The Show: Drum ‘n’ bass madness

True drum and bass overload on The Joint today! It seemed to generate a lot of text messages and phone calls. We’ll have to do it more often since we’ve been awfully slack on the d’n’b front.

Double big thanks to Offset and Hank (aka The Nicol Brothers) for popping in to play a few sets of their favourite d’n’b cuts. Check the playlist below to see the ground they covered – Offset going for the crunchier numbers and Hank going for the mellower melodic tunes. Hearing Hank cut Headspace‘s “Fly Away” in and out of High Contrast’s “Racing Green” was priceless. What’s scary is that Hank is only 14 and would give a lot of DJs a run for their money. We’re a lot, lot older than 14 and can’t even mix one record.

And speaking of Headspace his alter ego Andre Hemer has an exhibition of his paintings on at 64zero3 gallery in Christchurch.

  • SONO “A New Cage (Digitalism Pogo Edition)”
  • DIGITALISM “Idealism (Original mix)”
  • SICK CYCLE “Shell shock” **NZ**
  • THE UPBEATS “Late nite fright” **NZ**
  • DABRYE feat DOOM “Air”
  • MF DOOM “Kookies”
  • P-MONEY featuring PNC “Bomb!” **NZ**
  • OPENSOULS “Turn it up” **NZ**
  • SICK CYCLE “Never know” **NZ**
  • BIKE “Save My Life” **NZ**
  • TOSCA “Suzuki”
  • VOOM VOOM “Oggi”
  • THE SESH #1 – A drum’n’bass set from OFFSET
    • J MAJIK, DJ WICKAMAN “Sandstorm”
    • SYNSCOPIX “Travelin Man”
    • COMMIX “Trojan”
    • CHACE + STATUS “Believe”
    • BIG BUD “Rice and Beans”
    • GENERATION DUB “Contact”
    • MOTIVE “Savior dub”
    • BAD ROBOT “Kantah”
    • BULLET PROOF “Skrimshank”
    • ALDBRA “Tactile”
  • THE SESH #2 – A drum’n’bass set from HANK
    • SHAPESHIFTER “Long white cloud” **NZ**
    • HEADSPACE “Fly away” **NZ**
    • HIGH CONTRAST “Racing green”
    • LOGISTICS “Together”
    • THE CONTRAST “Days go by”
    • CYANTIFIC “Flashbacks”
    • STATE OF MIND “Sun king” **NZ**
    • SUBFOCUS “Frozen Solid”
  • SPANK ROCK and AMANDA BLANK “Grit city”
  • ROOTS MANUVA “Grown Man”
  • OPENSOULS “Whatever” **NZ**
  • THE FLAMING LIPS “The Sound of Failure/It’s Dark… Is it Always This Dark??”
  • SIGUR ROS “Heysatan”
  • GRANDADDY “Rearview mirror”
  • THE STARS “Sleep Tonight”
  • GOTAN PROJECT “Amor porteño”
  • X-RAY SPEX “I live off you”
  • SICK CYCLE “An angel’s sacrifice” **NZ**
  • FORSS VS BORG “Meat Vs Soul”
  • DIGITALISM “Zdarlight (Edition Moonlight)”

Long time listener, first time blogger…

The show has been going since July 2001 and we have f-i-n-a-l-l-y got around to putting something online.

Schizophrenic weather is toying with us. Chunks of sunlight then freezing showers. A classic Christchurch midwinter day. Which explains the stupid drivers. And the hordes of All Blacks and Wallaby fans. The sort of day you need to carry a stun-gun.

Last night we made it to The Dux just in time to see the last song and a half of Minuit’s set. Missed Pine altogether. The Herb Whisperer is nursing a sore head from too much lime Finlandia. That’s rock and roll. Anyway, the new Pine album LongPlayer is fricking fantastic.

To make us feel better the PD had left us a bundle of goodies. This included the new TTC album on the mighty Big Dada. Mad French hip-hop. Thrashed some of the new Capital Recordings compilations CapitalBase 1, Earwork 02 and Earwork 04. Rather fine stuff. Especially the very fabulous Mike Fabulous. Those reggae keyboards instantly brightened our whole day.

