Happy New Year! If you’re in the Southern hemisphere I hope all your Summer has been hot, sparkly and rad. If you’re in the North I wish you all the traditional white, chill vibes you get this time of year.
Starlifter Radio had one of it’s biggest years ever in 2012. We had live fortnightly radio shows from Blue & Green with Shaun Parker, Hottest Whatever, Human Pleasure with Bill, Aqua Oyster Cult, Islands and myself with Mixtape 3051. We also snuck in a few live event broadcasts from Delicious Dose and Fran’s Birthday Party Thank-you so much to all who were involved and had so fun with us. I’d also like to personally like to thank Fran, Lu, Rob, David, Bill, Shaun, Greg, Mishka, Markj, Tom Cosm, Ez, Muz, Antz and my darling panda wife Claire.
I don’t think we’ve ever had that many live broadcasts on Starlifter in a single year before and it was bloody marvelous. Alas such a pace can be hard to maintain and in 2013 there will be less live radio shows. Starlifter is steering it’s bow from tuneage to tech. 2012 was a big year for Starlifter in the realm of geek. I’ve discovered the PirateBox, the Raspberry Pi, Minecraft as well as a deeper love for GNU/Linux and the free and open source movement. So although there will be plenty of tunes on the dirty ‘ole ‘lifter be expecting some fantastic tech and tings from Starlifter Digital.
I’ll leave you with this from the original uber Tech Lord Carl Sagan:
“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
Spring is almost upon us and the long lost cats are comin’ out to play! My good mate Darcy aka Cure Motel and EMU is throwing another GO Nomada warehouse party on Saturday 22nd September. I’ve been to plenty of his parties in the past and I’m sure this one will doof you socks off.
Check out the deets below and see ya on the d-floor!
GO Nomada is a global roaming system of unique themed-arts performance and production. Live electronic based-bands and producer DJ’s with full lighting, roving performers and themed décor. 2012 Spring Party celebrates original mixed-genre NZ and AUS electronica in a two-zone private warehouse, Brunswick Melbourne.
In the future GO Nomada tours NZ this summer and 2013 will witness Australia touring and annual Spring party, Melbourne.
MUSIC LINEUP :
- MEN IMITATING MACHINES
- PHILOSOPHY OF SOUND
- CURE MOTEL
- DOM HOGAN (the apiarist)
- MORSE HORSE
- REUBEN STONE
- ASTRAL BRAIN TENTACLES
visuals: WANDERER PRODUCTIONS
ambience: BLITZA PRODUCTIONS
décor: Mark Rosenbrock
This is a limited capacity event so get presales quick …
… the legend of the GO Nomada :
Since almost the dawn of time, when the bees began pollinating the forest, the Nomada species grew and flourished under the wise tutelage of the Queen Nomadini.
But there was a division and a lot of the tribe became klepto-parasitic ! They steal and feed off others as their way in life. The Good Nomada, heretofore referred to as ‘GO Nomada’ made peaceful protes
t but were assaulted in return and had to retaliate in self defence.
It was a long and bloody war with many hives lost forever. Because the bad Nomada were so skilled at deceitful and violent ways they easily defeated the GO Nomada, the Queen Nomadini was killed and the klepto-parasites now roam the world with over 850 species spotted.
However, ONE GO Nomada slipped away unnoticed, even with a broken leg he managed to escape. It is rumored that he may have started a new hive somewhere and that the GO Nomada tribe may still be somewhere in the world. They are no doubt peace-loving hedonistic bees with vast riches of golden honey.
GO Nomada touring has been titled in honour of this missing legend. Our quest is to travel the planet in search of the GO Nomada and restore their rightful place in the scientific annals of history and indeed to tell the Go Nomada that it’s ok to come out of hiding, to make party and spread their golden word.
Fran from Hottest Whatever is having a birthday next week so she thought she’d throw a gig… awesome. It’s also Dove from ScotDrakula’s birthday too.
ScotDrakula, Mmdelai and Claws and Organs are playing the gig, along with this DJs from Hottest Whatever. The gig will be broadcast live on Starlifter as well, choice.
More event details can be found at facecrack.
Please, bring Fran and Dove cake.
Exciting news Starlifters!
This Friday, the 6th of July, Starlifter Radio will be broadcasting Delicious Dose LIVE from My Aeon in Brunswick, Melbourne. Delicious Dose is an extension of Christchurch based online-music-site-turned-label Delicious Music.
Delicious Dose parties are all about high quality tunes, gear and vibes and will cover sounds ranging from House, Electro, Techno, Psy Trance, and Progressive.
DJs include Calli, Adelle, Sebastian Wild, Rips and Andy Tron.
For more info see the Facebook event.
This will also be the public launch of a Starlifter side project, the Starlifter PirateBox. The PirateBox is a self-contained mobile communication and file sharing device. It transforms any space into a free and open communications and file sharing network. Tunes from various Delicous Music artists will be available for free download from the Starlifter Piratebox. Click here for connection details.
See ya there!