Well apparently it’s been a decade since I threw my first gig and club night. The Mixtape Connection was a monthly club night riding high on the indie dance rock vibe that was being driven by the likes of DFA Records and LCD Soundsystem. There were plenty of bands playing around Christchurch at the time but not many rock’n’roll DJs. Richard MacFarlane, Missy G, Bill (Indie Slut) and myself decided to change that and throw our own party at Capitol Bar. It ran every month for a year and a half and it was fun while it lasted. Since then we’re thrown on average a party a year. Missy G plays around Christchurch ALL THE TIME and Bill ran another club night called the Nu Trend with Daniel Millar (Tobiaz) and Annie Kean. The Mixtape Connection was a real launchpad for me and the rest of the crew, it helped us hone our DJing skills and get our names out there. Since then I’ve lived in Melbourne twice and played parties on both sides of the Tasman and at some big festivals.
We also put out a CD of Christchurch music..
I’d like to thank all the party peeps and everyone else who got involved with the parties over the years. For those still in town hopefully we’ll see you at Smashies! Also, many thanks to Brian Feary from Melted Ice Cream for the work on the gig flyer.
So come on down to Smash Palace on High Street to see the return of Christchurch’s most notorious scene elders for one night only of Rock, Brit-Pop, 80s, Electro-Clash, and whatever Missy G is gonna play, probably John B ;D
Here are the deets for your next dose of nostelgia:
Mixtape Connection 10th Anniversary!
Saturday 4th July.
20:00 – 02:00.
Smash Palace, High Street, Christchurch.
For more info stayed tuned to Starlifter Radio or listen to the following shows on RDU 98.5 FM:
GirlSchool – Tuesday 18:00-19:30
Human Pleasure – Monday 18:00-20:00
On the Decks – Saturday 14:00-16:00
SEE YOU THERE!!!
Dr H xox.
P.S. If I can motivated I might even broadcast the gig live on Starlifter but we’ll see how we go ;p
Hey rad cats,
My old friend Darcy and his band Cure Motel are doing an NZ tour at the mo. They’re playing tonight at Churchills in Christchurch and at Dux Live on Sunday 19th October.
Cure Motel is filthy electro synth along the lines of Mulchzoid. Darcy is originally from Wellington but is now Melbourne based and I used to DJ with him and his crew when they came to town back in the mid-2000s. You might remember one of their gigs at Capitol Bar where the artist Reality Compound performed the song “Get Some Pussy” resulting in RC pouring a bottle of milk on his fury cat soft toy. Needless to say that the Bar Manager and his security were not happy.
I’ll be down at Churchills tonight for a few pints if anyone is keen ;D
There’s a new music video from local ratbags The Transistors for their song “Professional” from the album “Is This Anything?”.
With all this talk in the music industry about bands needing to up their game, Transistors have created a useful ‘how to’ guide for playing a music industry showcase. Watch and learn. The footage was shot by Suren Unka, and video produced and edited by Ricky P. Sewell at Dirt Brown Productions.