Thursday, December 23, 2010

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Dec. 20, 2010: Year End Favorites plus Tribute to 2010's Fallen Heroes...

Well, this is the last show of the year, and what a year its been. The show, the listenership, the Revue and the plans for 2011 have all grown significantly. There has been a collection of great moments (on-air and in the club) as well as contributions from all sorts of people who have been welcomed open arms into the extended Hit It and Quit It family. And to top it off we wrapped up the year with the biggest HIQI Revue to date, rocking the rafters with the likes of Moodymann, DJ Day, The Turnaround crew, The Dose DJs, DJ Mu and of course yours truliest, Recloose and Frank Booker. To be honest, we're all still reeling (and recovering) from this one- it was a veritable musical and artistic coup d'etat for this country (if we do say so ourselves...).

KDJ... photo credit: DJ Day

Before we get into the show, I'd like to take this opportunity to send out some heartfelt shout outs to people and institutions that have had an indelible influence on the growth of our artistic vision. In no particular order- Grace and Red Bull Music Academy for their incredible support for our just gone 'End of Year Throwdown', Serato Audio Research (and the whole damn team!) for revolutionizing our shit, Ben 'Lawsonater' Lawson for getting the shows up every week like clockwork, Sam 'Harmanizer' Harman for the good vibes and energy every week, Lakshmann Anandanayagam for making the Revue look so good, KDJ, DJ Day, DJ Kon, Dam Funk, The Oliverwho Factory, DJ Kano, Mike Cina, Eugen Danzinger, Wolf Music, Jellphonic, Young Marco, Nickodemus, Reggie Blount, Julien Dyne, Nathan Haines, Trus'me, Andy 'Submariner' Morton, Manuel Bundy, Cian O'Donnell, DJ Truent, Chef D, Dave Carroll, Rowan Herbert, Bill Gray, Tony Cooper at All City Promotions, Christiaan de Witt, Rush Hour for the consistently best promos we could ever hope for, George FM, Ponsonby Social Club, Cesar Ramirez, Ghostly International, Conch Records, The Jewel School, Bharat Jamnadas, Ron Olson, Seth Wilson, Mere Naigulevu, Eric Orr, Chico Mann, James Pants, Charlie Dark, Tyler Askew, Tiger Brewery, Galatos, Khuja Lounge, The Basement, Cassette 9, Barrio, Coopers Brewery, Adrian Duff, Jason Fishwick, Metro Magazine, The City of Detroit, Scott Zacharias, Brad Hales and People's Records, Josh Dunn, Wax Poetics Magazine, Andrew Morgan at PPU, Border Music... Extra big thank you to the handful of people I surely just forgot to thank (I'm sure I'll remember over the holidays, kicking myself). And finally, a mighty and hearty thanks to YOU, the listener... who have made us one of the most popular shows on George FM and continually encourage us to keep on with this crazy thing called Hit It and Quit It.

Whooooooeeee..... *Catching breath.* So I won't front, coming up with a radio special after the 'Revue' weekend just gone was a fairly epic challenge (all I wanted to do was sleep). But being the last show of the year and us riffing off of the 'Circle of Life' idea enticed us to get it together. So Mr. Frank Booker led the way with some of his favorite joints of the year (we are by no means claiming this to be a comprehensive 'Best Of' list, just the things that emerged out of our collective memories from the past year) and then I followed with a somewhat hap-hazard but nonetheless heartfelt tribute to 2010's fallen musical heroes. As this is our last show until 2010 we hope this will keep the HIQI fires burning in your hearts over this festive season. Happiest of holidays to you and yours from the Hit It and Quit It crew.

HIQI Dec. 20, 2010 Playlist (Year End Favorites & Tribute)

Vakula - Black & White [Firecracker]
Moodymann - Its 2 Late 4 U & Me [KDJ]
San Proper - The Strip [Dekmantel]
Billy Love - Melloghettomental [Sounds Signature]
Tornado Wallace - Swimmin' [Delusions of Grandeur]
Lord Echo - That's Right [Economy]
Kyle Hall - Kaychunk [Hyperdub]
Chico Mann - Mentirosos [Wax Poetics Records]
Erdbeerschnitzel - I Wonder [3rd Strike Recordings]

Sly & The Family Stone - Life [Epic]

Funkadelic - (Knot Just) Knee Deep [Warner Bros]
RIP: Gary Schider, Catfish Collins & George Clinton Jr.

