Saturday 13 February 2016, with Emma Smith
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We D.I.T. with Chronophonium 2016, Poor You Poor Me on rising like a phoenix from the ashes and deep influences of Kamasi Washington
We head to what could be the last Chronophonium, to meet the musicians, organisers and party goers that make up the country's biggest DIT (do it together) indie music festival.
Poor You Poor Me
Auckland six piece Poor You Poor Me tell Zac Arnold about their debut album, that rose from the ashes.
Analog Africa is a German-based label on a mission to excavate ’70s African music, some of which would otherwise be lost to the passing of time. Tunisian owner/operator Samy Ben Redjeb has been responsible for releasing reissues of many sonic gems that he has dug up from all over Africa and Columbia. Trevor Reekie talks to him about his finds.
When Los Angelean jazz saxophonist and band leader Kamasi Washington plays the inaugural Auckland City Limits, he’ll be part of a bill that included his LA comrade and collaborator, Kendrick Lamar, whose To Pimp a Butterfly LP was enhanced by his horn playing and string arrangements. Before Washington touches down in NZ with the tenor sax he’s dubbed ‘the Duchess’, he tells us what to expect.
Belgian tastemaker DJ Lefto has often been described as the DJ’s DJ. On his long-running Studio Brussels FM radio show, which soon celebrates its 17th year, he deftly marries tunes from all ends of the globe. It’s this knack for eclectic selections that caught the ear of Gilles Peterson, whom he is affiliated with via the Worldwide Family collective and Brownswood Recordings, as well as !K7, Stones Throw, Jazzy Sport and Blue Note. Yadana Saw sits down with Lefto to talk about the art of DJing.
Back on Highway 61 Part 1
Beginning with the resounding hit of a snare drum, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ starts Bob Dylan’s first fully electrified album, Highway 61 Revisited, a release that Bruce Springsteen described as “like somebody kicked open the door to your mind”. In Back on Highway 61, the BBC’s Andy Kershaw looks at what it was that made it such an game-changing record.
Tuscon, Arizona septet Calexico return to New Zealand next month with their fusion of indie rock and Mexican border music. Nick Bollinger talks to founder, singer and songwriter Joey Burns about some of the cultural and musical elements that make Calexico unique.