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Compa rose to fame in 2011 following his infamous bootleg of Mavado’s ‘Dem A Talk’, completely self-released on vinyl it went on to sell out worldwide in a single week. Soon after, and at just 21 years of age, he'd been signed to Mala's Deep Medi Musik - perhaps the most revered seal of approval in true dubstep circles. In a review of that record, Boomkat described Compa as the "keeper of dubstep's darkest light". After signings to other respected labels such as Boka Records, Artikal Music and Kokeshi, his follow-up on Deep Medi Musik was titled ‘Truth In Sound’ - an insight as to his mission within the music.
Compa launched his own imprint CPA Records last year, featuring a collaboration with grime pioneer Footsie of the infamous Newham Generals, with the aim of further diversification as a producer and label boss. Mixmag described the release as a "hard-as-nails war dub" which "combines elements of grime and bass". With a sound that is perpetually nostalgic, yet equally refreshing and heavy enough to shock the toughest of sound systems, Compa’s music displays a binary relationship between foundation sound homage and perpetual forward motion in thought. Spacious textures, heavily built sub-frequencies and intricate execution of minimalism are but a few hallmarks of his ever-evolving repertoire.
Compa’s productions have received acclaim and support from revered tastemakers such as Mary Anne Hobbs, Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 1’s Toddla T and 1Xtra's MistaJam, reggae and soundclash legend David Rodigan, drum and bass leading lights Chase and Status, dubstep don Mala and grime aficionado Sir Spyro among others. Since Compa's debut tour of North America in 2014 he has toured the globe extensively reaching Australia and New Zealand again this year as well as Outlook Festival in Croatia, Echo Park festival in Shanghai and Webster Hall in NYC. Compa’s trajectory continues to go from strength to strength, recently launching his club brand Compa Presents on Boiler Room TV to a live audience of over 100,000 viewers. A connoisseur of sound, Compa remains true to the roots of the genre and is one of the only remaining 100% vinyl and dubplate DJs on the international circuit.
ILL-FIGZ & SKETCH (Subtle Recordings)
SPEC (Uprise Audio)
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AARADHNA - Winter's End NZ Tour
Fri Sep 28th NAPIER - Cabana
Sat Sep 29th WHAKATANE - Boiler Room
Fri Oct 5th MT MAUNGANUI - Totara St
Thu Oct 11th AUCKLAND - Neck Of The Woods
Fri Oct 12th CHRISTCHURCH - Club Tavern
Sat Oct 13th WELLINGTON - San Fran
One of Aotearoa’s foremost soul and R’n’B singers, Aaradhna, is embarking on a six-date tour, giving Kiwi fans one last chance to see her live before she takes time out to write and record new music.
It’s Aaradhna’s most extensive tour of New Zealand in recent years and is aptly titled the ‘Winter’s End Tour’, marking the end of an era and the next chapter in her remarkable journey.
The award-winning Aaradhna is one of the country’s most distinguished singer and songwriters. She’s been a familiar face - and voice - in the local and international scene since featuring on Adeaze’s chart-topping song ‘Getting Stronger’. She went on to carve out her own path, releasing several critically acclaimed albums, including 2012’s TREBLE & REVERB, which spawned the hits ‘Wake Up’ and ‘Lorena Bobbit’.
She followed it with 2016’s BROWN GIRL, which earned her the award for ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ at the NZ Music Awards and four awards at the 2017 Pacific Music Awards, including the ‘Best Pacific Female Artist Award’ and ‘Best Pacific Music Album’.
The record was praised in publications and blogs around the world, including The Guardian, which said: “BROWN GIRL resonates with Aaradhna’s deep-felt pride in her heritage and roots, a pride that is tempered with an almost solemn joy. Sometimes the music can unsettle – witness the tribal percussion on the too brief Welcome to the Jungle – but mostly it reassures, in that charming, effortless rocksteady way she used to such effect on the P-Money produced 2012 album Treble & Reverb”.
For Aaradhna, the ‘Winter’s End’ tour is symbolic of one door closing, and another opening. It also gives the Kiwi singer the chance to celebrate the successes of the last few years with those who’ve helped her along the way - her loyal and devoted fans!
Joining Aaradhna on all six dates is special guest, stunning soul singer EMILY MULI
Tickets on sale now from www.theticketfairy.com
It's no secret that The Upbeats have been busy, and are constantly trying to push their limits personally and musically. They always want to go somewhere new, do something new, make something new in a way that hasn’t been done before...
