Currently one of the most popular electronic dance music styles in New Zealand, d&b has become intertwined with their own musical culture in exactly the same manner as dub, reggae, soul, rock and hip-hop have all become as pervasive as fluoride in water. And, Wellington's wholehearted embrace of bass-heavy breakbeat culture, alongside other key centers like Christchurch, Auckland and Dunedin, has been a key factor in this incontestable, yet rarely publicly acknowledged cultural shift. Read More
These days based at Sandwiches Nightclub (Bass Frontiers home base since the mid 2000s), over the last eleven years, Bass Frontiers has seen numerous classic repeat appearances (perhaps offences should be the word given the nature of the parties) from the likes of: Doc Scott, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, DJ Marky, Ed Rush and Optical and Zinc amongst many others (over the two-hundred plus events Bass Frontiers have held since inception). Additionally, Bass Frontiers has worked as a functional Wellington launch pad for the careers of internationally-respected New Zealand based d&b acts The Upbeats, Trei, State of Mind, Concord Dawn, Bulletproof and so on. On Saturday 27th March celebrate live on Awdio.com 11 amazing years of Bass Frontiers live from Sandwiches in Wellington, New Zealand with the best of their local talent.
British singer, composer and arranger Gizelle Smith has been given the name ‘The Golden Girl of Funk’ . Her boundless energy and stage presence has led her to wide acclaim by the funk scene world-wide. Tonight she will be singing with the Hamburg combo, The Mighty Mocambos with whom she released her debut album ‘This is Gizelle Smith & the Mighty Mocambos’. Listen to this exceptional concert live from Paris’ La Bellevilloise and LIVE on Awdio.com on Friday 19th March, 8pm local time. See More.
Awdio will be presenting its latest AwdioBox at this year's Mixmove in Paris on the 14th-16th March. Mixmove is the DJ and clubbing section of the nightclub tradefair, Discom. Mixmove has become the meeting place for those involved in nightlife in any way: club owners, DJs, music producers etc. It's also where France's annual DMC competition is taking place. So if you are a clubbing professional or a professional clubbing and you're in Paris right now, go check it out and say hello to the Awdio team!
British DJ and Producer Ewan Pearson has just got back from his Australian tour and will be performing a DJ showcase at the concept store Colette on Friday evening (5pm local time) and live on Awdio.com, before he gets ready for his club set at the Rex Club He has become a household name in the UK with releases on Soma Records, remixing the likes of Goldfrapp and Hot Chip and as well as compilations for Kompakt and DJ Kicks. He now lives in Berlin and his latest 'project' is the Prenzlauerberg Complaints Choir where members of the public are invited to sing their woes and complaints. Read More
Here are some of Ewan’s moans
“Why do (almost always male) journalists in particular insist on making exhaustive lists at the end of any given time period / year / decade etc.?
Come to think of it, why do people insist on referring to to the year 2010 as the start of a new decade when it shouldn’t really start until 2011 – there wasn’t a year zero was there?
Why is my mail inbox stuffed with links to hundreds of bland anonymous post-minimal deep-house promos that sound like they were made on a laptop in twenty minutes?
Why can only half the people sending me these promos spell my name correctly? (“Hello Erwan Peason you are being sent this promo because you are a valued member of our music scene.
Why didn’t I buy that Korg PS3200 when I had the chance?
Why isn’t Berlin by the seaside?
Why am I still incapable of growing a beard? I’m 37 years old, for goodness sake.
For more take a look at his blog!
Who said Awdio was just about clubbing and electronic music? Tonight the progressive experimental rock band Russian Circles will be taking center stage at Paris' Glazart as part of their 2010 European tour. This three piece band hailing from Chicago have built a solid fan base over the past years with an emphasis on energetic live shows. Those who can't make it to any of their dates will be able to enjoy this energy live on Awdio.com! Here's a taste of what's to come.. See more