SPACIFIC NEWS #22: Contents

1. Happy New Year
2. Big Chill Bar :: Ajax
3. Cargo :: Waitangi Day
4. Selected Highlights This Month
5. Cocktail Of The Month ::


All of us here at Spacific HQ wish you the very best for 2006. Already it is looking like being another great year for New Zealand music, with a number of bands scheduled to come over, some for the first time. We can’t release any details yet, but rest assured we will let you know as soon as things are confirmed.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2005. From Scribe’s phenomenal Forum show to Shapeshifter’s devastating debut at Neighbourhood, last year was all about top quality New Zealand acts making their mark in London. And all, at the end of the day, thanks to you for your participation. Here’s to more great shows …

BIG CHILL BAR :: AJAX :: 01/02/06

What better way to blow away the winter cobwebs than a set from the master of funk: DJ Ajax, head honcho at Funk Inc and host of Super 80’s. We will also be celebrating one year of Big Chill Bar sessions, so hopefully can arrange some drinks specials with the management.

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East

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

As you all know Waitangi Day is on the 6th, but since that is a Monday we thought you would all prefer to commemorate it on the Sunday instead – not totally correct, we know, but if we were being cheeky we would point out that, from 12pm onwards, it is the 6th in New Zealand due to the time difference!

Unfortunately no “big name” stars are over from New Zealand this February (understandably given how cold it is here), so our event will feature an array of locally based expat talent instead: live reggae and hip hop from The Eskimo Squad, soulful Pacific roots from Jayson Norris and a performance of spoken word by Sistar Spacific (to find out more on any of these artists, please visit our website). DJs will be the fabulously funky and electic Ms Mill, former Matterhorn resident and mammoth beats merchant Vee plus special guests. Also, the London Maori club, Ngati Ranana will be performing at around 6pm.

As usual, the Cargo Street Kitchen will be cooking up local delicacies – green lipped mussels, lamb burgers, kumara chips 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 (

Cargo is at 81 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY: the nearest tubes are Liverpool Street or Old Street and it’s website is


13. Mosus @ Liquid V // Medicine, 89 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch // 9-2 // £5
22. Tubbs // Lockside Lounge, 75–89 West Yard, Camden Lock // 8-12 // FREE
27. Mark de Clive-Lowe @ FreeSoul Sessions // Jazz Café, Parkway // 11-2 // £5-8

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As created by Chris Hopkins, London 2003.

Ingredients: 50ml 42 Below Feijoa, 50ml cloudy apple juice, 10ml pomme verte liqueur, 10ml elderflower cordial
Glass: Martini
Method: Add all ingredients shake and double strain.

This cocktail comes to you courtesy of those dastardly people at 42 Below, whose Pure vodkas is available from Oddbins. For more info on 42, visit

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