SPACIFIC NEWS #47: Contents

1. Cargo :: Waitangi Day
2. Big Chill Bar :: Jeff Wood
3. Competition :: Minuit CDs
4. Competition :: Fat Freddy’s Drop Tickets
5. Selected Highlights This Month

CARGO :: WAITANGI DAY :: 06/02/08

This year’s Waitangi Day event comes to you courtesy of Monteith’s lager, in our humble opinion the finest beer in the Southern Hemisphere!

We open the doors at 5pm with sweet reggae tunes in the front bar from DJ Horace (it is, after all, Bob Marley’s birthday!). Then around 7 o’clock, Ngati Ranana, the London Maori club, will perform on the main stage.

This will be followed by a short performance by artist Rosanna Raymond aka Sistar Spacific. After tunes from DJ Big K, there will be live sets from first Precious Clark and then LOOP Recordings’ amazing Adi Dick. Finally, the night will be brought to a close by DJ Tubbs (Hometaping/Exceptional).

Throughout the night, the Cargo kitchen will be rustling up Kiwi flavoured treats – due to unfortunate circumstances their indoor kitchen will be shut, but, in true Antipodean style they have set up the barbies in the back yard and will be grilling away for the evening! Please note they are liable to run out of the more popular items, so get in there early.

We will also be running a CD stall, with nearly 200 NZ titles, 90% of which will be on sale for the special price of £7. if you would like to pre-arrange for something to be available, please visit to see what is available and then email us at to let us know what you would like to reserve.

From 5pm til 1am
On: 83 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Old Street


One half of the legendary Unit 23, Jeff started making music in the early nineties when he and his brother performed live electronic audio based performances at art shows and in galleries. They became involved in the emerging electronic dance music scene in Hamilton, and played at many of the early warehouse parties and outdoor events that were beginning to spring up around the country, such as Entrain and the Gathering. They were well known for playing all their sets live, dragging their entire studio outdoors, along with a barrage of slide and film projectors.

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


Proving that NZ really is ahead of the times, pesky Nelsonian breakbeaters Minuit finally release their European debut this April – entitled (deep breath) “I went to this party and there were 88 guards with guns”, it is a collection of the finest tracks of their first two albums and the very limited edition Guns EP and comes out on the hipper than hip Dollhouse label. We have five copies to give away, so please email and tell us the name of the lead singer.

While you are at it, Minuit would love you to vote for them in the upcoming Breakspoll Awards. They reckon they should be the Best Live Act, so please go to before February 15th and help them climb to the top of the greasy breaks pole!


Those lovely peeps at Kartel/The Drop have kindly given us 2 pairs of tickets to Fat Freddy’s just announced London show at the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday 26th April. To win, please email, and tell us what animal cruelly attached Dobie Blaze recently.

If you don’t want to try your luck at winning tickets, then from Friday 1st February you can buy them directly from


8 Rodney Fisher @ BTE // North London Tavern, Kilburn NW6 7QB // 7-late // £8/10
10 Cut Off Your Hands @ NME Awards // Astoria, Charring Cross Rd WC2H // 6-1 // £15
20 Spektrum // 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 6QL // 7.30-11 // £8.50
22 Atlantic Conveyor @ Discolexia // Cargo, 83 Rivington St, EC2A // 8-3 // £10
29 Cam @ Special Needs // Lockside Lounge, Camden Lock NW1 // 8-1 // Free

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