Friday, March 09, 2007



Shake N Bake - on this Saturday!

"For the 3rd successive year BaseFM bring you a day out in the lovely surroundings of Western Park. Expect a full spectrum of sound, we got you sorted with Base DJs providing the good vibes, plus live performances from Anbaric and The Unseen.

Witness live graffiti art in progress with a collaborative mural painted by Cut Collective (Trust Me, Flox and SP23) plus special guests on the day. Drinks will flow, the ol barbie will be rockin', plus the prestigious egg and spoon race for those with a competitive streak (ooooh!) We’ll even try our hand at a bit of petanque, bonus points for those who can curse in French. Don’t worry, we don’t do mornings either. Bass drops 12pm…

Saturday 10th March, Western Park, off Ponsonby Rd, down by the kids playground. Sweet.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

North American scum
That's the genius title of the catchy-as-hell single of the new album from LCD Soundsystem, and you can see them playing it live for the first time in the UK here. Shot three nights ago at Cargo in London, it's a bit rough. Hat tip to Fact mag.
I've only just got round to buying their first album (yeah, slow-ass loser) from smokecds.com (on special for $14.95, with bonus disc too), but I can't wait to hear their new one.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Watching the defectives...
Mayor Hubbard has said out loud what a lot of Aucklanders might be thinking - "I don't see how any policeman could say, 'Two of my best friends are in jail for rape, and by the way I want to be head policeman in Auckland so I can protect the women folk of Auckland'."

The catch is, in a day or two, Hubbard will be hit by the political fallout from that statement. Why? I'm guessing some attention-seeking MP will blurt out (under Parliamentary privelege) the allegations made by Rickards camp that the rape charges made against him were done to keep him from becoming the first Maori to hold the top police job, of Police Commissioner. Then it will get really nasty....
More here from Russell Brown...

Monday, February 26, 2007

Criminals in Hollywood.
A cheery little snip for the Oscars...
"Around the Oscars, they organize a thing where the New Zealanders come together. And there's one for the Australians, too. But the Australians crash the New Zealand one. They're a lot rowdier but it makes the party much more interesting because they all come from criminals. We're from peaceful Scottish people."

--New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey on the New Zealand government's yearly Oscars party in Los Angeles. Interview in the Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb 2007 (seen here)

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Feb 24
Jimmy London - I'm your puppet
Lloyd Charmers - Darker than blue
Curtis Mayfield - If there's a hell below... (live)
The Jam - Start
Pointer Sisters - Yes we can can
Tommy McCook - Heatwave
Mckay - Take me over
Salsoul Orchestra - Runaway
Digidub - Zinzo
Aim - Just passing thru
Bokoor band - Onukpa shawarpo
Simon Bogle - Dry bone (Groove Corp remix)
International observer - Freyberg place mat
Hot grits - Say I love it
Upsetters - Popcorn
Leon Haywood - Who you been giving it up to?
Freestylers -Ruffneck
Dirty beatniks - Hypnotysin'
Rolfos tabanka rhythms - Watermelon man
Overproof sound system - Watch what you put inna (Groove corp remix)
King kong - Step pon mi corn
DJ Patife - Sambassim
Al Green - Love and happiness (Shoes re-edit)
Stephen Marley - Traffic jam

Monday, February 19, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, February 17
Blue Mitchell – Dorado
Earl Zinger – Song 2
Lester Sterling – Afrikaan beat
Joint force – Static (Mario Bros remix)
Eddy Mitchell – Hard to handle
Bronx River Prkway – La valla
Kraftwerk – Computer love
The WBC – The vibe
Brooklyn funk essentials – Creator has a master plan
Ray Baretto – El nuevo Baretto
Reggie Stepper – Cuh ohnoh
Feelstyle – Su’amalie inst
The Midnights – Outside looking in (Dub Asylum remix)
Dead prez – Hiphop (for the folk who texted into the stuio saying “Bro, had
a massive night, still going., please play dead prez – hiphop”)
OJays – 992 arguments
Maceo and the Macks – Soul power 74
Scientist – Dub #16
King Tubby and Roots Radics – Love and understanding
Raw deal – Blues for brother George Jackson
Bob James – Angela (theme from Taxi)
Yahoos – Mabala
Jackie Mittoo – In cold blood
Salt n Pepa – Push it
Shy FX and Top Cat – Champion DJ

Friday, February 16, 2007

Bbbrrrrrrrrrrrrring!
A killer clip of Tenor Saw performing 'Ring the Alarm' live with a hot band back in 86 - slips into Fever on the same riddim. Hat tip to Russell, who has a few more reggae gems here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, February 10
Cane and Able - Mass of confusion
Tyra and the tornadoes - Hui hui
Mere Mortalz - Dis a boom Inst
Michael Prophet - Been talking
Black moon - The walk
Bill Withers - Kissin my love
Family of percussion feat Archie Shepp - Here comes the family
Lightning head - Stilla move
Scientist - Sunshine version
Cookie monster - C is for cookie (Roy Thode disco mix)
Chaka Khan - I feel for you
Connie Price and the Keystones - Sucker punch
Chosen few - Tears of a clown
International Observer - Dirty Harry
Tahuna Breaks - Voodoo
3 generations walking - Midnight bustling
Rebel MC - Jahovia
El da sensei -Summertime bluez
Funkmaster Flex and the ghetto celebs - Safe sex, no freaks
Osibisa - Y sharp
The JBs -You can have your Watergate...
Alan Moorhouse - Soul skimmer
Jah Stitch - Raggamuffin style (Smith and Mighty remix)
TRex - Telegram Sam
Stephen Marley - Traffic jam