The Sesh this week was DJ Spec. We never ever thought someone could get away with starting a set with the “I Dream Of Jeannie” theme tune and end up playing The Strokes “New York City Cops” via hip-hop. But they did. And we promise to play the new Prefuse 73 stuff next week. Honest.

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • SCHMOOV! “People”
  • MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE “Better Days” **NZ**
  • THE VIDEO KID “Dawnskate-88” **NZ**
  • THE STRIKE BOYS “Idols”
  • MINUIT “Stories For Boys” **NZ**
  • FAULTLINE “Where Is My Boy”
  • CHICANE “Space and Time” **NZ**
  • THE LIBERTINES “What A Waste”
  • DLT “Break It Down Like Dis” **NZ**
  • PUBLIC ENEMY “Brothers Gonna Work It Out”
  • AFU-RA “Stick Up”
  • TTC “Pollutions”
  • HAPPY MONDAYS “Wrote For Luck”
  • THE RAPTURE “House Of Jealous Lovers”
  • BOOM-BIP and DOSEONE “Town Criers Walk”
  • SALMONELLA DUB “Gospel According To Mant” **NZ**
  • ROCKWOOD “Chee” **NZ**
  • THE SESH: DJ SPEC
  • CUFFY and LEON D “Deep New C” **NZ**
  • FLASH HARRY vs THE VIDEO KID “Mickey Budz” **NZ**
  • KIMRU KIMRA “Essential Things” **NZ**
  • WRONG WHITE CROWD “Cleo Patron Sing” **NZ**
  • MIKE FABULOUS and THE JAMBOREE SOUND “Whopper Chopper Seaside Extravaganza In Dub” **NZ**
  • HORACE ANDY “Youth Of Today” Kaleidoscope remix
  • THE VINES “Get Free”
  • ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION “Free Satpal Ram”
  • SAUL WILLIAMS “Om Nia Merican”
  • COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE “Let’s Kill Music”
  • PINE “Wanted Boys” **NZ**
  • THE BREEDERS “Do You Love Me Now?”
  • EASYWORLD “You Make Me Want To Drink Bleach”
  • JOHNNY PATE “?”
  • BEASTIE BOYS “Ricky’s Theme”

Playlist: 6 July 2002

  • ROCKWOOD “Kung Fu Philosophy” **NZ**
  • ROY BUDD “Goodbye Carter”
  • STONE ROSES “Waterfall”
  • PINE “Wanted Boy” **NZ**
  • SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES “Instant Repeater 99”
  • UNDISPUTED TRUTH “Ball Of Confusion”
  • SALMONELLA DUB “Loop 7” **NZ**
  • FUNK ‘N’ SLO CUTS “The Ball” **NZ**
  • EDDIE DEF “London”
  • JUNGLE BROTHERS “In Days To Come”
  • J LIVE “Satisfied”
  • SLY & MO “Walk For”
  • NEW FLESH “Real Child Soldier”
  • PHASE 5 “Roll The Bones” **NZ**
  • DYMAXION “I Man Transport”
  • DJ SHADOW “Monosyllabik”
  • DYMAXION “Alt’lrd Ally”
  • DYMAXION “Chase Scene With Transistor Radio”
  • BADLY DRAWN BOY “S.P.A.T.”
  • PINE “Cried All Night” **NZ**
  • THE SESH – DJ SPEC VEXED EPISODE 1 PART ONE OF TWO
  • THISINFORMATION “Extension Of Tha Mindz” **NZ**
  • MINUIT “Sunday” **NZ**
  • CONGO NATTY WHITE LABEL JUNGLE TRACK
  • ROOTS MANUVA “Highest Grade”
  • AUGUSTUS CLARKE “Rockers Time”
  • STICKY & MS DYNAMITE “Booo!”
  • CHRIS MORRIS “On The Hour”
  • JESUS AND MARY CHAIN “Lowlife”
  • DEJA VOODOO “Feelings” **NZ**
  • SHONEN KNIFE “Buttercup (I’m A Supergirl)”
  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE “When You Sleep”
  • GO HOME PRODUCTIONS “A Slim McShady (Eminem Vs Wings)”
  • PREFUSE 73 “Back In Time”
  • TE KUPU “Dub Vision” **NZ**
  • DOVES “The Sulphur Man”
  • AIR “The Word Hurricane”

