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Amplifier Newsletter #161 - 23 March 2005

Amplifier Newsletter #161 - 23 March 2005

Kia ora ,

Summer seems to be hanging around for a long time this year (unless you're in Wellington!). Music Month is getting closer, the Boost Mobile Hook Up Tour 2 has been announced and fairly soon we'll have some news about the 2005 Schools Tour. Also the annual bNet awards have come forward to May and the nominees were announced last week in the plush environs of Auckland's Mr Luckies. Check out the nominees here. Ka kite ano. amplifier

Latest Goodies

Album Dei Hamo - First Edition Dei Hamo has been one of the most popular artists on Amplifier since we posted his We Gon Ride video. Since then Dei Hamo has released another hugely popular video, To Tha Floor! Now his debut album, First Edition, is available and it's gone straight into the top 20 on the NZ album sales chart. First Edition has all your Dei Hamo favourites plus some new stuff that will get your booty shaking.

Competition Win The D4 Prize Pack Thanks to The D4 and Flying Nun we've got a huge D4 prize pack to give away. The D4 have just released their fantastic second album, Out of My Head, and they've given us a limited edition copy of Out of My Head, a copy of their debut album 6Twenty, the Sake Bomb CD single, a couple of sew on D4 patches and a large autographed D4 poster to give to one lucky amplifier user. Enter the draw here

Video Good To See You Again - Heavy Jones Trio Four piece Auckland based Christchurch band, the Heavy Jones Trio, have been getting lots of play on alt. radio with Good To See You Again, the second release from their forthcoming debut album. Director, Ivan Slavov of the Independent Film Company of NZ has described Good To See You Again as "An anti-video. It's a non-performance performance video."

Artists $LAVE Recordings $LAVE Recordings is a collective of like minded musicians who have established themselves as a non-profit independent record label and support network. They feel very strongly that the quality of music being made in the Manawatu is of a very high standard and is being currently overlooked in terms of representation by mainstream media. Well the recognition can start now. Click here to check out artists like 7.62 Short, Black Chrome, Hellborne, Rogue State and many more.

Track When I Return feat Ladi 6 - Shapeshifter They've just completed a sold out tour of New Zealand so this would be a great time to revisit this slice of beauty from Shapeshifter featuring the dulcet tones of the first lady of kiwi hip-hop Ladi 6.

Staff Selecta

Richie Brown Skin Soul
Max Stowers

Mark Starry Eyes

Stephen Bobby and the Bonsters
Bobby and the Bonsters


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