners Are Getting Up To During Lockdown

We’ve turned to some of Auckland’s coolest businesses owners to find out what they’re getting up to over the next four…

Music
Jam Out At Home Thanks To The Online Music Festival Happening This Weekend

It’s not all doom and gloom thanks to the guys behind Isol-Aid Music Festival.

Music
Bless Your Ears With 7 Of The Coolest Work From Home Playlists

If you’re one of the many people who have started working from home, then welcome to our rad crew. By now there’s a chance the…

Getting The Gig
How This Kiwi Musician Is Putting Women Front And Centre This International Women’s Day

We jumped at the chance to chat to talk to Milk & Honey Festival co-founder, Lani Purkis. Best known as the bassist in Elemenop, these…

A Day In The Life
Go Behind The Mic With A Day In The Life Of Musician Jack River

We’re just a little bit obsessed with Aussie songbird Jack River. The ARIA-nominated artist has been tearing up the charts since…

Getting The Gig
Why This Kiwi Singer/Songwriter Is Set On Making Music With Meaning

His single "I Got Your Back" is shining a light on mens' mental health.

Music
Mark Your Diary, Tame Impala To Kick Off Huge Down Under Tour In New Zealand

We’ve got some seriously epic news for your Monday. Following legendary performances at Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera, and…

Music
Tune Into The 10 Artists That Defined The Last Decade Of Music

When we listen to the mixtape of the 2010s, what does it actually sound like?

Music
Prepare For Peak Nostalgia, So Pop Festival Just Dropped Its Epic 00s Line-Up

Fact: the noughties served up some of the best damn music of all time. Don’t fight us on it. 

TV & Movies
Here’s Why You Need To Jump On The Disney+ Bandwagon Now

The shadowy mouse empire is moving, and it’s coming for your bank account.

Music
Get Pumped, Queen Lizzo Is Coming To New Zealand

Fire up, guys. The FOMO 2020 is around the corner, and freaking Lizzo is headlining. There’s no denying it, 2019 was…

What's On
Brace Yourself, Hamilton And Wellington Are Getting An Orchestral Dance Concert

Ever wanted to hear Darude’s Sandstorm in G Minor with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come to…

Music
We’ve Found The Perfect Playlist According To Your Star Sign

​If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of right now, it’s all things horoscope related. We’re more than…

Music
Every Influential 90s Artist That Helped Shape Music Culture Today

Who revolutionised the charts for EDM DJs, genre-bending music and women?

Music
Get Amped, Post Malone Is Dropping A New Album Next Month

If you ask us, Post Malone can do no wrong, except when he makes us wait for his new album to drop. Well praise the hip hop lords because…

Entertainment
Hype Up, Kid Cudi Is Kicking Off A New Album And Netflix Series

It’s been three long years since Kid Cudi graced our playlists with a fresh album and thankfully the wait is now over… sort…

Music
11 Under The Radar Artists You Need To Know About Now

As part of Urban List Music Month we're bringing light on the artists that are shaping the music industry from the ground up.

Getting The Gig
Inside The Creative Mind Of DJ Arii Jade

With her distinctive long purple hair, the talented creative has played at some of the biggest clubs, both in the City of Sails and the…

Music
Get Around The Gender-Equal Lineup At Primavera Sound

This Barcelona festival is making headlines for its 50/50 talent split including Tame Impala, Miley Cyrus, Charli XCX, Future and Nas.

Music
Get Your Psychedelic Playlists Ready Because Grimes Is About To Drop A New Album

It’s almost been a whopping four years since her last album, but we’ve finally gotten word that Grimes is coming out with a new…

Music
Tune In, Avicii’s Team Is Dropping A Posthumous Track This Week

His close team of songwriters and musicians have worked to finalise the late DJ’s unfinished album.

Music
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Role Of Cancel Culture In Music Right Now

Cancel Culture is undoubdtedly one of the most powerful digital movements today affecting the music world.

Entertainment
Troye Sivan And Lauv Talk Break Ups, Tour Essentials And What Music Really Looks Like In 2019

We couldn’t kick off the first week of music month at Urban List without chatting to pop music’s most coveted duo right now. In…

Music
Gear Up, Childish Gambino Is Headlining Splendour In The Grass

Plus Chance The Rapper, Tame Impala, SZA, Hayden James, Matt Corby and Ziggy Alberts.

Music
Ariana Grande Just Surprised The World With A New Power Track

An ode to all things friendship, freedom and protecting your own energy.

