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B B Battle

Tonight: Friday 6th - Zen & Maria Mu's playing for the Taupo massive this weekend, so we are proud to present the Matterhorn debut of Maria, from studio 9 back bar fame. Maria and Zen will make a great team for the freshest (they both work in record retail) selections of soul, funk and sexy house music with that Latin tip you love. see you there.

Saturday 7th - Vee and Koa It IS all good on Saturdays at the Horn, join Vee and guests for monkey madness. This is the perfect warm up to a Large Saturday night on the town, or stay till closing as Vee and guests keep those wheels of steel turning out classic hip hop, funk and soul. You won¹t hear this quality selection anywhere else in town.

Sunday 8th April- Spot On Sundays with Zero - Catch it while you can, ends this month! Join as at The Matterhorn for laid back beats for the late summer months. Spot On Sundays, an evening session in the Matterhorn Gardens with the Navigator Zero playing a refreshing and relaxing blend of mood grooves. A friends and family session starting with the live broadcast of Gilles Peterson Worldwide from Radio Active 89FM 6-8pm.

Wednesday 11th - Jonathan Crayford Jonathan Crayford and his scratch band play live jazz jams the middle Wednesdays of the month. Join the Matterhorn crew for a lively evening of jazz noodles. Crayford is the bomb session musician who has played amongst legends James Brown and Tito Puente.

Thursday 12th Expansions with b.lo B.lo plays intelligent dance music without the wankiness that infers. From techno soul to 2 step B.lo¹s Thursday is the real start of the weekend at The Matterhorn. This Bass Frontiers and Stereo Nasties resident plays a complex blend of soul and technology that goes beyond the surface of music for dancing. Head music is his speciality, you MUST check him out.

Good Friday the 13th ­ Mu and guests Mu is back in the drivers seat this Friday, in what is essentially the first of three Saturday nights in a row (yay for easter). Join the father of Matterhorn funk and his esteemed guests as they pile on the marmite for a night of tasty black beats.

Saturday 14th ­ Vee and Clinton Smiley It IS all good on Saturdays at the Horn, join Vee and guests for monkey madness. This is the perfect warm up to a Large Saturday night on the town, or stay till closing as Vee and guests keep those wheels of steel turning out classic hip hop, funk and soul. You won¹t hear this quality selection anywhere else in town.

Sunday 15th - Spot On Sundays with Zero - With A Hot Crossed Fat Freddys session LIVE Join as at The Matterhorn for laid back beats for the late summer months. Spot On Sundays, an evening session in the Matterhorn Gardens with the Navigator Zero playing a refreshing and relaxing blend of mood grooves. A friends and family session starting with the live broadcast of Gilles Peterson Worldwide from Radio Active 89FM 6-8pm. Catch it while you can, ends this month!

Wednesday 18th - Jonathan Crayford Jonathan Crayford and his scratch band play live jazz jams the middle Wednesdays of the month. Join the Matterhorn crew for a lively evening of jazz noodles. Crayford is the bomb session musician who has played amongst legends James Brown and Tito Puente.

Thursday 19th Expansions with b.lo and EXTRA Special Mystery guest from Chicago... B.lo plays intelligent dance music without the wankiness that infers. From techno soul to 2 step B.lo¹s Thursday is the real start of the weekend at The Matterhorn. This Bass Frontiers and Stereo Nasties resident plays a complex blend of soul and technology that goes beyond the surface of music for dancing. Head music is his speciality, you MUST check him out. Free

Friday 20th - Mu and Koa The Matterhorn mainstay Mu owns The Matterhorn on Friday nights, showcasing his selection of fat funk, sticky reggae and laid back beats which wipe away a week of heavy city grease. Cleanse yourself with Matterhorn funk. Black as!

Saturday 21st ­ Vee and CCT It IS all good on Saturdays at the Horn, join Vee and guests for monkey madness. This is the perfect warm up to a Large Saturday night on the town, or stay till closing as Vee and guests keep those wheels of steel turning out classic hip hop, funk and soul. You won¹t hear this quality selection anywhere else in town.

Sunday 22nd - Spot On Sundays with Zero Join as at The Matterhorn for laid back beats for the late summer months. Spot On Sundays, an evening session in the Matterhorn Gardens with the Navigator Zero playing a refreshing and relaxing blend of mood grooves. A friends and family session starting with the live broadcast of Gilles Peterson Worldwide from Radio Active 89FM 6-8pm. Catch it while you can, ends this month!

Wednesday 25th - MPC Battle 01 The concept: Each artist or combo makes a track with their MPC Sampler and brings it to The MPC Battle for a beat show down of the Wellington sound in The Matterhorn gardens.

The challenge: DJ MU has been stirring it up by leaving his evil beats as threatening messages on the answer phones of other challengers... "I made this in five minutes, be very afraid".

The MPC Battle 01 starts at 10pm at The Matterhorn and is a free event. Each outfit has to complete their track in under 10 minutes and all tracks must exceed 5 minutes.

The Artists: Mu - The Battle initiator, the man with the fat beats, an old school sampler junkie who's not afraid to play dirty.

Iain Gordon - of Dental Records, Ebb and Bongmaster, a keyboard wizard with his mind on the prize.

Paul and Sean - Wellington's Bass Frontiers Crew represent with their MPC, these rookies will be watched closely by the sampler mafia of Wellington.

Ricki - The DJ from Trinity Roots and player with many Wellington outfits, Ricki has the style to carry off funk, roots and drum and bass, which will he go for?

Warren - Trinity Roots front man and player with many Wellington bands including fat Freddys, does Warren have what it takes to battle his own band mates Mu, Ricki and Iain?

Maka McGreggor - Its the quite ones you have to watch for, Maka is a member of Southside of Bombay and many other musical groupings, what will he drop?

50HZ - The Wellington drum and bass producer has the skills, he is malleable and has varied styles from RnB, house and hip hop, will he do what we expect him to?

Vee - Matterhorn DJ resident and monkey about town, Vee's work with Jazz/hip hop fusion outfit Optimus Prime has Vee's skills primed, will he hip hop or will he surprise the crowd with a new style altogether?

Dallas - The man with the voice closes his mouth for the MPC Battle, this guy has been quietly working on his beats and has got the rest of the challengers worried, watch this man!

Toby Laing - This trumpeter works as a part of 18 bands, this is his first public appearance behind the MPC, this man has the mad soul collection, so expect a few soul surprises amongst his beats.

Cuffy and Leon D - This deep house pair have something jackin' up their sleeves for the battle, but they give no clues as to what their style may be.

for more info on The MPC Battle call Lily on 021 482818

all events at The Matterhorn are free unless indicated otherwise. Nice eh!


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