Monday Drive w/ David

Hey, MZA and I swapped this week, so you can catch her in charge of Wednesday Drive. On the show today, Die! Die! Die! and John from HEALTH dropped by to chat about their Orientation Week show tonight. Should be amazing!

Fly My Pretties – Catch The Light

Of Montreal – The Past Is A Grotesque Animal

Atlas Sound – Quick Canal (ft. Laetitia Sadier)

Tiger Tones – Short Thing

HEALTH – Before Tigers

Bang Bang Eche – You’re A Jerk

Thought Creature – Plastic Fantastic

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! – Satan Said Dance


Monday Drive with MZA 15/01/2010

Hello listeners, sorry for the late posting, been a busy week….Word!

Playlist including Jukebox Banger….

Nneka – Heartbeat (Chase and Status remix) – MP3

UNKLE – Nursery Rhyme – Psyence Fiction
Coldcut – More Beats and Pieces – Zen Cuts
Delphic – This Momentary – Acolyte
Leftfield – Afro Left – Leftisim
DJ Shadow – 6 Days (Soulwax mix) – Japanese Repress
Rodney P – Riddim Killer – Herbal Blend
High Contrast – Eternal Optimist – Tough Guys Dont Dance


Wednesday Drive – 17 Feb

Today on the show, Pikachunes played a live to air. He’s got a new EP coming out soon – keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Animal Collective – Fireworks

So So Modern – Worst is Yet to Come

Klaxons – It’s Not Over Yet

Metronomy – The End of You Too

Architecture in Helsinki – Wishbone

The Mint Chicks – Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! (Enright House Remix)

The Kills – Black Balloon

Los Campesinos! – Coda: A Burn Scar in the Shape of the Sooner State

Sonic Youth – Superstar

Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch – Lua

Haunted Love – Into The Night

Grayson Gilmour – Loose Change

Belle & Sebastian – Ease Your Feet in the Sea

Wed Drive – 10/02

Today on the show I had a chat with Ryan McPhun from the Ruby Suns at 6pm. They’re playing Feb 20 at the Media Club – so gooooooood!

Ruby Suns – Cranberry

Ruby Suns – Tane Mahuta

Signer – We Should Touch Teeth

Daedelus – Fair Weather Friends

Arcade Fire – Crown of Love

Owen Pallett – The Great Elsewhere

Shy Child – Astronaut

HEALTH – Die Slow

Fuck Buttons – Flight of the Feathered Serpent

Monday Drive with MZA 8/2/2010

Hello there, please find below, the hour of pleasure playlist for last Monday…hope yall liked it. Word!

Delphic – This Momentary – Mp3
LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great – The Sound of Silver
Kaiser Chiefs – Love’s not a competition – Your’s truly, angry mob
New Order – True Faith – Substance 1987
The Cure – 10:15 on a Saturday night – Boys don’t cry
Florence and the Machine – Raise Up – Lungs
Dandy Warhols – Sleep – 13 Tales of Urban Bohemia
Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot – Daydream Nation

