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FUNKOMMUNITY will be taking a break from the studio where they've been working on their 2nd album to do a few shows around the country. Alternating between soundsystem shows (Isaac Aesili on beats/trumpet, Rachel Fraser on vocals) and full live band sets (Tom Broome: drums, Marika Hodgson: bass, Dan Ryland: guitar), there'll be plenty of opportunities to experience Funkommunity this summer.

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JANUARY
SAT 11th – Heineken Open (soundsystem)
SAT 25th – Leigh Sawmill (full band)


FEBRUARY
THU 6th – Music In Parks, Henderson (full band)
SAT 8th – Section 8, Melbourne (soundsystem)
SUN 16th – SPLORE Festival (full band)
THU 20th – Orientation Week, Dunedin with Hermitude (soundsystem)

MARCH
SAT 22nd – Kingsland Festival (full band)

 


“Love and respect your splore space & leave no trace.”

We love Splore and we love their passion and commitment to a more sustainable world with a BIG sustainability Vision for 2014They are working tirelessly to ensure that YOU, yes YOU know about how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Car pool at Splore! We know the Splore community is supportive of any effort they take to improve our impact on the environment and they thank you in advance for your participation!

Here are 3 KEY things you need to know and get in your head BEFORE you head out the door to SPLORE, but there is WAY MORE INFO HERE http://splore.net/splore-story/sustain/ on the comprehensive sustainability page.  Read it and get informed

!!!PRE-CYCLE!!!

Precycling is the simple principle of thinking more carefully about the products you buy, and the packaging they come in.

If you precycle, you;
- Avoid products with excess or over-sized packaging
- Buy products that will last
- Re-use previous purchases as much as possible.
- Consider what you are bringing to the festival and strip it back to the bare essentials.
- Put the food you are bringing to Splore into reusable containers and recycle any packaging at home.

Most importantly take what you bring into Splore home with you at the end.

!!!!GLOBELET CUPS!!!

SPLORE are saving the death of a potential 55,000 one-use cups with these ultra groovy GLOBLET cups, they are all the rage at festivals in Australia and Europe and festivals like Burning Man have always been BYO vessel!

Purchase 1 x reusable polypropylene-drinking vessel (called a Globelet) for $2 and use it for the whole festival at every bar. This dramatically assists them in achieving a zero waste festival each with their own funky custom designs making them a real piece of festival memorabilia that will last for YEARS!

!!!!CAR POOL-CAR POOL!!! (PARKING PASS)

Every vehicle arriving at Splore will need to have a PARKING PASS. The PARKING PASS must be pre-purchased online through ITICKET prior to the event. It costs $50.00 per vehicle. This will be FULLY REFUNDED to the purchaser of the PARKING PASS when you arrive with 3 or more people in your vehicle- giving you Free Parking.

Vehicles that arrive with fewer than three people will not have the PARKING PASS refunded. That’s right! Parking at Splore will be absolutely free for vehicles arriving with 3 or more passengers (this includes children).

WHY?
1/ We must reduce the number of vehicles coming on site by a minimum of 20%.
2/ The upside to fewer cars is less congestion, shorter queues for processing at the gate and a significantly reduced carbon footprint. All good!
3/ encouraging carpooling, ride sharing and using dedicated public transport, which will significantly reduce vehicles coming to site.

Don’t forget to get informed and read up on how you can make a difference at SPLORE 2014 http://splore.net/splore-story/sustain/

 


Electro dub group ‘Knights of the Dub Table’ dive into sonic frequencies taking audiences on high energy and dynamic live journeys. The bands sound has evolved alongside the bands creative discoveries and musical passions over the years and has matured into the distinctive and dynamic sound that represents the Knights today. Deep heavy bass lines, 3 vocalists/MCs, punchy horn lines and high energy beats is what makes this bands live performance a truly dynamic and exciting experience. Tronic drums, along with dub effects and sonic sound triggers are what make up the ‘Dub Table’ element of the band, a core and integral part of the bands live performance.

The Knights are taking to the road with their Summer Tour, 9 shows around the coast of Aotearoa!
They'll be playing at the Piha Surf Club a for the first time on Saturday 4th January.
$10 presale tickets from eventfinder.co.nz or $15 on the door.

Also check out their latest track "Alleviate" - available for limited free download HERE.

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A one day utopia of music, motion and celebration situated on the edge of stunning Lake Hawea. A place where we escape the world as we know it and come together in a place called Summerlands. Summerlands is easily found, situated at the iconic Lake Hawea Hotel on Capell Avenue in Hawea, just off SH6. A scenic one hour drive from Queenstown Airport and a quick 15 minutes from Wanaka township by car. For those not camping at Summerlands, we highly recommend that you leave the car behind and plan your transport in advance. We suggest utilising the special bus service that will be running between Summerlands and Wanaka. Information and tickets for this service will be released soon.

Summerlands is about having a great time together in a beautiful place. So look after yourselves and one another. Artists, crew and attendees are all important parts of making up an awesome vibe and atmosphere we can all enjoy!

