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LOOPNews 04/04/06

LOOPNews 04/04/06

This week was off to a slow start as half of Wellington recovered from a huge night out at Sandwiches for Recloose's gig for Electric Mojo. It seemed like half of Wellington was there anyway.

Module is off to Christchurch next week to play at Unity and tickets for that are selling fast.

LOOPKast is 50, well done LOOPKast. A great half century...we look forward to many more. Check it out below.

Module's myspace site is actually and not the address that the little birdie told us.


Will now be released and in stores on Wed April 19th.

Here is a sneak preview of who is on the compilation...
Deva Mahal - Never Gonna Stop
Shihan The Poet - Somebody Tell Me feat. Brutha Gimel and Gina Loring
Solaa - Eyes Shut
Freddie Cruger feat. ADL - Runnin' From Love
Recloose feat. Joe Dukie - Time Is On Your Side
Dreadzone - I Know
Headcornerstone - Hot Like Fire (Groove Corporation Remix)
Noiseshaper - Walls Of Silence
House Of Shem - Rise Up
Mocky - Sweet Music
Ursula Rucker - Rant (Hot In Here)
Confucius - It's Got To Be Funk Pt. 2
The Illphonics - Deeper

There will also be a huge release gig at Hope Bros, Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday May 6th featuring SHIHAN THE POET direct from Los Angeles.

Also check out LOOPKast 50 and 51 for news and treats from The Green 005: Whanau.



Wellington's The Phoenix Foundation bring their wonderfully lush and eclectic sound to London en route to a tour of the US of A.

The self described "heavy folk rockin wheat free mutha fxxxxxs" first made a splash with 2002's "Horsepower" album, released on Capitol Recordings and voted album of the year by and The Listener. But it was last year's "Pegasus" that has kicked them into the big time, coming out on EMI and swiftly going gold back home as well as garnering critical acclaim.

Renowned for their strong live show, The Phoenix Foundation have played with the likes of the Finn Brothers, Calexico, SJD, Evan Dando and Cortina as well as playing slots at some of New Zealand's biggest festivals including The Big Day Out in 2005.

For more information (and free downloads!), please check

Tickets: £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door

Advance tickets from
Flat White, 17 Berwick St, W1F 0PT (+50p b/f),
Islington Academy Box Office, 12pm - 4pm Mon to Sat (no b/f) (+£1.50 b/f)
Buy tickets online here! From: 8pm til 1am
At: N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS
Nearest tube: Angel


Check out Module at the South Islands largest inner city music event

This coming Easter, Christchurch will once again play host to one of New Zealand's largest inner city music events. The 12 hour festival will feature over 100 Live Acts, DJ's, & MC's, all performing across 14 zones and 12 venues on Thursday 13th April 2006, right in the heart of Christchurch City.

The lineup this year is 100% Homegrown, and is one the most prevalent lineups of New Zealand artists that Christchurch has ever seen- With the likes of: Rhombus, Stereogram, Pitch Black, State of Mind, The D4, Shapeshifter Sound System, Hollie Smith, Minuit, Nomad & MC Antsman, Timmy Schumacher, Solaa, P-Bass Expressway, Antix, Masterpilot, why go elsewhere when we have the very best right on our very shores?

Unity has ensured the variety of acts on offer this year cover every genre from rock to dub, funk to hip hop, drum'n'bass to house, jazz to breaks and every genre in between.

The concept behind Unity has always been simple:

To bring together the finest available live acts, Djs, MC's, & VJ's and present them in a 12 hour, multi stage, multi venue and multi genre festival - To create Unity.

Check the Unity Website for full lineups, ticketing, & venue details.



Featuring direct from NZ just for this party..

We've flown in some of NZ's very best for one night of live band action, dub soul madness, big big tunes, bad beats and some deep solid bass - NZ style. Seen.

JOE DUKIE & DJ FITCHIE - these two talents are the alter egos of Wellington's DJ Mu and vocalist Dallas Tamaira, gaining momentum currently with their big band Fat Freddys Drop - possibly the hottest band on the planet right now, selling out shows wherever they play. When they get together to DJ and sing/MC, expect the amazing sounds you know, just beefed up twenty notches (could that be possible???) still laced with their trademark skanking rhythms and honeyed beats. And to see Dallas sing Midnight Marauders with Mu on the cut is breathtaking to say the least..

