to Oct 21

The Upbeats

The Upbeats in front of 20000 people is insanely cool... in front of 350, up close and personal? NEXT LEVEL! 

THE UPBEATS - Re-Evolution
Neck of the Woods
October 20

After the success of their HUGE De-Evolution series on Noisia's Vision Recordings, The Upbeats return with Re-Evolution. A 7 track remix package guest starring an insane roster of Black Sun Empire, Rockwell, Memtrix, Malux, Annix, Aggressor Bunx and Emperor.

Tickets on sale 22 Septemeber 10am

This is their last club show in Auckland this year. It will sell out... don't mess about.

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to Oct 22

VIPER LIVE ft. Brookes Brothers & more

Audiology & V Energy NZ are proud to present...

VIPER LIVE ft. Brookes BrothersTREi and Ekko & Sidetrack


Saturday 21st October

10pm 'til 4am

Neck of the Woods



Tickets on-sale Thursday 7th September 7pm from https://www.theticketfairy.com/event/viper-live-ft-brookes-brothers-and-more-auckland-21oct2017/



Drum & Bass power imprint Viper Recordings are bringing their iconic events brand “VIPER LIVE” back to Australia & New Zealand, for the highly anticipated Brookes Brothers “Orange Lane LP Tour”. Supported by kiwi household name Trei, and
emerging Australian producers Ekko & Sidetrack, Viper Live will land in 8 cities across Australia & New Zealand this October.


One of the most widely respected names in Drum & Bass, the Brookes Brothers are gearing up to release their second album, ‘Orange Lane’, a 13-track LP filled to the brim with upbeat and
soulful production. Since releasing their first single in 2005 on Danny Wheeler’s W10 Records, the Brookes Brothers
have become a staple in the drum & bass scene and made their Viper debut all the way back in 2006 as the 8th single ever released on the label with ‘Someone / Promise’. In 2008, this was
followed hotly by their chart-topping single ‘Tear You Down’ which spent two weeks atop the UK Dance Chart and 15 weeks in the Top 20. After signing exclusively to Viper in 2013, the Brookes Brothers released more chart-topping singles, including ‘Carry Me On’ which was dubbed the ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, and ‘Anthem’ which made it to BBC 1Xtra’s ‘A’ List.

Now, six years after their first album was released on Fresh and Adam F’s Breakbeat Kaos label, the Brookes Brothers have returned with their long-awaited sophomore LP, ‘Orange Lane’,
another masterpiece that showcases the brothers’ unmatched musicality and diversity.

The album features a variety of vocalists, including: ShezAr’s soulful vocals and Bossman Birdie’s smooth rap breakdown complementing the empowering sounds of ‘Flashing Lights’ –
while industry favourite Charlotte Haining lends her grace and charm to ‘Waiting Right Here’, and Pierre Da Silva adds a warmth to the acoustic sounds of ‘Times Of Trouble’, as well as the
album closer ‘We Got Love’. Tracks like ‘Movin’ On’, ‘All About You’ and ‘So Many Times’ give us a taste of classic Brookes
Brothers funk and soul-driven Drum & Bass, while the opening track ‘The One’ (featuring ShockOne) engulfs us in a wall of bass and steel-pans to start the album off with.
Combining soul, funk, disco and a whole lot more in a way no one else can, the Brookes Brothers have truly reached new heights with this LP. ‘Orange Lane’ is destined to be a modern

Thanks to
V Energy NZ

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to Oct 15

Rio Funk

"...É som de preto, de favelado... Mas quando toca ninguém fica parado..."

Rio Funk will be taking over Neck of The Woods on Saturday, 14th of October! Be prepared for a night full of music, beautiful people and lots of fun!

Brazilian Food! 
Brazilian Cocktail Specials!
South American Dj's!
Beautiful people! 

$10 cash (entry)

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to Oct 8



This Aotearoa Bass legend has performed at all of New Zealand’s major festivals including Rhythm & Vines, Northern Bass, Homegrown, Our House, Splore, Coro Gold, Raggamuffin and Phat.

He’s worked with Shapeshifter, Tiki Taane, Six60, Shihad, Dub FX, Ladi6, Concord Dawn and The Upbeats.

He destroys dancefloors.

Make history and witness OPTIMUS GRYME on his final tour before he is annihilated.

TICKETS $20 FROM: goo.gl/mrUqCi

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2:00am 2:00am

Just Get Down

*** Entering October with a BANG at Neck of the Woods, Friday October 6th. 

Mark it as a Rendez-Vs Queens and Kings, this is a night for a 'GET DOWN' dancefloor you don't want to miss and hear tales about. Brought to you by your favorite local artists ORIKoL, And1, Max Shotta, Mavs, Sióness along with some cool cats dancers. Come lets welcome October together, and GET DOWN in a joyful dance. We're all super excited to be entertaining you on this night with some Afrobeats, Dancehall, Drumming and other performances.

