FRIDAY 30th JUNE
***A fully explicit night of:::
Deconstructed club bangers, explicit rap, feminist-potent rap & r&b, sexy male r&b, house, vogue, techno, bounce, dancehall, reggaeton, jungle, remixes from everywhere keep the mood raw & ready for anything***
feat. Fully Explicit DJs:::
BROWN BOY MAGIK
***This clubnight is a space of and for: Women, Queer, Trans, Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, People of Colour --- these are the people that need space made for in the club;;
***Peave Love Unity and above all Respect!!!
We respect one another on the dancefloor as we would anywhere else**
If you DisRespect it will not be tolerated** if you feel any issue with this event please contact Fully Explicit via FB ~♥
For the first time ever in New Zealand, rap’s unique underground king J $TASH will play at Auckland's very own, Neck of The Woods.
With his upcoming mixtape 'Hood Rich 2', and many succesful mixtapes under his RELAX REKORDS belt, he is an artist not to miss. Headlining this show, he will recieve support from Wellington's PASTEL EMBASSY.
Click here to buy tickets
Kiwi electro-pop princess Theia has announced her first headline tour of New Zealand to celebrate the upcoming release of her highly-anticipated debut EP. Tickets on sale from Wednesday, May 24
AMIT is a UK based live Music Artist, Composer and Producer. He has released two critically acclaimed albums Neverending (2006) and 9 Times (2011) and over thirty slates of vinyl including ‘Killer Driller’, ‘Roots’ and ‘Acid Trip’.
AMIT has been hailed as one of the most distinctive and original voices within the electronic music industry. He is credited with creating a new and innovative sub genre within electronic music, influencing a generation of new music artists. He was the first music artist within Electronica to begin creating music at his signature ‘half-step’ at 174bpm. A whole range of fellow artists quickly followed suit but AMIT is widely acknowledged as having been the pioneer. His work has been placed in the top 5 'Best Single' and 'Best Producer' categories on the BBC Radio listener polls.
His music is very much influenced by Dub and in particularly artists such as King Tubby and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. His music is also heavily influenced by Asian and Middle Eastern sounds, as well as Reggae, Dub, Electro, and Techno. AMIT has performed extensively at clubs and festivals across all continents.
In 2007 AMIT worked with legendary bass producer Bill Laswell on a project entitled ‘Inamorata’ that involved musicians across the globe including Iggy Pop, Mike Patton and Toshinori Kondo (released on the Sony Red label). AMIT has also composed music for several award winning film and theatre projects including Rent and Stain (London Film Festival official selection) and The Woods (Mill Valley Film Festival California Official Selection). AMIT has also supported bands such as Sonic Youth (State X Festival in Holland).
In 2009 while a participant in the Powerlab Scheme run by B3 Media in association with Film4 and the National Theatre, AMIT developed Electronic Orchestra, a ground breaking concept which saw AMIT musically ‘translate’ one of his tracks (with the help of Massive Attack’s Neil Davidge) entitled ‘MK Ultra’ from its previous existence as a piece of electronic music into a conventional score which can be played by an orchestra. 'MK Ultra' appeared on AMIT’s album ‘9 Times’ and is the first in a series of ‘translations’. ‘Electronic Orchestra’ is indicative of AMIT’s continuing desire to experiment with the boundaries of musical genres.
In April 2012, AMIT released an EP on EXIT Records including the widely acclaimed ‘Stay With Me’, ‘You Look Better Dead’, ‘Manic Minor’ and ‘Kritical’. The project saw AMIT reuniting with Irish/Indian vocalist RANI who previously featured on several tracks on ‘9 Times’. This fruitful collaborative relationship was further cemented by new releases for Metalheadz in October 2012 featuring ‘Killer Driller’ and ‘Colour Blind’ and for the pioneering electronic label Tempa, which featured ‘Acid Trip’ and ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’ and were released in March 2013.
In the summer of 2013 AMIT inaugurated his very own long anticipated imprint AMAR and July saw the first release with ‘Human Warfare’ and ‘No Mercy’.
In 2013 AMIT remixed Machinedrum’s track ‘GunShotta’, this remix was released in November 2013 on Ninja Tune.
