Wednesdays 10pm-12am, alternating weekly Eyes Down Bass Up with Ms. Curious and RELOAD with DJ Exxon
Eyes Down Bass Up with Ms. Curious
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!
RELOAD with DJ Exxon (aka Leon Foley)
It all started off in the early 90’s rave scene in Wellington, moving to Auckland to study and building a long standing partnership with music compadre Louis B. Their love of quirky beats progressed to outdoor raves, a house residency at the Hush Bar, to a multi Genre radio show on the now defunct Red FM.
From here 9 years in the North London Drum and Bass scene, Exxon would often be found foraging through the record stores of Camden and Soho, this is where his passion for vinyl grew. As a regular to Thursday’s Movement Night at Bar Rumba, Exxon saw behind the scene and found it was not always about showcasing the latest tunes.
Becoming part of Resource D and B, DJ Exxon developed his craft in creating fusion of old Skool and new Skool beats. Not limiting his involvement in the scene Exxon found Origin FM which opened the doors to the underground culture, progressing to studio builds and a Friday night show. Between East London Parties with Resource and North London radio with Originuk.net Exxon put that vinyl collection to good use.
Returning to NZ to enjoy family life, Exxon keeps up to date with beats as released and with use of Serato still keeps it locked on the ones and twos.
Not afraid to pull up a tune the aptly named RELOAD show captures the vibe of the music.
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- Wednesday - 10:00 pm - 12:00 am