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LOOP Select 007: We Are Here

LOOP Select 007: We Are Here
BOX SET containing a CD, DVD, and 120 PAGE BOOK

LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa

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15 Fresh Tracks, 9 NZ Short Films, 8 Music Videos & Motion Graphics

LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa is proud to present the release of LOOP Select 007: We Are Here, the latest installment in a series of creative box sets featuring a selection of the most progressive new audio-visual content from Aotearoa, and around the world. Following from the success of last year’s LOOP Select 006: KONO, which achieved Gold status, the call was again put out for creative submissions. Within no time at all LOOP was flooded with inspiring work from all over the country and, after careful consideration, a selection of gems were chosen for We Are Here.

In We Are Here, LOOP has again taken on a challenge, doing what few others dare to do. Blurring the boundaries between artistic mediums, We Are Here provides artists with an international platform to present their work in a multimedia environment.


Once again, Select 007 features a CD with 15 sizzling tracks from old school cruisers and new school bruisers. Building on the success of previous installments, Select 007 is about providing our most deserving talent with a valuable opportunity to meet with like-minded artists from the world stage, and the CD includes tracks from France, Germany, and Sweden as well as New Zealand.

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01. Suburban Resident - Ben Mono
02. Danger - Verse 2
03. Just Can’t Hold Me Down - Big Bud feat. Dan Marcus
04. Take It Slow - Boozoo Bajou feat. Joe Dukie & U-Brown
05. Easyride (Downtown Ride-On Remix) - P-Bass Expressway
06. Sambaskooldropout - Eru Dangerspiel feat. Tiger Cutler
07. Average People (TM Juke remix) - Deja Move
08. Hardware – Entropic
09. The Way We Have Chosen – OMR
10. New Way Of Life (Atlantic Conveyor remix) – Tubbs
11. Crow - Mr Jigga
12. Already Me - Paunch feat. Karina Lyons
13. Follow Me – Skallander
14. Duet - Breaks Co-Op
15. Crosses - Jose Gonzalez

01/ Suburban Resident

Ben Mono

Suburbian Resident is the soulfully titled track from Ben Mono’s debut Album ‘Dual’, and features the stunning voice of Bajka. Hailing from the eclectic Compost Records label (Germany), Ben Mono will be touring as a DJ throughout Asia, Australia / New Zealand in September and October.

02/ Danger

Verse 2

‘Danger’ is only the second track to come from Auckland-based Verse 2. With lead vocals provided by Ladi6 (formerly of Sheelahroc) Danger is about to be self-released on 12”. Their previous single ‘Gold’ appeared on LOOP Select 005 in 2003.

03/ Just Can’t Hold Me Down

Big Bud feat. Dan Marcus

With lyrics contributed by Belizian vocalist Dan Marcus, ‘Just Can’t Hold Me Down’ is a super-skanky track from the phenomenal new album entitled ‘Fear of Flying’ by UK producer Robin O’Reilly (AKA Big Bud).

04/ Take It Slow

Boozoo Bajou feat. Joe Dukie & U-Brown

Take It Slow comes from the new album ‘Dust My Broom’ by Germanbased producers Peter Heider and Florian Seyberth, collectively known as Boozoo Bajou. NZ’s own Dallas Tamaira (AKA Joe Dukie) from Fat Freddy’s Drop takes on the vocal duties. Boozoo Bajou will be playing sound-system shows in Australia and New Zealand in December.

05/ Easyride (Downtown Ride-On Remix)

P-Bass Expressway/ Downtown Brown

Christchurch-based P-Bass Expressway is a live five-piece of funk, which began in late 1999. The track ‘Easy Ride’ appears on the group's new Vinyl EP, which followed their 2003 self-released album ‘Express Funk’.

06/ Sambaskooldropout

Eru Dangerspiel feat. Tiger Cutler

Sambaskooldropout is the first single to be released by Riki Gooch following the breakup of TrinityRoots. With Laughton Kora taking the vocal duties, this tune is a funky look at things to come.

07/ Average People (TM Juke remix)

Deja Move

Average People is the bomb track out of German label Audiopharm (who recently released local Wellington group Twinset to tremendous critical acclaim). TM Juke also has an album entitled ‘Maps From The Wilderness’.

08/ Hardware


Entropic are a young Sydney-based group creating a unique brand of electronica - live organic, ambient, dance music without the electronics. The track ‘Hardware’ appears on their debut album ‘Braille’, which was recorded live to tape in July 2002.

09/ The Way We Have Chosen


OMR are an electro-pop duo signed to French record label Uncivilized World Entertainment. The Way We Have Chosen comes from OMR’s latest album ‘Side Effects’, and has an amazing music video.

10/ New Way Of Life (Atlantic Conveyor remix)


Tubbs is originally from New Zealand, but has spent the best part of 7 years residing in the UK. He returned to New Zealand in 2003 to write and record his debut solo album, Good Days, Better Nights. “New Way of Life” is the first single to be lifted from the soon to be re-released new version of the album.

11/ Crow

Mr Jigga

Mr Jigga is an electronic-music powerhouse in the making. Based in Melbourne, Mr Jigga have been furiously touring their funky flavors across Australia over the past couple of years, and now have a seven track debut long player entitled ‘Electron Maker’.

12/ Already Me

Paunch feat. Karina Lyons

Paunch is the unreleased solo project of Julian Dynes, who plays drums with Auckland-based groove masters ‘Opensouls’, and regularly jams with a number of groups around the country.