AMAR’s second release was a four track EP entitled The Parallel EP. It received rave reviews and the vinyl copies again sold out within days of the release date. This was followed by the 4 Stories EP, released on AMAR in March 2015, which continued with the imprints trend of featuring a range of tracks different bpms.
The fourth release for AMAR is planned for the second quarter of 2015.
Back at it again this re o-week!! We have New Zealand’s most exciting artist coming together for Scuse Me Tour #2. Travelling to the finest destinations, Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington you will be crazy to miss one of these!
Bought to you by 121 and Shark Week Entertainment, the line up consists of
FAR TOO KIND
100% Satisfaction highly likely :)
Tickets available at https://www.facebook.com/events/307832469655629
Dumelang! Hello! Kia Ora!
My name is Phodiso Dintwe, I am a videographer and I teach Southern Afrikan dance. I'm putting this event together to raise funds for my project, 'Thebe Boswa - Shielding Heritage'.
I will be returning to Southern Afrika in September to reconnect with my heritage and family. While I'm over there I'll be filming as much of the dance culture as I can, while engaging with it all myself. This is because I firmly believe that dance has been one of the great ways my people keep connectivity with one another. And so in filming it, I get to keep a record of my experiences, but I also get to share it with you all.
TL;DR. I'm going back to the Motherland and I need your help :)
We'll be kicking the night off with some live Afro drumming paired with vocals from the Tswana, Igbo and Shona tongues - and some dancers will be there to entertain too ;) So if good rhythms mean anything to you, then this is the place to be!
Ijebu Pleasure Club + JessB + Unchained XL + Jinetero MC + Qualen Mathlay + DJ Azbo + DJ Orikol
Shakaiah Perez + Fathe Tesfamariam + Tresor Mukasa + Munashe Tapfuya
[and more to be announced...]
Doors open: 8PM (15th July)
Entry: $20 on the door / Students $15
The Groovadelica club night is back! with the LIVE 7 piece Groovadelic Orchestra, top DJ’s and amazing Caribbean food to celebrate the music of a true music legend, Stevie Wonder.
The band will be performing some of Stevie’s funkiest songs as well as their own brand of original Future Soul, featuring Sola Rosa’s Cherie Mathieson, Imagine This, the Major 8 vocal ensemble and some of Aotearoa’s most talented musicians.
DJ’s Jason Eli and Selecta Sam will be laying down the funky Groova goodness, plus master turntablist Scizzorhands (who’s opened for acts including De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch & Mobb Deep) will be performing a special Stevie classics set.
And also added to the line-up local artist/singer Taye Williams will be our special guest!! Taye has opened for US super duo Ki-Ci and Jojo, collaborated and played with Adeaze, Misfits of Science and Dei Hamo.
Plus Caribbean food from Jamaican Me Hungry!
Standard Advance Ticket’s are available for $25 from :
Student Advance Tickets are available for $15 (with ID) from :
There will be very limited door sales for $30.
Caribbean food is available to pre-order only to secure qualities in advance.
Order your choice of Caribbean jerk chicken & rice or curry goat & rice ($12).
VENUE - Neck Of The Woods, 155 K Road
DATE : Sat 24th June
Doors open at 9 and close around 4am
For more info, head to www.groovadelica.net
The BOOG is a happy, hedonistic throwback to the 70s and 80s when disco, boogie, funk and soul ruled the night. 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 disco and boogie tunes.
This time we're adding a new guest DJ to the mix - Bianca Paulus! She'll be joining Frank Booker, Lucky Lance (Team Dynamite) and Hudge (The Uptown Boogie).
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 / $15 on the door
Fresh from tours in the USA and Europe, State of Mind are back to rock their hometown of Auckland. Come and celebrate life with a good old drum and bass smash up, selected by State of Mind and friends at the plush surrounds of Auckland's Neck of the Woods!
Earlybird and Presales available now from: https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/5176
The b2b Project is a group of Auckland DJ's joining together to play in a series of back to back sets for one night only to raise funds for Lifeline Aotearoa.
