This is NOT the Christchurch sound - Vol. 1

This is NOT the Christchurch sound - Vol. 1

Well it kind of is. I just thought I’d be a little controversial with my post heading. It’s NZ Music Month here in NZ so I thought I’d play some NZ music on Starlifter Radio. Actually that’s not true either, the kiwi tunes I’m playing on my little internet radio station are getting played because they’re fucking great and I’m really diggin’ them at the mo.

To start off with I’ve got the original “This is NOT the Christchurch sound” CD. It features songs on the Indie Rock to Electro spectrum from bands and artists such as Ed Muzik, Tom Cosm, Break Mission Kills, Charlie ASH, Pig Out, Get Set Play, The L.E.D.s, Tiger Tones, 5 1/2 Minutes, Electro Pussy Posse and more. We released it with RDU 98.5 FM in June 2007 to get some attention for all the local acts we thought deserved a little more attention.

Then we have my latest DJ mix ‘Interstella Week Beats Your Intergalactic Year”, a set containing electronic beats and grooves from LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, DIM, Uberzone, The Future Sound of London, Vinyl Life & Joey Beltram, Rocha + Lewinger, Underworld and Telefon Te Aviv.

And further on the Christchurch tip we’ve got tracks from Bang! Bang! Eche!, Hypercolour, No Aloha; Auckland cats Bandicoot; and Ex-Dunners now AK kats (I think) Brains.

There is also the latest from School of Seven Bells, these guys are amazing!

So that’s the go, there’s heaps more on there as well so be sure to tune into and get down with your bad elf.

Dr H

Delicious Music website relaunch

On March 21, 2010, in New to Starlifter, by Dr Hitchcock
Tom Cosm

Tom Cosm @ Boom Festival

Total radness party people!

Since May 2009 Delicious Music – – has been one of the best online places to get tunes from your favourite kiwi-tronica (and a few rock’n’roll) artists, all for free and all legit. As of this week Delicious became much sweeter. With a smooth new look and just in time for May, NZ Music Month, you can now listen to Delicious artists via a fancy new player, log-in easily with your Facebook account and if you want, show support for your fav Delicious artist by donating a bit of cash, with all money donated going to the artist, good on ya mate
To celebrate this grand new revamp all this week on we’ll be exclusively playing Delicious Music artists. To tune in simply visit: or to listen in iTunes or Winamp click here.

Below are some of the songs and artists that are currently on the playlist:

Tom Cosm vs Circuit Bent – Bent Cosmos
Mr Squatch – Herbal T
Sunmonx – Schticky Digits (Delicious Edit)
Module – All This Time (Tom Cosm remix)
Sharkweek – Small Firm Peppermints
N.A.M.E – N.A.M.E.less
Ghost – Return Journey
Flaxnation – Kahwai
Herbal T – Herbert
Mr Squatch – There Is Wobble In My Dreams
Pikachunes – Fire
Tom Cosm and Hannah Flatman – The Opaque Dub
Rare Shot Blue – Ova Load
N.A.M.E – What are we Talk’n
MDT – Profeshanal
Rare Shot Blue – Sword
Pieter Borgh – ATIKA
Module – stars and sky (Invader Tron remix – radio edit)
Isaac Chambers – Vibe-braker 2
Ed Muzik – Filth
MDT – Crimson Sparkles
Sharkweek – Robospacejesus
Herbal T – deceptive
Invader Tron – Journey to the Secret Sky
Pikachunes – Shout It
Isaac Chambers – aFRO sQUELCH fUNK7
VIBRASPHERE – wasteland (Fiord Rmx)
Antix-Fiord – KARMIKLOOPS (Fiord remix)
Pikachunes – You Are
Pieter Borgh – FRANKY
Ghost – Daze

So there ya go. More rad electronica for ya, more fun things to do online.

Dr H

Have you heard the music of Tom Cosm?

On May 15, 2009, in culture, music, Promo, technology, by Dr Hitchcock


Tom Cosm Live at Canaan Downs Festival NYE 2008/2009

Let me tell you about someone who is doing something interesting in the music industry. Tom Cosm is a guy who performs an interesting blend of minimal, electro, trance and whatever else he decides to chuck in there, using a laptop and various controllers.

He promotes his musical project using word of mouth, keeping all of his music free for download to anyone at any time. Tom has used this method to become a well known musician and has traveled to perform and teach at some of the worlds most renowned electronic dance music festivals, including Boom Festival (Portugal), Rainbow Serpent Festival (Australia) and Ultra Groove (Brazil).

The other interesting thing about this guy, is he makes all of his techniques available to anyone… no production secrets or exclusivity. His interactiv e website is full of tutorial videos and ready to jam Ableton Live packs, so people can see not just how he wrote the music, but how he gives a true live performance (he’s not one of these hit-play-and-dancearound-like-i’m-doing-something live acts).

One problem Tom does have, is writing profiles in third person. It always ends up sounding wanky, so I am going to stop right there and talk directly to you if that’s ok, it’s a lot nicer for me and I hope for you as well.

You’re reading this because someone made a decision that my project is worth spreading. Your task is to decide if this persons opinion is enough for you to take it to the next level and have a skim through my work your self.

If anything in this write up has triggered your curiosity, I invite you come on over using the link below, I’ve set up a single page for you with immediate resources so you can quickly browse over the things I do and make your own decision.

Word of mouth – it’s the way I work. I don’t have a label, I don’t have any fancy releases and I am not going to be taking any scene by storm- but I will make sure everyone who ever respects my project will get it right back in return.

Thanks for reading this far in an age of information overload.


MP3: All his music is available for free from here

All party peeps who comment on blog posts in May will receive a Starlifter.TV badge/button. Coz YOU ARE ALL STARS!!!

:: Dr H

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Tom Cosm Live… this Friday night

On April 27, 2009, in culture, LIVE, music, parties, by Dr Hitchcock
Here we go folks! One of the biggest gigs in Christchurch this year!
If you can’t make it to the gig or are somewhere else in the world
you can watch the gig live here on Starlifter.TV!!!

But here are the details:

This Friday the 1st of May at Double Happy, 182 Cashel Street, Christchurch.
DOORS open 9pm
START 10pm
END 6am
PRESALES $15 (+booking fee from Cosmic Corner)
DOOR $25
GENRES: electro, techno, tech, prog, minimal, techno, 
Tom Cosm (live)
Mr Squatch (Delicious Music),
Markj (Melbourne), 
Minimal Wage (Minimal Mondays – RDU), 
Dr Hitchcock (Starlifter.TV / RDU),
TwEQ (Delicious Music),
Ezra Holder (VJ)
A rad little party to celebrate NZ Music Month and the launch of