The past few weeks on Starlifter have been super, uber, duber, busy!!! For the past 2 weekends we have been broadcasting live rock gigs from around the Christchurch region. Our first was the Sleepy Age, Transistors and Magic Eye gig at The Dux De Lux. And last weekend we broadcast The Dance Asthmatics, Full Moon Fiasco, Secrets and Piha Rescue from El Santo in Lyttelton. A huge thanks to everyone who tuned in for those events. We had listeners not only from Christchurch but from all around the world. There was even a touching moment when Josh from Sleepy Age got the crowd at The Dux to sing Happy Birthday to Christchurch Indie Godmother, Fran, who was listening in the UK. Happy Birthday Fran! Over the coming months I’ll be adding various live sets and songs to the Starlifter Radio playlist, some will also be available for download, choice.
Also in the mix at the mo is the ITM DJ mix set from Melbourne based DJs Fromage Disco. I chucked this on while I cruised around town on my longboard a few weeks ago and it is l-o-v-e-l-y. Their sound is funky, soulful, groovey and moovey. This set is an excellent house party starter if your DJ hasn’t arrived yet and you’re still sorting out snacks for your guests.
But I’ve started this playlist with a few of my brit-pop favs from the 90s. The playlisted tracks from Sleeper, Echobelly and Suede came out on a compilation in NZ called ‘This is not America’ and was one of my favs when I was working at 92.3 The Most FM in New Plymouth. The song ‘great things’ has been a wonderfully positive song that has helped me get through this gloomy Christchurch winter.
So that’s the latest with dirty ole Starlifter. As usual if there’s anything you’d like to hear on the stream, you wanna get a hold of any live recordings or you just wanna say ‘holla’, we’re just a shirt message away. Email: studio (at) starlifterradio.com – Twitter: @starlifterradio – or chat live via the chatbox to the right.
Yours in sound,
Artist – Song – Extra Info
Kula Shaker – Tattva
Sleeper – Inbetweener
Echobelly – Great Things
Suede – Trash
Blur – Oily Water
Sleepy Age – Live at The Dux – July 2010 [LIVE Recording] – www.facebook.com/pages/Sleepy-Age/245948242433
Midnight Juggernauts – Lara Versus the Savage Pack
Simian Mobile Disco – It’s The Beat
Two Door Dinema Club – Come Back Home (Is Tropical Chilla Black edit)
Interview with Opiuo – ‘Slurp and Giggle’ Album Launch Party – July 2010 [Interview]
Opiuo – The Freaky Bean
Diskjokke – 1987 (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound remix)
Fromage Disco – ITM Mix [DJ Set] – www.fromagedisco.com
Max Cooper – Im Garten Von Eben
Stray Theories – Forget The Sunrise
Coco Solid and Limyth – Up in Smoke
Lack of Afro – Live At The Club
The Whitefield Brothers – Yakuba
Nirvana – Lithium (Live at Reading 1992)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Love Burns
Garageland – The Floribunda Impetigo Experience?
Happy Birthday – Fun
Orca Team – And She Knows
Neu! – Hallogallo
Ariel Pink – Netherlands