NZ Music Awards: Ben Ratima's mixtape (+audio)

By Rachel Bache

In the lead up to this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards we have asked some of the finalists to share their personal New Zealand music mixtapes, including all-time favourites or current picks.

Ben Ratima of the band Soljah shares some of his favourite NZ tracks.
Ben Ratima of the band Soljah shares some of his favourite NZ tracks.

Reggae-rock band Soljah, lead by soulful singer Ben Ratima, have been making a name for themselves across New Zealand with their single Message.

Soljah have now been nominated in this year's NZ Music Awards for Best Roots Album for their album Aotearoa.

Have a listen to songs from some of Ben Ratima of Soljah's favourite New Zealand artists.

Warning: Some songs contain explicit language.

You can play all the mixes for yourself via Spotify on the web. Or go straight to the official VNZMA Spotify profile.

The 48th annual Recorded Music NZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony is at Auckland's Vector Arena on Thursday 21 November. The show is being broadcast on the night on FOUR. Tickets cost just $25 and can be purchased from

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