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[ Written by: | 24 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

More hitters from on form labels Livity Sound and Whities again in 2018. Rekids also released a heap of bangers.
Some highlights from some records I picked up in this playlist:

Favourite YouTube discovery of the year is David Portnoy’s daily Pizza Reviews around NYC and the East Coast. One bite, everybody knows the rules.

These reviews were previously uploaded on the Barstool Sports account. Bill Burrs included:

Stand Up highlight was probably Bert Kreischer Secret Time – tempted to go see him when he comes to Auckland in June.

Favourite podcast is still Your …

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[ Written by: | 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

2018 was fucking dark man. Don’t know if it’s me getting older, the prevailing authoritarian fascist leanings of international politics, or the increasing rate of ecological collapse, but I found it hard to keep a spring in my step this year.
Spending time with my friends and family was good, drinking helps obviously, and of course music, which goes well with these. I couldn’t get hold of nearly as much music as I wanted this year, but I think I’ve increasingly nailed the process of finding …

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[ Written by: | 10 Mar 2018 | One Comment | ]

Some sites start their best of’s in November. Some like to leave it to January. Mick, to his credit, came through with some picks in January. I’m fitting to top them all by finally revealing some of my favourite records.
Last year went by in a fugue of work, study and personal life but amidst it all I somehow still amassed music. Judicious use of juno’s email reminders, bandcamp wantlists, and the discogs app have seen me in a constant state of purchasing. For simplicities sake I’m …

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[ Written by: | 15 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

I have a thing (understatement) for the Eastern Front during the Second World War… a fascination, obsession and lifelong interest in the history of this huge conflict which sealed the fate for Hitler’s Germany.
My interest introduced me to Shostakovich and his  Seventh Symphony written while he endured the siege of Leningrad – officially claimed as a representation of the people of Leningrad’s brave resistance to the German invaders and an authentic piece of patriotic art at a time when morale needed boosting.

This weekend I didn’t trust my instincts and bought a one day pass …

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[ Written by: | 10 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

A happy house double header this week… two wonderful moves from the same chaps covering house from 1988 and 1989 – need to know more? Really you’ve not licked on the DL yet?
 
Come on

1 CAN YOU FEEL IT FINGERS INC
2 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT KARIYA
3 RESPECT ADEVA
4 IN THE NIGHT RALPHI ROSARIO
5 ALL IN VAIN J.M. SILK
6 TOUCH ME BRIAN KEITH
7 RIGHT BACK TO YOU TEN CITY
8 BASS SIMON HARRIS
9 CHANGE BLOW BLOW
10 BURN IT UP THE BEATMASTERS
11 DO IT GOOD THE FELLAS
12 NEVER LET GO MICHEY OLIVER
13 …

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[ Written by: | 3 Feb 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

Benny did a mix last year and it was bangin!
so here is my entry

Tracklist

Steals – Bruce
Enki (hyenah’s African techno dub) – Miguel Puente
Many too many (Ben Klock remix) – Jason Fine
Take your body off (tessela remix) – Perc
XLB – Pearson Sound
drgn2 – Recondite
Tech tresor – Donato Dozzy
W.A.R. dub (Ben Klock Remix) -Trus’me
Stone flower – Adam Beyer
Jaz traveller – Marcel Fengler
Nicolette (Ken Ishii remix) – Octave One
Pocket piano – Kink
Ingrid is a hybrid (Otik remix) – Dusky

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[ Written by: | 20 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Being old, lazy and frightened of people I never leave my keyboard and as such its still January and already I have not going to gig regrets… well not really.
Thankfully sometimes some GC steps in and helps alleviate my poor life choices in a small way…

The first couple of hours of an five hour set from Optimo – until the recorder stops.
Recorded live at Whammy Bar, Auckland on 06 Jan 2017.

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[ Written by: | 20 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

Bloody easy pick this week… I’ve loved his last two years mix of the year… and this one will get plenty of play as we head to 2017 and beyond… bit gutted there’s no DL included… had to rip it using one of them low bitrate thingsys
on ya Joris and up ya kilts
Like every year, it’s not about the hits, just some great tunes from the last year and maybe even some classics that I’ve been playing a lot this year.
Hope you enjoy!
Merry Christmas,
Joris.
Tourist – For Sarah
Rodriguez Jr. – Mistral …

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[ Written by: | 17 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

You are not obnoxious like so many other people – you are obnoxious in a completely different and far worse way. Grasp your ears firmly and pull….
Ben Davis Radio Show
1. Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
2. Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People
3. Mori Ra – China Air Liner
4. Rift Valley Brothers – Mucang’ang’o Ugiraga Mukindirio
5. Lambchop – Howe
6. Addison Groove – Hydropump
7. Joan Shelley – Brighter Than the Blues
8. Tim Maia – Rational Culture
9. A Band Called Flash – Sliph (Andrew Zhang Additional Key Solo)
10. Jordan Rakei – Talk to Me
11. A Tribe …

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[ Written by: | 20 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

I dig mixes… and its been a good couple of weeks for new ones in my internet world… though it was a no brainer on what to pick this week as my pick of them all… why cause Rob’s a friend and a jolly decent bloke… and pretty ace selector and DJ to boot!
I suggest you read the interview too, cause Rob has a lot to say about a host of things 🙂
From time to time something pleasant lands in our inbox, something out of the ordinary.
They often say that the …