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Chaos in the CBD: from the North Shore to London’s top house clubs

2 Mar 2024

Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales are Chaos in the CBD. The Kiwi brothers have been living in London for over a decade, becoming an essential part of the global dance community and playing at the top house clubs. Maggie Tweedie catches up on their touring life abroad, and a special music collaboration with another Aotearoa… Audio

Saturday 2 March 2024

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1.20  Chaos in the CBD: from the North Shore to London’s top house clubs 


Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales are Chaos in the CBD. The Kiwi brothers have been living in London for over a decade, becoming an essential part of the global dance community and playing at the top house clubs. 

Maggie Tweedie catches up on their touring life abroad, and a special music collaboration with another Aotearoa treasure, Nathan Haines. 

NZ shows:

Fri Mar 8th, 2024, The Powerstation, Auckland
Fri Mar 15th, 2024, San Fran, Wellington
Twominds Festival in Otautahi Christchurch. 

Chaos in the CBD

Chaos in the CBD Photo:

 

1:40  Japanese trio Shonen Knife on 42 years of playing pop punk


Shonen Knife are an all girl Japanese band hailing from Osaka. Raised by conservative parents, singer/guitarist Naoko Yamano talks to Maggie Tweedie about the early days of sneaking her guitar out of the house to play live shows, and the experience of touring with Nirvana just as the band was blowing up.

Across countless tours and 42 years of music one thing has remained constant, the shared aim to uplift the audience and have a damn good time playing music they love. 


NZ tour dates:

Wednesday 6th March - Waiheke Island, Artworks
Thursday 7th March - San Fran, Wellington
Friday 8th March - Yot Club, Raglan
Saturday 9th March - Whammy Bar, Auckland

Japanese pop punk band Shonen Knife Photo:

2:15  Real Estate’s Martin Courtney: music journalism matters


Pitchfork named Real Estate’s ‘Daniel’ one of the most anticipated albums of 2024, yet it’s since been announced the platform will be folded into GQ. 

Singer Martin Courtney talks to Maggie Tweedie about how music journalism cemented the future of his band, and why the ecosystem surrounding music is needed to make a living as a musician.

Real Estate

Real Estate Photo: Sinna Nasseri

 

3:15  Post-classical composer Rose Riebl: On finding her musical home in Iceland 

Post-classical composer and pianist Rose Riebl

Post-classical composer and pianist Rose Riebl Photo:

After finding the traditional classical world “an intense, competitive place” post-classical composer Rose Riebl found comfort in her rule-breaking minimalist music.   

Rose is signed to the independent label Inni in Iceland, a place she describes as an “artistic mecca”. She talks to Maggie Tweedie about why creatives are so drawn to the island.  

Pianist, singer and composer Rose Riebl

Pianist, singer and composer Rose Riebl Photo:


4pm  The Mixtape - Martin Kwok: behind the sound in Beatles ‘Get Back’ and ‘Dune: Part Two’   

 

As Dune: Part Two opens in cinemas this week one pair of ears will be tuning in more than most - those of Wellington based, Emmy award winning sound editor Martin Kwok.

Martin was the sound editor on the film, and prior to that he worked on Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary Get Back, supervising the careful restoration of audio from the original album recording.

Martin gives Maggie Tweedie a glimpse of what goes on behind the sound in blockbuster films, and as a DJ and record collector, he picks some fine tunes for the Mixtape this week.  

Emmy award winning sound editor Martin Kwok is sitting at his sound desk in a studio

Emmy award winning sound editor Martin Kwok Photo:


Martin's songs:

Massive attack Unfinished Sympathy 
Primal Scream Loaded 
Innerzone Orchestra People make the 
Minnie Riperton Les Fleurs 
D’ Angelo Spanish Joint Dan Aikido Edit 
Recloose ft Joe Dukie Dust (Demo Version) 
The Jones Girls- Nights over Egypt 

 

Martin Kwok wins an Emmy as supervising sound editor for Beatles 'Get Back'

Martin Kwok wins an Emmy as supervising sound editor for Beatles 'Get Back' Photo:

 

Songs played on the show:

1-2
100 1bs of Summer -  Lee Scratch Perry feat. South London’s Greentea Peng
Day Dreaming - Rubi Du
Fishermans Dub - Christoph El Truento
Out Of The Jungle (Dancing Flute Mix) - Paradise Presents Afrikali
Sirena Deep feat. Nathan Haines - Chaos in the CBD
Nice Day - Shonen Knife 
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana 
Blitzkrieg Bop - Shonen Knife  
Explosion! - Shonen Knife
Sweet Candy Power - Shonen Knife
Do you wanna get Funky - Peter Brown

2-3
Summer in the city - Quincy Jones
Love Letter - Crystal Chen
Real Estate - Water Underground 
The Clean - Anything Could Happen 
Real Estate - Somebody New 
Real Estate - Interior 
Real Estate - Water Underground
The Sampler reviews Filter by Byllie-jean
Rāhapa (feat Troy Kingi)  - Oceans Before Me & Mara TK
Cherry coloured funk - Cocteau Twins
Pogo -  Digitalism
 

3-4
Wake up Everybody- Harold Melvin and the Bluetones
Me myself and I (radio version) - De La Soul
Diosa - Kali Uchis
The Sampler - Two Star and the dream Police by Mk.gee
Outstanding - Gap Band
Song title: Bebeccies Theme - Opolopo