Riki Gooch: NGĀ TUONE St. Peter’s on Willis, Wellington Jazz Festival Friday, November 22 I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone else that thinks about music the way Riki Gooch does. You can pile up any of the usual clichés – the music flows through him, he is a conduit for groove, he lives and […]
Cave Circles Apricity (ep) Wonderful Noise Japan Here’s Riki Gooch working (again) under his Cave Circle alias – it’s been a busy time for releases just recently with Cave Circles’ 12”, My Heart Is A Beating Drum and then the recent cassette tape release under another of his working aliases, DJ OBOE.
Julien Dyne December BBE For Julien Dyne’s third album it’s more of the same – in terms of quality, in terms of the overall waft; the placement of after-hours soul music, broken-beat restored, wonky, woozy, wobbly no more. But each album is a progression for this talented musician and beat maker, each album has its […]
Christoph El’ Truento A series of oopsie daisies and various other flora (Independent) Christoph El’ Truento is an Auckland-based beatmaker/producer. He’s a member of @Peace, has produced tracks for Home Brew and Hollie Smith, collaborated with the likes of Parks, Riki Gooch and Julien Dyne (Some Other Planets) and his latest solo album continues to […]
Ladi6 Automatic Question Music I’ve never really been a fan of Ladi6 in the sense that I don’t retain the albums – can’t recall anything particularly wonderful from her two previous full-lengthers – but I’ve seen her perform a few times and she’s a great live act. Like, always worth seeing. A great band with […]
Julien Dyne, Pins & Digits (2009) I knew Julien Dyne was a great drummer, having heard a bunch of his work away from his solo material where he extends the role out to beat-maker, producer, songwriter, DJ. There’s a lot of twisted-disco and broken-beat soul-music and the like that I am a huge fan of […]