SPACIFIC NEWS #29: Contents

1. Neighbourhood :: Jayson Norris + Rietta Austin
2. Cargo :: 5th Birthday!
3. KOKO :: The Black Seeds
4. Big Chill Bar :: Peak_Shift
5. Neighbourhood :: Pitch Black
6. CDs @ Flat White
7. Selected Highlights This Month
8. Cocktail Of The Month :: Long Hot Summer


Our favourite troubadour returns to tha ‘hood to support his good friend Rietta Austin, whose amazingly powerful voice has led to comparisons to a white Aretha Franklin or a young Jocelyn Brown. Her debut album is dropping soon on Halo Records, but in the meantime you can check her out at

Jayson hopefully needs no introduction now, but for those who haven’t seen his live show yet, he manages to combine the spirit of early Elvis with the voice of Jack Johnson. His website is

Door price: £5

From 8pm til 12.30am
At: Neighbourhood, 12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ
Nearest tubes: Westbourne Park or Ladbroke Grove


Five years ago Spacific was “born” and to celebrate, we are returning to where it all began and throwing a free party.

We have asked our favourite DJs and artists to come down and play their favourite homegrown sounds on the night. Inside in the bar, it will be downbeats galore while outside in the yard, the barbeques will be sizzling with Kiwi style flavours as special guests (who we can’t list here but will post soon on the Cargo website) provide acoustic entertainment for y’all.

We know it is a school night but hope that some of you will come down and celebrate five years of putting on New Zealand music events in London and Edinburgh with us – we wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for you so ….

From 7pm til 1am
At Cargo, 81 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3HY
Nearest tubes: Old Street or Liverpool Street

KOKO :: THE BLACK SEEDS :: 04/09/06

Their brand new album went straight into the NZ Charts at Number 1 and quite rightly too: carrying on where “On the Sun” left off, “Into the Dojo” fuses reggae, funk, afrobeat, blues and dub together into the unique Seeds sound. Please don’t go ordering the album from Smoke CDs or any other NZ store – it will be available from August 21st from Flat White in Soho.

The boys kick off their European tour with a show at one of our favourite London venues, KOKO, where we put on Fat Freddy’s last year. On the night they will be supported by Bristol’s Babyhead, who fuse ska and hip-hop to great effect, and DJ Mike Fabulous. Please note that nearly half the tickets for this show have sold already and we are not sure if we will be able to do another date yet.

Tickets: £13 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100 or

From 7.30pm til 12.30am
At KOKO, 1A Camden High Street, London NW1
Nearest tube: Mornington Crescent

BIG CHILL BAR :: Peak_Shift :: 06/09/06

Simon Flower AKA peak_shift is the owner/operator of highly respected underground techno label, Nurture, as well as a recording artist in his own right. Since the early 90’s he has been creating and releasing deep electronic music with soul, as well as supporting Jeff Mills, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Richie Hawtin and Stacey Pullen on their NZ tours.

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


Pitch Black return after a 2 year absence to launch a compilation of remixes of tracks from their last album proper, “Ape to Angel”. Called “Frequencies Fall”, it has versions by International Observer, Youth, Module, Minuit, Switch & pZ and many more. You can preview tracks at

As well as their multimedia audiovisual show, there will also be live sets from International Observer and Peak_Shift, plus The Big Chill’s Alucidnation will be spinning some tunes to kick the night off.

Tickets: £10 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100 or

From 8.30pm til 2.30am
At: Neighbourhood, 12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ
Nearest tubes: Westbourne Park or Ladbroke Grove


New titles instore this month are Salmonella Dub’s “Remixes and Radio Cuts” compilation and “Homegrown Dub”, a selection of remixes of tracks from Katchafire’s “Slow Burning” and “Revival” albums.

Flat White is at 17 Berwick Street, W1F 0PT and is now open every day.


06. Breaks Co-Op @ Fruitstock // Regent’s Park, NW1 // 10-9 // Free
10. Nathan King // Bush Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W12/ 7.30-12 // £8/10
18. Vee @ The Elephant // The Driver, 2 Wharfdale Rd N1 // 8-4 // Free
23. Goldenhorse // Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 // 7-1 // £8.50
26. Mosus @ Innovations // SEOne, Weston St, London Bridge // 9-6 // £20

For more August listings, please visit


Ingredients: 45ml 42 Below Pure Vodka, 15ml Campari, Dash of Angostura bitters, Small chunks of cucumber, lemon and orange, Lemonade, Sprigs of mint
Glass: Tall
Method: Fill a tall glass with ice, and add small chunks of fruit, though cucumber is also fabulous. Pour in spirits, and top up with lemonade. Garnish with sprigs of mint.

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