The Upbeats - Primitive Technique Album Review

14 June 2013 - , , ,
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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

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The Upbeats Album Launch - Video from Christchurch event.

13 June 2013 - , , , ,

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.

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JMC - The Final Chapter

5 June 2013 - , , ,
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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.

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New Kiwi Album, Trei ‎– Satellites (SOM Music)

10 April 2013 - , , , , ,

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.

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For The Record - a vinyl documentary produced by Kiwis

11 December 2012 - , , , , ,

This is a brilliant doco on people who are still involved in cutting vinyl over in Europe, produced by PZ (James Meharry).

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DJ Static wins Rumble in the Jungle 2012

26 September 2012 - , , ,
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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.

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Rumble in the Jungle Final - 15th Sept

4 September 2012 - , ,
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The Jansen Professional Audio and Lighting + Monster Energy 2012 Rumble in the Jungle is less than 2 weeks away! The top 8 DJs have been locked in and are all no doubt practicing hard to get their sets perfect.

Head along to the facebook page to keep on top of information, and go to dash tickets to buy yourself a piece of the event.

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Presha talks to DnB Arena about running a label

3 September 2012 - , , ,

Geoff 'Presha' Wright is the reason many of us in New Zealand know what Drum and Bass is. 

Now he is overseas and continuing to run his pride and joy label, Samurai Music. Pumping out quality release after quality release, he spoke to DnB Arena about running the label - including the top 10 Do's and Don'ts.

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Rumble in the Jungle 2012 Selections

9 July 2012 - , , , , ,

The 2012 Jansen Professional Audio and Lighting + Monster Energy Rumble in the Jungle regional selections have been made. 10 DJs from the over 90 that entered around the country are due to show what they have in front of a crowd in the coming month.
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AUXILIARY. AUXCD002. RQ. Memory Fields.

16 May 2012 - , , , ,
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One of Bassdrops longest standing members, RQ, a great designer in his own right, is also a fantastic producer of ambient and atmospheric bass music. With all his hard work, he's been noticed by ASC's label, Auxiliary - and has the very awesome opportunity to release a full length LP of his beats. 4 Original tunes with 5 amazing remixes are included on the LP, and its something I would recommend for bass music lovers. Read on for more info.

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