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RDU's RounDUp & Decknology 2008






RDU has unleashed RoundUp 2008 on an unsuspecting public; the beast of a band competition is growing more formidable every year. In the 5 years since its inception RoundUp has spawned a plethora of Christchurch’s musical elite, included in the hallowed halls of RoundUp glory are The Tiger Tones, Bang! Bang! Eche!, Slipstream and The Undercurrents, Shapeshifter, The O’Lovelies, The Deceivers, The Insurgents, Heavy Jones Trio and P Bass Expressway.


The Christchurch live music scene is alive and kicking with over 450 bands currently registered on the CHART (Christchurch Music Industry Trust) database. RoundUp is a fine example of our commitment to developing locally produced, original music and RDU is happy to be able to provide a platform in Christchurch for bands to launch their music and themselves into the wider New Zealand music industry. RDU is stoked to be collaborating with Christchurch’s key music industry partners to provide the winning band with a once in a lifetime opportunity to get their career as a band on the roll.

The massive RoundUp prize package this year includes:

• Live recording of your winning set thanks to MAINZ

• Mix down and mastering of your awesome live recording thanks to Tandem Voice Booth

• Brand new band equipment thanks to the Rock Shop

• Recording and production of a single thanks to The Sitting Room

• Mastering of your single thanks to Tandem Voice Booth

• Brand new headphones thanks to Koss

• Hair styling and product thanks to The Swank, Artists of Hair

• Filming and production of your video single thanks to Gorilla Pictures

• Digital download of your single and video on RDU98.5FM

• Plugging of your song and video through Radio Active, Radio One, BFM and Radio Control

• Release of your video on Alt TV, C4 and MTV

• Kicks thanks to Embassy

• Free poster campaign to promote your next live gig thanks to Phantom Bill Stickers

• Promotional campaign through the CHART website and database thanks to CHART

• Your next big gig promoted thanks to RDU98.5FM

• A spot on the stage at Southern Amp

RounDUp 2007 showed just how necessary a competition like this is with over 50 original bands entering. Enter at the Dux de Lux, Hunters and Collectors or via




This year, at the same time as the Roundup band competition, we will be reintroducing RDU’s DJ competition Decknology 2008. Decknology was designed to provide up and coming DJs and Producers experience and exposure in the live mix environment and to find the best damn mixer in our fair city.

Decknology 2008 rolls out a couple of heats then a number of genre bending category finals. Winners of each category final then compete for the title of “Decknology Grand Champion 2008”.

Past DJ competitions RDU has run have garnered a staggering number of entrants (35 drum’n’bass entrants in one category alone). It is anticipated that more than 100 DJs (bedroom and experienced alike) will enter this year’s competition. Here at RDU we say - bring the noise!

The massive Decknology prize package this year includes: A pair of Koss Tugo Headphones (retail $949) for the Decknology Grand Champion thanks to Koss A pair of Koss Pro4 Headphones (retail $321) for each of the category winners thanks to Koss A pair of Koss UR18 Headphones for all DJ’s who made it into the category finals thanks to Koss DJ Equipment thanks to Rockshop Promotional campaign through the CHART website and database thanks to CHART Kicks thanks to Embassy Friday Drive Guest DJ slot on RDU98.5FM A prize package from the Urban Outfitters, Hunters & Collectors A spot on the stage at Southern Amp


This year, RoundUp and Decknology coincide with the 30th Birthday of the Dux de Lux. The Dux de Lux won New Zealand Bar of the Year in 2006 and is an institution in the New Zealand music scene. It is also Christchurch’s leading showcase for contemporary New Zealand music featuring a weekly line up of new music every week for more years than anyone can remember. Located in downtown Christchurch, RounDUp and Decknology 2008 will take over the entire 2500 person capacity complex and entertain our neighbourhood with Christchurch’s freshest music.

We now can confirm the following dates:

Dates RounDUp Decknology

Sat 6th September Heat 1 (all day) Heat 1 (all day)

Sun 7th September Heat 2 (all day) Heat 2 (all day)

Thurs 11th September Quarter Final 1 Category Final 1

Fri 12th September Quarter Final 2 Category Final 2

Fri 19th September Quarter Final 3 Category Final 3

Sat 20th September Quarter Final 4 Category Final 4

Sat 27th September Grand final Grand final for all category winners


Entry forms available online at, or from Hunters and Collectors (235 High Street), Dux de Lux (cnr Montreal & Hereford St) or at RDU (90 Ilam Rd, Christchurch) Completed entry forms need to be received by 31 August 2008 at 5pm by either:

Posting it to Round Up 2008/Decknology, RDU 98.5FM, PO Box 31244, Ilam, Christchurch

Drop the form into the station, upstairs at the UCSA building, 90 Ilam Rd

Drop it into Hunters & Collectors, 235 High Street or the Dux de Lux, cnr Montreal & Hereford St

Further announcements to follow – all details will be posted on


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