The Headspace


Saturday 2pm – 4pm with Dylan C and Gene & Keighley Rivers

The Headspace is an eclectic 2 hour journey through Ninja Jazz, Funk & Reggae, Downtempo, Blunted Hip Hop, Dubstep and classic Drum & Bass. Focussing on the often overlooked music from around the world, the Headspace is not about hearing the usual club bangers. The Saturday afternoon slot allows for a lot more self indulgence which isn’t always possible with weekday shows or evening party sets, and apparently the Headspace is suitable for cleaning the house, and nursing hangovers.

Jazz from the late 60s and early 70s (Impulse, Blue Note, CTI), mid 90s downtempo (Warp, Mo Wax, Ninja Tune) and new school beats (Project Mooncircle, All City), hip hop & instrumental beats (Dj Spinna, Pete Rock, Jazz Liberatorz, Dilla, BBE, Stones Throw), electronic dub and even deeper UK bass music (DMZ, Hotflush, Hyperdub, nakedlunch, Apple Pips) forward thinking drum & bass from the past & present (Metalheadz, Certificate 18, Moving Shadow, Exit, Samurai), and plenty of local talent from Aotearoa.

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Dylan C is a regular DJ around Auckland City, and currently spins a range of different tunes at a bunch of different venues. He is Programme Director for Base FM, co-host of the Base FM Breakfast Show & Native Tongues NZ Music Show. A strong supporter of local music, his DJ sets often feature local MCs and beatmakers alongside the best the rest of the world has to offer. While known for his diverse downtempo beats & soulful hiphop sets, Dylan C also prefers a more heavier sound.

International Support Slots: Roots Manuva, Pharoah Monch, The Pharcyde, Atmosphere, Alix Perez, Rockwell, Dub FX, Ryan Hemsworth, Onra, Photek, Klute, Mark Pritchard, DJ Krush, The Nextmen, DJ Vadim, Lo Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu), JStar, Guilty Simpson, Apollo Brown, House Shoes, TM Juke, Tall Black Guy, Exile, DJ Muro, Big Bud, Mark Rae / Yes King, Oddisee, Daedelus, LTJ Bukem, Andy C, Nickodemus & King Britt.

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Gene Rivers is a veteran of the local DJ and radio scene in Auckland with a 12-year stint on George FM and as a foundation DJ with KFM. He’s held multiple residencies across the Auckland bar and club circuit and has featured regularly across the summer festival and arts events. He sights opening for Roy Ayers amongst his career highlights. Approaching the twilight of his career Gene now sets in place a succession plan with his daughter Keighley Rivers who will be joining him as co-host of the Headspace in Lone wolf and cub formation. As noted by her father, Keighley showed at the tender age of 7 a very good ear for music, spotting Marlena Shaw vocals and samples in songs and movie soundtracks. Marlena Shaw – woman of the ghetto, Isaac Hayes – hung up on my baby, Debarge – stay with me sit to Kendrick, Mura Masa sit amongst her playlist,  She also plays the piano and sings and has musicality in her DNA passed down from her grandfather, uncles and aunts.

Between the two of them expect to hear anything from D’angelo to Teebs from Moodymann to Joe Armon Jones to Bebe Winans and everything in between. Join them every second Saturday from 2- 4 pm for an insight into their often left-leaning musical Headspace.


Shows by dylan c on Mixcloud


  • Saturday - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2 Responses

  1. Aaron says:

    ^^Hardout!! Or possibly have a widget that can display the sounds that you’re jamming? It’s so hard to find the music you guys play!!! I’m digging this radio station man!

  2. Pita says:

    Hey Dylan C, loving the tracks you are playing, possible to get a track list of set?

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