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Tahuna Breaks 10: Live With Adam Fuhr

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Tahuna Break’s Adam Fuhr is a man on a mission. The talented keyboardist/DJ also doubles up as a honcho in the popular Auckland hip hop group Midnight Gallery with ex Eddie Number’s members’ Tyla Pere and Edgar Mahon, but can still recall the time when he joined the band

“I joined right at the end of 2008” he laughs. “I actually missed my final NCEA exam to record Black Brown & White Tahuna’s second album. So I figured it was a music exam and I thought what better way to learn music than to record an album and Homegrown was a couple of weeks after so I got my braces off” [laughs]

Tahuna Breaks mark their 10 year anniversary with the release of a live album, “Tahuna Breaks Live 10″. Recorded late last year at Auckland’s iconic Powerstation (where Devilskin recorded theirs) the one off show celebrating the milestone features 10 live hits from previously released albums including hit songs Stars, Move, Reflections, Casually Acquainted, Voodoo and Giddy Up (rumour is it’s a song about masturbation, who knew?)

“It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for a while” he muses. “It wasn’t until last year when we realised the band was in its tenth year, we decided to put on an anniversary show at the Powerstation. We thought “let’s get these extra members along and make it a ten piece, let’s get all the past members back for a cameo let’s record it, let’s film it” and that’s what we did”

A live recording is a gamble that’s paid off for the group, what began as an instrumental band in 2005 dreamed up at Deschlers Bar on Auckland’s High Street has snowballed into something bigger. Fuhr is quick to point out although history was on their side it wasn’t an ideal recording process

“I think there were times where I’d just get too into it” he says cautiously. “There’s times where I think we’ve gone too hard on performance and compromised the music. I think with the recording production of this DVD and live anniversary show we all wanted to make sure the music was right and tried our best to relax and that’s why you rehearse so much so it becomes second nature”

“We rehearsed three times as much as we ever have for any other gig. Leading up to the show it was quite stressful because you know you’ve got just one take, some band have done it over a couple of gigs a combination of things, all audio and all video was from that one gig of that one night, we recorded the full two hour show then for the record we condensed it down we thought ten tracks, ten years it’s kind of poignant isn’t it?”

There is always a risk involved when playing live, especially with a large contingent of musicians on stage for mishaps to occur – power outages, effects racks not working etc , however this is rock and roll and as they say the show must go on

“I mean when there’s ten of you on stage there’s not a huge amount of room to run on stage anyway” he says. “But Marty always goes hard upfront. It’s amazing the amount of energy he gets on a long tour he can be napping in the hotel one minute to full on performance mode the next doing his James Brown splits or whatever – limping the next day” [laughs]

So now the live album has been released, Summer Tours done and dusted doesn’t mean the band are ready to hang up their boots just yet

“Yeah we head to Europe around June/July to play a few festivals to be announced shortly” He says. “That’s pretty exciting and then back into the studio, and I think this next album will utilise an extended 10 piece line up and take the best things of all we’ve done so far and put them together so we’ll still have that party element to it .Try to put together what we’ve learned over the years maybe tick another box release a vinyl maybe so might as well get that bucket list going!”

“I don’t think anyone anticipated it being this long, it kind of started off as a jam band and every album we did was one more than we thought we’d ever do, and now we’re looking at getting back into the studio and recording new tracks and putting out another one – Crazy

The Kiss Inside – Douglas Wright SkyCity Theatre 16th April

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The Kiss Inside – Douglas Wright Skycity Theatre 16th April

It always amuses me how Maori culture is perceived in an arts context, it’s more readily acceptance by mainstream middle class audiences than its portrayal by so-called radicals on the news

The use of an old Maori chant or tauparapara is a powerful visual in the opening stanza of stalwart Douglas Wright’s world premiere of his latest work The Kiss Inside. Billed as a “kinetic meditation on the search for ecstasy in human culture”, one can’t help but think of this as biopic peek into the life of Wright a Rangatira who lends himself to appearing in the show adding credence to this interesting body of work

The symbolism of Life the ever present tree, the idea of redemption or the poi swinging figure in a burka all emblems against a soundtrack including Sufi music, Patti Smith and J.S. Bach. Five dancers building a visual cascade of human movement, it’s deliciously dark and morbid take on life and all its subtleties is explored. This is dance theatre at its most potent, challenging and mysterious

