People - Ceremoney: Buddah Meet Rock

So I managed to score a free ticket to AC/DC (thanks Amber!). Never thought I'd have the devil horns in the air willin' out to Angus Young, but yeah fuckin great.
Anyways, heres some classic rock shit (not in the typical sense obviously) from Japanese hard/psych rockers "People". 13 minutes of slow chugging/chanting/psy goodness
Shomyo Part.1

Yayoi Kusama

While we're on the Japanese tip, I finally made it to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition which is pretty amazing (to put it mildly). A very colourful and interesting character, I definately recommend checking it out. If you want to make the most of its probably best to go earlier in the morning when its not so crowded and you can check the mirror/light room exhibits for longer as opposed to 45 seconds. This week is the last week of the exhibition so get in while you still can (they are open later than usual). Been thinking I should send Kusama a bag of marbles and the people album as a thank you for the head trip.

Hi-Hat Club

Jay - Z and the Masonic Order?

Jay-Z’s latest video called “Run This Town” (featuring Rihanna and Kanye West) contains occult symbolism relating to secret societies. It has been long rumored that Jay-Z is part of some sort of occult order (probably Freemasonry) due to the hints slipped in his songs and his imagery.

This extract is taken from and supports the argument that prolific rapper Jay Z is down with Freemasonry. It's not the first time we have heard references in songs to secret societies. Check this photo of the man wearing a sweater with the saying "Do what Thou Wilt" Although this saying was interpreted in different ways, most agree that it refers to the dismissal of conventional moral and ethical rules in order to find one’s “True Will”. In other words, the usual guidelines by which good and evil are determined have to be blurred and forgotten to obtain the true path to illumination.There's lots of press around the video and Frankly I'm not sure what to make of it?

Watch the video :

What do you think?

New Banksy movie


Been a minute since any footwear managed to make it onto the drop. Been on my feet a fair bit lately so I cop'd a pair of these and they are mighty comfy indeed. Prop's to the Loaded Welly crew for holding down.

Larry Gus

An adorable Greek man named Larry Gus informed us about recently being named "vice greece's album of the month" so we checked him and he's great!


Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles: Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers

Tom Caruana got Wu acapellas and chucked them over samples from Beatles songs.



Dimlite also known as Misel Quitno.
The EP is called Prismic Tops, it will be coming out on Now Again Records (Stones Throw) soon. He is also working on a full length album called tangerine cheese cake.

House Shoes Live

Fu Bar Feb. 13

Food spot: number 1

Been getting sweet feeds from Ram's on upper Cuba for a minute now. Drop in for a bite sometime open late most nights.
Chilli oil dumplings all day!

Still Bill - Documentary screening 9th February

Heads Up! Big up Lisa Preston aka LP and Bluevibe Studio for sorting this one out, should be great doco and night...

"Bluevibe Collective (based out of Auckland) have secured the rights to
screen the wonderfully intimate documentary about Bill Withers - "Still
Bill". Many thanks go out also to Radio Active for their support of this

You know the music, now meet the man..... Still Bill is an intimate portrait
of soul legend Bill Withers, best known for his classics "Ain't no
sunshine", "Lean on me", "Lovely day", "Grandma's hands" (to name but a few
of the gifts he has given us over the years...). With his soulful delivery
and warm, heartfelt sincerity, Withers has written the songs that have and
always will - resonate deeply within the fabric of our times.

Filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack follow Withers and offer a unique and
rare look inside the world of this fascinating man. Through concert
footage, journeys to his birthplace, interviews with music legends, his
family and closest friends, STILL BILL presents the story of an artist who
has written some of the most beloved songs in our time and who truly
understands the heart and soul of a man.

Tickets are $15.00 plus booking fee and are available direct from Paramount
Theatre from Friday 15th January or can be purchased online through:

As well as the film screening, extra soul flavours will be added to the
night thanks to Radio Active's Soul Affair DJs and special guests. Doors
open at 7.30pm so come along for a drink and a listen before the screening,
and enjoy the party that will prevail after !

Looking forward to catching up with you all there,

LP xxx

Get ready for Soul....."


I posted the Svetnik Lo.Fi beat tape a while back. This dudes beatmaking skills are insane, got something original about his style that makes him stand out. He lives in Berlin and is only 18 years old. Also known as Purple Ink this is his second EP/Beat tape "Blueprint" available for free download. Expect big things from this beat genius in the future.

<a href="">My Daydream Feat. Shuanise by Svetnik</a>

Gil Scott Heron - Me and The Devil

Sick new video from none other than Gil Scott Heron - back for 2010.. pretty amazing stuff.

