Monday, July 09, 2012
Poi-e disco drums edit
A while back, Amplifier reissued the 12-inch disco mix of Kiwi classic Poi-e, by the Patea Maori Club. There is some great percussion bleeps and thumps in the disco dub mix, so I decided to chop em up into a saucy re-edit. Download and enjoy! Cheers. More on the reissue...
From Amplifier: " It started with a question on Twitter. Peter McLennan (Dub Asylum, Hallelujah Picassos) asked "Any plans to release the Poi E 12?". That was news to us and Jayrem Records, we didn't even know it existed.
A quick search was done through Dalvanius's archive at Jayrem and a mention of the 12" was found in his recording notes, but frustratingly there were no master tapes.
Once again Twitter came to the rescue, with P-Money getting in contact to say that he had a mint condition copy of the 12" that we could borrow.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks Stebbings in Auckland transferred the tracks from the vinyl and carried out a restoration to bring them back to life.
And now, for the first time since 1983, here is the Poi E 12", released digtially, with 4 versions of Poi E and a live version of the haka, Taranaki Patere."