On FRIDAY 16 JUNE we'll be throwing down at NECK OF THE WOODS on K'rd, Auckland.
All GENRE'S will be present on the night:
HOUSE // HIP HOP // TRAP // BASS // DUBSTEP // DNB
DONATIONS FOR ENTRY will be taken on the door by Lifeline.
The money raised on the night and online will be donated to Lifeline Aotearoa who provide 24/7 counselling and advice services and run workshops throughout the country on Suicide Prevention and Intervention.
Special thanks to The b2b Project, George FM, Neck of the Woods,DJ4You, Annupam, Max Burgess - Photographer, Rohan JBK, AURA HOUSE CLUB, Freqs out east, Highlife Entertainment and of course to our DJ's who have donated and given their time to play on the night.
***** DJ LINEUP *****
We are running this project as many of our friends, family and workmates have either been affected or know someone who has been affected by Suicide. Suicide continues to be a significant health and social problem in New Zealand and we'd like to do our part to help raise #SuicideAwarenessaround #SuicidePrevention
We also welcome the public who are unable to make the event but who want to support this cause. We greatly appreciate your support - every bit helps.
Orange Prisoners - here's your chance for revenge.
OITNB's Seasons hits the airwaves on Friday 9th June 2017 in the US. It's time to celebrate.
3 Years in a row now we have our yearly #PrisonParty for you all to rep your colours.
Next Lick Auckland
Saturday 10 June 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:
In 1998 Bad Company UK released "The Nine", a track that was to become known as "the best drum and bass record of all time". The Nine was the soundtrack to many planning sessions for Fu Bar, and in 1999 the doors opened to what many call NZ's best club of all time...
2017 marks the 18th birthday of Fuzen and we have the legendary Bad Company UK coming to Auckland to celebrate with us!
BAD COMPANY UK + Fuzen 18th Birthday
Neck of the Woods
Sunday June 4 (Don't worry, the Monday is a holiday!)
Tickets on sale 1pm, 11 April
TRUTH - Album Party Launch
(Deep Medi, Firepower, Tempa, Deep/Dark & Dangerous, Disciple)
TRUTH, New Zealand's undisputed dubstep heavyweights are back to release their 4th studio album "Wilderness of Mirrors" at Auckland's Neck of the Woods. With the first 2 releases, "Monster ft Strikez" & "Endless Universe" this album is explosive, deep, dark & dangerous. Expect extra production on the night as we have some special things in store!
Support from: Dylan C , Perverse Music, Warndem & Filthsquad
"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” - Albert Einstein
Saturday 27th May
R18, 10PM - 4AM
Neck of the Woods
Tickets from https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/5145
Wolf and Snake emerge from their secret underground lair to give you a sneak peak into their alternate future. The mysterious duo, who have ties to some of the biggest names in D&B, are preparing to unleash a never before heard barrage of all things 85 - 170 bpm - perfect for our next Liquid Lowdown instalment!
Expect a bunch of deeper flavours, including Half time, Hip Hop and of course the obligatory Drum n Bass, all served on a plate of cheeky charm and positive energy.
Minivan Touring & Niche Productions pres:
+ Supports TBA
Minivans Touring & Niche Productions are excited to welcome Parisian beat maker, Onra back to Australia and New Zealand in May for a series of headline performances.
Onra has staked his claim as one of the most exciting beat-makers of the past few years thanks to releases including his 80’s Funk inspired album, ‘Long Distance’ as well as his EP ‘Deep in the Night’ on A-Trak’s world-famous label, Fool's Gold Records. He also has a number of Boogie edits to his name as well as the Chinioseries collections, which are all made from samples sourced in Asia.
The upcoming tour will see Onra return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2015 where he performed to packed out venues across both countries including at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live and Red Bull Music Academy. Onra’s live show features a range of hardware and special surprises, making him very unique on the scene as well as a favourite for more traditional or purist Hip Hop heads.
Chinoiseries Pt. 3 out now!
ATC presents Chiara Kickdrum (Live)
We are extremley proud to be bringing over one of Melbournes rising techno stars.
Chiara was born in Italy and now resides in Melbourne with the vibing techno scene. Chiara has earnt some of the best performance slots featuring at Merideth Music Festival and the mighty Rainbow Serpent.
