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
Produced and Directed by Eoghan Kidney.
I was just going through all my old CDs and compilations I’ve put together over the years and came across this little bad boy, Mixtape Connection Vol. 4. This has recently been added to the StarlifterRadio.com playlist and is yours for the listening. This was a rad little mix I did for one of our Mixtape Connection club nights that we were hosting down at Capitol Bar back in 2005. Our special guest that night was Nick Harte aka Shocking Pinks (DFA Records). Now the tunes are great, my listing of the tracks somewhere useful — not so. So I don’t have any tracklisting for it, soz. The mix also contains a sample of James Murphy being interviewed by Nick D on 95bFM in Auckland, NZ. Rad!
Here are some links about some of what was going on in our Mixtape Connection crew at the time, including a few photos 🙂