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Best NZ Musos And DJs At Fabric, London

Building on the phenomenal success of previous years'

"Aotearoanz" nights held at Fabric in 2002 and at Cargo in 2001, Spacific proudly presents the best of New Zealand’s musicians and DJ's at Fabric, London on Thursday 5th June, showcasing the strength and diversity of "one of the most vibrant music scenes in the world" (LA Times).

Live: Nathan Haines, MC Tali (Live PA), Fat Freddy's Drop, Pacific Heights, WAI 100%, Ebb
DJ's: Concord Dawn, Stinky Jim, Phully b2b Dan Move, Tubbs, Pots, Pylonz, Flic, Mu, Vee, MC P-Diggity

Nathan Haines - following up his critically acclaimed albums, "Shift Left" (Verve) and "Sound Travels" (Chillifunk) with a new Phil Asher produced album, "Squire For Hire" and performing with a 9 piece band.

MC Tali - will be showcasing material from her forthcoming album on Roni Size's Full Cycle imprint, including tracks made with Roni, Krust, Suv and Die.

Concord Dawn - local heroes who's "Morning Light" cut made it to number 109 in the British charts play their biggest show yet in London at the spiritual home of Drum and Bass.

Fat Freddy’s Drop - embark on a European tour promoting the vinyl release of Hope & Bluey on Kartel plus a new Joe Dukie & Dj Fitchie 12" on Best Seven.

Bulletproof - hyped by DJ Magazine as an act to watch in 2003, their latest tunes on Industry and 1210 are rocking dancefloors worldwide. Stinky Jim - taking the stench worldwide, with shows in New York, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona and all over the UK.

Ebb - currently London based with releases slated on Transmat, Vinyl Junkies and Counterpoint records. Tubbs – debut ‘Good Days, Better Nights’ album forthcoming on Carbon recordings.

The Spacific series continues through the summer with a celebration of creative New Zealand culture - art, music, film and fashion. Future events include Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Ebb live at The Melkweg in Amsterdam on August 9th and monthly residencies in Barcelona, Madrid and Vienna.

Tickets: and Vinyl Junkies, 12 Berwick Street, Soho, London. First 1,000 people to buy tickets will receive a complimentary CD featuring most of the artists performing on the night and a copy of the Spacific magazine.

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