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Tei embodies everything that is exciting about local music at the moment; she traverses multiple genres, knows what’s relevant (she’s even sampled everyone's favourite Instagram motivational speaker @jstlivinbby) and is a completely lovely person to boot. If you’re in Auckland keep an eye out for Tei’s regular gigs around K rd. We were lucky enough to get Tei to be our 10th artist to create a playlist for us and answer a few questions;

I am... an alternative RnB artist, producer, and songwriter from Auckland. I love making music.

My favourite brands are… Champion, Fila, Tommy Hilfiger.

My idea behind the mix… I wanted a mix that I genuinely enjoy and that I would jam to on the daily. Just keeping it authentic. A lot of the tracks have directly influenced my work.

My favourite spot(s) in Christchurch… I’ve never been to the South Island (lol) but two of my friends are from Ōtautahi, so wherever they are tbh.

A trend I’m really into at the moment… Big chunky shoes, I just bought a pair of Fila Disruptor II’s and… wow.

Five people you’d invite to Friday Beers at Infinite Definite… Tinashe, Frank Ocean, SZA, Rihanna, and Ghandi.

My fashion icon(s)… Tinashe, Frank Ocean, SZA, Rihanna, and Ghandi haha.

My go to performance outfit… My favourite Wrangler jeans, some big, chunky shoes, and a t-shirt. In winter I’ll throw a leather jacket over that.

Listen to Tei’s mix

Keep up with Tei’s new releases on Bandcamp

Keep up to date with Tei’s latest gigs


501’s - Fortunes

After The Storm - Kali Uchis, Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins

All Falls Down - Kanye West, Syleena Johnson

Auditorium - Mos Def, The Ruler

Belong to You - Sabrina Claudio

Blessed - FKJ

Bye Bye Baby - Noname

C’est La Vie - Tinashe

California - Niia, Boogie

Don’t Stop The Vibe - JAHKOY

Every Kind Of Way - H.E.R.

Flea Market - Tierra Whack

Forever Always - Peter CottonTale, Rex Orange County

Fruit - ABRA

Get You - Daniel Caesar, Kali Uchis

Got ’Til It’s Gone - Janet Jackson, Q-Tip, Joni Mitchell

Grey Luh - Berhana

Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Herside Story - GoldLink, Hare Squead

Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.

I Want to Shout Out - DJ Vadim, Sabira Jade

If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys

It Ain’t Me Babe - Bob Dylan

Kiss It Better - Rihanna

Knew U - The Pharcyde

Lovely - Brent Faiyaz

MALAMENTE - Cap.1: Augurio - ROSALÍA

Murder - ROM, Jarreau Vandal, Emmavie

Not What I thought - Amaal

Passin’ Me By - The Pharcyde

Photosynthesis - Saba, Jean Deaux

Pink Matter - Frank Ocean, André 3000

Ruins - First Aid Kit

School of Design - Tiny Ruins

Self - Noname

Shampoo and Conditioner - Eno x Dirty

Sheba With Angel Mae - YGTUT, Angel Mae

So Am I - Ty Dolla $ign, Damian Marley

So Many Details - Toro y Moi

Sober - Mahalia

Summertime - Vince Staples

Tadow - Masego, FKJ

Teardrops - IAMDDB, Mugun

These Words Are Everything - Jonwayne

Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean

Tyrant - Kali Uchis, Jorja Smith

Unbothered - Omar Apollo

Unwind - Healy

V.3005 - Childish Gambino

The Weekend - SZA

What a Job - Devin The Dude

You Got Me - The Roots, Erykah Badu

Rad stuff only.