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Frameworks debut album drops
<a href="http://frameworksuk.bandcamp.com/album/tides">Tides by Frameworks</a>  " Tides is the debut album from Manchester-based producer Matt Brewer aka Frameworks. Since the release of his first EP ‘Vanish’ back in 2012, Frameworks has been building a loy...
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Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One at record library, Radio France

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Jakob wins! Taite Prize recap
I dug out this badge and wore it to the Taite Prize The Taite Prize ceremony was held in at Auckland’s Galatos venue last night. I had the honour of being asked to be one of the judges this year, it was a fascinating process. We got to decide on the winner ...
I dug out this badge and wore it to the Taite Prize The Taite Prize ceremony was held in at Auckland’s Galatos venue last night. I had the honour of being asked to be one of the judges this year, it was a fascinating process...
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Record Store Day in Auckland and beyond, on this Saturday
Record store day at Real Groovy. Photo: NZ Musician Record Store Day just seems to get bigger every year. The list of special releases from overseas indie labels gets longer, and the likelihood of them ever making it to our shores grows ever slimmer. Here's...
Record store day at Real Groovy. Photo: NZ Musician Record Store Day just seems to get bigger every year. The list of special releases from overseas indie labels gets longer, and the likelihood of them ever making it to our s...
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Taite Prize reflection: Dylan Taite interviewed, July 2001
Backchat: Dylan Taite. By John Russell, Real Groove, July 2001. Dylan Taite. Just what can you say. He's in a league of his own. A maverick's maverick. He'd prefer not to be called a journalist, nor a television director. A football-mad "audio visual struc...
Backchat: Dylan Taite. By John Russell, Real Groove, July 2001. Dylan Taite. Just what can you say. He's in a league of his own. A maverick's maverick. He'd prefer not to be called a journalist, nor a television director. A f...
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Kanaku Y El Tigre, album out May 19
Very cool cats, recently signed to Strut: "The newest artists to sign to Strut, Peruvian wandering folk duo Kanaku Y El Tigre , may just become the soundtrack to your [northern] summer. Their anthemic, hook laden album Quema Quema Quema ("Burn Burn Burn" in...
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Ring The Alarm playlist, April 25
Uncle Louie - Full tilt boogie Bassomatic  -Fascinating rhythm - Henry's lost dub Massive attack - Hymn of the big wheel Art of noise - Beatbox A tribe called Quest - Award tour Teremoana - Four women - DLT remix Sly and Family Stone - Soul clapping JD and ...
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Unity Rocker: Joe Strummer interviewed, Dec 99
This great interview appeared in Real Groove magazine a month before Strummer and his band graced the stage at the Big Day Out, in January 2000. That was a splendid show, with Strummer playing near the end of the day, digging into his back catalogue (London...
This great interview appeared in Real Groove magazine a month before Strummer and his band graced the stage at the Big Day Out, in January 2000. That was a splendid show, with Strummer playing near the end of the day, digging...
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Larry’s Rebels – No sleep til Whitianga
Larry's Rebels, outside Auckland Museum, 1967. L-R: Larry Morris, Nooky Stott, Terry Rouse, John Williams, Viv McCarthy. Record Store Day happens on April 18th and Real Groovy will feature a special vinyl reissue by Larry's Rebels, more details here  (plus ...
Larry's Rebels, outside Auckland Museum, 1967. L-R: Larry Morris, Nooky Stott, Terry Rouse, John Williams, Viv McCarthy. Record Store Day happens on April 18th and Real Groovy will feature a special vinyl reissue by Larry's R...
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Ring The Alarm playlist, April 11
Cherelle - Saturday love Undisputed truth - Show time Side effect - It's all in your mind The Ikettes - Don't feel sorry for me Bill Deal and the Rhondels - What kind of fool do you think I am Luther Ingram - Oh baby don't you weep Checkmates Ltd - Never ...
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Herbs awarded ‘Independent Music NZ Classic Record'
  I had the pleasure of being invited to be part of the judging panel for this year's Taite Music Prize, and also choosing the classic indie record. It was awarded to Herbs , for this deeply crucial record, 'What's be Happen?' The band had previously been r...
  I had the pleasure of being invited to be part of the judging panel for this year's Taite Music Prize, and also choosing the classic indie record. It was awarded to Herbs, for this deeply crucial record, 'What's be Happen?'...
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Ring The Alarm playlist, April 4
Steel n skin - Afro punk reggae dub Adrian Sherwood - Cliched dub slave Congos -Bring the mackaback Jackie Mittoo - Darker shade of black Shark Wilson and the basement heaters - Make it reggae Stevie Wonder - As Curtis Mayfield - Future shock Fatback band ...
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I'm a musician (Dub Asylum, Hallelujah Picassos), DJ (BaseFM), writer, record label owner (Loopy Fruit Recordings), journalist, blogger and pop culture fiend. This blog is my own views and opinions, and does not reflect the views of anyone else but me. Righto!
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