Also lets say helooo to early summer with some colorfoul dress ups. Yesssssh - Already feeling the heat!

Starts : 10pm - 2:30am
Entry: $10
R18 - No ID. No Entry: If you look underage, take no offence if ID is required.

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to Oct 5

018 Auckland ft. Vanic & Medasin

Mid-week. Haps.▶︎▶︎▶︎

Our first of two October installments are here and we're bringing none other than Vanic & Medasin across for the first time in NZ!

Tickets from www.theticketfairy.com 

Supports TBA





Thanks to V Energy NZ

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to Oct 1


or the first time ever, The BOOG is happening on a Saturday night! 

This month featuring the boogie selections of :
Frank Booker
Sumo Sui
Lucky Lance (Team Dynamite)
Hudge (The Uptown Boogie

The BOOG is a happy, hedonistic throwback to the 70s and 80s and the music hiphop was birthed out of - disco, funk and soul but most of all, boogie. Every month we bring together some of the best DJs and selectors from all over the music scene to set the dance floor on fire with their favourite boogie tunes. 

The BOOG is all about good vibes on the dance floor and a room full of swaying bodies with enough space for everyone, so go ahead and leave any bad buzz at the door. 

$10 presales (ticket link coming soon) / $15 on the door


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to Sep 30

Kevin Saunderson

Not ones to leave you hanging till next summer, we decided to get together for a bit of a pre-party before summer rolls around again. 

And who better to make you move than one of dance music's TRUE pioneers & Detroit techno originator:

Kevin Saunderson [KMS Records | Detroit]

with support from k2k

Friday 29th September @ Neck of the Woods

Tickets go on sale now...Click here to buy.

About Kevin...

Kevin Saunderson has done it all. As one of the Belleville Three, he helped to pioneer dance music in Detroit in the early 80s. Alongside Juan Atkins and Derrick May, Saunderson's synth and drum machine experiments paved the way for the entire techno movement. From there his productions, as Kreem, E-Dancer, and Reese, saw him develop the sound of techno, and slowly combine it with a more mainstream sound happening down the road in Chicago - the sound of house music. 

Eventually, this lead to the birth of cross-over act Inner City, which put the sound of Detroit on the map, with multiple chart topping singles like ‘Big Fun’ and ‘Good Life’ both in America, the UK & around the world.

Kevin Saunderson's nickname is 'The Elevator', and it makes sense. He has toured relentlessly over the past three decades, at almost every festival and club worth naming - and anyone who has witnessed him can attest to his high-energy, spirited DJ sets. But more than that - he has basically spent his life elevating dance music. Saunderson's record label KMS has been running for an incredible 30 years, helping introduce the world to the likes of MK, Chez Damier, and R-Tyme. And he is intertwined with Detroit's flagship music festival Movement - one of the cornerstone festivals in the world today. Truly, Kevin Saunderson is The Groove That Won't Stop.

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to Sep 23


Tickets via Ticket Fairy from http://bit.ly/AJTRACEY


AJ Tracey is the 23-year-old West London grime artist set to gatecrash the world stage in 2017. AJ’s addictive sound combines the razor sharp wit of UK street music with an array of international rap influences, and it’s already seen him appear on tracks with Denzel Curry, Rick Ross and A$AP Rocky. AJ picked up two MOBO nominations and a whole host of industry accolades in 2016, including selection as one to watch by MTV, Vevo and the BBC Sound Poll.
Hailed as the breakout grime star of the year after the release of his 2016 EP Lil Tracey, his first offering for 2017, a new track titled “LA4AWEEK”, has cemented his place on the throne. Produced by Nyge and AJ himself, the single marks the anticipated return of one of the UK’s most talked-about young artists.

Featuring Swoosh God (A$AP Mob) and Sloan Evans (Vlone), “LA4AWEEK” showcases the versatility that famously sets AJ apart from the majority of the UK scene – collaborating with his favourite US artists and growing a loyal army of supporters, not only in London’s grime heartlands, but all around the world. After a relentless 6 months of touring and recording in Europe and the USA, it looks like AJ might be gearing up to drop a new project - and this track sets the tone perfectly. 

Don’t miss the first time AJ brings his trademark rapid-fire wordplay to AUS & NZ.


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to Sep 17

Cardboard and Computers RMXd.The Party.

Art-brand duo Weston Frizzell team up with generative image experimentalist and electronic music maestro, Tom Ludvigson (of Trip to the Moon) to create an art and music event destined for the dance floor.
CARDBOARD AND COMPUTERS was launched late 2016 with an art show and new single The Best Ones, robotic electro with a message. Godfather of electro Freddy Fresh provided clear old school endorsement with a super FAT B side remix.
The event showcases a bunch of new remixes, including David Harrow, Greg Churchill + Go Nuclear, and further big suprise announcements assured over coming weeks.