NO SLEEP 'TIL
Neck of the Woods
TICKETS: bit.ly/NOSLEEPAKL - on sale from 9am July 24.
No Sleep 'Til, The Upbeat's new 7 track EP, hits 7 September 2018 and the boys are celebrating the launch by hitting the road together for a (no doubt hectic) tour of NZ. The Snake and Wolf are reunited to take over NZ!
With help from Creative New Zealand and a Kickstarter campaign, they went to Japan and Iceland to write the first EP of the ‘No Sleep ’Til’ series. There are 7 songs on the EP, featuring collaborations with Noisia, Culture Shock, Halogenix, DJ KENTARO, Goth-Trad Music official, and Emperor official.
This event is R18
Paint It Gold presents Genesis Owusu - NZ Tour ‘18
Friday 5 October - AUCKLAND at Neck of the Woods
Tickets from justtheticketnz.com
Genesis Owusu is continually delivering his own ever-changing and unique style of hip-hop that showcases both his artistic versatility and poetic approach - At just 18 years of age he's a young rapper with a very bright future.
Hot off the heels of his head turning performance in support of Aminé at the Studio we're excited to have Genesis Owusu back in New Zealand for his first ever headline club tour
Noting a long list of influences on his including Jimi Hendrix, Frank Ocean, Miles Davis, Wu-Tang Clan and Kanye West, Genesis Owusu takes inspiration from an expansive range of sources to create laid back, jazz- infused-jams, and experimental genre-bending hardcore hip-hop, which was showcased in his debut 2017 release, “CARDRIVE EP”. Owusu now continues his tradition of progressiveness, boasting collaborations with members of the Grammy-nominated band Hiatus Kaiyote.
His “Sideways” single, produced by Simon Mavin and Perrin Moss of Hiatus Kaiyote, was added to Triple J’s high rotation after director Richard Kingsmill awarded the track 4-and-a-half stars out of 5. The single premiered on Okayplayer and since then, garnered international attention from websites such as The FADER and C-Heads.
[Roar Groove, Glasgow]
Roar Groove label head and 6th Borough Project (Official) member, Graeme Clark aka The Revenge is heading to Auckland for his debut NZ performance at Neck of the Woods.
All the way from the UK, The Revenge has spent the last fifteen years curating and cultivating quality disco flecked house and his remixes and edits have been a staple of discerning DJ's crates for many years. He has a gift for crafting forward-thinking and inspiring cuts although his work pays fitting tribute to the past.
One of the most prolific producers of the last 10 years, if dubby deep house and highly prized disco re-edits are your kind of things then come dance to a master of it.
Of course, his precocious skillset doesn’t stop there. Variety is the spice of life, and from tracks that defined the nudisco movement around the end of last decade (his collaboration with Craig Smith’s ‘The Soul Part II’ in 2009) to EPs such as ‘Body Fusion’ and ‘Incredible Shellsuit’, both on his newest successful imprint ‘Roar Groove’, Clark’s bountiful career has seen him release on an abundance of illustrious labels. These include his own DFA, also Pokerflat, Needwant, My Favorite Robot and his own former imprint the much admired Instruments Of Rapture, making him a sine qua non in any aficionado’s record collection.
He also boasts a strong reputation for deep, dark and twisted killer DJ sets. Whether home, as a firm favourite at Glasgow’s iconic Sub Club, or away, be it Tresor (Berlin), Sankeys (Manchester), Lola Club (Shanghai), Space (Ibiza), Panther Room (NYC), he provides charismatic live performances, with a deft skill for reading a room just right and filling a dancefloor.
Teamed up with Friends & Whanau then you know this will be a jam! Djs Frank Booker, Hudge and T Rice will complete the bill.
$20 Advance tickets available from Under The Radar.
More on the door.
It's that time of year again when State of Mind return to K-Rd's Neck of the Woods, for one of their trademark massive nights! This time they are joined by fellow NZ drum and bass heavyweight, Trei. Signed to the UK's Viper Recordings, Trei is regarded as one of NZ's best Dj's. This is one not to be missed!
Support from Skelta and Quantum
Saturday Sept 22
Neck of the Woods
Tickets from Ticket Fairy
RIO Entertainment presents the biggest Baile Funk party in New Zealand.
If you want to join the movement, the rules are simple (a regra é clara) You must shake your booty and have fun!