Support line up is prettty stellar with Pieter Borgh and Craig James
+ resident Logan Baker
Cant wait to see everyone.
Beats People Movement proudly present
YOUNGSTA (London, UK) representing Contact, Tempa, Sentry, FWD>> and Rinse Fm
Tickets available here: http://bitly.com/yunxtix
Youngsta should need little introduction. One of the figureheads of dubstep since the very beginning, resident at scene-defining club night FWD>>, and the DJ who first played some of the genre’s most-loved anthems, he continues to be a hugely active figure in dubstep’s development. His weekly show on Rinse draws deep for new music, helping to expose talented new producers, and the founding ethics that defined dubstep in its early years remain at the heart of his sets.
Youngsta was one of the first DJs to play dubstep on Rinse, alongside Hatcha and Kode9, in the early part of last decade. “The sound is just me,” he says, explaining that he’s hesitant to draw a defined line around the music he plays. “It’s Youngsta. It’s what I’ve always done. People say it’s not changed much, but you can hear progression and change definitely, it’s not the same [as it was]. It’s obviously the same vibe, it’s going to be deep.”
Support from Lowquid, Minder, Jason Howson and Tommy Flowers. Hosted by Dapht One.
After performing to a packed out crowd of reggae lovers in the Woods last year, the Godfather of Dancehall, the original icecream man, the one like Johnny Osbourne is returning to our shores for part 2!
Last year's Johnny Osbourne show was one of the biggest reggae events of the year for Auckland, and one of our favourite nights of 2016 so we're very excited to team up with our friends Grindin' and Mucho Aroha Music to bring the legend back, along with an extra treat - SOUL STEREO SOUND SYSTEM's DJ Fatta all the way from France!
Full support line up coming soon.
DropBassNZ proudly presents the Auckland Launch Party for Outlook Festival 2017
Bringing a taster of Croatia’s Outlook Festival which over the last 10 years has been a global beacon for Bass Music culture.
SKEPTICAL & DRS
Tickets from www.theticketfairy.com
Direct Ticketing link
For more information on Outlook Festival go to:
The Feijoa Festival Presents: THE FUNK HUNTERS (Canada)
2tall and the 6ft fivers (live)
A Work in Progress (live)
Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Having honed their craft at over 450 performances in 16 countries, the DJ duo's show is a brilliant technical display of creative collaboration between 4 turntables. But words can't do justice to two friends whose passion is dance floor mastery – breathless audiences at global festivals including Wakarusa, Burning Man, Rhythm & Vines, Shambhala, Ottawa Bluesfest, and Envision are the ultimate testament.
The Funk Hunters' reverence for the roots of dance has also lead them into unique live collaborations, sometimes drawing on a cast of supporting musicians to add dimension to their signature sound. Most recently they toured North America with iconic rapper Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, who has called them "the selectah's of the century!"
Based in Vancouver BC, Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith elevate their signature bass heavy sound with their own stunning custom-curated visuals and animated stage presence. Spend an evening with this charismatic duo and you'll see that their lifestyle is as relaxed as the west coast, but their sound is global and booming.
Earlybirds $25 ; Click here to purchase
Door sales $30
The Grow Room presents Grow Room Sessions Live, a series of live music events including artists who have featured on our popular Grow Room Sessions video series.
Our second lineup sees the inclusion of Auckland hip-hop stalwartsThird3ye, R&B/neo-soul songstress Bailey Wiley and special guests HEAVY (MEEr + Dbldbl solo mash-up set)
Join us at Neck of the Woods this Saturday the 22nd of April - $10 Entry.
Carl Cox, Bush Records and Hardware present: The PURE official after party 2017
In association with Collude
This is easily one of the biggest house and techno nights Auckland has had in the last decade, and like all big nights we know the party doesn't and will not stop at 1am, not if we have anything to do with it.
When the party finishes at the Logan Campbell centre we invite you to keep the party going with us and featuring a carefully hand selected support line-up from local talent. Who knows maybe one of the big guys will stop in.
Simone Flower (Poker Flat Recordings)