SPACIFIC NEWS #61: Contents

1. HMV Forum :: Shapeshifter
2. The Vibe Bar :: A Low Hum
3. NZ Inspired offer
4. New CDs online and at Flat White
5. Selected highlights this Month


We are super stoked to add P-Money to the line up for Shapeshifter’s only London show this year – DJ extraordinaire, creator of four solo albums, producer of Scribe’s “Crusader”, co-owner of Auckland’s Dirty Records, TV show host, Songwriter of the Year (2004 NZMA) – there seemingly isn’t much that Mr Money hasn’t done in the music biz. His last single, “Everything” featuring Vince Harder, was one of the biggest selling tunes of the year in NZ and Australia, and is now gaining traction over these sides with radio plays by Pete Tong, Zane Lowe and others. Check out this and more at

But of course, this show isn’t about him – it is about the mighty Shapeshifter, the hottest live drum and bass act in the southern hemisphere, if not the world. They are currently beavering away in the studio, writing their fourth album, which is due for release later this year, so expect new tunes as well as the old classics.

We have been granted a late license so will be running the after party at the venue til 12.30 at least. Advance tickets are available for £17.50 +b/f from (08700 600 100) or it will be £22 on the door.

From 7pm til 12.30am
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY
Nearest tube: Kentish Town
Venue website:

THE VIBE BAR :: A LOW HUM :: 23/05/09

To celebrate New Zealand Music Month and the joys of spring, we are happy to announce a collaboration with the wonderful A Low Hum posse, the people behind the phenomenally successful Camp A Low Hum festival that occurs every year in February around Waitangi weekend. Famous for not announcing it’s line up til you arrive on site, the event has seen everyone from Neil Finn to Bang Bang Eche to Trans Am playing in a much more relaxed and intimate setting than usual festivals.

In true form, we can’t announce the line up just yet, but we can tell you it will be great! And that it will cost only £4 to get in all night. So please keep this night in your diary and watch out for updates on

From 6pm til 1am
At: The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Nearest Tubes: Aldgate East or Liverpool St
Venue website:


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We just received our annual care package from NZ so have heaps of new titles online and in Flat White on Berwick Street. To celebrate the new arrivals we are having an online sale with loads of CDs for £4.99 +p&p. Check to see what’s up there.

Otherwise in Flat White, we have the latest albums from Ladi6, Sola Rosa, Paddy Free (of Pitch Black), Tiki, State of Mind, Rhombus, Dave Dobbyn, Pacific Heights, The Woolshed Sessions and Fat Freddys’ Tehimana Kerr.


09 Aronas @ Mau Mau Bar // Portobello Rd, W10 1LR // 8+ // £?
11 A Quick Minute @ The Dublin Castle // Camden, NW1 7AN // 8+ // £5
15 The Veils @ Dingwalls // Camden Lock, NW1 8AB // 7.30+ // £7.50
17 MC Tali @ Fabric // Clerkenwell, EC1M 3HN // 10+ // £13
21 Connan Mockasin @ The Social // Little Portland St, W1N 5DE // 7+ // FREE
25 Die!Die!Die! @ Camden Crawl // All of Camden // £32.5/55
28 Jayson Norris @ Half Moon // Putney, SW15 1EU // 8+ // £5

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