The band Opensouls are NZ's leading exponent of urban soul music. Together since 2002, they are a collective of some of the hottest young musicians in Auckland, all sharing a common background in soul and jazz music. With musicians who have worked with such artists as Mark De Clive Lowe, Tha' Feelstyle, Solaa, and many more; think a mix of the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Alice Russell, Fat Freddy's Drop and De La Soul, salted with that special fatness only a true love of music can muster. With an album set to drop in April that is nothing short of genius, this band is the one to watch..

Originator and premiere NZ hip hop star KING KAPISI comes to represent his true island-style of upfront rhymes and big booming beats, all laced with that sweet funked up NZ sound. His new album will hit the streets in May, so expect classic tracks mixed with brand new tunes in a live set that's been slaying crowds from the Marlborough Sounds to Melbourne..

THE TURNAROUND DJS (Manuel Bundy, Submariner and Cian) have the hottest club night in Auckland, enjoying an unparalleled reputation for partying til' the break of dawn. This trio need to be seen (or heard?) to be believed with their no prisoners brand of swamp funk, hip hop, rare grooves, broken beat'n'bass and boozy breaks, so expect your body to swerve..


Presale tickets just 30+bf from Moshtix outlets; Fish Records, Red Eye Records and Electric Monkeys;
or online at,!!



Mon Ami are playing an up close and personal gig this Friday at Room 101 (the basement of Bar Bodega - Wellington). Their Special Guest 'Achilles' will start at about 9.30pm.


Twinset are a favourite of the LOOP stable and are now playing at Cabaret every Tuesday night at 8:30pm. They will grace your ears with their own original blends of damn smooth tunes.

Tuesday Nights (Starts 14th March)
Cnr Tory St and Courtenay Pl
New Zealand.


The lovely people at The Green Room website thought "What the heck!" and also "Lets let our hair down!". After they thought that they came up with a Double Pack Fly My Pretties for $49.95 that includes both the albums - Live At Bats and The Return of Fly My Pretties. Gee Wiz!


LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa and present the online stream of the music documentary for the gold selling album 'The Return of Fly My Pretties'.

The documentary is an insightful look into the behind the scenes events surrounding the eight live album recording sessions and shows at the Paramount Theatre (Wellington) and Hopetoun Alpha (Auckland) during late 2005.

The thoughts of the musicians and production team are revealed as the first shows draw nearer and it dawns on all involved the size of the project they are part of. With the highs and lows come the development of the Fly My Pretties family and support that they lend to one another.

The unique documentary was produced and filmed by Nektar Films who also produced the multimedia element of the shows. Jason Naran directed the documentary and Gareth Moon was the Producer.



Watch the video
LOOP Music Video Library

A web version is now available so you can watch good old Recloose anytime ya want. His caricature is also bouncing across New Zealand screens on C4, Juice TV and TV3 for Recloose's new music video Mana's Bounce.

'Mana's Bounce' is the brand new second video from Recloose's sophomore album 'Hiatus On The Horizon'. Mana's Bounce is about Recloose's two-and-a-half-year old son Manahi. The video is directed by Wellington's Jeremy Mansford and Preston McNeil. The two directors last year won Radio Active's prestigious 'Handle The Jandle' music video award.

With 812 body parts, 55 characters, 927 photos and nine additional animators and compositors, the video was a labor of love for the two directors. Preston McNeill explains: "The cut-out style of animation required a huge amount of preparation time, especially as we had just over fifty characters in the video. We have to give a big thanks to all the guys who helped smash out animation for us, without whom we'd still be working on it!"

Jeremy Mansford sums up: "We wanted to create a video that had lots going on, with several subplots evolving. The idea being that it could be viewed several times, with the viewer discovering more with each watch".

A special thanks to Huffer for their endorsement of the video. "Mana's Bounce" is taken from the second Recloose album "Hiatus On the Horizon" which is out now on LOOP, distributed through Border Music.

Using podcasting technology you can now stay up-to-date with the hottest selections from LOOP HQ. If know the podcast lingo, the RSS feed for your podcast software is , then you can be automatically updated when new LOOPKasts are available.

LOOPKast 50

LOOPKast 50 reviews the success of an entrepreneurial business that trains translating parrots for the U.N. General Assembly. The development of an anatomically molded parrot headset is addressed along with effect of bird flu on the health precautions within the U.N.

Birds the word!

Take it easy!

LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa

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