Returning to Karangahape Rd , to transform Hotspot NECK OF THE WOODS into an an art experience featuring new paintings and prints, Weston Frizzell and Tom Ludvigson have designed an innovative video show and LED installation, co-produced with festival tech wizards Lo Tech.
First 100 through the door get a free limited editio Hallertau art beer. Peel off the label and restick onto supplied signed sheet to make an art print!
Undoubtedly a highlight, in the "HEADSHOTS PAINTBALLL SHOOTING GALLERY" you get to blast a paintball gun at a target featuring someone we all love to hate, - a limited edition signed screenprint, and take it home for only $20!
Get there early for this or risk missing out . Doors open at 9 for the art exhibition.


9.00                            Exhibition ,First 100 get a free Hallertau Art Beer

Headshots Paintball Gallery open until prints run out.
Ltd Ed of 50 signed numbered two images.


10.00                          Go Nuclear

11.30                          Mike Weston

12.30                          CARDBOARD AND COMPUTERS MEGAMIX

feat Rina Chae's Street Candee dance crew

1.00pm                       Greg Churchill.

contact mike@thearea.co.nz for further information

Facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/1494315290615216/

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to Sep 16


Lay your offering to Eostre on the floor
Let your bodies be like the spring harvest
Be fruitful motherfuckers and bare witness to the..... 


Friday September 15th
Neck of the woods
155B K road Auckland 1010

$10 dollar entry
$5 walkers

Runway - theme: Protest
BQ (vogue femme) theme: Up in drag
FQ (vogue femme) theme: Boney M Realness
Sex siren
OTA (200 dollar prize)

Hosted by Neck Of the woods and run by Logan Collis and Manu Vaea as the first late night ball and first ball of the spring season x
For more information DM @lilhoneycvnt on Instagram

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to Sep 14

018 Auckland ft. Graves (USA)

Mid-week. Haps. ▶︎

Oh One Eight returns with the act that's making waves left right and centre. You can only imagine how this will sound on the Neck of the Woods system.

This is the man that worked with Kanye for years.


+ Support TBA

$10, onsale 26th July at 7pm from: www.theticketfairy.com/event/018-auckland-ft-graves-usa-13sep2017/

... or on the door



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to Sep 10



One half of Carmada, Aussie LEGEND Yahtzel is returning to NZ shores for a special four date tour!

Saturday 9th September
Neck of the Woods
Tickets on sale Wednesday 10th August 7pm from



Yahtzel first rose to prominence with his debut single Girls in 2013. The track gained major hype within the Australian indie-dance scene – so much that it was featured in Flume’s BBC6 Radio Mix as well as tight upload on Majestic Casual. Proving his success wasn’t by chance, Yahtzel’s follow-up single High With Me harvested over 13 million plays since TheSoundYouNeed posted it in 2013 as well as being named as one of InTheMix’s top tracks of the year. This catapulted him on a 26-stop Australasian tour that included sets at Australian boutique tastemaker festivals including Listen Out, Falls Festival, Your Paradise (Fiji) as well as jumping on the international stages of Holy Ship! and national touring support for ODESZA.

Aside from his phenomenal solo career, Yahtzel is also known as one half of the OWSLA and Gold-Accredited (ARIA) duo Carmada. Teaming up with mate L D R U, Carmada have achieved extraordinary success since their formation in 2014, gaining nods from the likes of Skrillex and Diplo, a #1 debut on iTunes AU, a #41 finish for Maybe in the triple j Hottest 100 and sets at festivals across the globe from Ultra Miami, HARD Summer, Stereosonic to Holy Ship!

Thanks to
V Energy NZ

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to Sep 9

BoyZ N The Wood

A night of celebration for these artists, who hail from different sides of Auckland, unified in music by their recently released projects: 

Rizván [North] with "NEVERLAND"
Diggy Dupe [Central] with "K.O.T.I.C"
Lukan Rai$ey [South] with "The Southern EP Vol II".

DJ sets from:
HAZBEATS [ Team Dynamite ]

Support from up and coming crew Child Kool
And hosted by the one and only Lucky Lance

Can not be missed. Lock it in and pull uup!

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to Sep 1

Sons Of Zion

Sons of Zion on the road again to celebrate latest EP release
One of New Zealand’s most epic live acts, Sons of Zion, is back on the road this winter for a nationwide tour that takes in both the North and South islands.

Presented by Pato Entertainment and Flava, the 12-date tour kicks off in Taupo on August 25 at Finn Maccuhals Pub and winds up in Napier at the Cabana Bar on September 30.

The tour follows the recent release of the Sons of Zion’s latest EP, THE JUKEBOX SUITE, which includes the catchy ‘Live It Up’ and current single ‘Is That Enough’ feat. Aaradhna, which hit Top 5 on iTunes and #3 on NZ’s Viral Spotify Chart. 


