Delicious Dose @ My Aeon - Fri 6th July 2012

Exciting news Starlifters!

This Friday, the 6th of July, Starlifter Radio will be broadcasting Delicious Dose LIVE from My Aeon in Brunswick, Melbourne. Delicious Dose is an extension of Christchurch based online-music-site-turned-label Delicious Music.

Delicious Dose parties are all about high quality tunes, gear and vibes and will cover sounds ranging from House, Electro, Techno, Psy Trance, and Progressive.

DJs include Calli, Adelle, Sebastian Wild, Rips and Andy Tron.

For more info see the Facebook event.

This will also be the public launch of a Starlifter side project, the Starlifter PirateBox. The PirateBox is a self-contained mobile communication and file sharing device. It transforms any space into a free and open communications and file sharing network. Tunes from various Delicous Music artists will be available for free download from the Starlifter Piratebox. Click here for connection details.

See ya there!

Peace,
Dr Hitchcock

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Nørt – Core Function EP | Out Now

On May 25, 2011, in Promo, by Dr Hitchcock

Nort - Core Function EP

My good friends Delicious Music are turning 2 years old! Woo hoo! To celebrate, they’ve decided to start a label. On May they released the latest EP from Nørt any day now the latest from Mr Squatch.

Here’s the rest of the details:

Delicious Music is stoked to kick off the label side of things here at Delicious HQ with Nort. He’s played a big part in getting Delicious Music to where it is today and his persistance in wanting to help create a label with Delicious Music has finally paid off. Into it… welcome to Delicious Music’s first release.

Tek-head and audiologist Nort hits us with his fresh 3 track EP entitled “Core Function”. After many years writing downbeat and ambient under the alias “Invader Tron,” Andrew Snook has finally taken the definitive step away from the lounge, and onto the dance floor with his new LiveTek Project Nort. Churning out minimal and progressive style bangin’ techno, with influences from his ambient glitch days seeping in, the result is both atmospheric and pumping, where ethereal melody lines and drifting synths are boiled down, vaporized, and pumped out the vents, of his mechanical tek driven, steam machine.

The EP kicks off with a minimal number, “CogBit”, this track cruises along with amazing attention to frequency manipulation and is sure to be soon heard on the minimal techno floors around the world. Next up is “Bubble Tek”, a more progressive offering that has already been enjoyed by many at legendary outdoor events Voyage (Chch, NZ) and Rainbow Serpent (Vic, Aus). It’s an upbeat ride with synths drifting through it like a feather floating on the wind.

His signature synthesizer progressions create a musical environment deeply enriched by the wide variety of emotions present in each of his tracks and he guides the listener through all aspects of his constantly dynamic and ever-evolving sound.

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At the start of July I had a chat with kiwi ex-pat and Melbourne resident glitch-master, Opiuo, just before his Christchurch set at Concrete Club. He’s currently touring to promote his new album ‘Slurp And Giggle’ and he is such a lovely chap!

The interview is currently on the Starlifter Radio playlist or you can download it from here:
MP3: Interview with Opiuo – ‘Slurp And Giggle’ album launch

Enjoy the interview and download his tunes yo!

For more Opiuo awesomeness check out…
His official site: www.opiuo.com
Buy his new music: www.addictech.com/store/index.php?featureID=159
Download his free music: www.deliciousmusic.co.nz/artists/opiuo

Peace,
Dr H



Tandem Studios, Christchurch

Tandem Studios, Christchurch

Calling all budding music producers! My good friend Invader Tron (aka Andrew Snook), the Delicious Music crew and Tandem Studios are teaching sound geeks like yourself how to make mean electronic beats. I did an audio engineering course with Andrew and he is AWESOME at it (heaps better than me, that’s for sure!). The sessions are well priced and that have a range of amazing gear at their disposal. So if you’re keen keep reading….

Invader Tron says:

Hosted at Tandem Studios and streamed online, Delicious Music and Tron Audio are proud to present ten weeks of electronic music production workshops. Starting from the basics, each workshop follows on from the previous, creating a progressive foundation of knowledge, skills and understanding, needed to produce top quality electronic music for New Zealand.

The topics covered will be Basic Sound Theory and Synthesis101, Bass Synthesis, Creating and using Percussion, Chord Instruments, Lead Instruments, Effects Basics, Effects Advanced, and a three part series in Track Construction. Workshops are taught on Ableton Live, although the knowledge taught is designed to be general and applicable to all applications. Students will also receive Live Packs of the topics covered, which they can take home and use.

The Workshops will run from 6:00 till 8:00 every Tuesday evening, starting from April the 13th. At 6:00 the workshop class will begin, and will run for an hour. From 7:00 till 8:00 will be open work time, where students can ask questions, work on topics covered and receive extra tuition.

Workshops are $5 per person, per class, and places are limited. Tandem Studios is located at 78 Oxford Tce, Chch. Classes will also be streamed online. Updates will be added over time. Contact andrew@tronaudio.com for bookings or questions. Individual tuition available.