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RounDUp & Decknology Winners 2008

13 October 2008 - 0 Comments

RDU98.5FM IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS FOR ROUNDUP & DECKNOLOGY 2008

The Dux De Lux RounDUp is over and the 2008 competition proved to be as infused with brilliance and talent as any year previous. With over 60 bands entered this year RounDUp has assured its place as an imperative part of the Christchurch band scene, and, judging from the talent on display in the final, what an impressive scene it is.

The judges had their work cut out for them as the finalists battled it out for the title of RounDUp champion but at the end of the “Survivor” style elimination it was The Klap that was left standing. Congratulations to the Dux as major sponsor of RounDUp and winner of the NZ Bar of the Year for 2008 and a huge round of applause to the Klap and keep it going for Insomniac.

This talented young DJ took out the RDU Decknology competition the same night, Insomniac blasted the competition with his abilities and variety. Able to play pretty much anything, drum'n'bass, progressive, house, trance, hip hop, Insomniac clearly got his name from far too much time spinning discs into the wee small hours.

To check out The Klap’s new single “Not Getting Younger” and video check out the RDU website (www.rdu.org.nz).

Again, we would like to give a massive thanks to...

* Music & Audio Institute of NZ
* Underground Coffee
* Koss Headphones
* Rockshop
* Tandem Studios
* Gorilla Pictures
* Phantom
* The Sitting Room
* Embassy
* White Elephant
* Good Water
* The Swank Artists of Hair
* CHART
* Southern Amp
* Fabel Events

BIO - THE KLAP

RDU RounDUp 2008 winners The Klap are Christchurch’s most offensive band. With an eclectic mix of influences and a cluster of instruments, the resulting sound is best described as Funeral Pop.

The group tends to be popular with faggy art-school types, so engulfed in their own self importance that there is little time left to listen to the music. The fans claim a myriad of references are apparent in the music, which the band are clearly too thick to have actually planted.

Once described by Delaney Davidson as “my favourite band”, The Klap have intended to suckle as much life as it can from Davidson’s minor fame.

Started in late 2007 with the aim of being Christchurch’s drunkest band, the Klap fast achieved its modest goal. A now unemployed man gave the group the opportunity to open for The Black Keys in mid 2008. Now a new set of targets have been set – world domination and nationalizing the riders of inferior bands.

Moving forward, the band seeks to make their sound more commercial and would like to sell out to anyone that has any offers. With a few singles released to date including Screenplay and Dying, The Klap has (not) received nationwide airplay.

A new release, Not Getting Younger, with an accompanying music video, produced by Gorilla Pictures, represents the beginning for a band who are just starting to show New Zealand what the next big thing sounds like.

Combined IQ: 490 (higher than Einstein)
Combined weight: 340kg (physically bigger than Jesus)
Combined age: 114 (older than Don Brash + Bobby’s children)

www.myspace.com/theklapmyspace

BIO - INSOMNIAC

DJ Insomniac aka Willy Privett has been mixing for over 10 years and has recently won Decknology 2008. In his words... "I'm here to share the good beats and have a great time doing it. Based in Christchurch I enjoy both the bussle of the city and the vibe of its people. Music is the medicine to bring us together and celebrate within our diversity.

As a DJ I search out what I consider to be fresh and push to bring these styles to the sound system.... with big bass of course!"

www.myspace.com/insomniacsoundalert

Thanks to www.rdu.org.nz for this story.


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