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[ Written by: | 28 Jun 2016 | One Comment | ]

It’s now 20 years since Beck released ‘Odelay’.
Then known for his anti folk work, the songwriter charged head-long in a fresh direction – with more than a little help from the Dust Brothers.
The hip-hop production team re-configured Beck’s work, with their labyrinthine array of samples resulting in one of the decade’s most striking albums.
DJs Moneyshot and Cheeba have joined forces to steer a new mix, exploring the influences, samples, edits, and remixes that would craft the ‘Odelay’ universe.
It makes for fascinating listen. Part of the always-reliable Solid Steel mix series, …

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[ Written by: | 23 Jun 2016 | 3 Comments | ]

For the past couple of days I’ve been racking my brain on how I could blog about Max Keys new single cause you know its fucking dope…. or lit if you’re of a certain age. But bugger me if I could think of one witty or sensible path I could take to introduce the Finger audience to his aural masterpiece, so I guess I’ll just have to go mmm mmm
I am so enjoying the Floorpan album – in ya face Max!


Find this album play it, listen to it and hear …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 21 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

Only people from and above the age of 40 may be able to understand the beauty of this record and for some with Dissociation & Polder blindness / Polderblindheid** – spread love – love is sharing.
 is the solo project of musician, producer and vocalist Alberto Garbelli from Milan, Italy. At the age of 23 he opened up a comic book and saw the word ‘Ghibli’ which is the name of the North African desert wind and also— a Maserati car model. Inspired by Klaus Nomi and Nina Hagen, he began …

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

I’ve already posted about his song… and while there is no need to do so again the release of the video has me in an MTV endured coma… cause Ureal 2 has started.
I got nothing

and for no good measure but because I can there’s this…
In 1994 the Tall Dwarfs (Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate) asked fans to send in rhythm tracks, then used selected results as part of their album ‘Stumpy’.
This short film sees Knox and Bathgate performing various tracks from the album plus many a free-association on the word …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 11 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

31 years after my obsession with this mans music started someone books him to do shows here… about twenty years too late for me I think… or is it?
I own five albums in the Foetus catalogue plus other projects he did, notably Wiseblood plus a bunch of 12″s and EPs… it would seem my middle age crisis moment to see a supergroup has arrived.
Poland still stands so might I
Legendary musician, composer and producer J.G Thirlwell has announced his first ever New Zealand shows. The Australian artist (who embraces several alter-egos including Foetus, Clint Ruin, Frank …

Coolness, Music Soo Bad its Good, my classics, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 10 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Soo bad its good gets a reup!
i cannot stop humming this tune

BMP, Coolness, my classics »

[ Written by: | 22 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

so its another sorta group pick but if you have isssue with that you pick just one song from
I’m going with
Shades of Jae

BUT i truly love dozens of songs by Kenny Dixon jr
like J.A.N.

or the Live in LA version, i had a musical moment upstairs at Inmusic with Bob and Mark Nola when they played the test cd for me up there.
or tribute

But anyway, back to Shades of Jae.
this track is just divine, it doesn’t give you everything, it demands you to pay attention, the kick drum comes and goes …

Coolness, mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 21 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

And now for something completely different, dance music as it was meant to be…

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[ Written by: | 8 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

One of my fave local records… and also I think my most warped 12″ has just won big

IMNZ is proud to announce the second award to be presented at this years Taite Music Prize 2016 event. The ceremony is to include the ‘Independent Music NZ Classic Record’, which aims to acknowledge Aotearoa’s rich history of making fine records that continue to inspire us and define who we are.
The panel to determine the recipient of this new award was made up of a broad section of music media/industry specialists, who have given …

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[ Written by: | 8 Apr 2016 | 3 Comments | ]

I once went to a Japanese film festival hosted at Charlie Greys in Auckland to see the documentary this week’s song choice comes from. We’d attended a one day international at Eden Park during the day. Greatbatch took a awesome catch, Hadlee was incredible… and it featured a huge Island gent with pierced nipples seated by us on the terraces who took to yelling at the bowlers a lot, he silenced the stadium… it was also a time when Mexican waves and can barrages were the norm, thus we all got …