Join us for a night full of Brazilian Funk music and DJ's, Samba Passion dancers, Cold Beers and lots of Caipirinhas!
Neck of the Woods
Saturday 15th September
Doors open at 10pm
Sarradas com Permissão
Baixarias Nivel Médio
Breve Perda de Dignidade
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Shark Week New Zealand Tour!
Hitting New Zealand’s main cities this September Shark Week Entertainment artists Beach Boy, Pillow T. & Josef Parties are coming to shut it down! After releasing numerous projects, receiving thousands of plays and opening for acts like Lil Yachty the boys have been working hard to make this tour happen, and with no major sponsor we are putting it all on the line to bring you an awesome event.
Come and enjoy an amazing night of raw talent brought to you by the team from the Windy City, Shark Week.
Local support from ANDYHEARTTHROB & SHOREGYAL
100% GOOD & Undertheradar.co.nz
The Beths NZ Album Release Tour
After a whirlwind of dates in the US, UK, EU and Australia, The Beths will be returning to our shores for five shows in mid September. The tour is in support of their newly minted album 'Future Me Hates Me' which comes out today, August 10th via Carpark Records in Washington DC. Anyone who's seen The Beths live already can testify to their electric magnetism and fun arrangements.
“There’s a lot of sad sincerity in the lyrics,” says Stokes, “That relies on the music having a light heart and sense of humor to keep it from being too earnest.” Channeling their stew of personal-canon heroes while drawing inspiration from contemporaries like Alvvays and Courtney Barnett, The Beths serve up deeply emotional lyrics packaged within heavenly sounds that delight in probing the limits of the pop form. “That’s another New Zealand thing,” Stokes concludes with a laugh. “We’re putting our hearts on our sleeves—and then apologizing for it.” The result is nothing less than one of the standout records of 2018, who's title single has made the venerable 2018 Silver Scroll's long list.
The band will be joined on all dates by Wellington's Hans Pucket, except Queenstown - where Fables will be supporting the band.
Thurs Sept 13th ~ AUCKLAND ~ Neck Of The Woods (+afterparty!!)
Fri Sept 14th ~ WELLINGTON ~ MEOW
Thurs Sept 20th ~ DUNEDIN ~ THE COOK
Fri Sept 21st ~ CHRISTCHURCH - BLUE SMOKE
Sat Sept 22nd - QUEENSTOWN - SHERWOOD
All tickets $15+bf from undertheradar.co.nz
Hoodie Mob! Long Island rapper HOODIE ALLEN is due to hit Australia and New Zealand shores this September!
With chart topping tracks and a much anticipated third studio album 'The Hype' now released, Hoodie is one act not to miss.
🔔 Live Nation Pre-sale: Friday 15th June at 12PM (local time)
🔔 General On Sale: Monday 18th June at 12PM
HOODIE ALLEN: 9PM
NZ tickets: https://lvna.co/HoodieAllenNZ
Lick Auckland > TICKLE ME PINK!
Celebrating all things pink and wonderful. The whole of Neck of the Woods will be Pink-ified for the night.
Heading to the P!nk concert? Show your Pink ticket at the door for $10 entry ALL NIGHT (regardless of the time).
> FREE PINK-SPRINKLED FRIES (10PM-MIDNIGHT or until all gone)
Next > Lick Auckland
Saturday 8 September 2K18
Neck of the Woods
10PM - 3AM
General Door Entry > $10 before 11pm // $15 after
Pink Ticket Holders > $10 Entry All Night
A GOOD NIGHT ON K’RD is back for our third instalment. After two huge nights last year knew we had to do it again in 2018.
It’s only right to host it at our second home Neck Of The Woods. Just love the management, bouncers & bar staff there 💥
Line up ~
Ev Love (True School Hip-Hop Show 95bFM)
+ Special Guests TBA
$5 pre sale tickets in link (limited)
$10 door sales
Artwork by Baccyard NZ
Hosted by the people, for the people 😈
It's back for another year! Flying Out & 95bFM presents The Others Way. Set to take place on Friday August 31 across Auckland's Karangahape Road - with over 30 acts across multiple venues.
Celebrating the best in alternative music from across the country (and a few from around the globe) The Others Way sees a dynamic selection of artists performing across a number of favoured K Road venues from Whammy Bar, The Wine Cellar, Neck of the Woods, Galatos to Studio Venue with some new locales yet to be announced.
