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ALEYNA MARTINEZ

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Aleyna shoots video, produces features and keeps us entertained with playlists.


As well as working for The Wireless, Aleyna edits her own blog. She spends a lot of time running around after her manchild and drawing pictures.

 


Content by Aleyna

Style File: Deadly Ponies

Deadly Ponies designer Liam Bowden shares his secret to success.

Style File: Lucilla Gray

Lucilla Gray says that it’s frowned upon to start your own label straight out of university, but going her own way since graduating has been paying off.

Style File: Sixty Forty

How do you make your fashion label stand out in an over-saturated market?

Bring the ruckus: Record Store Day

Wellington DJ Mike Ruckus shows off some of his favourite vinyl.

Taking a dance beyond the fringe

Jahra Rager Wasasala's stand-out Auckland Fringe dance performance Mother/Jaw is set for a bigger stage.

Howzat?! Fans on the Cricket World Cup semi-final win

Blurry-eyed fans who stayed up late watching the semi-final against South Africa were still buzzing when we hit the streets of Wellington this morning to talk to them.

Rock for aid in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu reggae band Young Life holds fundraising gig for their devastated islands.

From LA to NZ: Azizi Gibson and Kamandi

LA rapper Azizi Gibson says Christchurch DJ/ producer, Kamandi, changed the way he makes music.

Love in a market garden

The Mooncake and The Kumara tells the story of a Maori-Chinese romance at a time when society wasn’t tolerant of cross-cultural love affairs.

Review: Drake @ Vector Arena

Drake shows his melting pot of fans why he's a real rap hero.

Exchanging ideas over chop suey

Growing collective culture amongst young brown creatives in Wellington.

BOWL-A-RAMA: Carving up the concrete

We went down to Wellington’s Waitangi Park over the weekend to check out BOWL-A-RAMA, one of the biggest events in local skateboarding.

Design students turn up the lights

Massey design students let loose on Wellington's botanical gardens.

Breaking down beats with Estère

From a cutlery drawer to a bedside lamp - everything is an instrument for Wellington-based musician, Estère.

Bright sparks making music

Josh Bailey has been developing software that allows musicians to make music with tesla coils.

Last woman standing

Alarmed by reports that 'sitting is the new smoking', Elle Hunt gives a standing desk a go – and discovers core strength of steel in the process. (Not really.)

Gig review: Soulfest

For most of the Soulfest performers, it was their first time in New Zealand. For many punters, it was their first time witnessing these neo soul heroes live.

Ladi6 live at the Powerstation

This has been a big year for Ladi6 – her third album is out, she's toured the US and NZ. Here's a live version of her song 'Goodday'.

An engineered sense of control

Dance director Alexa Wilson questions what she sees as the increasing commercialisation of the world in her work The Status of Being.

Chocolate straight from the bean

Gabe Davidson and Rochelle Harrison from the Wellington Chocolate factory are aiming to create a business that’s sustainable for everyone involved.

Wall stories: Exploring street art in Aotearoa

If These Walls Could Talk explores street art in New Zealand through profiles of five artists. We chat with producer Ross Liew about the web series.

Jay Knight on the crest of a new wave

Jay Knight's new album 19/94 captures the spirit of Aotearoa's new wave of rap. Aleyna Martinez meets the producer and some of his collaborators.

Moving to the rhythm of the islands

Shaking hips, swaying arms and pulsing drums: Dance is an an integral part of Cook Islands culture.

40 years of hip hop culture

2014 marks 40 years of hip hop in New Zealand - it has had highs and lows, but it saved a lot of people.

DJ Pleez: Building a community

If there's a hip hop show on the Kapiti Coast, the chances are DJ Pleez is behind it.

After the crash

A mix of alcohol and lack of sleep caused the accident which killed Robin Sayster. Aleyna Martinez reflects on the aftermath.

Matariki: Behind the celebration

Matariki has arrived in Aotearoa’s night sky, marking the start of the Māori New Year. Here's what the celebrations mean to some of the people involved in making them happen.

Flatbush Zombies make 'rebel music'

The Flatbush Zombies were in New Zealand for one show only last weekend. They talk about the cultural melting pot that is Brooklyn and their upcoming album.

Just call him Sid

Sidney Diamond has given up on calling himself Young Sid. Is this growing up?

In the business: It's up to you

One half of Meadowlark, Greg Fromont, explains if you want to start your own business, you'll get out what you put in.

In the business: From the ground up

When Stefan Sinclair first opened Two Hands Tattoo he just wanted to make art and stay on top of the bills.

In the business: Make it your own

John Dimery, owner of Black Coffee, says the best part about being your own boss is having the freedom to "draw on the walls".

In the business: Just do it

In the second of our five-part series on young business owners, Flash Jewellery owner Nina Flash Gordon advises others wanting to start a business to get a plan and "just do it".

In the business: Have a point of difference

In the first of our five-part series on young business owners, Martina Organics owner Marta Camara's advice is to have a point of difference.

Holding court with Elijah Obade

In light of a successful 2014 season so far The Wireless talks to American, Saints import, Elijah Obade about how he's settling into Kiwiland.

Fresh from the Eastern Bloc

New duo Eastern Bloc serves the music scene up some good Eastern European flavour.

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