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Newsletter Issue #450: 29 Sep 2013

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2013 has been an action packed year for the DMY. Reassembling with a new lineup where Trevor Faville (drums/vocals) was joined by Tyler Leet (guitar), Mitchell Currin (bass/samples), Brooke Baker (Keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Emma Koretz (vocals), with its live debut at the Hamilton Gardens Festival in March.

A regular Hamilton gigging schedule has ensued, as the new team has also settled into dealing with the immense amount of new material that has backed up over the last three years. Planned are an album of covers, featuring a veritable ‘cast of thousands’ in terms of Hamilton musical luminaries as guests, an album of rock/pop tunes- currently being tested live- and another album of ambient/trip hop/ soundscape music.

As well (!) there is an acoustic live video in the works, and first out of the blocks will be new single Crisis currently being polished up for release.

DateMonthYear is Trevor Faville (drums, vocals), Mitchell Currin (bass, samples), Brooke Baker (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Emma Koretz (vocals) and Tyler Leet (guitar).

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Kong Fooey

Predominately hip hop inspired but not afraid to infuse old school funk, soul, dance hall, heavy bass and solid grooves, Kong Fooey is a unique sound with hard hitting positive vibes, big hooks and solid beats. Kong Fooey is the alter ego of mild mannered drummer/producer Jason Peters who having drummed for various rock bands over the years - most notably for 90's heavy hitters Pumpkinhead - uses his knowledge of beats and percussion to provide the back bone of what is the groove-heavy Kong Fooey sound. Jason answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

How would you describe Kong Fooey’s music in one sentence?

Catchy vintage funk, hip hop beats and groovy soul.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Our first show, supporting Supergroove and playing to 12,000 people in our home town at the Christchurch Beer Festival last Summer.

What can we expect to see from Kong Fooey over the next year?

EP to be released at end of this year, and a full album to be released sometime in 2014, plus a bunch more live shows.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Be patient, persevere, have gratitude and have fun!

Tell us about Kong Fooey’s next release.

5 Track EP featuring our first single Let Go, and our follow up single Aim Your Arrow.

What inspired you to start Kong Fooey?

After 20 years drumming in rock bands it was time to put down the sticks and have a crack at producing electronic songs with a good groove and a positive message, inspired by artists like Beastie Boys, Kora, Fat Freddy's Drop, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and DJ Shadow.

How did you come up with the name Kong Fooey?

As a kid, my fave cartoon in the 70's was Hong Kong Phooey.

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

Really been enjoying Blackbird by Fat Freddy's Drop and Shapeshifter's Delta

Kong Fooey is Jason Peters, Jamie 'Maitreya' Greenslade and Alice 'Topaz' Egan.

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Throughout 10 years as a performer JCK has released several singles and two albums, always pushing the boundaries, with experimental-hip hop/pop/hybrid music.

2013 has been a very productive year for JCK. After being signed by NZ urban pop label Empire Records, JCK has wasted no time releasing two singles this year with a three song bundle called The Vampire Trilogy planned for release on Halloween 31st October 2013.

These three songs come complete with music videos directed and produced by JCK with help from long time collaborator The Robba.

Straitjacket was the first single of 2013 released in March, followed by his second single Stroke The Cat released on Friday the 13th of September.

The music videos feature vampires and Gothic themes that put a fresh new spin on Hip-Hop and Rap music.

The singles are available for purchase on Itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/jck/id260088923

Music Videos

Straitjacket - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65UFrOSlmOk

Stroke The Cat - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uIwQ9aptQo

JCK is James Castady-Kristament.

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The following musicians have been added to the muzic.net.nz website in the last fortnight:

Megan Sidwell Haki Monte
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New Reviews

Prowler - Enter The Night Album Review
Written by Terry

The Naked And Famous - In Rolling Waves Album Review
Written by Emma

Forsaken Age, Fallen Order, Red Dawn, Dick Tracy @ The Royal 06/09/2013
Written by Aaron

Fat Freddy's Drop Live Gig @ Wellington Opera House 20/09/13
Written by Tony

Dead Beat Boys - Robotronic Single Review
Written by Tony

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