Video Release Party - Khuja Lounge Dec 3rd

As you may know, we've spent the last 2 months hiking the rugged terain of this man eating country filming our first ever wild life doccumentary. Over that time we've seen some terrifying things (eg. New Plymouth and Blanket Man's balls) and some of us sadly never made it back due to strong acid and early morning flights.

But now, after what has been like a really intense episode of Dora the explorer we are home from our journey and ready to celebrate...

THIS FRIDAY AT KHUJA LOUNGE - featuring never seen before footage from the doccumentary, special guests THE ARC, DJ TDK, DJ Substance and a special guest perfomance from Norwegian sensation Max Marx. We will party until dusk to honour this wild beast that is life.

Doors open at 9. Drink specials on the night. $10 on the door.

Cherrystones - Entertaining The Unobvious

Sunday is usually a low key affair but seeing as the sun is blazing and the people are in good spirits, I thought I'd post up something a little different to our usual Sunday steez. This mix is from Cherrystones, whos mixes I have been really diggin. On that krautrock, garage, rhythm & blues tip with all sorts of other craziness in there (a little Lord Finesse even). If you dig what Gas Lamp Killer, Dom Thomas & Andy Votel do then ya might dig this.

MGR - LR008

Here's some local heat courtesy of the ever boundary pushing Leaving Records.
Had never heard of MGR before but man definately diggin' the vibes.
Shouts to Jet Jag for the tip off once again.

Flippin' Samples with Johnny Griffith. Inc.

We've recently started using our "other blog" wheresyourbeatsat a place where we talk shit, upload samples and make beats. Anything goes really so if your down, its invites only so give us an email and we'll sign you up. Nothing too serious, just good to have producers communicating and getting better at what they do.
Anyways heres the first sample I put up on the page, Johnny Griffiths Inc.
Love is just a word

Ta-ku - Synth You've Been Gone

Ta-ku sent through his latest beat tape with fellow producer Roughsoul.
Be sure to check his other releases if you haven't done so yet.

Grooveman Spot Runnin Pizza Snippet

Party party pizza time with Grooveman Spot

Circulation - Patterins (Iz & Diz ghosts in Detroit wake up dub)

Full Crate & FS Green - Beat Mix for Carhartt

Nice Mix, If ya like the vibe check their eggs and pancakes

26th Nov Tiger Translate - Opera House

We're back down in Wellington this Friday for the Tiger Translate show at the Opera House. Should a dope night. Line up not only includes us (Home Brew) but most of NZ's talented faces..Scratch22, Riki Gooch, Parks & Julien Dyne to name afew..Check the flyer.

Dudley Benson - Kiwi

A track off Mr Bensons' latest album, Forest. Not really much to say about him other than he is a very unique kiwi artist doing his own thing and doing it well.

Hip Drop Hookups #1

Scooped up a few CD's from work so thought I'd hook the people up!
First up is Stones Throw head honco PBW: B-Ball Zombie War compilation.
For ease of delivery I've decided to make it open to NZ followers only.

Anyways first person to email us what his release on the 2 Kool label was gets the goods.

Max Marx and Friedrich Calloway at Carnegie Hall EP

New EP from Tom Scott (Home Brew) & Chris Macro (Dubious Bros). The EP was recorded live on a two track at Carnegie Hall and mastered in Albany. It features guest appearances from Scratch 22, Rachel Fraser, Ester Stevens, Mutsa Murare and Tourettes Available for free download here.

You can also stream the EP on the soundcloud page here

Souleance - Automatico

First Word sent us through the latest offering from French duo Souleance (DJ Soulist & Fulgeance). Have dug the last couple pieces of wax and this is much on the same tip.
Feelin' the latin vibes on this track as we work our way into Summer for sure.

Music Machines 2010

Music Machines is back in the house next Saturday an event showcasing vintage drum machines and synths, with talks from some of NZ's leading producers and musicians.
Heres a few flicks from last years to give you an idea how it goes down.

Moodyman & DJ Day!

Red Bull Music Academy & Hit It & Quit It Present....

MOODYMANN (Mahogani Music)
DJ DAY (Melting Pot)
Recloose, Frank Booker, Turnaround DJ's and more!

