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Amplifier Newsletter #154 - 2 February 2005

Amplifier Newsletter #154 - 2 February 2005

Kia ora . Raglan will be bouncing to the bass riddums and skank of the Soundsplash Festival this weekend. Good place to catch one of the last TrinityRoots shows, see Amplifier favourites Fat Freddy's Drop and Kora and watch Katchafire playing into the first hours of Waitangi Day. And speaking of Waitangi Day Channel Z is reincarnated as Kiwi, a 100% NZ radio station. It’s time to celebrate Aotearoa, our people, our culture and our beautiful land. Ka kite http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/13764/Channel_Z_becomes_Kiwi_.html

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Video To Tha Floor - Dei Hamo Dei Hamo is set to release his debut album on March 14. The debut single We Gon Ride spent 3 months in the Top 10 on the New Zealand Top 50 Singles Chart. Check out the new video release To Tha Floor. http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/13800/To_Tha_Floor.html

Album Batucada Sound Machine EP This 7-track EP is the first release from Batucada Sound Machine. Containing 6 live tracks and 1 studio track, the album definitely captures the live energy of the band. The tracks cross styles from afrobeat to samba-reggae to hiphop and yet throughout, the distinct bsm vibe is present. http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/13816/Batucada_Sound_Machine_EP.html

Artists Aerial Aerial are an Auckland based 3 piece, and have been writing music for about 3 years. Michelle Crompton, Andre Upston and Neil Becker have combined talents to craft sound tapestries that provide smooth, textured ambience for the listener's ears. Check the latest track Come Around Again. http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/13702/Aerial_.html

Label Arch Hill Arch Hill Recordings is a record label, a recording studio and a bunch of other sometimes ill-advised creative kinds of endeavours. Bands on Arch Hill Recordings manage to combine a great sparkling tune with something a bit different; like a few left-of-center experimental tricks, twists, sonic inventions, re-inventions. Artists include Fang, Pine, Ghostplane, David Kilgour and more... Click here to view the Arch Hill label page. > http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/archhill/Arch_Hill_Recordings.html

Competition Batucada Sound Machine T-shirt The Batucada Sound Machine have just ripped it up on their Australian tour, wowed the crowds at Auckland's Summer Series and released their first EP that you can purchase right here at amplifier.co.nz. Thanks to BSM, were giving you the chance to feel like you're one of the band by slipping into an exclusive limited edition BSM summer-t. ENTER DRAW http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/13787/Going_Away.html

Staff SelectaTOP 3 SUMMERTIME SOUNDS

Who You Are one million dollars http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/5952/Who_you_are.html

Hope Fat Freddy's Drop http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/7923/Hope.html

pet rock summer The Pet Rocks http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/4450/pet_rock_summer.html

ENDS

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