Selected Works

Martyn Pepperell
Interviews, reviews, photographs and thoughts from Martyn Pepperell
Created 08 Aug 2020
  • End of Week Beats + Pieces (Part 2)
    09 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Yup, another week where I’ve slipped behind schedule. From Midweek Beats + Pieces to End of Week Beats + Pieces. That said, it is December, and when you get to the twelve month of the year, people rea...
  • End of Week Beats + Pieces
    02 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Kia ora. Things are still a bit messy at my end. Put it down to emotional exhaustion. I’m not gonna lie, I underestimated how overwhelming releasing the podcast into the world would be. The response h...
  • Overwhelmed (and overjoyed)
    24 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Oh man. Where to start and where to end? I’m not going to be beat around the bush, the last week has been beautiful but overwhelming. On Thursday night, we surprise launched our new documentary podcas...
  • For Today
    18 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Kia ora friends. Before we go any further, the first season of the Aotearoa Hip-Hop: The Music, The People, The History podcast is out now, available through Rova, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. I’ve men...
  • Midweek Beats + Pieces vol. 18
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello, Not a lot to report this week, but things are about to get very busy at this end. In eight days, season one of the documentary podcast project I spent the last two and a half (maybe three?) yea...
  • Midweek Beats + Pieces vol. 17
    02 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Hello there. Right now, I’m furiously busy with script rewrites, audio editing sessions and directing voiceover sessions for my forthcoming new podcast series with DJ Sirvere, Aotearoa Hip-Hop: The Mu...
  • Midweek Beats + Pieces vol. 16
    27 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Hello there, Before we get into this week’s newsletter, I just want to send some love and appreciation out to everyone who has responded so warmly to the Susumu Yokota retrospective I put together for...
  • Wax Poetics X Susumu Yokota
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 2
    Hi, I’m going to keep this week’s newsletter somewhat short and sweet. Four years ago, I profiled the cult Japanese composer and percussionist Midori Takada for Dazed. In the process of writing about ...
  • Midweek Beats + Pieces vol. 15
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Hey there. It’s been a long week, and a short week as well. I have no idea how we survive loss, and yet we seem to (in general) keep surviving it. It’s unreal to think that you can run into a friend o...
  • Midweek Beats + Pieces vol. 14
    05 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Finally, the inertia of delay has broken for a spell, and suddenly, I have a few new pieces of work to report back about. It’s a good feeling. Actually, I needed this feeling, and I especially needed ...
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