Full artist line up

DUB FX • ALIX PEREZ • HOLLIE SMITH • THE UPBEATS feat. ARMANNI REIGN • AHORIBUZZ • K+LAB LIVE feat. ANALOG MC & GUEST • TALI • TREI • BORDERLINE • NAME UL • SUMMER THIEVES feat. MAX DAD E • LITTLE MASSIVE • BONETRADERS LIVE • DIRTY OL' KNIGHTS • THE DON • TITTS MAGEE VS RYTHMATIX • FRACTURE • CHICCORELLI • CAMO MC • STATIC • WALLY • TWEQ • SPILLY • STEVIE G • C:SHE • HOSTED BY TALI & MAX DAD E • MONKWHY (Projection Mapping) • JASON CLARK (N.Z #1 Mixologist)

SUMMERLANDS NEWS 

- DUB FX has just droped his new album as part of his www.pledgeme.com/projects/dubfx. An amazing album from start to finish, and has a dope collaboration with Tikik Taane! It's an all round multi genre styled with a heavy dub roots influence that we here in NZ love so much!! listen to the stream here on www.dubfx.net

- DJ Fracture has put together a fresh DJ Mix featuring artists performing at Summerlands. Grab the free download here

- Chiccorelli from Base FMs' The Liquid Low down has also been added to The Base Fm Stage Spinning for the first lady of DnB MC Tali!!

- CAMPING nearly sold out! Only 25 onsite camping ticket left (TO DATE) and these WILL SELL OUT.

SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - There is also all have a special surprise artist announcement on the day of Summerlands!!! 

SUMMERLANDS WARM UP EVENTS 

Did we mention Summerlands are doing a HUGE WARM-UP series in lead up to Summerlands? Featuring OPIUO, S.P.Y, logistics, Nu:Tone, Bassfreaks, Dirty ol' knights, Blunt Rifle, Audio Deceit, Civil Din, Static plus loads more local djs, including DJ R.I.A at both Mint Bar in Wanaka & Loco Queenstown over the 27th, 28th & 29th December!

WANAKA @ Mint Bar


Friday 27th Dec | OPIUO
Support: Dirty Ol' Knights, The Don, Little Massive
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Saturday 28th Dec | S.P.Y
Support: Jabz MC, Bassfreaks (T-Bone & Subvert), Civil Din, Audio Deceit
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QUEENSTOWN @ Loco


Saturday 28th Dec | OPIUO
Support: Little Massive, R.I.A, Static, Fourtwenty
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Sunday 29th Dec | NU:LOGIC
Support: Jabz MC, Dirty Ol' Knights, Blunt Rifle, Static
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RAGGAMUFFIN
Friday January 31st | Saturday February 1st
ROTORUA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM

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More acts have been announced for the two-day reggae festival, Raggamuffin 2014 which takes place in Rotorua in January. Raggamuffin organisers announced Common Kings would be joining the line-up, along with New Zealand acts Ardijah, Aotearoa Reggae All Stars, Majic, Lion Rockers Hi-Fi plus the winners of the 2013 Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition, Strangely Arousing.

A strong line-up of DJ acts has also been confirmed for Raggamuffin 2014 including Che Fu, King Kapisi, DJ Sirvere, DJ Poroufessor, DJ Art, DJ Locksteady, Sgt Benji, Ben Sifty Goodness, Deach, DJ Masive, DJ Jayrasik, and DJ Infared.

The new acts join a line up of reggae megastars with headliners Damian Marley (youngest son of legend Bob Marley), Shaggy, Groundation, Rebel Souljahz and, for the first time in New Zealand, Morgan Heritage. Also featuring are three stars from the Marley brothers’ Ghetto Youths International record label, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I and Wayne Marshall.

Raggamuffin 2014 is also supporting the charity Y for Youth, with a donation from every ticket sold going to help support New Zealand youth organisations.

Tickets for Raggamuffin 2014 are available through Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz and include two-day passes, single day tickets, family passes and group discounts.


 


JOEY BADDA$$ with THE UNDERACHIEVERS
with SUPERVILLAINS RMC

POWERSTATION | Friday 6th December
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With much anticipated hype for Hip Hop fans for the summer, Niche and Live Nation have announced Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ will play one show at Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday 6th December, with special guest and fellow Brooklyn-ites The Underachievers in tow. With a meteoric rise onto the scene in early 2012, the Flatbush teenager’s style effortlessly masters the nostalgic 90’s boom-bap sounds yet remains 100% a part of the new school, thanks to appearances with A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller.

Hailed as New York’s future rap prince, 18 year-old Joey Bada$$’s introspective lyrical form is far beyond his years, with his complex flow confidently layering over jazzy instrumentals. In June 2012, Joey Bada$$’ 1999 mixtape quickly went viral; with fans of new school Rap excited for something fresh and die hard old school heads being satisfied with something familiar. Triple j picked up the single Waves and following in September, Bada$$ dropped Rejex: a collection of songs that did not make 1999. In June 2013, he followed up with Summer Knights(featuring the jjj supported Word Is Bond) and announced that his full length debut album would be released in early 2014 and would feature Pete Rock, Q-Tip and DJ Premier.

With a raw energy reminiscent of 90’s Hip Hop, The Underachievers have shaken up the scene with a refreshing new voice. The Underachievers have evolved from a DIY movement in Brooklyn to shutting down stages on tour with Kendrick Lamar and taking on the world, one hypnotic video at a time and in turn, clocking over 2.5 million Youtube views. Signed to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, The Underachievers’ debut mixtape Indigoism came out at a time when Brooklyn was making all kinds of noise with acts like Flatbush Zombies and Action Bronson poised to take over.

As members of the Beast Coast movement (which includes Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew), The Underachievers are part of the new wave of rappers that have been coming out of New York. But they’re also repping the West: last summer the duo signed to Flying Lotus’ label in LA, Brainfeeder.

As Joey Bada$$ takes over the Auckland stage, this is one Hip Hop show not to miss for the summer. Tickets are set to sell out fast.

Joey Bada$$ downloads 

1999   |   REJEX   |   SUMMER KNIGHTS

The Underachievers downloads

INDIGOISM



 

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