Frozen in a moment of time, Skankatronics is Obscure and Wellington city's first foray in to the world of dance music, coming about via bedroom sessions and Skankatronic gigs, a seminal moment in our history.
LRS... Syntax CD (Obscure)
Originally released in NZ by kog transmissions less than a year ago, mark's eclectic-beats jazz concept album SIX DEGREES is about to go global with release on universal UK, 22.05.2000.
Debut long player from Palmerston North's Live Electronica Band sense_
Reliable Recordings was conceived at the end of 1999. It's origins lie in the principle that if we work our talents collectively we can accomplish great things.
After the incredible worlwide success of Nathan Haines debut album 'Sound Travels' 2003 brings good news of a follow-up for awaiting fans. After months of hardwork and slaving away in the studio "Squire for Hire" is finnally out!
Scribe is the shining star of New Zealand's much celebrated young hip-hop scene. Following his outstanding guest appearances on P-Money's Big Things album here he is with his new single Stand Up
Welcome to the Haunted Out-Takes, a Sophmore selection of tunes from Andrew Spraggon a.k.a Sola Rosa.
Four tracks of Aspen's distinctive electronica released on a 12"" by US label Emanate.
Monster tune from Concord Dawn's second CD, here committed to vinyl.
Another 12" release out of jungle homeland, the UK, this time on DJ Friction's label, Heavy Rotation.
Debut release from Jeremy Coubrough, this is a jazz tinged cartoon space odyssey. Produced by Bevan Smith (Aspen/Signer).
Four tracks from the 'Inside a Quiet Mind' CD released on wax.
A vinyl taster for the debut album.
Debut album of Jim Pinckney (Stinky Jim) and Angus McNaughton since the break up of Unitone Hifi. First released on Jim's Round Trip Mars label, this was reissued in the UK by Rockers Hi-Fi affiliated label Different Drummer.
The debut album of Gerald Phillips, featuring a mash up of jittery beats, rock guitar and tweaked synth sounds that is way beyond any genre pigeon hole.
The debut release of this now very popular (then) Christchurch band. A very different sound from what recent fans might expect, heavily showing the influence of the On-U Sound stable acts such as Dub Syndicate and African Headcharge. Largely instrumental, vocalist Tiki Taane joined later.
An EP containing a mix of tracks from the first album and new music. Featured a remix by Project Mix (aka Michael Hodgson), better known now days as one half of Pitch Black.
A collection of remixes , including mixes by UK producer David Harrow (aka James Hardway and Technova).
The first album post-Tiki Taane stepping up to the mic, showing the shift in sound away from the horn laden instrumentals of the early material.
Second single from 'Killervision'.
First single from 'Killervision', and Salmonella Dub's first big break into the NZ music charts.
Third single from 'Killervision'.
The huge third album, the first time mainstream New Zealand sat up and took notice. Includes the single 'For the Love of It'.
A nod to their fans out in the wops, this four track EP features remixes of previously released tracks mixed together by New Zealand producers and DJs, including Pylon from the Fabel label and Paddy Free of Pitch Black.
The band's fourth album, debuted in NZ at number one. Includes the ubiquitous 'Love Your Ways'.
A selection of tunes from the CD released on vinyl.
A 12" featuring two drum n bass remixes of 'Bromley East Roller', one by Auckland drum n bass duo Bulletproof, the other by UK duo Digital and Spirit.
A remix album of tracks from 'Inside the Dub Plates' (duh). Features an all star cast of the UK dub scene, including Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor and Zion Train, alongside local producers such as DJ Mu (Fat Freddy's Drop), DLT, and Bulletproof.
Two 12"s capturing tunes from the CD, one mix a side. Remixes by Mad Professor, Dreadzone, Adrian Sherwood and Groove Corporation.
A couple of tunes released on vinyl prior to the release of their fifth full length album.
A 5 track EP, with a mix of pounding dnb assaults and more chilled, Bukem styled beats.
Debut album from this Christchurch drum n bass group now resident in Melbourne. Renowned for their live sets, the lushness and jazz tinges of this album stand in stark contrast to the bogan aesthetic of the Auckland dnb scene.
Bevan Smith steps away from his Aspen moniker to deliver some experiments in the intersections between ambience and techno. Subsequently re-released by Belgian label U-Cover.
The first of two untitled 12"s of moody washed out tech sounds
The critically acclaimed follow up to 'Giving It Up To Feel Effected', this aptly titled release demonstrates Smith's commitment to emotive music, combining elements of techno, dub and indie.
The second of two untitled 12"s of moody washed out tech sounds
SJD's second outting, featuring a variety of downbeat styles and full blown songs. Similarities can be drawn between this and a wide range of artists, from The Avalanches to Beck.
Self-released 12" of smooth beats by Andrew Spraggon.
A self-released 5 track CD, voted 'Best Independent Release of the Year' at bNet Awards.
Debut album, mixing up various jazz reggae and exotica influences into a smoothed out blend.
Vinyl single from the 'Haunted Out-takes' CD, including remixes by Auckland producers SJD and Juse.
Leyton (aka Epsilon Blue / Rotor+) in his super slinky dubbed out techno mode. Pops and crackles transform into dubdued tech-house feels.
The Nomad puts aside the drum n bass rattling of his first release in favour of some dub inclined sounds.
The fourth CD, featuring a wide range of contributors additional to the usual, including Mad Professor and The Black Seeds (as remixed by The Nomad).
First release of the Auckland label Round Trip Mars, featuring a whole slew of downbeat, electro and dub infused madness from artists such as SJD, Phelps & Munro and Juse. No pigeonholing this one.
A selection of tracks from the first 'Sideways' compilation, released on vinyl for those so inclined...
Compilation of soulful sounds stemming from Auckland club Khuja Lounge's night of the same name. Includes The Nomad, Submariner and Juse.
The second compilation from Stinky Jim's Round Trip Mars label, featuring a wide array of downbeat sounds.
Subtitled 'A Collection of Urban Soul', and that's what it is.
The lead single from 'One Drop East', featuring remixes by DJ Mu and Jagwah (Tiki Taane's nom de mix).
Sean Donelly's debut release.
Full length follow up to the 'Dub Never Sleeps' EP. Features contributions from Bobbylon (Hallelujah Picassos and a certain guest spot on 3 The Hard Way's 'Hip Hop Holiday'), Nick Atkinson (Supergroove, the Roughness), Sandy Mill (SJD, Spacesuit), John Pain (Hallelujah Picassos, Pains People) and Tom Ludvigson (Trip to the Moon, Alloy).
New 12" by Shapeshifter, first release with new member, vocalist P-Diggity.
Scribe with a limited remix release
Sexy Ambience, downbeat, triphop.
The long awaited second album from Shapeshifter is going to be released on March 1.
Yea! its back Sun Valley sounds second installment , this time with some new kids
Highly regarded New Zealand DJ & Producer Soane announces the release of his eagerly awaited debut artist album, TonganChic
The Future of Dance Music Straight Out of Cleveland via Bondi & Bow Thanks to the 12 Apostles. Take a pinch of glitch add some electrofied hip hop cock rock and Girl Talk will take you there
Dark Industrial Drum and Bass, & Ambient Liquid Drum n Bass from Christchurch
Hive Mind EP featuring Sick Cycle and Sook