NZ Soul Alldayer

Dope lineup right here

Roger Perry
Manuel Bundy
Wendy Douglas
Chris Cox
Rivers and LP (Lisa Preston) vocal jam session
Hayley J. Hansell (live vocal set)
Sandy Mill
Gene Rivers
Mark robinson (It’s a Jazz thing – George FM)
Nic Roberts aka Pommy Nic
Selecta Sam (George FM)
90 (In The Pocket – George FM)
DJ Bridge
Steven Shaw (The Reputations)
Ben Anderson
Dustin Lindale (
DJ Ayesha (Radio Active 89FM)
Omega B
Chae Riley (The Soul Melting Pot –
The Dukes of Haphazard

12 hours of Soul Classics, Rare Groove, Northern Soul, Neo Soul, Modern Soul, R&B, Jazz Funk, Soulful House, Disco….

Kings Arms Tavern
 Saturday Feb 13th 2010 – 2pm till 2am

Raekwon The Chef in AK!

So theres been alotta talk about Rae doing a show and now its official.
Saturday 20th of March
Powerstation (Auckland)

Tickets available @ Real Groovy and Ticketmaster.

Jam Session Mix

So myself and himself got together yesterday and had a little jam. After many failed attempts at turning the laptop mic off we manage to squeeze a little mix in. A lil rough but hey thats how we do! Definately a whole lot more mixes to come throughout 2010. 100% vinyl steez, startin off with a bit of chugg and managing to finish with some OH NO for the heads

Back Off Man, I'm A Scientist

No, I'm not but when it comes to beats kidkanevil sure is!
He has just released a new album
It has been described as "Fantastic, Straight up awesome!" by Daedelus
Anyways, I was checking his bandcamp page, and he is offering his second album for free!
So, buy his new album and you will get 2 for the price of 1
Back off Man, I'm a Scientist
Sit back and enjoy

Teddy Pandergrass - Close The Door

Polar Ent. & Mighty Healthy NYC Presents: J Rawls Hotel Beats Vol. 1

You know Mighty Healthy got the dope threads, but did ya know they got the beats?!

Hell yeah!

I been sitting on this a while, but...

Check this shit by none other than J Rawls

very dope, loving the vibe of the beats

It's even got a couple of emcee tracks

so, what are you waiting for?!

Hotel Beats Vol. 1

Slugabed - Motherfuckeeeer

Been diggin Slugabeds shit since I heard his ODB/Rick James remixes. Picked up his Endless Piss EP the other day which features this BUMPING track.

Slugabed - Motherfuckeeeer

Boy Trailer

Official trailer for cuzzy Taika Waititi's new film "Boy", looks pretty churrr to me.

The Seeds Future

I be listening to this album on the regular laterly. Found myself humming one of their songs as i walked to work this morning. The Seeds are a psychedelic rock band based out of Los Angeles. This album "Future" was recorded in 1967 and was there fourth album. James Pants named the song “Two Fingers Pointin' On You” third on his list of "Top Ten Favorite 60's songs from 2009"

Download The Seeds "Future"

Kit Knows - First Kit On The Moon

"Kit Knows brings us a heavyweight rap version of fLako’s beattape The First Spaceshit On The Moon released in spring 2009. All tracks have been transformed into fully-fledged songs. By keeping the original track names and recording vocals throughout, he has kept the original flavour and has made the beattape grow to something complete." kwatro

fLako & Kit Knows - Welcome (Remake) by

Download Kit Knows - First Kit On The Moon here

The Gaslamp Killer & Kutmah - Low End Theory Podcast

LA's at it again. Weird and wonderfull
Listen here

On the subject of Trio's Covering songs.

I know it's old and you've probably heard it but still...

If you don't watch his face the version is actually quite catchy.

Suite For Ma dukes - Take Notice

The Sounds of VTech / Suite For Ma Dukes: Take Notice

VTech and Mochilla
Massive feeling interpretation here. From a very good looking 3 dvd set out 30.01 Dopeonplastika put the order in...

MidaZ – El MidaZ Affair

MidaZ (vocals), IMAKEMADBEATS (Mix/Master), El Michels Affair (Instrumentals)

Happy New Year From the Hip Drop Posse.

Welcome to 2010, It's going to be a goodie.

Been Slacking on the posts of late because I have been on holiday on the wonderful black sand beaches of Taranaki with fellow Dropper's Flava fras, Dicky D and the crew. Portable turntable and MPC1000 were present so we kicked some jams, only way to record was onto my phone.
hope you don't mind the quality and still can catch the vibe (sounds better through headphones).


Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto Feat Antonio Carlos Jobim. I picked this up on vinyl a few weeks ago. It was strictly meant for sampling but i thought it would go down a treat for a Sunday jazz post. Famous tenor saxophone player stan getz teams up with a young Brazilian singer Antonio Jobim released 1964. Enjoy

slum village / get dis money / twit uno remix

Dope Twit One remix of S Villa