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The Nod - Streetwise Beats - Booty Shaking

Published: Tue 28 Aug 2001 03:57 PM
The Freak Brothers in association with The Matterhorn present The Nod Streetwise beats for soulful all night booty shaking
Get your groove on with a premier set of DJs and musicians in a line up to thrill your booty, an easy sound explosion of soul, funk, roots and premium black beats played purely for pleasure.
In the manner of Wellington¹s Fonky Monks comes another great event combining the style and sophistication of the Matterhorn and the musical talent of programmer DJ MU, Fat Freddys front-man and reputable Wellington DJ. The Nod showcases the best of New Zealand¹s black music purveyors; DJs and Musicians delivering a roots and funk based dance floor in a laid back yet highly cultivated party environment.
The Nod happens harbour-side at The Boatshed on Saturday the 22nd of September, taking the old school dance heads back to the days when the burgeoning dance scene was boosted by the likes of DJ Cian, Mu, and Koa amongst others.
The Nod presents the best of black music styles currently being played on world wide dance floors and some good old fashioned head nodding tunes, you¹re sure to recognise. With refreshments served up by the Matterhorn crew, you¹re in for a plush, lush and lovely evening of pure pleasure.
The Live part of the evening is provided by Wellington¹s answer to the big band. Fat Freddys Drop is flavoured rhythm heavy with coatings of jazz, soul and funk. The Fat Freddy vibe is rooted here in Aotearoa and their music interpretations are delivered with an island attitude. The Croon factor is provided smooth as Dairymilk by Dallas Tamaira supported and saturated with soul by Iain Gordon (keys), Tehi Mana Kerr (Electric Guitar), Toby Laing (Trumpet), Warren Maxwell (Sax) and DJ MU on the desk.
Manuel Bundy winner of best DJ at last years b-net music awards and resident DJ at the Kuhja and Safari lounges in Auckland. Manuel¹s last big tour included gigs all over Europe including playing at Carl Craig¹s Detroit Electronic Music Festival with Mark De Clive Lowe.
>From the celebrated scene expanders The Roots Foundation comes founding member DJ Koa, mixing it all over the place, with West London sounds, 2 step, dub, downbeat and plenty of party tunes; The Roots Foundation celebrates their 9th birthday this year.
DJ Cian, also resident at The Kuhja lounge with Manuel, is a key player with The Fonky Monks. He¹s another well-travelled aficionado and will be showcasing some of the finest, blackest styles the world has to offer.
DJ Vee is resident on Radio Active¹s Friday Night Flava, Friday¹s at The Matterhorn and he¹s a part of jazz funk bastards Optimus Prime. Vee brings all these sounds together, adding hip hop, breaks, old school and new with a touch of spice.
This is a killer DJ line-up!
The Nod A celebration of soulful shit Saturday September 22nd The Boatshed
Presales tickets are $20 and are on sale now at Artikel 126 Wakefield St, Jive Junkies 130 Cuba Mall & the Matterhorn. There will be limited door sales on the night at $25

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