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    Aroha - Interview with one of NZ's leading DJs

    Posted by NZ Rockshop on 16 January 2014

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    Aroha Aroha has been making her mark in the New Zealand music industry for many years. Well known for her work in radio and music TV, in audio technology, and as an accomplished DJ, music is her passion. You can catch Aroha weekday mornings 10am-12pm, hosting on NZ’s #1 dance music station, George FM.  You’re very comfortable behind the decks as both a Radio DJ and a Club DJ - what are the key differences and what are the key things that make a good Radio or Club DJ? As a radio DJ, you can’t re...

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    Tim Richards describes his set-up

    Posted by on 17 September 2013

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    Tim Richards describes his set-up Tim Richards is a passion driven, workaholic musician and DJ whose musical creations land somewhere between the futuristic side of House and bass driven analogue Techno. His lust for electronic music (and the gadgets that create it!) has spanned a career of over 15 years and his musical exports now cover the globe. For Tim Richards his music has been played and supported by dance music’s elite. Names like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, John Digweed, Groove Armada and...

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    Shapeshifter - Sam Trevethick on gear

    Posted by on 17 September 2013

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    SHAPESHIFTER SAM TREVETHICK ON GEAR Record-breaking NZ tours, scene-setting appearances at festivals like Glastonbury, sold-out performances across Europe, multiple music awards and a new album for 2013: these towering achievements of Shapeshifter, the future-shocked soul outfit who hail from Christchurch, were built by a living, breathing band of musicians, with all the form-changing sonic possibilities live instrumentation offers. We catch up with Shapeshifter’s Sam Trevethick to talk gear. W...

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    Artist Interview - Philippa - NZ DJ/Producer

    Posted by on 18 July 2013

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    PHILIPPA FEATURED NZ DJ/PRODUCERFEATURED IN THE JUNE - AUGUST EDITION OF ROCKSHOP GEAR Based in Auckland, Philippa has been a keen music enthusiast from day one. Her mother is a skilled and fanatical music teacher and thus Philippa’s early years were spent participating in all things musical, gaining advanced piano and singing qualifications by the age of 16…  a beginning that stood her in good steed for future musical developments. With a Bachelor of Arts in the study of Religion and a Diploma ...

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    The term “DJ” covers so many basses these days…

    Posted by James Lissette on 28 October 2011

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    The term “DJ” covers so many basses these days…  You could be someone who just plays at home, on the radio or gets to move crowds.  You could be into hip hop, dance, country, reggae or just plain ol’ weirdness with sound.  It used to be that life was all about 2 turntables, a mixer and a bunch of records. Along came samplers and the mighty Akai MPC and that changed the face of things.   You could sample up loops and breaks, sounds and sequence them together into songs all from records!  Things t...

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