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Amplifier Newsletter #191 - 18 October 2005

Amplifier Newsletter #191 - 18 October 2005

Kia ora , The sun has come back to Auckland and its all smiles at Amplifier House. A big thanks goes out to the lovely people at Insidious Fix who looked after us good and proper last Saturday night as Kora, Recloose, dDUB and OpenSouls helped celebrate their 10th birthday at Auckland’s Studio.

It was the perfect warm-up to the looming long-weekend. A lack of funds means we’re stuck in Auckland, though with gigs from The Sneaks, OdESSA, the Bleeders, Farmer Pimp, Deja Voodoo, The Fanatics and Dawn of Azazel to get to we’re not complaining. Also if you’re in Auckland and don’t mind a bunch of sweaty funk DJ’s spinning records for a good cause then check out Giving Up Food for Fido on Sunday night.

Ka kite ano. amplifier

Latest Goodies Video

Fat Freddy's Drop - Wandering Eye This is the video that everyone has been waiting ages for. Directed by Slave (of Base FM Breakfast, Mo Show and MC OJ and Rhythm Slave fame) Wandering Eye captures the spirit and energy of Fat Freddy's Drop perfectly.

Wandering Eye


Frontline - What Was You Thinking? The new video from Frontline What Was You Thinkin'? is an Amplifier debut exclusive, taken from the forthcoming album Borrowed Time (out Oct 31st). Featuring infectious production by 41 and an unparalleled flow courtesy of Mr. David Dallas.

What Was You Thinking

Competition Loop 007 Thanks to the good folk at Loop Recordings we have 1 copy of the Loop Select 007: We Are Here box set containing a CD, DVD, and 120 PAGE BOOK to give away. Loop Select 007: We Are Here contains 15 Fresh Tracks, 9 NZ Short Films, 8 Music Videos & Motion Graphics. ENTER HERE.

Win a copy of Loop Select 007


Supafresh II - Various Artists With this second volume of SUPAFRESH II "Beatz Hot off the Grill" we again celebrate the strength and unity of contemporary music from the Pacific and Aotearoa and are proud to present the next selection of the best. This compilation album includes tracks from artist such as Korza, Che Fu, Feelstyle, Ermehn, Alphrisk and more...

Beatz off the Grill


Kolab - So Deep Kolab are a Hip-Hop group hailing from Auckland, DJ J Brown, DJ Tracks, And MC Surreal. Conscious Hip Hop with a definite jazz influence. Check the track called So Deep.



John White John White is a singer/songwriter, originally from Dunedin, now living in our capital city, Wellington. His wonderful, affecting new album 'Balloon Adventure' is the first solo departure for White, from his band, the strangely under-rated Mestar & was recorded over just one day during the recording of a new Mestar album!

John White

Staff Selecta

Politician Kora/ Tammy


Stainless Sticky Filth /Mark


Ben King Ben King /Richie

Ben King


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