Wednesday 10pm-Midnight with Ms. Curious / Lanvin Mogul
Alternating weekly ‘Eyes Down Bass Up’ with Ms. Curious / The Jacuzzi Comedown with Lanvin Mogul
Arguably, the biggest advocate of Dubstep in Auckland’s underground dance scene, Ms. Curious’ passion for the scene was set a light in 2006 at what was possibly the most dismal gig on Auckland’s K Road that weekend… An Auckland breaks Promoter had given a then, little known in New Zealand sound called dubstep a go.
The gig flopped – at it’s peak there were 10 people on the dancefloor but Briar McGregor, a local underground radio station Account Manager, was a permanent fixture until the end of one of Jason Howson’s early dubstep set’s. Briar finally left the dancefloor thinking who was that DJ? What was he playing? It was then, stumbling home through the dodgy back streets of Krd, Briar realised her calling and Ms. Curious was born.
Not one to sit on her ass and think about it, Briar enrolled in DJ lessons, talked local electro producer and friend Tim Richards into lending her his Technic 1200’s, spent countless hours wagging work to hang out at Beat Merchants, Real Groovy, and Conch and embarked on a whirlwind tour of London’s biggest dubstep gigs.
Now back after 6 years in London you will hear her playing a much more diverse line up of bass heavy music, but she will always finish up with that Dubstep sound!
Pat Brennan aka Lanvin Mogul cut his teeth at the mighty VBC whilst racking up student debt at Victoria University in Wellington. He held down a show during his final year at University playing an eclectic mix of absolutely bloody anything – they were very formative years for the young Taranaki boy and some that would see his passion for music production and selection flourish. During this time he began to produce music as a hobby whilst playing in various bands from Max and the Wild Things to First Floor Riot. Following a brief stint overseas Pat returned to Auckland to attend MAINZ and study under the world class tutelage of DJs Recloose, Phillipa and CXL. This quickly opened his eyes to the industry and provided him with unmatched opportunities such as producing the Hit It & Quit It radio show and holding down the Radio Ponsonby Friday Drive until it’s eventual closure.
After returning from some years in Europe Pat has rekindled his love for the airwaves on Base Fm through The Jacuzzi Comedown – a fortnightly, lo-fi exploration of dusty dancefloors and broken house. Drawing inspiration from his roots in experimental hip-hop and the early beats scene, Pat’s current sound is one born of the European Sunday afternoon outdoor session; of the dark, quirky, red-light radio; as much of the lo-fi, analogue, dancefloor classics as of the genre-bending, house stylings of artists such as Phil Gerus, Frits Wentink and Black Loops. With a few fanciful nods to 80’s synths, comical nostalgia and quality smack talk the show is an all-encompassing tour-de-force of where dance, and more specifically house has been, is, and most importantly will continue to go.
- Wednesday - 10:00 pm - 12:00 am