DJ Adelle moves on to ‘The Search’ DJ Comp Semi-Final

DJ Adelle

Hey yo!

With under 4 months in Melbourne, Sonja Loader-Jurac aka DJ Adelle has not wasted anytime in putting her Tech Lord DJ skills to use. You can find her playing electro party beats every Wednesday night at Lounge on Swanston Street or find her tearing up the talent at The Search DJ competition at Wah Wah Lounge. After nailing her heat she has now progressed to the semi-final round. Well done Adelle! Be sure to get down there and catch the Princess of Sass show the Aussie lads how to rawk!

Adelle’s mix from her first heat is currently on the Starlifter Radio playlist. Click here to listen.

Or for more of her sounds visit her soundcloud page.

Dr H, over-and-out.

MUZAI: YEAR 2 – June 24th 2011 (Whammy/Wine Cellar)

Our good friends at Muzai Records are celebrating their second birthday and are having a swish wee shindig. If you’re in Auckland at the end of the month be sure to stop by for some raucous rock’n’roll yo. Here’s the goss from the pen of Benjii Jackson…. and the email address, truth be told…..

Greetings all.

It’s been pretty amazing – that I am writing this “media release” to talk about the second anniversary when in all honesty I thought MUZAI would be over and done with by now. My key word throughout the tenure of this little label was “survival”. We’ve come this far, outlasting the dreaded first year and surviving as a new business in a recession.

In fact we’ve done pretty darn well in our first two years if I may toot my own horn for a moment. We’ve had critical acclaim with a few releases of ours (Full Moon Fiasco, Sherpa, Diana Rozz), our audiences have started to swell at venues at the M that an old friend Mittins created has started to become recognized rather thatn asked about.

So along with Undertheradar and Cheese On Toast, we’re throwing a big shindig in June (as god awful a word shindig is): MUZAI YEAR TWO, being held across both Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar from 7:30pm until late. Why two venues? On top of the huge support Rohan and staff have given us, we actually need space for the line up, including some out of towners….

Full Moon Fiasco (Wellington), Sherpa, Idiot Prayer (Dunedin), Cool Cult, Cat Venom, Kitsunegari, god bows to math, Hussies, Sidewalk Meese, Diana Rozz (DJ set).

There will be merchandise, there will be cake (no seriously, there will actually be cake), there will even be those little idiosyncratic things that apparently people have come to love about MUZAI, or completely deride us for.

But more importantly, it’s a chance for all of us to get together once a year, meet and greet each other and just have fun. It’s for us and ultimately for everyone else to come and enjoy.

Benjii Jackson
MUZAI overlord

MUZAI: Year Two plays June 24th 2011, 7:30pm – Late Wine Cellar/Whammy Bar, St. Kevins Arcade, Auckland R18

Tickets available from Undertheradar
Presale: $10 (plus booking fee).

Door sales: $15

Nørt – Core Function EP | Out Now

Nort - Core Function EP

My good friends Delicious Music are turning 2 years old! Woo hoo! To celebrate, they’ve decided to start a label. On May they released the latest EP from Nørt any day now the latest from Mr Squatch.

Here’s the rest of the details:

Delicious Music is stoked to kick off the label side of things here at Delicious HQ with Nort. He’s played a big part in getting Delicious Music to where it is today and his persistance in wanting to help create a label with Delicious Music has finally paid off. Into it… welcome to Delicious Music’s first release.

Tek-head and audiologist Nort hits us with his fresh 3 track EP entitled “Core Function”. After many years writing downbeat and ambient under the alias “Invader Tron,” Andrew Snook has finally taken the definitive step away from the lounge, and onto the dance floor with his new LiveTek Project Nort. Churning out minimal and progressive style bangin’ techno, with influences from his ambient glitch days seeping in, the result is both atmospheric and pumping, where ethereal melody lines and drifting synths are boiled down, vaporized, and pumped out the vents, of his mechanical tek driven, steam machine.

The EP kicks off with a minimal number, “CogBit”, this track cruises along with amazing attention to frequency manipulation and is sure to be soon heard on the minimal techno floors around the world. Next up is “Bubble Tek”, a more progressive offering that has already been enjoyed by many at legendary outdoor events Voyage (Chch, NZ) and Rainbow Serpent (Vic, Aus). It’s an upbeat ride with synths drifting through it like a feather floating on the wind.

His signature synthesizer progressions create a musical environment deeply enriched by the wide variety of emotions present in each of his tracks and he guides the listener through all aspects of his constantly dynamic and ever-evolving sound.

Bag Raiders – Official Album Release – TONIGHT


Modular, Epaulette, Sick Disco and OKOK present…

Bag Raiders

Live DJ set

Official NZ Album Release Party

Date: 13th of November at Cassette Number Nine, Auckland, New Zealand
Supports: Cam Robertson, Cyril Orson, & The Lost Boys

Bag Raiders 6:

1. Bag Raiders debut single ‘Way Back Home’ from their debut album is currently the most played track on tastemaker triple JJJ. Check out the music video by Kim Moyes from The Presets here.

2. ‘Shooting Stars’ from their 2nd EP dominated dance floors all over the world and helped them rack up millions of myspace plays and YouTube views.

3. 2009 they pioneered their 1st live show ‘Bag to the Future’ playing to tens of thousands of ecstatic fans at the opening of Sydney Festival, Parklife, Shore Thing, and dozens of other festivals.

4. 2008 the title track of their 2nd EP ‘Turbo Love’ became one of the most played songs on tastemaker Triple J.

5. Back in 2007 the lead single of their 1st EP ‘Fun Punch’ turned into a cult phenomenon gaining them YouTube notoriety and hitting dozens of ‘best of’ compilations.

6. Bag Raiders remixes include… Sneaky Sound System, Kid Sister, Midnight Juggernauts, Kim, Muscle, ZZZ, The Lost Valentinos, Cut Copy, Super Mal, Headman and Galvatrons.

Bag Raiders debut album is out now.

$10 door sales only from 9pm

Bag Raiders – Way Back Home
Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
Bag Raiders – Fun Punch
Bag Raiders – Website
Bag Raiders – Myspace

Thanks to Cassette Number Nine, 1AM, Epaulette, and Serato

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