Playlist: 29 June 2002

  • SECOND SHIFT “Dive Bar Blues”
  • BOARDS OF CANADA “Dawn Chorus”
  • LOTUS “Slumber” **NZ**
  • NUSPIRIT HELSINKI “Skydive”
  • LIBERTINES “What A Waster”
  • DOVES “New York”
  • PULP “Wickerman”
  • EASYWORLD “U Make Me Wanna Drink Bleach”
  • PINE “Days On End” **NZ**
  • MANIC STREET PREACHERS “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”
  • HALLELUJAH PICASSOS “Marshall Law Dub” **NZ**
  • FOOOTSOULJAHS “Shake Dat” **NZ**
  • BEASTIE BOYS “Alive”
  • STREETS “Has It Come To This”
  • LONE RANGER “The Big Match”
  • SLY & MO “Police & Soldier”
  • HIGH CONTRAST “So Confused”
  • SHAPESHIFTER “Funkcity 45 (Live)” **NZ**
  • NOMAD “The Area” **NZ**
  • ASA CHANG & JUN RAY “Hana (Hot Cha)”
  • DJ SPOOKY VS SCANNER “Heterotopian”
  • FISCHERSPOONER “Emerge (Dave Clarke Remix)”
  • VITALIC “Pony EP Track”
  • DOT ALLISON “Strung Out”
  • DILLINGER “Natty Kung Fu”
  • JOHNNY PATE & ADAM WADE “Brother On The Run”
  • THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH “Ball Of Confusion”
  • RUN DMC “My Adidas”
  • SALMONELLA DUB “Push On Thru” **NZ**
  • DJ SHADOW “Mashin On The Motorway”
  • DYMAXION “Alt’lrd Ally”
  • JAH BUZZ “Love In The Arena”
  • SCHOOLLY D “Gangsta Boogie”
  • UNIQUE “Outspoken” **NZ**
  • STRIKE BOYS “Vida La Revolucion”
  • ELBOW “Independant Woman”

Playlist: 22 June 2002

  • ETIENNE DE CRECY “Prix Choc”
  • THISINFORMATION “Extension Of The Mindz (Rerub)” **NZ**
  • SUBWARE “Sun Valley Dub” **NZ**
  • RAW SUGAR “Cold Can Of Beer” **NZ**
  • P-MONEY “The Expedition” **NZ**
  • ROCKERS TO ROCKERS “Push Push” (Da Silva Station Remix)
  • DAVID COLEMAN & SEN-SEI “Dub Theory”
  • SLAM “Lifetimes”
  • ROMANTHONY “Never Fuck”
  • PEACHES “Fuck The Pain Away” Kid606 Remix
  • FUNKY 4 + 1 MORE “That’s The Joint” Rae & Christian Mix
  • RUN DMC “It’s Tricky”
  • TE KUPU “Dub Vision” **NZ**
  • LAL “Torturing (Instrumental)”
  • CONGO NATTY WHITE LABEL JUNGLE TRACK
  • DO MAKE SAY THINK “White Light Of Chinatown”
  • JOL “I Hear You Call My Name” **NZ**
  • STRAIGHTJACKET FITS “Down In Splendour” **NZ**
  • DOVES “Words”
  • SONOF “Stuka Shack (Primal Scream Vs B52’s)”
  • MOODYMAN “Amerikka (The World’s Greatest Thief)”
  • NEON FUSION “It’s Another”
  • NICK HOLDER “Summer Daze”
  • STRIKE BOYS “Rising”
  • ROCKWOOD “Kung Fu Philosophy” **NZ**
  • MUM “Green Grass Of Tunnel”
  • JOL “I See Stars” **NZ**
  • SOULWAX “The Magnificent Romeo (Basement Jaxx Vs The Clash)”
  • CONFUCIOUS “Spyvibez” **NZ**
  • BROTHERS OF SOUL “Exes Of Love”
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