The Kiss Inside opens at Auckland’s SKYCITY Theatre on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April, followed by one night only performances in Wanaka (as part of the Festival of Colour), Dunedin and Nelson only performances in Wanaka (as part of the Festival of Colour)

“explosive, lyrical and distinctively Wright’s own” – NZ Herald (rapt)

“an important work in divining and inspiring a New Zealand culture” – National Business Review (rapt)

AUCKLAND:
SKYCITY Theatre | Thursday 16 & Friday 17 April 8pm
Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz

WANAKA:
Lake Wanaka Centre | Tuesday 21 April 8pm
Book tickets at www.festivalofcolour.co.nz (part of the Festival of Colour)

DUNEDIN:
Regent Theatre | Friday 24 April 8pm
Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 www.ticketdirect.co.nz

NELSON:
Theatre Royal | Tuesday 28 April 8pm
Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 www.ticketdirect.co.nz

NZ Tech Podcast 225 in London – Apple Watch, Game of Thrones, Huawei P8 and more

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From London this week Paul Spain joins Glenn Williams to discuss Apple Watch, Game of Thrones distribution challenges, upcoming smartphones (Huawei P8, LG G4), CallPlus/Slingshot sale to Australia’s M2 and some interesting UK topics.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Glenn Williams (@radiowammo). Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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NZ Tech Podcast 224: Xero Payroll, Amazon Dash Button, $3.1m Revera dispute, OxygenOS, Revenge Porn Jail Term

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This episode we discuss Amazon Dash Button, Semble on Windows Phone and Blackberry, Spark’s international voice business sale, a dispute over Spark’s Revera acquisition, Xero Payroll, OnePlus OxygenOS and a revenge porn jail sentence.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest James Henderson (@computerworldnz). Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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NZ Tech Podcast 223: Surface 3 hands on, Huge .NZ Domain Drama, Semble Mobile Wallet Launch

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Highlights this week – Microsoft Surface 3, Semble mobile wallet launch and an NZ domain name drama with global ramifications. Also discussed were Windows 10, Project Spartan, Tesla’s mystery, MYOB’s share market listing and Datacom’s A$242 Australian contract win.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Nathan Mercer (@nathanm) and Nate Dunn (@nate). Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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NZ Motoring Podcast 6: BMW i-cars, Shitbox Rally NZ, a tiny Jeep and a big Volvo

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Damien heads to California to drive the Jeep Renegade and David heads to Spain to drive the Volvo XC90. Australia’s Shitbox Rally is coming to New Zealand and guests Ed Finn and Lance Roskilly of BMW discuss the electrifying (sorry) new BMW i3 and i8.

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This episode featuring Damien O’Carroll and David Linklater. The NZ Motoring Podcast is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Entertainment Podcast 29: Spicy Pulp Film TV Special

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This week Wal is joined by the unflappable Sam Hames aka Starlord & Shawn (Mayo) Moodie review new films Liam Neeson’s action packed Run All Night & scifi rob-com Chappie, also new Walking Dead spin off series Cobalt with Cliff Curtis and Izombie with Kiwi Rose McIvor, Red Road 2 with Martin Henderson plus New Star Wars, Kurt Cobain films and new Thunderbirds TV series with Weta

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This episode hosted by Wal Reid & Jarred Tito, Paul Spain is the executive producer. The NZ Entertainment Podcast is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 222: 2degrees buys Snap, Netflix hits NZ, Self Driving Cars due mid-year, Magic Leap

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This week we discuss 2degrees acquisition of Internet provider Snap, Netflix arrives in NZ, Tesla indicates Self Driving Cars due mid-year, Magic Leap AR demo revealed, Fitbit goes on the cycle track and Intel refreshes the NUC.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Ross McDougall, Mark Petrie (CEO – Snap), Stewart Sherriff (CEO – 2degrees), Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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2degrees acquired UFB pioneer Snap

Today mobile carrier 2degrees have confirmed a long running rumour – and have announced an agreement to acquire Christchurch headquartered Snap.

Snap were one of the earlier Internet Server Providers (aka Retail Service Providers) to offer Ultra-Fast Broadband services in the New Zealand market.

The process of merging the two entities is expected to take some 3-4 month to complete and for the merge to be delivering noticeable benefits to customers.