Christchurch Peace March 3 October 2009

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MEDIA RELEASE: 11.9.09   Christchurch Peace March 3 October 2009

The first World March to circle the earth calling for the end of war and nuclear weapons, and the elimination of violence of all kinds (physical, economic, racial, religious, cultural, sexual, psychological).

The World March will begin in Wellington, New Zealand on 2 October 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi´s birth, declared the International Day of Nonviolence by the United Nations. It will end in the Andes Mountains (Aconcagua, Argentina) on 2 January 2010.

The March will last 90 days, travelling through 90 countries over all six continents, celebrated by activities and events involving millions of people along and beyond its route. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and deserts, to the icy cold of Siberia and Antarctica.

The Christchurch World Peace March on Saturday 3 October follows the Christchurch Peace Walk established by Christchurch City Council and the Disarmament and Security Centre as a Christchurch Peace City initiative. It will start at 1pm at the Tautahi Pa site (Barbadoes Street and Oxford Tce) where Maori elders will share some of their peace heritage. It will then go to the Fire Fighters’ Memorial and past the Elsie Locke Park before heading to Victoria Square to the pou marking the ancient site of the Waitaha pa of Puari. The walk will continue along the Avon River where the Lantern Ceremony has been held every year since 1975 to mark Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days on 6 and 9 August during Peace Week. Walkers will then go to the WEA, 52 Gloucester Street to view an exhibition of photos of Mahatma Gandhi. The March will end at the World Peace Bell in the Botanic Gardens about 3.30pm where the bell will be rung to connect with those who are travelling on from Wellington on the World Peace March. Speakers include Chrissie Williams, former Mayor Garry Moore and two of the international marchers.

Please visit the website http://www.fusecreative.co.nz/worldmarch/index.html for details of prominent endorsers, the international route, other activities in New Zealand etc.

Special ‘Ghost’ podcast for free download!!

Here is the tracklisting…
Ghost – The Road to Somewhere
Ghost – Way U Feel
Ghost – Frozen in Time feat Verb T
Ghost – Alive
Ghost – Daze
Ghost – Sall Good feat Finale
Ghost – Remember
Ghost – Elevate remix (DJ IQ feat Jehst)
Ghost – Basic Instinct feat Abstract Rude
Ghost – Exactly remix feat Verb T and Asaviour
Ghost – Its All Love
Invisible Inc – The Keys of Life
Ghost new shit for 2010

Don’t forget his 2nd album ‘Freedom of Thought’ is available from all good music stores now!
Peace,
:: Dr H

Fat Freddys Drop – Dr. Boondigga & The Big B.W. – Reviewed By Joe Dodgshun

Just as Fat Freddys’ hit debut Based On a True Story was an album drenched with lazy summertime dub inspiring both countless BBQ evenings in the back yard and the pure disdain of one Simon Sweetman, Dr. Boondigga And The Big B.W. is the ‘Drop in winter lockdown mode, proofing against the cold with a maturation period of four years yielding a mix of predominantly soul heavy tracks peppered with embers of jazz, reggae and dub.

DJ Mu has more of a hand in the second outing as witnessed by the increase in synth handiwork alongside retro keyboards in tracks such as Big BW with the reverb laden line dropped amongst supremely slow burning grooves before propping up the madness of Frankenstein-like Shiverman, which at 10 minutes 36 s is prevented from reaching overwrought jam status by possession of a pounding beat, mutating rhythms and a horn- drop to die for.

Boondigga is as smooth as smooth can be, sadly The Raft, is a semi-standard Freddys’ of yore reggae piece that  doesn’t quite stand up to the standard of originality posed by the majority of the tracks. Much more satisfaction is derived from the radio-friendly dub of Pull The Catch and the laid back bluesy riffs of FFD guitarist Jetlag Johnson and sultry tones of Alice Russell meld with those of Joe Dukie to perfection to pull out the sun on The Camel.

The Nod is a fiery track to burn away even the dreary aches and chilblains of  the frigid south, making up for the downright inane vocals much of which involve cooking in the kitchen (perhaps prepping for a FFD/Food In A Minute crossover?) with a tasty concoction of funky jazz and  kooky brass blowouts.

Wild Wind comes across as somewhat of a wasted opportunity, and thankfully Dr. Boondigga clocks out on a high note with Breakthrough beginning with several minutes of ambient noodling before breaking into a euphoria laden FFD classic leaving this reviewer longing for summer to roll around once again..

Approximately 4.4725/5 Stars

THIS IS NOT THE CHRISTCHURCH SOUND VOL.3 – Dubstep

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NZ MUSIC MONTH, RDU98.5 AND JAGERMEISTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT

THIS IS NOT THE CHRISTCHURCH SOUND VOL.3 THE DUBSTEP EDITION

A CHRISTCHURCH PRODUCED CD – DUE FOR RELEASE 22ND MAY 2009!

