Music 101 for Saturday 20 February 2016
Christchurch's Doprah release their debut LP, Wasting, this week. Indi Force joins Emma Smith to talk layering, gibberish and the emotional potential of melody.
Wellington's Hex introduce their hit, 'Albatross'.
Zac Arnold caught up with Melbourne's Twerps on a recent tour of New Zealand.
Wellington Musical Electronics Library
Wellington’s enigmatic music venue the Pyramid Club has followed the Audio Foundation’s lead and set up its own musical electronics library. Samuel Scott heads along to the launch to dig deeper into the world of homemade noise machines.
DJ Lady Flic
Wellington to Bali via London is not the usual migratory path for emigrating Kiwis, but it’s the route by which expat DJ Lady Flic arrived at Bali’s Potato Head Beach Club; here, as resident DJ and music director, she's hosted the likes of De La Soul, M.I.A. and Roy Ayers. Back home to play Splore 2016, Flic shares her expat musical adventures with Yadana Saw.
Wellington-born electronic musician Olly Pemberton began releasing tracks under the name Fis in 2012 via drum & bass label Samurai Horo. Despite the association, Fis’ productions have never sounded much like D&B, and he was soon working with Brooklyn label Tri Angle and London’s Loopy. Tony Stamp talks to Fis in his new home of Berlin about his singular electronic music.
Back on Highway 61 Part Two (audio not available for streaming)
Bob Dylan was only 24 years old when he recorded Highway 61 Revisited in June 1965, an album that Bruce Springsteen described as “like somebody kicked open the door to your mind.”
In the second of the two-part BBC series, Back on Highway 61, broadcaster Andy Kershaw hears more of the stories behind Dylan’s game-changing set.
From Handel to Hendrix
The Handel House Museum in London has just opened its doors to the Jimi Hendrix Museum, a carefully reconstructed replica of Jimi’s former Mayfair attic flat at 23 Brook St, where he briefly lived during 1968-’69; two centuries before that, George Frideric Handel lived next door at number 25. Trevor Reekie talks to Dr Christian Lloyd, author of Hendix At Home: A Bluesman in Mayfair, and Michelle Aland, director of the Handel House Trust, about Jimi’s short but influential period of London life.