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[ Written by: | 31 Oct 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
Deetron in the AK

Its a bit of a hectic night in Auckland-town tonight – with a few internationals all touching down at the same time. Mark Farina and Danny Howells are both in town for those interested, but the majority of the BMP will be heading along to Deetron @ Ink.
Last time he was in town he trucked through a few sound problems and a poorly promoted gig – but those that headed along, me included, left damn impressed as the ease in which he was jumping between house and techno without a …

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[ Written by: | 29 Oct 2008 | 8 Comments | ]
This is not London; it’s in a UFO sent from the planet DULL!

We got to the O2 arena about 11pm after polishing off a Pizza each at Canary Wharf. There was a full on cavity search at the entrance to the Arena!!!! Ok, maybe just bags and pockets, but still unexpected, because this wasn’t even Matter we were entering. The O2 Arena can best be described, to Aucklanders, as a cross between Botany Downs and an Airport terminal and a very weird place for a club! No atmosphere in a massively oversized enclosed space. Once we’d made our way to the other …

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[ Written by: | 28 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Roy Ayers hot or not

All the Ak based BMP members were in attendance for Jazz/Funk legend Roy Ayers’ gig on saturday night.  I don’t know if the others have much to say about it. 
 
Instead of a review here is a hot or not as I am at work and don’t have time.
Hot:
Nearly beating the ninja at ‘burnout 3: takedown’ despite his supposed superiority.
Lengthy and mostly good set from Mr Ayers and band, hitting on his most well known songs early on (We live in Brooklyn, everybody loves the sunshine, running away) and continuing on …

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[ Written by: | 23 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]
Cosmic Space Jazz Techno

Ricardo Villalobos & Jay Haze – Mellow Dee / Sunday Prayer

The other morning after arriving at work and doing the daily music discovery rounds, I came across a new Villalobos track that I hadn’t heard mentioned so decided I needed to grab it as it had been awhile in between Ricardo tracks for me.
It starts off somewhat non-chalantly with a rumbling scratchy bass & kick, then the pitter patter of some jazz snares, a piercing clarinette………all of it works really nicely. Then somehow the trippy space effects and filters surround you …

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[ Written by: | 20 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Uk garage in the free jazz bean bag

So I headed up to BMP towers this weekend to record my Stinkfinger podcast which is now probably overdue. I was somewhat hesitant having let loose a large quantity of beanbag beans over Lelo’s record collection on my previous visit. This time I managed to spill (white!) wine over Websta’s uk garage collection and a small patch of carpet. To conquer my awkwardness I decided to down a few beers but unlike most occasions this didn’t seem to help my mixing or even my perceptions of my …

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[ Written by: | 20 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Levi Stubbs

DETROIT (AP) — Levi Stubbs, the Four Tops frontman whose dynamic and emotive voice drove such Motown classics as “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Baby I Need Your Loving,” died Friday. He was 72.
He had been ill recently and died in his sleep at the Detroit house he shared with his wife of 48 years, said Dana Meah, the wife of a grandson. The Wayne County medical examiner’s office also confirmed the death.
With Stubbs in the lead, the Four Tops sold millions of records and performed for more than …

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[ Written by: | 19 Oct 2008 | 9 Comments | ]
Where they’re at

I’m in a flat but still haven’t had a chance to review the Innervisions party at Fabric which was over a month ago. Whoops. Ame and Dixon are playing again here on the 30th for another Innervisions night. I’m not the biggest fan of Plastic People and Thursday night…. we’ll see.
Saw these on Faith. They’re recorded off some Spanish radio station live from somewhere. I’m really enjoying the Henrik Schwarz mix. Still haven’t managed to see him live. His mix is here.
Also a mix from Frank of Ame, Dixon and …

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[ Written by: | 16 Oct 2008 | 9 Comments | ]
Happy Birthday oily Mick The Turk

Warmest loves from Bob ayse
 

 

Mike as seen in Neon mag (http://www.neon.de/)

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[ Written by: | 15 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Hard To Beat

I think this un is quite possibly the greatest of all time in the `Songs Soo Bad they are Good’ category.
Every time a new person hears this they immediately say, `ooooh nooooo, thats awful’!!!
Proof of the utter genius of this `piece’.
I’d carry on, but theres no real need once ya have heard it
Now if Ninja could load up the tune we can all dance about fer a bit

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[ Written by: | 14 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Goodtimes – Drumpoet on Acid

Willie Graff And Tuccillo – When The Sun Goes Down [Drumpoet]
After going through a bit of a full on love affair with drumpoet for awhile, I was pretty pleased to discover this new one on the weeekend. After listening to the track I had to do a bit of research as Willie Graff was a new name to me. Apparently he is a resident at Cielo in New York…….no further explanation needed. Anyway, the track builds from a deep, dark, moody start, some strings appear (as you would expect from drumpoet) – then the coup …