Here at RDU we are proud supporters of NZ Music – not just in the month of May, but all through the year…. Our commitment to the local music scene has seen RDU produce 2 previous incarnations of ‘This Is Not The Christchurch Sound’. The first of these was brought together by local Indie & Electro scene elder Dr Hitchcock and last years compilation CD was made up of local Drum ‘n Bass and was compiled by local heavyweights Urban Notion. 2009 see’s RDU looking to another burgeoning scene as we bring ‘This Is Not The Christchurch Sound Vol 3’ the Dubstep edition.  RDU sees NZ Music Month as the perfect time for us to release this CD to the wider community, to give birth to our new compilation while the people of NZ are celebrating NZ Music (just like Tupac) all eyez on us…

THIS IS NOT THE CHRISTCHURCH SOUND VOL 3 – THE DUBSTEP EDITION
MIXED BY J-RED AND L-QUE FEATURING: JOINT FORCES, TRUTH, DUTTY RANKS, L QUE AND J RED, RQ, ILWRATH, RUDIMENTORY BWOYS, CHOP DOG AND GROUCH

A few words from James Meharry, Director of RDU98.5FM about the Christchurch produced CD.

What is the concept around “This is Not The Christchurch Sound” series?
The concept was to continue to platform the excessively top skillz of our local heads – and this time it’s one for the subbass culturalists – DUBSTEP.

Where do you see RDU placed within Bass Music culture?
I guess with this being the first compilation produced of Dubstep in Christchurch, we should put ourselves somewhere near the centre – alongside all the heads who put out every week or month to ensure we get the greatest selections right on our doorstep.

RELEASE PARTY 10PM UPSTAIRS AT THE BEDFORD ON FRIDAY MAY 22ND.
$10 DOOR SALES ONLY OR $5 FOR RDUNITED MEMBERS.
FEATURING L QUE, J RED, TRUTH, JOINT FORCES AND DUTTY RANKS

Special thanks to Jagermeister and Christchurch City Creative Communities NZ Christchurch is continuing to win the race with hot new musical talent, don’t get left behind.

For more info go to http://www.rdu.org.nz – Phone: 03 3642983 – Email: simone@rdu.org.nz

New RDU T-Shirts for ’09

rdu-radio-u-punk-09-white-t-shirthttp://www.cafepress.com/rdu985fm

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For the first time in what seems like years (because it probably is years) RDU 98.5 FM has T-Shirts for sale! This is one of the first of a line of vintage RDU T-Shirts and comes in both mens and womens styles. they’re the most comfortable t-shirt ever! 100% cotton, these Hanes Authentic Tagless T-Shirt are preshrunk, durable and guaranteed. These bad boys sell for $16.99 US + postage which means you can get them delivered to your door in NZ for just under $40 NZ (depending on what the exchange rate is doing).

So to get your very own RDU Radio U Punk 09 T-Shirt visit: http://www.cafepress.com/rdu985fm

Peace,
Dr H

Top 5 songs at the mo -> As Seen on Starlifter.TV

Marie Celeste from Pig Out – DJ Crystal Migraine

www.myspace.com/crystalmigraine
www.myspace.com/pigoutfanclub
mukuna.co.nz/marie-picks.htm

Dance
At Night – Shakedown, Serge Santiago rmx
Cities In Dust – Junkie XL, The Glimmers rmx
I Fee Space – Lindstrom, M.A.N.D.Y. rmx
Minemine – Salem
Aurora – Alex Gopher, Shinichi Osawa rmx
They Live – Evil Nine, Felix Cartel rmx

Indie
Sensitive – The Field Mice
Sistine Chapel Ceiling – Adorable
Dreams Burn Down – Ride
Pleadian Dance – Clikatat Ikatowi
Dooms Day – June Of 44

For more party peep Top 5’s visit: www.starlifter.tv

:: Dr Hitchcock

Tom Cosm – heaps good strong board [song review by Thom]


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‘Heaps Good Strong Board’ is the latest offering from Christchurch musician Tom Cosm, a man well renowned for his musical mana, his grippingly interactive website and all round willingness to give you a great big musical backrub. Not only does this wee number come free of charge from his website (www.tomcosm.com), but it is accompanied with a barrage of tips and advice on how to get behind the decks yourself. This track is unmistakable Cosm at his foot stomping best, and while he has laid the foundations of the cut with his distinctive glitchy, yet water tight electro inferno, he keeps up the interest by painting over the ‘Tom-foolery’ with a number of inter-textual pop culture references, sound bytes and alarmingly recognisable voiceovers. For a man who puts TV on par with doing dishes or filing tax returns, I was blown away by how many of these I recognised. Simply put, this track is as hooky as a tackle shop, and takes the listener on a dance ridden journey, from the opening Animal Collectivesque intro to the ‘four to the floor’ final stanza. At price that will set you back about as much as air does these days, it is guaranteed to make your toes move. Get it now!