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Coolness, my classics »

[ Written by: | 29 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

Requiem by Killing Joke was released in September 1980 as the second single from their eponymous debut album – one of the great albums of that era methinks, it still sounds ground breaking a hundred years later.
Hell even the Foo Fighters covered Requiem, their version isn’t as bad as you’d think but the vocals are pants.

After watching that you’d think anything can be made better by the application of lego, and to some degree you’re right…

 

….but there is always the exception to the rule.

BMP, Headline, Hot Vs Not »

[ Written by: | 26 Feb 2016 | 4 Comments | ]

Bowling
Leading wicket taker in the second top grade of cricket in Auckland, not bad at 41!
Actual Hotness beachtime with kids midweek
Ge-ology mixes
Black Madonna mixes
Spending an arvo at Casa Del Daktari on a monday
 
Batting
Can’t score any runs to save my life, garbage
Losing the One Day Final Big House bills
Not buying a house with a swimming pool, stupid stupid stupid
No BMP bbq yet, c’mon, wtf?

mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 24 Feb 2016 | 3 Comments | ]

This week’s mix pick by me is probably better suited for colder times, or at least the wee small hours when you find yourself restless and sleepless and just a little frightened. Ideal for my office listening post it is not, yet I can’t stop playing it.
I try not to keep adding mixes and podcasts from those I’ve featured before… but when they’re this bloody awesome how can one not?
German Daniel Ansorge, aka Barnt, is a DJ and producer who, in his own way, sticks to the Bauhaus principle: he makes …

BMP, Featured, Headline, Music, my classics, Our Hot Picks, Rant »

[ Written by: | 23 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

So it getting serious, top 5 now.
So it’s one track but it’s also more of a lifetime achievement award from me.
Blaze.
Gotta be there but which song???
Almost impossible, I give you this

This is my House music!
Also, don’t go past

very special to me
and

I could argue that one got me married
i can go on and on and on here
Blaze, te bollix!
And this

cos yes!
Still feel like I’m missing everything.
Thanks
Blaze
Your awesome

bobs song of the week, Music Soo Bad its Good »

[ Written by: | 23 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

Sometimes you come across a song so groundbreaking and so good that your world spins
This is not that song
You have to click through sorry, can’t get the bloody thing to embed – its worth the trip… well actually it isn’t but so is.
 
Ha I bet you thought I was going to post this:

which I have now
 
ha
 
 

mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 18 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

This sort of music stuff never fails to make me smile, laugh and jump with joy.
Free James Brown

bobs song of the week »

[ Written by: | 18 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

“Kaw-Liga” is one of just a handful of songs that Williams wrote with Fred Rose, who produced his records and published his songs through his company Acuff-Rose. Rose often “doctored” the songs Hank composed, making suggestions and revisions, with biographer Roger M. Williams noting that Rose’s contribution to Hank’s songs was probably craftsmanship, whereas Williams’ was genius. Roy Acuff later recalled:

“Hank would come up with the ideas, and Fred would say, ‘Well, write it down and let me look at it.’ Hank’d bring it to Fred, and Fred would sit at the piano …

bobs song of the week, Featured »

[ Written by: | 12 Feb 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

I’ve the joy and privilege of sharing a home with a young aspiring producer who at 13 years old is just starting to muck about with production and finding that music which moves him.
This week he dropped Wasp on his Soundcloud page created in Fruity Loops, its pretty fab.
Can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
 

mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 12 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

February has arrived and we’ve decided to go with something a little different for episode 21 of the Phonica Mix Series. Andrew Weatherall is a legend of the UK music scene and also one of our regulars here at the shop. We’ve always considered him to have a finely tuned ear and he loves to dig for music across all genres and styles. We always wanted him to contribute to the series and this month’s episode is one of the most original submissions we’ve had as it doesn’t contain a …

mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 5 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

My pick for my mix of the week is the Kenny Dope one referenced (and linked to) in my song of the week post, its below this one of you can navigate your way there. So there is no real need to put up a link to another mix is there?
So to keep my post rate (and goal) up I’m going to talk about one of the first things I’d grab on a Monday morning at work, where I do most of my music listening. The Radio Hauraki show In It …