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LOOP Recordings update - 02/06/05

LOOP Recordings update - 02/06/05

Skallander: The Camels

LOOP Recordings and Involve are pleased to introduce the debut "The Camels" by Skallander.

While there is a tendency for lesser-known artists to get lost within the heavy saturation of releases during New Zealand Music Month, this little jem has been turning the heads of the NZ music elite. A refreshing mix of glitch, ambient, and downbeat influences, this aetheric collaboration between Matthew Mitchell (ex-Wellington jazz scene, lately Hungarian media mogul) and Bevan Smith (of Aspen, Signer, Marineville fame) is in a class of its own.

"As deep and dark as a midnight swim in the Pacific. The best record to date from the LOOP label. Disconcertingly Lovely *****"

Grant Smithies (Sunday Star Times)

In stores Now

Carl Hancock Rux: Apothecarey Rx

New York City. A poet, novelist and musician. Friend of RZA. Drawing his otherworldly orchestrations and beats from gospel, Tibetan chants, Cuban rhythms, Miles Davis-infused jazz and New York-style hip hop. Welcome to Carl Hancock Rux.

Rux delivers an original voice: "This album is eclectic because black music has always been eclectic. (...) Music is a vibration. Sound just sort of vibrates - so it's a flow. It's continuous, it happens. There will be always this vibration. It was here before we were here, and it's going to be here when we 're not here. So all people have to be ready to receive a vibration and go with it."

Hold tight for the debut album "Apothecarey Rx" by Carl Hancock Rux on LOOP.

In stores late June.


The Black Seeds head across the Tasman again this weekend for their third Australian tour. The five-gig tour includes shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Sydney. The band will also be releasing 'On the Sun' in Australia later in 2005 through LOOP Recordings and Shock Records.

Check out tour dates below or visit

Sunday 5th June, Prince Of Wales, Melbourne With Special Guests The Red Eyes, Jesse I and Ras Crucial. 8pm. Presales from Gaslight Music (city), Polyester Records (Fitzroy), Greville Records (Prahran) and Prince Of Wales - ph 9536-1168 or online

Thursday 9th June, The Zoo, Brisbane with support from 'Dubdoubt' and 'Rhythm Collision Soundsystem'. Presales from Rockinghorse Records, Skinny's &

Friday 10th June , The Great Northern, Byron Bay With Special Guests Dubshack. Tickets $12 on the door.

Saturday 11th June - The Bondi Winter Festival, The Bondi Pavilion, Sydney

Sunday 12th June - @Newtown 52 Enmore Rd, Sydney. With guests The Resurrectors and Dj's Nick Toth, Selectah Josh, Rare and Christian Burns. 8pm Presales from Moshtix Outlets and @Newtown

Get some culture in ya!

Great News! After 400 years Bill Shakespeare has managed to compress all his comedies, histories and tragedies into one fabulous show and we've twisted the man's arm for a deal to good to refuse!

Starring funny-men Oliver Driver, Jeremy Elwood and Keith Adams - These three mad-cap men in tights combine brilliant improvisation, Shakespearian prowess and slapstick comedy into the freshest comedy ever - no show is ever the same twice! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is still playing in London's West End after 9 years.

MENTION THIS SPECIAL OFFER & SAVE $12 PER TICKET Tickets are normally $47 but if you purchase your ticket for one of the performances listed below we'll give you a $12 discount for every ticket you purchase. That's right - tickets for only $35 to see the funniest show in town! Hurry, tickets are selling fast and there is only a limited number of seats available. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) plays for a limited season at the Museum of New Zealand Soundings Theatre in Wellington and must close on June 26.

B-Net Congratulations!

The 2005 B-Net Awards were held at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday 27th May. With twelve award nominations next to LOOP's name we had high hopes for the evening, and were stoked to receive the following two awards:

Best Compilations Album: LOOP Select 006: KONO Best Pop Album: Barnaby Weir: Fly My Pretties.

The evening was also made all the more special with an epic ten-minute rendition of Let's Roll by Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds), Nato (Paselode), Sam Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation), and Brendon Moran (The Hasselhoff Experiment)

Big respect and thanks go to all of the Wellington contingent who made it to the awards. For the first time Wellington established itself as a musical force to be reckoned with, taking half of the awards on offer.

THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED! your support has been invaluable.

A&R call for LOOP Select 007

This is an appeal for all musicians, film-makers and 2D artists to submit work for the upcoming LOOP Select 007 scheduled for release in early July.

The response to our initial A&R call has been phenomenal - We've received some incredible stuff across the board and Select 007 is promising to be another huge release. So, no matter what your style or medium, no matter what software or equipment you use, if it's fresh, risky and cutting edge NZ outta-space next level s**t - we will consider it for sure.

Send in your work for consideration to:

Att: Mikee Tucker LOOP Media Ltd. Level 7, 173-175 Victoria St Wellington

This weeks LOOPKast has been uploaded to the net for you listening pleasure. Enjoy!

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Tim Beals

LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa

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