This is a brilliant doco on people who are still involved in cutting vinyl over in Europe, produced by PZ (James Meharry).
In 2008, New Zealand, and global drum and bass tragically lost one of its brightest stars, Jonathan Beck, whose production as one half of CERN had inspired and moved people the world over. This is our tribute to Jonathan Ricky James Beck.....Read the full post..
After a bit of an extended siesta, Empathy is back with a mix from Welly lads Faction. As most of you probably already know Faction is the production duo consisting of Jarred Baigent and James Knuckey. Both of whom have been producing for a few years now and at the end of 2005 started collaborating.
True to Factions style this mix explores the roots-dub influenced side of Drum & Bass. Containing some fresh NZ tunes and selections from Faction's own collection. We encourage y'all to check it out!
For more in depth info and to have a listen to Factions own productions, check http://www.myspace.com/factionnz
and we always welcome visitors at http://empathy.co.nz
The first release from brand new NZ based Drum and Bass label, Samurai Music, is now in stores. The 10" release of 'True Stories' backed with 'Lonely Planet', comes with full artwork and colour vinyl. This label is sure to be a huge boost to NZ's already thriving Drum and Bass production output. Click on more to see more info...Read the full post..
Well been real slack with bassdrop latetly - something to do with a chemical imbalance inducing laziness. Doctors say it's untreatable - but I'll prove them wrong.....maybe tomorrow...Read the full post..
The nominations for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, also known as the Tuis, are out for 2007. In the award for Best Electronic Album, three DnB acts take up all the nominations- with Bulletproofs 'Shake the Foundations', State of Minds 'Take Control' and Shapeshifters 'Soulstice' showing the country what what we already knew - that NZ DnB is kicking ass! Shapeshifter are also up for the peoples choice award...Read the full post..
Empathy Recordings have compiled a bunch of wicked tunes from our fair land, and one of the boys from Double Negative decided to mix them together. Click on more to see the tracklist and link...Read the full post..
Well, since the rest of New Zealand seems to be talking about Paul Holmes' daughter, its probably worth steering clear of that. Oh bugger, too late...Read the full post..
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