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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: | 1 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

We kiwis like to add a s to things… like tuna, well actually we don’t add a s to tuna but we do to Laneway the annual imported festival that originated in Melbourne, Australia… I call it laneways and I went on Monday to the Auckland event, here’s my patchy as fuck review.
First up the star of the show was the new location – Albert park worked fantastically well, the main stage and “lane” of booze, food, porta loos were on Princess Street which iw as initially dubious about but …

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[ Written by: | 16 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

One of my personal musical heroes passed away this week – its been a year of losing too many musical gods… he wasn’t a musician, pop star or shredder of instruments… he was a humble DJ a spinner of tunes and his way of playing records and his taste defines so much of what makes DJ culture something to cherish…
Mancuso was always the most complex and anomalous of dance music’s early-70s pioneers. He defined the latter-day notion of a DJ not as someone who played records, but as someone who …

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[ Written by: | 9 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

Songs and albums can be such wonderful memory triggers and in our always on digitally available music world taking a journey down the memory plughole is really easy and often surprising for the twists and turns songs can take you.
I started off on Karizma feat. DJ Spen – 4 The Love (Kaytronik 2011 Remix) thanks to the latest Kenny Dope mix the other day

DJ Spen lead me towards wanting to hear more lush house tunes.. by coincidence Lelo was posting up a storm on the social medias about some gig he …

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

Been a bit quiet on the sounds of the summer here – but the flow of music just doesn’t stop. After quite a bit of back and forthing a stack of vinyl was ordered, assembled and gratefully received at casa del benny.
A highlight of the order is the (slightly) mysterious “Thoughtstream” – by Dices and AEM Rhythm Cascade. The first release on new Scottish label “12th Isle”, the contents are an eclectic mix of hazy ambient, warm synths, and some more beat focused work. Bit …

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

As a young man I spent a year or two living in a flat at 668 Grey Street in the torn, we called the place naturally the neighbour of the beast and got up to all kinds of beastly things-  not as a consequence of our locale but because we were a house of young men who liked to drink, party and generally do things.
One of the residents at the time recently posted a link to some old live recordings of bands our friends were in at the time and as …

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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: | 25 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Super busy and every time I think of doing something to put up here (new mix, new chart, new blather) I don’t have enough time, so I figure lets just roll out some individual tunes I like from time to time and see how we go.
Recently been digging Fast Moving Cars forthcoming on Blackest Ever Black. Digging the dubwise production and detached delivery, bonus video of Carla(?) going swimming presumably somewhere in Australia – there might be crocs in that water.

‘Fast Moving Cars’: the debut solo single from Carla dal …