Posts tagged Keeping up with NZ
Posts tagged Keeping up with NZ
Well it’s almost spring time and definitely time for an update!
I have been busy building the new brand Keeping Up With NZ a new one stop culture shop for New Zealand.
I have been overwhelmed by the response and interest in this new site so I am so pleased with the results so far. It’s is so nerve racking trying new things but the buzz when they go well is indescribable.
Since I launched the new site in July I have featured a variety of events from the NZ International Film Festival to various theatre productions and other performing arts. Although I was covering events on my blog Keeping Up With The Grid I really wanted to make a New Zealand focused website and create a collaborate space for creatives.
I am letting KUWNZ grow organically and have been pleased with the results through social media channels so far. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter but we have yet to add content to our Youtube channel so watch this space!!
As we build our brand and relationships we hope to bring our audience lots of variety and lots more content. Although many think that this country moves pretty slowly I have to say that funnily enough it really is hard to Keep Up With NZ! Therefore we are always on the look out for other arts and culture enthusiast around the country who would like to join our little collective of culture vultures.
If you are interested then please do get in touch here.
So as we spring forward I can’t wait to see what the next season has to offer us.
Thanks for all the support so far!
Want to get your boogie on for FREE this weekend? Well Keeping Up With NZ are making that happen!!
We have two double passes to give away for Regrooved NZ weekender. (One for Rakinos and one for Leigh Sawmill Cafe)
The number one party rocker Slynk is back for two shows in New Zealand.
Australia’s Ghetto Funk producer/DJ will be at the Leigh Sawmill Cafe this Friday 31 August and Rakinos on Saturday 1 September.
Anyone that has experienced a Slynk set in the past will tell you it’s simply not to be missed. Across the board phat funk floor fillers, special edits, chunky hip hop, drum and bass, breaks and a whole lot more expertly smashed together in his distinctive style.
To be in with a chance of winning a double pass to either of these gigs simply name one of the venues Slynk will rock the turntables for your dancing pleasure in Auckland.
Enter here! with the subject ‘Slynk’ along with your answer in the message box and please state which event you want to attend.
To get yourself in the mood listen or download to the REGROOVED Takeover of last week’s ILL BEHAVIOUR Radio Show on Base FM. DJ Beatmaster and special guest Funk Ferret (REGROOVED NZ) play Hiphop,Funk, Mash-ups, Nu Funk Breaks and much more!!!
Noiseworks Entertainment in association with Ghetto Funk present Regrooved Weekender feat Slynk.
Leigh Sawmill: Fri 31 Aug - Slynk (Aus) w Zane Tee, Adam O (AV set), Funk Ferret, DJ Alias & Randomplay
Rakinos: Sat 1 Sept - Slynk w Randomplay, DJ Alias, Adam O (AV set), Funk Ferret & MC Mikey Rockwell
This week we have been Keeping Up With Auckland based Hip Hop group Eddie Numbers.We have been fans ever since seeing them live in February, which we wrote about here. Ingrid spoke to Eddie Mohan, MC, ahead of their video release party on the 28 July for the track Never Rap Again.
Photo credit Oscar The Grouch
So what can you tell us about your new video?
” I can tell you that it wouldn’t have happened without the help of Andy Day , The Cut Press and Jack Riddell. Just like all our videos it was without any funding help so thank you to the people I just mentioned for making it happen. In terms of the storyline I don’t want to give to much away so come to the release party 28 July and be the first to see it.”
Is this the first single from your album?
“I guess so but I wouldn’t really call it a single, we just wanted to make a music video for this particular song. I have a lot of respect for the DJ’s and stations that play our music they don’t need to be told which song to play. Also we were intent on people respecting this record as an album so when talking to stations we gave them the album and basically said play what fits.”
What inspires you to write music?
“My surroundings are what inspire me and my life is where I get my lyrics from.”
If there is any poor souls out there who don’t know Eddie Numbers can you tell our readers who are Eddie Numbers and what are they about?
“Eddie Numbers are a 5 piece Alternative Hip Hop band, members being myself Eddie or Edgar to my mum , Tyla Pere , Regal , Baz and Ben Healey on Guitar. We are five totally different people from totally different backgrounds I can only speak for myself so perhaps the below video would answer this question best.”
To read the full interview go to our site Keeping Up With NZ!!