The four-track EP solidifies their status as one of Kiwi music’s most popular bands and builds on their reputation as one of the hardest working acts around.

Since the release of their debut album UNIVERSAL LOVE in 2013, which featured four #1 Urban airplay hits, Sons Of Zion have carved a very successful path with more than 12 million streams on Spotify, more than 10 million views on YouTube and 100k plus following on social media.

With a touring track record that’s seen them play to packed out venues in every nook and cranny New Zealand has to offer, as well as prime spots at some of the country’s largest festivals, Sons of Zion are a class act not to be missed.

Tickets on sale this Wednesday August 2 at 7pm fromwww.theticketfairy.com

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to Aug 27

Sir Spyro

Straight off the back of the massive success of 'The Sir's' Topper Top, Beats People Movement are proud to present

Deep Medi Musik / The Grime Show / Rinse Fm / London, UK

Get your super limited earlybird tickets here: http://www.bitly.com/TopperTop

As a grime DJ, selector and digger for new sounds, Spyro’s reputation is unrivaled. Mention his name to any grime head, and you’ll be met with a nod of respect. His radio shows and club sets are instrumental in bringing newer producers to wider attention, as well as showcasing new music from established names within the scene.

He’s impressively modest about his role and influence, however, explaining that if he hadn’t been invited to join the Rinse FM roster in 2005, “I’d probably be walking home from my 9 to 5 now! It wouldn’t have worked if I didn’t get on Rinse. It’s that simple. I’m so grateful to still be here.”

In terms of his approach to finding new music, he says, “I’m a hunter, I hunt down tunes, anything I hear that’s sick, I need it. I’ve got at least 3 tunes in my bag right now where I’ve heard them [in a club], I’ve walked up to the DJ – I don’t know who they are but they somehow know who I am – and I’ve said ‘This tune is sick, who made it?’ And they’re like ‘Me.’ I’m like ‘I’m Spyro’, and they’re like ‘I know,’” he grins. “And I’ll go ‘You need to give me your email, I need this tune!'”

Sir Spyro (UK) Saturday 26 August @ Neck of the Woods

Local support TBA

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to Aug 26


The BOOG is back for August! 

This month featuring the boogie selections of :
Tom Scott (Young Gifted And Broke)
Frank Booker
Lucky Lance (Team Dynamite)

The BOOG is a happy, hedonistic throwback to the 70s and 80s and the music hiphop was birthed out of - disco, funk and soul but most of all, boogie. Every month we bring together some of the best DJs and selectors from all over the music scene to set the dance floor on fire with their favourite boogie tunes. 

The BOOG is all about good vibes on the dance floor and a room full of swaying bodies with enough space for everyone, so go ahead and leave any bad buzz at the door. 

Buy tickets HERE

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to Aug 20


Lick Auckland > G L O W .

> Shine bright like a ... UV PAINT PARTYYYYYYY
> Free UV Face Painting + Glow Sticks

>> W E A R __ W H I T E >> if ya wanna G L O W. 

Next > Lick Auckland
Saturday 19 August 2K17
Neck of the Woods
10PM - 3AM

General Door Entry > $10 before 11pm // $15 after

Don't miss any invites and join the Official Lick Auckland Facebook group: 

Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/licknewzealand


Lick Wellington

Lick Christchurch

Lick Queenstown

Lick Entourage [NZ]
(for singles and couples that want to meet other friendly singles and couples)


Lick welcomes your invited male guests. We put our trust in our guests to only invite respectful, considerate and supportive friends, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, to our Lick events. Aggressive, disrespectful & homophobic behavior will not be tolerated. We are a space for love, fun, celebrations, acceptance and good music. 


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to Aug 17

The Wall Reunion ft. Sikdope


Everyones favourite mid-week party brand will return for one night only (annually) to reunite faces and memories. Whilst we couldn't get our beloved Cassette to have us back, we'll be throwing it in our new home, Neck of the Woods... Let's face it, a reunion is about the people.

SIKDOPE (Poland)
+ a ton of Wallsters

$10 on the door

Check out the official Facebook Page here.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

The Big Lez Show

Audiology Touring & Matt Van Rooy in association with
Comedy Central Australia & New Zealand presents

Neck of the Woods
Wenesday 16th August
Doors 7:00pm
Show starts 8pm

Tickets on sale from https://www.theticketfairy.com/event/the-big-lez-show-nz-tour-auckland-16aug2017/via www.theticketfairy.com


4 seasons in and The Big Lez Show has been rapidly growing in popularity ever since the show first popped up on YouTube! Now for the first time ever in New Zealand the creators are heading over for 4 intimate shows. 

Come and witness an evening with the producers of The Big Lez Show featuring a question and answer session and an EXCLUSIVE live screening of a brand new episode!


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