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[ Written by: | 14 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

Here’s a playlist of some of my favourite record pickups from last year.
Great year for the label Whities.
I was underwhelmed with the Superpitcher LP, released as 24 tracks over the 12 months with 1 12″ per month. The only stand out for me was the track Brothers.
Expect to hear some of these out the back of mine this Summer!

Coolness, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 23 Sep 2016 | One Comment | ]

Following on from Bob’s post about the Margins label release a few months back, it really is amazing seeing how enthusiastic under 25’s from all over the country are about House and Techno. It’s so refreshing seeing life being injected into the New Zealand scene.
Really stoked for all these Kiwi Producers releasing on international labels and getting pressed to vinyl just proves their achievements in a pretty short space of time. Looking forward to watching them all get even better over the next few years.
Sweet little feature on those pushing …

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[ Written by: | 29 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

Sometimes music you already own gets re-pressed to vinyl and it blows because it’s nice knowing you’re one of how ever many people to own a great record. Waiting for these represses are the arse hats who buy up and resell on discogs for inflated prices – last weeks Pepe Bradock repress of Burning as an example.
Then stuff gets re-pressed that you really, really want but don’t own and it’s amazing!
The LP Torus by Vril recently got a repress – I was happy!
This track is so ace

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[ Written by: | 13 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

I’ve been building the playlist of all playlists for work to save me from having to put up with commercial radio 9 hours a day. I have to be pretty lenient in what gets played with a work mate who would sooner listen to Flava than anything else, which rules out podcasts while he’s here.
It’s been incredible some tracks that I’ve rediscovered that just get no airtime anywhere after just a few years. The playlist is sitting at 14 hours which is kind of perfect because nothing gets played twice …

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[ Written by: | 25 Dec 2015 | One Comment | ]

Embedded below is a playlist of 10 tracks purchased this year. The Workshop 21 ep made it twice which makes it a firm favourite and probably my favoruite release of the year.

I’ll wrap this post up with some mixes I returned to more than a couple of times:
Matrixxman at Dekmantel Boiler Room set

Jane Fitz RA podcast

Tony Humphries Beats in Space

Featured, Music »

[ Written by: | 19 Jul 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3/Spectrum) is mastering the new Ghost Wave album “Radio Norfolk” which is due out later this year. I hope it turns out well for them because they’re probably my favourite Auckland band.

The drummer Eamonn has been releasing electronic music as part of a project Team Cat Food (check out Ponderosa below). Seeing how broad their taste is reminds me of the Tony Wilson quote about the reason there were so many good Manchester bands was because Manchester kids had the best record collections, which I assume these …

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[ Written by: | 12 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]
Vince Staples

At this point Summertime ’06 has got to be contender for rap album of the year.
Firstly check his excellent Over/Under for Pitchfork.

And this years Norf Norf off his Summertime ’06 LP

Last years Blue Suede is also great

He talks a bit about making pivotal music moments with singles and mixtapes at the 13:19 minute mark in this interview and how kids these days don’t buy music. Funny dude.

mix of the week, Music, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 28 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Shout out to our buddy Justin Nabbs who recently posted up this mix on his Soundcloud – There’s lots of good stuff in here, including 40 Thieves Ft Qzen ‘Don’t Turn it Off’, Lucky Paul ‘Thought We Were Alone (Money vs Gold Remix)’, Simon Baker ‘Plastik’ & the very excellent John Talabot ‘Leave Me’, whch was recently included on the Permanent Vacation mix ‘If This Is House I Want My Money Back’. Listen/Download Justin’s mix here
Aug mix by JustinNabbs
John Talabot’s interview linked below is worth reading – …

mix of the week, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 19 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

Tim Sweeney’s BiS has been on form lately with heaps of decent mixes from the likes of Shit Robot, Horse Meat Disco, Tiger and Woods, Joakim this weeks show was James Murphy and it’s grand! Next week, Four Tet.
I know there’s a lot of dislike towards the interviews Sweeney does or his voice but I really enjoy listening to them when I’m walking. It’s super cool hearing these interviews when I’m interested in the producer and what they’re up to at the moment.

James Murphy (LCD Soundystem, DFA) On BIS – …

Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 26 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

London/L.A based, Chicago born Lee Foss got big props last year with his release ‘U Got Me’ on his label Hot Creations.

The latest Hot Creations release is another classic – in the form of Danny Daze – Your Everything.

I’ve been enjoying this Modern Amusement Podcast by Lee Foss and these two tracks off it especially:
Luca C, Brigante Feat. Ali Love – Morals (Clockwork Remix)

Hollis P. Monroe – I’m Lonely

Check out the podcast here –
Lee Foss – Modern Amusement Podcast 01 by Lee Foss