Friday Drive with Ghost

Ghost Friday Drive – Playlist for 05/02/2010

Mux Mool – Lady Linda

Computer Juice – Computer Juice

Om Unit – Encoded

Samantha Fu – Theme from Discoteque

Tricky – Bacative

Sub Focus – Move Higher

Caspa and Rusko – One of the Same

Jahdan Blakkamore – General

ESG – Dance

Hot Club Du Paris – They Shoot Horses Don’t They

Joty Orbison – Hyph Mngo

Fourtet – Sing

Mt St Helens Vietnam Band – Who’s Asking

Rubix – Baiser Sur Le Disco

Dam Funk – Fantasy

Trei – Stll Remains

Pikachunes – Fire

Silkie – Planet x

Emika – Double Edge Germ Remix

Joy Orison – Shrew

Flying Lotus – Sangria Spin Cycle

Mike Slott – 23 Halfs

Ghost – Rainbow

Freddy Todd – Can’t Fathom This OM Unit remix

P Money – Everything Ghost remix

Teebs and Jackhigh – Clutch

DJ Zinc feat Ms Dynamite – Wile Out

Computer Juice – UK Div

Jack Beats & MC Dynamite – What Boy 8 Bit remix

Signal Drivers – Summer Rain – Stupid Fresh remix

Laneways Review, and playlist for Wed Drive Feb 3rd

The first Laneways to be held in Auckland was on Monday Feb 1st, and it was a class act. The layout of the venue was great, with lots of space, unlike the cramped titular Lanes which I’ve heard are a problem at the Melbourne show. The two stages were arranged in a V shape, with the punters drifting back and forth to see each act.
The show kicked off at midday, and Street Chant were on first. They played well, but sound problems made their songs pretty rough. Their on stage performance also struck me as contrived, rather than genuine.
Dear Time’s Waste provided a dreamy contrast, and the band were in good form, playing to a decent crowd on a festival sized stage.
Bachelorette was a last minute replacement for Hockey, and it was the first time I’d seen her play. I thought she played well, but looked quite uncomfortable on stage.
The Phoenix Foundation played a great set, which maybe dragged on in some parts. Tracks Nest Egg and Damn the River were standouts, and their new material was sounding cool. They farewelled bassist Warner Emery, and have a new album coming out soon.
I was absolutely blown away by The XX , they had one of the best live performances I’ve ever seen. They’ve had a lots of hype, but have definitely been playing constantly for most of last year, and they brought a near perfect show to Auckland.
Following on wonderfully was cult folk singer Daniel Johnston. He took to the stage, stole hearts and brought tears, delivering some of the most affecting songs I’ve ever heard. His slurred vocals and sloppy guitar were so endearing. Sadly, the worst part of the whole day happened when Cut Off Your Hands started to play before Johnston’s set had finished. It wasn’t their decision, but it was agonising that it completely drowned out Johnston. He played awkwardly, and left the stage without a farewell, to rapturous applause.
Black Lips played a great show, rollicking through a whole bunch of bluesy garage tracks, and hit cans of beer in to the audience with their guitars.
I didn’t catch too much of the Dirty Three, but it was flawless apocalyptic folk. They were a band who were commanding and effortless.
The ‘Mystery Band’ was Chris Knox and The Nothing, with Shane Carter on guitar. Still affected by stroke, Knox was all grins, and howled melodically through a 20 minute set that was loved by the adoring crowd.
Echo and the Bunnymen were everything you’d expect them to be – they said it was nice to be back in NZ after ’29ish years’. They played a whole bunch of hits, and seemed to really love playing.
The 3Ds played to a good crowd of fans, who really got in to their brilliantly spazzy guitar pop. Make sure you catch them at Al’s Bar on Feb 27.
Florence and the Machine were the penultimate act, and seemed quite out of place, musically and stylistically. Florence had some huge diva moments, and it all seemed a bit too slick to fit with the rest of the day.
Most people seemed to leave after Florence, but they missed out on a real treat from N.A.S.A. They played a pumping mash up set of techno, dance and hip hop classics, before playing some of their own stuff. It was a great show, accompanied by dancing aliens onstage.
So all up, a great day. Do try and catch it next year. You can read another review, and see pretty pictures at Einstein Music Journal.

Here’s what I played in the last  hour of the show today.

Daniel Johhston – Fake Records of Rock n Roll

The XX – Intro

Vampire Weekend – Diplomat’s Son

Dinosauraxia – Sky (Time is Unfolding)

Dinosauraxia – Ecstasy Braincells

Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer (Daytrotter session)

Owen Pallet – Lewis Takes Action

Grayson Gilmour – I Am A Light!

Okkervil River – The President’s Dead

Of Montreal – Cato As A Pun

Los Campesinos – Straight in at 101

The Ruby Suns – Oh, Mojave

The Horrors – Mirror’s Image

Teacups – Hornets