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
Well, well, well, 2010 is all but over and we’ve just added out final bunch of tunes for the year. 2010 has been an amazing year muscially and it’s been a great time to be alive ( if you ignore all the earthquakes, mining disasters and rise in the price of everything in NZ :p )
So here’s a selection of the tracks that have just been added to the Starlifter Radio playlist.
Artist – Song
Cut Copy – Take Me Over [Australia]
Shit Robot – Take ‘Em Up (feat. Nancy Whang) Free MP3
DJ Hell – U Can Dance Feat. Bryan Ferry
Digitalism – Stratosphere (Original Mix) Buy MP3
Hexstatic – Hollywood Bar (DJ Lord Fader’s Lock In Mix) Free MP3
The Rapture – Kid 606 in Love With the Underground Buy from Insound
Regurgitator – Making No Sense [Australia] Free MP3
Die Die Die – Wasted Lands [New Zealand] Buy MP3 – Buy CD – Buy Vinyl
Something not on the list is my latest DJ set which was recorded at MASSIVE Spring Equinox 2010. If you wanna listen to it right now click here.
That’s it for the Starlifter Rizzle for nizzle. Have fun with all the Christmas parties and take care of yourself and your friends.
Hey Christchurch party people! Shake off those aftershock blues with another fabulous Massive outdoor party. Saturday 25 September is Spring Equinox!
If you’ve never been to an outdoor dance party this will be a great introduction to the fun, friendly and loving outdoor scene. These cats know how to party and do it well. I’m really excited too as I haven’t played at one of these gigs in a while and the Delicious crew sure how know to throw a party.
M*A*S*S*I*V*E and Delicious Music joining forces for a night of madness at one of our favourite North Canterbury locations!
30K SUBTLE SOUND SYSTEM in the main zone!
Audio Line up:
OPTIMUS GRYME – dubstep OLIE BASSWEIGHT – dubstep PHILTER – LIVE – hip hop/ dnb/ dubstep NORT – LIVE – minimal tek (album release set) PSYMON BARNET – minimal tek TwEQ – psy MATTAL – electro/ breaks JOHN USHER – deep house/ minimal tek DR HITCHCOCK – indie/ electro TOBIAZ – indie
ANIKIN – electro/ dubstep LUCID – glitch (album release set) SPIRE – dubstep BLOOP (Invercargill) – electronica CAPTAIN MORGAN – electronica QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUNDS – electronica SUPINE – dubstep LIGHTLY TOASTED – dubstep SUBMINIMAL – techno
DeliciousTV WarpTV Naughty Chicken Fun & Games
$30+bf from Cosmic Corner in August
From Marshlands Road go left onto Main North Road, straight onto SH1, go left on to SH7, keep going past Frog Rock, past Waikari then turn right onto Mcraes rd. Please take care when turning! Please do not bring alcohol or dogs!
For more info visit: www.MassiveNZ.com
At the start of July I had a chat with kiwi ex-pat and Melbourne resident glitch-master, Opiuo, just before his Christchurch set at Concrete Club. He’s currently touring to promote his new album ‘Slurp And Giggle’ and he is such a lovely chap!
The interview is currently on the Starlifter Radio playlist or you can download it from here:
MP3: Interview with Opiuo – ‘Slurp And Giggle’ album launch
Enjoy the interview and download his tunes yo!
For more Opiuo awesomeness check out…
His official site: www.opiuo.com
Buy his new music: www.addictech.com/store/index.php?featureID=159
Download his free music: www.deliciousmusic.co.nz/artists/opiuo