SPACIFIC NEWS #67: Contents

1. The Rhythm Factory :: Pitch Black
2. Cargo :: Ladi6 *Cancelled*
3. International Observer Competition
4. Selected Highlights this Month


Pitch Black are Salmonella Dub producer Paddy Free and award winning multimedia artist Michael Hodgson. Having pumped their way through New Zealand’s electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year’s eve festival in 1997, they have spent the last twelve years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.

Hard to box into a single audio ‘genre’, Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like “Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor”.

If you haven’t come across them before, you can download tracks for free from, watch them in action at or take a leap of faith and just come on down! Supporting them on the night will be English dub/breaks/electronica group Subgiant, plus DJs Earwaker and Johnny Clash.

Advance tickets are £8.50 in advance from Ticketweb (08444 771 000 or or it will be £12 on the door.

From: 7pm til 1am.
At: 16 – 18 Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW
Nearest tube: Aldgate East
Venue website:

CARGO :: LADI6 :: 05/11/09 :: *CANCELLED*

Unfortunately we received this email the other day:
“Ladi6 and her family were in Samoa when the Tsunami hit.  They have been deeply effected by the disaster and for this reason are unable to proceed with their European tour. We hope to see you again soon in 2010.  Please keep an eye on for upcoming shows.”

If you had bought tickets for this show, please contact Ticketweb to arrange a refund.

If you would like to donate to the Tsunami Appeal, please visit


Honorary Kiwi International Observer has a new dub drenched album out this month, and the nice people at his record label have given us 3 copies to give away to the first 3 people to email He is also playing Monday week at Gramophone on Commercial St to celebrate the launch of his son’s new album on Jahtari.


16 Die!Die!Die! @ Lexington // Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB // 8-4 // £5
19 International Observer @ Gramophone // Commercial St, // 7-1 // £3
25 I Am Giant @ Bull&Gate // Kentish Town Rd, NW5 2TJ // 7+ // £4/5
30 Jayson Norris @ Spice of Life // Cambridge Circus, W1D 5NA // 7+ // £5

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