The Upbeats have recently released a new Album, Primitive Techniques - and if you don't know who The Upbeats are and need some convincing on their new album, check out this recent review in NZ Musician http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/album/pi_albumid/2120..Read the full post..
The Dawn Collectiv, who self proclaim they are 'a collective of artists who share a likeminded dreams and aspirations' - have put together a sweet video that can be used to explain the madness that was The Upbeats 'Primitive Techniques' Album tour. This particular video came from the Christchurch event that was put on by Bass Freaks. Nice work all involved.
I recall when this mix came out, it was a huge deal for NZ drum and bass, because we got one of the biggest NZ DJs to have a mix with fresh and relevant tunes on the cover of a very popular Dance music magazine. I particulary remember going into the local barbers and hearing this play as the first time I had heard DnB of this sort outside of a club. Read on for the link and biggups a legend, 48 Sonic!..Read the full post..
One of my favourite Wellington DJ's is hanging up his headphones! It'll be a real pity to not have him behind the decks anymore, but he is going out in one last hurrah - Make sure to check out JMC's Final set - the 15th June @ Sandwiches.https://www.facebook.com/events/524834664221201/..Read the full post..
Fresh from SOM Music, is the 2nd full length album by TREi, kiwi producer of the highest calibre - titled 'Satellites'. Once again, this album is full of sick colaborations with leading vocalists and producers from within this country. You can purchase the album from iTunes or, you can download the lower quality version for a listen from SOM Musics website...Read the full post..
This is a brilliant doco on people who are still involved in cutting vinyl over in Europe, produced by PZ (James Meharry).
While this was posted on the forums a couple of weeks ago, I've been playing it nearly every day since I grabbed it. Crazy mix of tunes from various genres, all 100% vinyl mixed. Nice one Taiko.
Tracklist and link when you read more
Time to bump this series back again - massive shout out to Tonic for sending me this cracking mix. Have had it on rotation for the last few days since I received it - techy teased goodness.
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For Rhys Grosvenor, aka DJ Static, Rumble in the Jungle had always been a case of always being the bridesmaid, but never the bride. It would be easy to forgive him for never entering the competition again. In 2012 however, he put all that behind him on Saturday, 15 September at the San Francisco Bath House, and he immortalised his name as winner of the Rumble trophy for 2012. He beat out nine other champions in what was a tough competition...Read the full post..
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