Fashion
The Sacai X Beats By Dre Collab Is Here To Elevate Your Headphone Game

Debuted at sacai’s Fall/Winter 2019 runway show in Paris, we now have a release date for the Japanese brands collaboration with Beats…

Music
On The Record | Touring, Tea And Tamagotchis With Mallrat

She’s the eclectic pop slash hip-hop sound in everyone’s ears right now and considering she’s just 20,…

Asia
A Mobile Disco Is Coming To This Stunning Bali Beach Club

Cliff top oasis and Bali beach club Ulu Ciffhouse has been redefining beachside nightlife since it opened its doors in 2017. With direct…

Music
On The Record | From Kings Cross Clubs To Millions Of Streams, This Is Set Mo

The EDM duo remember their years DJ-ing at Kit & Kaboodle and now they’ve dropped their first album, there’s no…

Music
Everything To Know About The Biggest Wins At The 2019 Grammys

Females dominated the Album Of The Year nominations and the award ceremony made firsts in the world of hip hop. 

Entertainment
Everything Right With Ariana Grande’s New Neon-Soaked Music Video

And what to expect when you hit play? Think glitchy transitions, hip hop vibes, over-sized jackets, all the bisexual lighting and chunky…

Entertainment
These Headphones Actually Adjust To Your Hearing And Welcome To The Future

Hate deep house music? Maybe you just never listened to it the right way.

Music
On The Record | We Chat Festivals And Going Genre-Free With DJ Dena Amy

The South African-born, Australian-raised DJ has been hitting the decks at festivals like Your Paradise and Coachella.

Entertainment
The Ultimate Entertainment Gift Guide

Got an entertainment buff you need to please? From retro arcade games to stylish sound systems, we’ve got something that will have…

Music
Here’s What Went Down At Childish Gambino’s Secret PHAROS Gig

Over the weekend musician slash actor slash creative genius Childish Gambino graced the southern hemisphere with his presence, bringing his…

Music
All The Best Albums From 2018 You Should Have Listened To By Now

2018, we'll let you finish, but Cardi B had one of the greatest albums of all time.

Music
Rising Artist Mojo Juju Talks Touring, Race And Mental Health Awareness

In the middle of Mojo’s national tour, we sat down with her to talk about her latest album aptly named, Native Tongue. What we…

Music
On The Record | We Chat LA And Studio Vibes With RÜFÜS DU SOL

The trio has just dropped a new LP and is set to tour Australia in 2019.

Music
Inside The Creative Mind Of Stan Walker

His music and loveable smile has won the hearts of those around Aotearoa and beyond and, after an incredible and heartbreaking health…

Music
Ziggy Alberts Dropped A New Album Just In Time For Your Summer Road Trip

It’s 10 glorious lazy Sunday tunes and we’re already fans.

Music
Where To Get All Of The Best Looks From Spotify’s Front Left Live Gig For Yourself

If you’ve ever felt personally victimized by your wardrobe cause you didn’t have anything to wear (especially to a…

Music
Aqua Is Touring So You Can Embrace The 90s Revival At Full Volume

We speak to Aqua's René Dif about pop's greatest era and making Barbie Girl live forever. 

Music
Get Grimy At Music Festival Eskimo Dance

Grime institution Eskimo Dance has just announced they’ll be hitting our side of the globe and we are ready.

Music
Childish Gambino Is Coming To Auckland And Here’s What To Expect

​Childish Gambino is a man who thinks breakfast, lunch and dinner’s for beginners so it only makes sense that his live shows…

Entertainment
The Binge | BEST OF THE WEEK

All your Sunday inspo wrapped into one handly lil' package.

Music
Where To Buy Vinyl In Auckland

Forget about tape players and CD’s, today’s music is all about streaming—or is it? There’s one form of music…

What's On
Ditch The Bach Because Auckland’s NYE Festival Is Back!

Auckland’s favourite New Year’s Eve festival, Wondergarden is back for round three and better than ever!

Bars & Pubs
Auckland’s Getting A Rockin’ New Music Venue Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before

We’ve caught wind of a rockin' new space opening next week that’s unlike anything Auckland has seen before. 

Fashion
Posh Spice Just Released A Limited Edition Spice Girls Tee

You better swing / shake / move / make it to the online shop RN.

Entertainment
7 Reasons Drake’s ‘Nice For What’ Music Vid Will Rock Your Damn World

In a move so refreshing Aperol Spritz will surely jump on board as a sponsor, Drake has a released a music vid with nary a mention of…

Music
The Best Sunday Sessions In Auckland

There is, quite frankly, no better way to end one’s weekend than with a cheeky Sunday sesh. Because let’s be real……

Music
6 Under-The-Radar Live Music Venues You Need To Visit In Auckland

When it comes to live music, we like our venues sneaky. We’re talking basement bars tucked away in hidden laneways that house bands…

Music
The Only Workout Playlist You Need In Your Life

In need of some gym-spiration? You’ve come to the right place! Straight from our aptly named “let’s get sweaty”…