Hawk i talks to Wellington-based producer and selector, DJ Sweep.
First up can you tell the people a bit about your sound as a DJ and also as a producer?
I think with DJing it started off differently from where it’s at now. I started off playing lounge beats having residencies at clubs round Wellington and playing all over the show. I had a couple of years playing out quite intensively and I think the production reflects that my stuff can go from being all chilled to to being all party. (more…)
NiceUp talks to UK reggae roots artist, Tom Uplifter, set to hit Aotearoa, April 2010.
Can you start by introducing yourself and telling the NZ massive about yourself and what the Uplifter is about?
The Uplifter really all hit full swing in 2003, since then things have just built and flourished beautifully in so many ways, all of which I am truly grateful for. The shows revolve around roots music: Reggae, Dub and Ska. The foundations of my involvement within the reggae scene were laid whilst working alongside many artists I highly respect: Groundation, The Slackers, Channel One, Vibronics, Zion Train, Dreadzone, The Black Seeds etc. (more…)
Manray is a record collector, sound operator and owner/builder of the mighty Vital Sounds Hi Fi sound system.
In his own words, “I’ve always had a problem making top tens lists – there are so many great tunes which can change from day to day depending on my mood! To help narrow it down I’ve stuck with only selecting 7’s. The following are of some of my favorites which are generally in my box and come highly recommended. (more…)