SPACIFIC NEWS #023

SPACIFIC NEWS #23: Contents

1. Cargo :: Waitangi Day
2. Big Chill Bar :: Vee
3. Big Chill Bar :: Mikki Dee
4. Flat White
5. Selected Highlights This Month
6. Cocktail Of The Month :: Phenetini

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CARGO :: WAITANGI DAY :: 05/02/06

Our Waitangi Day event this year will feature an array of locally based expat talent: live dancehall and hip hop from The Eskimo Squad, soulful Pacific roots from singer songwriter Jayson Norris and a performance of spoken word by Sistar Spacific. Also the London Maori club, Ngati Ranana, will be performing at around 6pm.

On DJ duty willl be the fabulously funky and eclectic Ms Mill, former Matterhorn resident DJ Vee plus special guests. And as usual, the Cargo Street Kitchen will be cooking up Kiwi specials – green lipped mussels, lamb burgers, kumara chips, pavlovas etc

Doors: 4pm til 12am

Entrance: £5 before 6pm or in advance from Flat White or Ticketweb / £7 after.
Flat White, 17 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PT (see below)
http://ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=145703

Cargo is at 81 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY: the nearest tubes are Liverpool Street or Old Street and it’s website is www.cargo-london.com

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BIG CHILL BAR :: VEE :: 01/03/06

Hip hop connoisseur Vee will be dropping mammoth beats next month. Formerly Friday night resident at The Matterhorn in Wellington alongside DJ Mu from Fat Freddy’s Drop, Vee now runs the Elephant record label and distribution company, providing Europe’s record stores with the funkiest beats imaginable.

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
Website: http://www.bigchill.net

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BIG CHILL BAR :: MIKKI DEE :: 05/04/06

New Zealand’s self proclaimed ambassador to Ireland makes a welcome return to these shores to celebrate the release of his latest mix CD. Anyone who had the pleasure of seeing/hearing him at Scribe’s shows in London will know that Mr Dee is a consummate entertainer, as happy rapping as he is mixing and scratching. One for all beat heads and hip hop lovers.

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
Website: http://www.bigchill.net

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FLAT WHITE, 17 BERWICK ST, SOHO

Flat White is the latest addition to the growing Kiwi-style coffee explosion going on in London. Together we plan to bring you the latest New Zealand music CDs as fast as we can get our hands on them from back home. From February 10th there will be 8 different titles for sale from their store. For more information on them, check out their website at http://www.flat-white.co.uk/

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SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH

04. Spektrum @ Go!zilla // Sosho, 2 Tabernacle St, EC2A // 9-4 // £10
09. Wai // Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, SE1 // 7.30+ // £14
16. Mosus @ Movement // Bar Rhumba, Shaftesbury Ave, WC1 // 9-3 // £4/6
25. Recloose @ Fabric // Fabric, 77a Charterhouse St, EC1M 3HN // 10-7 // £12/15

For more February listings, please visit http://www.spacific.net/index.php/sp/content/view/full/970

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COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH :: PHENETINI

Ingredients: 50 ml 42 Below Vodka, 20 ml Violet sirop, 1 small piece of fresh ginger, 1 small piece of lemongrass, 1 bar spoon of caster sugar or a dash of gomme.
Glass: Chilled martini glass.
Method: Muddle the fresh ginger, shredded lemongrass and sugar, add ice, vodka and violet sirop, shake and strain into glass.
Garnish: 3 paper thin lemongrass shreds

This cocktail comes to you courtesy of those wonderful fiends at 42 Below, whose Pure vodka is available from Oddbins. For more info on 42, visit http://www.42below.co.nz

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