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[ Written by: | 16 Mar 2017 | One Comment | ]

Some new music recently from Ninja Tune – a label that I’ve always loved and been into up and down over the years depending on my level of weed intake and/or interest in the kind of sample based trip hop I initially associated them with. For long stretches I haven’t paid much attention to them but they’re still going after 27 years so respect for that at least. This year however they seem to have some interesting releases lined up with the two I’m about to mention …

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[ Written by: | 17 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Finally out floating around on vinyl is Superpitcher’s rework of Joakim’s cover of Neil Young’s “on the beach”. For awhile in the mid 00s Superpitcher was one of my favourite producers and while I no longer check his stuff religiously I have a soft spot for this mix.

Here’s the original Neil Young which I’ve always enjoyed too.

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[ Written by: | 15 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Here’s something from last year, Villalobos having a lengthy reshake of Aussie experimentalist Oren Ambarchi on the latter’s tasty black truffle label. Submit yourself to its murky depths!

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[ 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: | 18 Jul 2016 | One Comment | ]

Regular reader of my blatherings might have seen me mention International Feel before, which has quietly developed into one of my favourite labels. Starting last year they’ve released a run of albums on single vinyl, and so far all have been great, beginning with Australia’s (?) Len Leise, continuing with CFCF’s “on holiday” which I recommended to ninja for his holiday, and now this record from Wolf Muller and Cass, which is a slow moving ambient balm to the various vexations of the modern world, good for summer afternoons, late …

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

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

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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: | 28 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

Its hard not to instantly fall in love with a song thats main/only lyric is “here comes the drones”… its even harder for me personally given I know the folk in the band and have done for many years.
Sounding like a cross between Bailter Space and HDU Avoid Avoid and not a band to avoid avoid.

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[ Written by: | 21 Mar 2016 | One Comment | ]

I found out about this guy off Faith Fanzines message board some years ago, which is apt as they would describe things as `being HOUSE’ or not.
This is the very definition of the idea
if you have ever djed at a club this is exactly what you dream of.
 
Thanks to Mick for the hook up

the tune is this, my kids fave song in world ever this week

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[ 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