13/ Follow Me


Skallander is Wellington-based musician Bevan Smith, and ex-pat kiwi (now residing in Hungary) Matthew Mitchell. Recording their debut album from opposite ends of the planet across a series of online P2P systems, Skallander have created a sound all their own. ‘Follow Me’ is just one of the stand-out tracks from debut album ‘The Camels’.

14/ Duet

Breaks Co-Op

Breaks Co-Op are Zane Lowe, Hamish Clarke, and Andy Lovegrove. Moving away from the early nineties hip-hop beats that formed the base of their debut Roofers (1997) New Zealand band Breaks Co-op have returned with their astonishing second album entitled ‘The Sound Inside’.

15/ Crosses

Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzalez is a rising star across Scandinavia, with his beautifully poignant songs, and low-fi recordings capturing the hearts and minds of audiences. His debut album ‘Veneer’ (released on Peacefrog in the UK) has been named Swedish Album of the Year.


Building on the success of our previous editions in this series, the Select 007 DVD is an audio-visual explosion with a selection of 9 acclaimed NZ SHORT FILMS, 6 MUSIC VIDEOS including the brand-new single DUST by Recloose, and 2 experimental MOVING IMAGE pieces. As a special treat we have included a MINI DOCO by Serena Stevenson exploring the art of Moko,


No Ordinary Sun

Director: Jonathan Brough

Producer: Keith Hill

Writer: Jonathan Brough

Production Company: Loose Unit 2004

A man living in an isolated hut in the Antarctic makes a discovery that will change his life and the lives of everyone on the planet. But instead of telling the world about what he has found, he uses the discovery to make contact with his wife and child, resulting in an unexpected and inexplicable reunion.


Writer/Director: Brendan Donovan

Producer: Ian Gibbons

Production Company: Exile Films 2004

A parachuting accident on a remote volcanic plateau forces a young soldier to confront the torments of his past.

The Freezer

Writers: Paolo Rotondo & Neil Campbel

Director: Paolo Rotondo

Producer: Linda Keown

Year: 2002

Based on a good old 'true' Kiwi yarn, The Freezer follows a day in the life of two unlikely debt collectors. Set in 1978, in high summer, The Freezer follows the journey of 12-year old Will and his uncle Ron, who are on a mission to repossess a freezer that Will's Dad hasn't received any payments for.

Nothing Special

Writers: Helena Brooks & Jaquie Brown

Director: Helena Brooks

Producers: Steve Sachs & Helena Brooks

Production Company: Rocket Pictures & Lucky Pictures 2004

A neurotic young man tries desperately to overcome a mistaken identification as Jesus reincarnate. But can he ever escape his most zealous devotee – his mother?

When the Jars are Done

Writer/ Director: Chris Clarke

Producer: Fraser Clarke

Production Company: Chameleon Films 2001

With his memory erased and his past hidden from him, Cole desperately tries to piece together fragments of who or what he used to be. As he gets closer to discovering who he used to be - the One World Government seeks to teach him that there is no life for him beyond Bottling Plant 8467.

The Waiting Room

Writer/Director: Ian Hughes

Producer: Emma Bames

Production Company: The Sugar Factory

In an anonymous waiting room, a small group of people have gathered. Each individual has arrived for different reasons and none expect to be there for long, but being at the mercy of a faceless and vindictive bureaucracy will challenge each in unexpected ways.

Rest Stop

Writer: Jochen Fitzherbert

Director: Roseanne Liang

Producer: Karla Rodgers

Production Company: Killing Time Productions Ltd 2004

On a cold and lonely night, a hapless driver stops to investigate an isolated rest stop. He finds himself caught in a series of deadly accidents…

Eating Sausage

Writer/Director: Zia Mandviwalla

Producer: Annelise Coulam

Production Company: Comotion Pictures 2004

When dinner is not cooked and the routine of the house is disrupted, Su Jung’s husband is afraid of losing his cultural values, while Su Jung finds her home in the water.

Moko Art of Nature

Director/ Producer: Serena Stevenson

Co-Director: George Nuku

© Serena Stevenson 2003

“ Where do we come from? Where do we belong? We all have our own identity, our own place. Through our senses our faces are where we receive the world, they are our characters, they tell us who we are in nature, where we can revel in who we are. Audio visual communication connects us together with an understanding that binds and sends forth a path of knowledge and a respect for all of humanity.” Serena Stevenson, 2005.


Be a Man


Directed by Reuben Sutherland 2005

San Pedro Sula (Bossa Mix)


Directed by Ned Wenlock 2004


The Video Kid

Directed by Andrew Johnson 2005


Recloose feat. Joe Dukie

Directed by Richard Bell 2005

Hot Steppa


Directed by dELaStella 2005



Directed by Matt Dillon



© RESN 2005

What Barry Says

Director/Producer: Simon Robson Production Company: One Dot Zero 2004

120 page BOOK

LOOP Select 007: We Are Here also sees the return of the 120 page BOOK, which showcases graphic art and photography by some of the countries leading artists. We are also very grateful to be able to place these images alongside stills provided by the World Press Photo Exhibition. Featured in the book, are works by Aaron Bec, Tanya Misery, Greg Semu, Buggy G, Nick McFarlane, and Serena Stevenson.

Select 007: We Are Here limited edition box-set containing a CD, DVD and Book will be on sale for $49.95(NZD) to the public through record stores and magazine retailers from Tuesday September 27th 2005.

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