THE OTHERS WAY 2018 FIRST LINE UP ANNOUNCE:
carb on carb
Church & AP
d. tyrone + k2k
Dbldbl + Stay Foolish
Death and the Maiden
Dead Little Penny
Die! Die! Die!
ENO x DIRTY
The Goon Sax
IllBaz// MELODOWNZ // Raiza Biza (High Beams)
Tickets available via Flying Out (online or in store at 80 Pitt Street, Auckland), Undertheradar.co.nz & COSMIC
Flying Out would like to express our utmost gratitude to our event partners, for without them (and the fantastic artists) the festival would not be possible. Many thanks to 95bFM, Almighty Juice, The Black and White Box, Coffee Supreme NZ, COSMIC, Going Global, Hallertau Brewery, K Road Business Association, Karma Cola, Kate Sylvester, McCarthy Design, Phantom Billstickers, and Red Bull Music. What good sorts!
The Boog is all booked in for August! This month our special guest behind the decks is Wellington's disco aficionado Christopher Tubbs! He'll be playing his favourite 80s boogie records along with your Boog dads, Frank Booker, Lucky Lance and The Uptown Boogie's Hudge.
The Boog is Neck of the Woods' very own in house club night - a happy, hedonistic throwback to the late 70s and early 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.
Check our our full Safe & Sound policy here : http://www.neckofthewoods.co.nz/#safe-sound-section
$10 presales / $15 on the door
Exposed! Burlesque Open Mic is a new regular show based in Auckland, NZ. It aims to offer burlesque performers of all levels a stage to share their creativity on, test out new routines, refresh old routines, or help to boost their stage time. Each show will have 8 slots available, open to performers who have performed at least one student showcase or similar, with guaranteed pay, video footage and the chance for the crowd favorite to take home a little extra cash on the night. We also welcome new emcees to the stage to test out their skills!
As for the crowd, you will be getting a range of burlesque related performances at an affordable price, with an “art is for everyone” policy. This means if you can’t afford to come, hit us up and we will make it work for you.
Join us for EXPOSED! Burlesque Open Mic at the Neck of the Woods, 155B Karangahape Road, 25th August. Doors open 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. Come support the arts!
VIP seats $25
GA Door sales (if any) $20
This month includes performances from:
Miss Chevious Cinders
Hosted by MisRed Delicious
The Liquid Lowdown alongside the Totrara crew (Mid Semester Special) brings you the official album launch of one of NZ's most prolific Drum & Bass producers Tokyo Prose
Sam Reed aka Tokyo Prose is a New Zealand based Drum & Bass producer with releases on Soul:r, Samurai Music, Hospital Records. He now celebrates the release of his sophomore album “Wild Grace” with his debut on Lenzman’s emergent The North Quarter label.
His music is regularly supported by many of the scenes biggest names including Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Lenzman, LSB, DJ Marky, Presha, London Elektricity, SpectraSoul and many more.
Tokyo Prose started his career on Samurai Music with 2011’s 'Introducing Tokyo Prose’ EP which featured the standout tune "Saving Grace”. In the same year, Tokyo Prose with Fis, went onto launch the Samurai Horo label including the track “The Truths” which has just featured on Forrest Swords’ 2018 DJ Kicks compilation.
In 2014 Tokyo Prose released his debut album ‘Presence’ on Samurai Music. ‘Presence’ marked the culmination of his musical exploration and evolution up until that point - encapsulating the soulful, emotive vibrancy of the Tokyo Prose sound, now fully formed and refined. The album featured a number of features with DRS, Riya and Fox on vocals and Lenzman, Synkro and LSB on co-production. The album showcased Tokyo Prose’s polished aesthetic with a firm focus on musicality and groove.
Soon after saw his first feature on Marcus Intalex's hugely respected label Soul:R with 'Tell Me', on the 5th edition of the popular Fourfit series.
Tokyo Prose returns with his sophomore album on The North Quarter. With 'Wild Grace' the Auckland native returns from an extended absence to deliver a masterclass in emotive musical storytelling. The project features some of his most sought-after works and includes vocals from Steo, Cleveland Watkiss and rising star [ K S R ] as well as collaborations with Race Banyon, Nether and LSB.
The night also features DJ's and MC's from both The Liquid Lowdown and The Totara crew including Chiccoreli, LAW, Reubix and Malsa with the night hosted and toasted bt MC J Dubs