Monday, 23 November 2009

Kiwi Steez


Some people might not associate New Zealand with a thriving music scene, yet this is just the case. When I've talked to people in NZL, I'm surprised at how much the people here appreciate/love/spend money on/prioritise music. Currently rocking the local music scene are Electric Wire Hustle, Isaac Aesili, Julien Dyne, Fat Freddy's Drop, Ladi6.... - all are Kiwi artists making amazing music.

I got to know a lot of this music thanks to Cian and Bobby from Conch Records - a great record shop in Ponsonby that is oldschool in the best of ways. The owners believe that a record shop should be a place to hang out so there's a cafe at the front and in Summer they open the back porch for some drinking and partying.

Now Bobby Mukai aka DJ Bobbito Brazuka (a Brazilian Japanese living in Auckland) who works there, has to be one of my favourite DJs ever. His selection is always on point which has made him busy with organising music for venues and events in and around the city. A strict vinylist (like many DJs here in fact - although Serato is a Kiwi company based in Auckland!!), he runs his Half the Size, Double the Flavour nights as well as being a resident at Auckland's good music night "The Turnaround". If Bobby's not at the record store or DJing, he's touring, playing football or doing radio shows at George FM next door, another Auckland institution.

Below is his latest mix in 2 parts: Cidadao da Mundo Vol 2, pt1&2. The first draws mainly from his Brazilian/Latin background and the second from his Kiwi and Japanese side. Yes it's winter in the Northern Hemisphere but this will give you a taste of the summer to come, south of the equator.

MIX 1
1. VINICUS DE MORAIS &TOQUNIHO - CARTA AO TOM 74
2. WERTHER - LENDA
3. JORGE BEN & TOQUINHO - CAROLINA CAROL BELA
4. SONIA SANTOS - POEMA RITMICO DO MALANDRO
5. OS INCRIVEIS - UMTA ROSA PRA DITA
6. EDSON FREDERICO - BOBEIRA
7. SUPER SOM LORD - BR SAMBA
8. QUARTETO EM CY - SALVE O VERDE
9. CAETANO VELOSO - IRENE
10. RAUL SEIXAS - MOSCA NA SOPA
11. NOAH FEAT. BLU - JUST RELAX (DAN AIKIDO REMIX)
12. WAAJEED - JEEDO SUAVE
13. UNO MAS TRIO - NOVA DO BRASIL
14. GREENWOOD RHYTHM COALITION - SALSA VERDE
15. GRC VS LUZ MOB - TABACO Y RON
16. MOCAMBO - THE NEXT MESSAGE (KENNY DOPE)
17. JULIEN DYNE - LAYER FEAT MARA TK
18. OS MUTANTES - A MINHA MENINA
19. QUANTIC AND HIS COMBO BARBARO - UNDELIVERED LETTER

(don't panic! There's like a 15 sec silence before the music starts)
Bobbito Brazuka - Cidadao do Mundo - Volume 2 by Bobby Brazuka

MIX 2
1. WILD COOKIE - SERIOUS DRUG
2. JULIEN DYNE - FALLIN DOWN (DJ MITSU & THE BEATS REMIX INST )
3. JULIEN DYNE - FALLIN DOWN FEAT PARKS (DJ MITSU & THE BEATS REMIX)
4. DJ MITSU & THE BEATS - PROMISE IN LOVE FEAT JOSE JAMES
5. ISAAC AESILI - RED HORIZON FEAT. DEVA MAHAL
6. ALISTER JOHNSON - INVITATION (INST)
7. ALISTER JOHNSON - INVITATION
8. ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE - PERCEPTION
9. DJ VADIM - THRILL 103
10. WAVELENGTH - FUNK DREAMS
11. GECKO TURNER - MONOSABIO BLUES FEAT ESKA (PHILIP OWUSU REMIX)
12. SPINNERTY - TIME TO CUT FEAT MILES BONNY
13. ARETHA FRANKLIN - ONE STEP AHEAD (FEATURECAST RE-EDIT)
14. FRANK NITT - L.O.V.E. (INST)
15. PIMPS OF THE JOYTIME - BONITA (DJ VADIM REMIX)
16. J.BOOGIE'S DUBTRONIC SCIENCE - REVOLUTION FEAT LYRICS BORN & THE MAMAZ
17. DJ MITSU & THE BEATS - LOVE NOTE (INST)
18. TRICK TURNER - I BE BLOWIN' UP
19. DAN AIKIDO - SOULJAH STRIDE
20. DAN AIKIDO - FLASHING TEA LEAVES

1- Bobbito Brazuka - Cidadao do Mundo - Volume 2 - Disc 2 by Bobby Brazuka

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