Auckland-Dec 17-Galatos

Wellingtion-Dec 18-Garden Club

Opolopo - Voltage Controlled Feelings

Tokyo Dawn sent us through Voltage Controlled Feelings, the sonic testimony of more than two decades of serious electro, funk and boogie studies from Swedish synth commander Opolopo.
Have a listen over here

Label Spotlight - PTN

PTN records are killing it on the future house music tip at the moment, picked up a couple of plates today which are confirming my suspicions that 2011 is going to be a huge year for these types of sounds. Its no wonder with badman producers like Doc Daneeka, Hackman and Breach so far circulating heavily all over the web and sub labels like Night Slugs popping up all over the shop.
Below are a couple of tasties which I'm sure you'll be feeling as we roll into summer in the southern hemisphere.. bacardi and coke on the balcony, swaying hips type shits.

As always there's much more at RESIDENT ADVISOR and MYSPACE.

This one actually came out on PTN's "parent label" Ramp Recordings - Doc Daneeka - Hold On (artwork by teebs!)

And my pick for the song quickest to make the room froth this summer...this hook has been stuck in my head for days and i aint complainin - Hackman - Nobody Minds



Shout outs to himself


An interesting short doc I came across direcrted by  Jamie Whitby & Rachel Lob-levyt

Future Sound is a short documentary that looks into a small cross section of London's forward-thinking underground dance music scene, exploring some of the things that define and affect it as it moves into a new age of digital innovation.

Featuring interviews with Roska, Scratcha DVA, Blackdown, Mark Fisher, and Lisa Blanning, plus footage from a live SBTRKT DJ set.

Future Sound - An Underground Electronic Music Documentary - HD from Jamie Whitby on Vimeo.

Hip Drop Mixtape Series: Spelly Spell - Sala May Electro Funk

The homeboy Spell did us the first in a series of mixes for The Hip Drop.

Spell's been killin as of late taking out the 4Tek Forever scratch battle.

Anyway, he's hooked us up with some funky funky issh to kick the weekend off.

If your diggin it you can grab more here and can catch him at the upcoming Red Bull Thre3style comp in Wellys next week.

Bone thugs and typography

The exclusive tee from Kevin Lyons show at the HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles May 9th, 2008.
Those Cats at HVW8 are allways on point. Music, Art, Whatever


My pick of the new generation of rapper's coming out. Album drop'd this year and he has a mixtape floating round from last year. Sometimes its good to rap about weed and sit on cars...

Tiger Translate

On Friday the 26th of February Tiger Translate is coming to Wellington!

A massive multi media fusion of music and art that tours the world… Tiger Translate will transform Wellingtons Opera House like you’ve never seen it.

Featuring a live ART mashup by 3 of Translates most talented Asian Kinetic Artists vs Wellingtons finest… a multi media exhibition inspired by the theme Metropolis …and a lineup of the finest local talent including…

Riki Gooch, Julien Dyne & Parks, Adi Dick, Homebrew, Orchestra of Spheres, Tommy Ill, 47 Diamantes, the Electric Wire Hustle Sound System, Alphabethead, Scratch 22, Fried Chicken Sound System, The Jewel School and special guest… DJ Zoloo from Mongolia.

Get your tickets by being one of the first 500 people to register at

Prince Charles & The City Beat Band

Killer synth funk from Prince Charles & The City Beat Band off his 1982 album Stone Killers.
Worked as mixer and engineer on numerous albums from Kasif to Biggies' Ready To Die.
If ya don't know, now ya know...

DJ Crucial & Hi-Fidel - Jimmy

I've been revisiting some old albums as of late. It's a good thing listening to stuff that I haven't bumped for a couple years, as it's easy to get carried away listening to the latest tunes out but not digesting it properly. Anyways, I posted up a Crucial/Hi Fidel joint about a year ago and I'm back again to revist. This one comes off their 2007 album on Crucials' F5 records.

DJ Crucial & Hi-Fidel - Jimmy

B-Ju - Habit In Your Redlight

The cuzzy B-Ju sent us through some heat to give to all of you.
If your diggin it then check his Dog Day EP released a while back by Error Broadcast.
Heavy stepped out 21st century beat isssshh whaaaaat!

Haz' Beats - Good Country Beat Tape. FREE

So the last 3 & a half days I've been banging away in my own little world tryna be productive & shit, came up with these beats & put that shit out for FREE. All beats inspired by the Good Country Tour & a whole lot of love from the good the cunts around me. All beats are for sale. Email me

Ladi6 - The Liberation Of

Ladi6 & Parks return from Berlin after supporting the likes of Gil Scott Heron, Mos Def & Mayer Hawthorne. Yesterday saw the release of her sophmore album "The Liberation of" and this week will see them begin their nation tour. Definately check them out if your near one of the shows

Friday 5th - Auckland
Saturday 6th - Wellington
Sunday 7th - Wellington
Friday 12th - Christchurch
Saturday 13th - Nelson
Sunday 14th - Takaka

Ladi6 - Good Day