Friday, May 19, 2006

BaseFM -all the way live, this sunday
"Base FM in association with New Zealand Music Month are broadcasting live ALL DAY (roughly 9am - 6pm) this Sunday 21st May, from Conch Records, 115 Ponsonby Road. There will be music, DJs, loads of giveaways and general celebration of everything good about music in New Zealand. Happy times ensue. Records, prizes, DJs."

DJ set times are listed below so you can peep your favourite spinner.

9am - 945am Scott Towers and Julian

945 - 1030am SP23

1030 - 1115am DLT & DT

1115am - 1200pm Slave

1200 - 1245pm Manuel Bundy

1245 - 130pm Dan Paine

130 - 215pm Damon

215 - 300pm Finn

300 - 345pm Submariner

345 - end Sandy Bay

... and now you have a reason to leave the house. Righto.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Here comes the shadow
Heard yesterday that DJ Shadow was coming our way, and today Pitchfork serves up his tour dates, including...
28 07 - Auckland, New Zealand - St. James
29 07 - Wellington, New Zealand - Townhall


"... The album doesn't have a release date or tracklist yet, but we do know that it will feature guest spots from Q-Tip, David Banner, Keak Da Sneak, and Turf Talk (the latter pair appear on the single "3 Freaks"). We also know a little bit about what the album's going to sound like, thanks to Shadow's post yesterday:

"There's been a lot of speculation as to the vibe of the new album. Some have predicted that the whole album is in the hyphy vein like "3 Freaks". To those people I say: RELAX YOUR BACK, YOU'VE ONLY HEARD ONE SONG. The album is very diverse, and reflects the fact that I don't fit comfortably in any one genre. My critics see that as a problem, but I don''s simply the way things are. I've never really fit into any one clique. That's why the album is called The Outsider. "In some ways it's a risky record. It's going to turn some people off. And I think I'll lose some fans. On the other hand, I know I'll gain some new ones. That's a fair trade in my mind. Besides I can't see playing it safe at this point in my life.

"There's songs with samples and songs with no samples. There's very dark stuff and very light stuff. Fast and slow. Simple and complicated. And there's songs on this album that I think blow away almost anything else I've ever done, so...we'll see. I think song for song it's the best album I've ever made. One thing's for's going to make it very difficult for people to imitate my sound."

MTV to launch in NZ
No word on when, but if you want a job there, go to, they are advertising for an On Air Promotions Producer and On Air Promotions Assistant. Is TVNZ involved, or is it on Sky?
ADDED just heard via an acquaintance that it's not TVNZ.
ADDED Russell Brown has the details. Launches August 19 on Sky.

They just can't let it be
via pop candy, headline writers get over-excited....

"Today's news of Paul McCartney's separation from wife Heather Mills has rocked the world ... of headline writers. Here's a glance at some of the Beatle-icious puns that have surfaced around the globe:

- "Hello, Goodbye to McCartney's Marriage"

- "All You Need Is Love? Seems Unlikely, Sir Paul"

- "We Can't Work It Out"

- "Can't Buy Love"

- "McCartney-Heather Say Bye Bye Love" (Uh, do they know that's an Everly Brothers song?)

- "Sir Paul McCartney: A Man on the Run"

- "When I Get Older ... Paul McCartney in Marriage Split"

And just when I thought the most obvious reference hadn't seeped its way into the papers, I saw the lead from London's Daily Mirror: "Someone call Sgt. Pepper -- Paul McCartney looks on the verge of rejoining the Lonely Hearts Club band."

Monday, May 15, 2006

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Saturday May 13
Jablonski – Soul makossa
Toots and the Maytals – Bam bam
Mulatu Atkake – Yegelle tezeta
Freddie McGregor – Rastaman camp version
Maceo and the Macks – Cross the tracks
Sound dimension – Soulful strut
Rodney Hunter – Vampire
Noiseshaper – Only redeemer
Oneself – Hollow human beings
Martin Brew – Sand steppin
Salmonella Dub – Problems (Son sine remix)
Candido – Thousand finger man
Turbulence - Stay focus
Jackie Mittoo – Hot tamale
Recloose – Mana’s bounce
International observer – Cellphone dub
Prince Charles and the City Beat band – Cash (cash money)
Butta – Okwa wa se
Chico Hamilton – El toro (Mark de Clive Lowe remix)
Tiombe Lockhart – You need me
Bounty Killer, Swizz, Freddy Mckay – Bounty is a treasure
Derrick Laro, Trinity – Don’t stop til you get enough
Yellowman – Badness
Onelung - Cinema 90
Shantel - Bucovina (Haaksman and Haaksman remix)
Little tempo – Jemima
Sister Nancy – Big beat bam remix
Beat conductor – Hottest dub