Samurai Music Digital Downloads

29 July 2008 - , , , ,

After long heated deliberations amongst label manager and artists, Samurai Music is now selling their releases digitally.
Currently available on Beatport, we have also started our own digital store at http://samuraimusic.ithinkmusic.com. In the coming weeks you will also see the tunes available at Juno downloads, digital-tunes, and i-tunes. Releases will be promo'd on vinyl before going digital, but we will also cater for the digital domain with exclusives, including some of the Subtronix Recordings vaults starting off with a 'I Like It Ruff' pack containg all 3 mixes of the classic by Mosus & Kiljoy.
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August 2008 looks massive! Kicks off this weekend

28 July 2008 - , , , ,
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Well, I was just sorting the events section and I must say August is looking packed full of quality local and international DnB for you to check out.

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Stuff happening this weekend

21 July 2008 - , , , , , , ,
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The State of Mind music tour goes into its final stages this coming weekend, with Chris.Su and Jade from Hungary joining the SOM boys and Tiki in Wellington on Friday, and Dunedin on Saturday.

Additional to that, a new club night is starting in Wellington, at the unusual venue of 'Shooters'. 'Super Club', is about showcasing a multitude of dance genres and will feature The Upbeats.

Down in Chch, the sound they love so much down there is well catered for, with SPL and Nanotek ripping Propaganda a new hole on Saturday the 26th.

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Stuff Article on Serato

21 July 2008 - , ,
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Stuff.co.nz has a bit of a fluff piece on serato and their digital DJing system. Not an amazing article, but a few pieces of interesting info in there. http://www.stuff.co.nz/4624813a13.html

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Rumble in the Jungle Entries Close 14th July

10 July 2008 - , , , ,
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The 2008 Jansen Rumble in the Jungle is almost closed for entry.  You have 4 days, until 5pm the 14th of July to get your entry in - and the easiest way to do this is to head to www.rumblejungle.co.nz and enter and upload your mix online. 

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Phatclub announce Phat Outdoors 08/09 Headliners

10 July 2008 - , ,
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Phat09 proudly announce the exclusive appearance of 3 of the worlds top DJs in their respective genres for this years 3 night New Years Eve Festival at Inangahua on the South Islands West Coast :

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State of Mind Interview

4 July 2008 - , , , , , ,
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I first met the State of Mind boys when they were first breaking onto the scene back in 2005 - since then they have put out over 20 singles on a variety of labels and have enjoyed success locally and internationally. Recently I got the chance to corner Patrick Hawkins, one half of the duo (Stu Maxwell being the other), and ask him some questions on their upcoming NZ tour and their label. Read on.... 

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Phat Moon

2 July 2008 - , , , ,
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Phat Moon mid winter festival is being staged at the Phat Inangahua party site all night Saturday 12 July, all info and tickets thru www.phatclub.co.nz

The all ages event features legendary Dutch drum n bass outfit BLACK SUN EMPIRE plus a stella lineup of NZ drum n bass, break beat, dub, reggae & jazz music including leading NZ acts THE UPBEATS, AGENT ALVIN, TIMMY SCHUMACHER & MC KYLA, ORGANIKISMNESS, DUNSTA, WICKED DRAW SOUNDSYSTEM, BORDERLINE + local West Coast acts TOO FAR GONE, HIP & SIM. 

The gates open at the Rough Creek, Inangahua site at 9am on Sat 12 July, tickets cost $75 + booking fee on line or thru Everyman Records tel 03 5483083....a fully licenced bar will be operating for people with photo ID over the age of 18; friendly security, free camping & water, flush toilets, hot showers; a café with delicious hot foot, the St Johns Ambulance will all be in attendance; bring plenty of warm dry clothes & a tent or van to camp in; no dogs, no byo alcohol, no glass please; please take your rubbish away with you; please drive carefully along the access roads; there is no eftpos on site, have a wicked time.  Phat MOON this year is also the celebration of the Civil Union between organisers Dave White & Selena Coombes, who have been operating the Phat Club & the Phat Parties for over 7 years, the celebrant will be Evan Short of CONCORD DAWN who will be conducting a short ceremony around 7pm on the Saturday.

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Roll MixTape Comp

2 July 2008 - , , ,

Gear up for the next ROLL gig, which will be almost 6 months since the last one, lineup and flyer coming soon.
If you're an up-n-coming DJ and you've always wanted to smash it at the mighty FU, then get a 45 - 60 minute mix together and send it to:

ROLL MIXTAPE COMP
126 Wharf Road, Ostend
Waiheke Island
Auckland

Winner will be announced on here a week before the gig. Entries close August 19th, so you've got 6 weeks to get those mixes down.
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