King Coleman - The Boo Boo Song
RIP: King Coleman

Rammellzee & Shockdell At The Ampitheatre - Wild Style Soundtrack
RIP: Rammellzee

Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
RIP: Malcolm Mclaren

The Muppets - Mah Na Mah Na
RIP: Jack Parnell (bandleader from the Muppet Show)

Eugene McDaniels - Headless Heroes [Atlantic]
RIP: Harry Whitaker

Gangstarr - Brainstorm [Jive]
RIP: Guru

Solomon Burke - Get Out My Life Woman
RIP: Solomon Burke

Frank Zappa - Willie The Pimp [Reprise]
RIP: Captain Beefheart

Gregory Isaacs - Dreadlocks Love Affair
RIP: Gregory Isaacs

The Isley Brothers - Footsteps In The Dark [T-Neck]
RIP: Marvin Isley

Abbey Lincoln - Afro Blue
RIP: Abbey Lincoln

Hank Jones - You Are My Love
RIP: Hank Jones

The Gap Band- Out of the Blue
RIP: Robert Wilson

HIQI Dec. 20, 2010 Pt. 1
HIQI Dec. 20, 2010 Pt. 2

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HIT IT & QUIT IT - December 13, 2010

A very special show this week to wet the appetite for the upcoming Hit It & Quit It Revue. Not only did we pay homage to Kenny but we also caught up with Day and then heard him tear up the Do-Over in some style!
To top it all off we managed to fit in some superb new music from Joy Orbison, Gerd and a new People's Potential Unlimited release which is hot off the presses.
Enjoy it, and if you gonna be with us on Friday/Saturday night then we'll see you on the dancefloor.
Can you tell that we are excited?

HIQI December 13th, 2010 Playlist :

Gerd - Friendly Fire [Clone Royal Oak]
Joy Orbison - BB [Doldrums]
Ezel (ft Tamara Wellons) - In My Lifetime (Deetron Remix Dub) [Ocha Records]
Ibex - Meltdown [Yore Records]
Moodymann - Shades Of Jae pt 1 [Mahogani]
Kenny Dixon Jr. - Yesterdays [White]
Kenny Dixon Jr. - Track2Track [Three Chairs]
Moodymann - Analog:Live [KDJ]
Moodymann - Tribute (To The Soul We Lost) [KDJ]
Shina Williams - Agboju Logun [Earthworks]
-= Guest Mix=-
DJ Day - Live At The Do- Over
-=End Guest Mix=-
Mandre - Solar Flight (Part 1) [Rush Hour]
Micheal Soward - He's Alive [PPU]
Coati Mundi - No More Blues [Rong Music]

HIQI Dec.13 Pt 1
HIQI Dec. 13 Pt 2

Saturday, December 11, 2010

HIT IT AND QUIT IT- Dec. 6, 2010

We've decided to post the first half of the show for you as we've been waiting for part 2 which has unfortunately been held up. We'll get it to you as soon as we are able to. Sorry HIQI peoples, we appreciate your patience...


Large ups to Lord Echo (aka Mike Fabulous) and Reggie Blount for gracing the crew with their presence (and presents)! Make sure to grab the brand new Lord Echo album, out now... for fans of Bohannon, King Tubby and Fela, etc. etc. Unfortunately the sneak peak of Lord Echo resides in the elusive Pt. 2 of the show... doh.

Anyways! Next week, we get on our radio megaphones and trumpet the RBMA Hit It and Quit It Revue next Friday and Saturday! All Kenny Dixon Jr. and DJ Day joints, plus a live-to-air interview with the man DJ Day himself. Snooze pas...

HIQI Dec. 6, 2010 Playlist
Kotey Extra Band - Sooner Or Later [Bear Funk]
DJ Nature - Afrique (DJ Nature Euro remix) [JazzySport]
Yosaku & DJ Day - Always There [BSTRD BOOTS]
Travis Biggs - Tibetan Serenity [Universal Sound]
-=Ruff Cutz=-
Reggie Blount - Why Do You Call Me Baby?
-=Ruff Cutz=-
Matthew Dear - You Put A Smell On Me (Breakbot Remix) [Ghostly International]
Dennis Ferrer - The Red Room (Kyle MF Hall Remix) [objektivity]
Grooveman Spot - Do The Dance [White]
Lone - The Birds Dont Fly This High [Magic Wire Recordings]
Aardvark - Re-Spoken (Nubian Mindz Demo mix) [Rush Hour]
Recloose - Dust (Submariner Instro mix)

[FROM HERE ON THE SHOW IS CURRENTLY N/A... but here's the playlist anyways]
Lord Echo - That's Right [Economy]
Souleance - Passarinho [First Word]
Tom Trago - Voyage Direct (FS Green Mix) [Rush Hour]
Rebirth Brass Band - Tornado (Acidic State SDP Mix) [SDP]
Pal Joey - Bounce [Loop-D-Loop]
Jneiro Jarel -Cajena Caducea [Kindred Spirits]
Giulio DJ - Coco's Nuts [Elevator People]
Alfabet - Roundabout [Rush Hour]
Billy Love - Can't Keep Running Away [Signature]
Lord Echo - Cosmic Echos [Economy]
Ahu - To Love [One - Handed Music]

HIQI Dec. 6, 2010 Pt. 1
PT. 2 N/A Until Further Notice;(...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Auckland Showing a Little Bit of Love

There has been a convergence of (minor) nods emanating from Auckland the last few weeks...

First up is an odd clip ripped from the legendary New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street where two characters kick back with a glass of wine, polish their paltry dance moves and enjoy the sounds of Recloose...

Next up is a very nice review for the recent Recloose 'Early Works' release coming from the newly re-rubbed Groove Guide:


Also, a smallish 'honourable mention' in shooshy magazine Metro's Best of Auckland edition ('best friend in radio'... not sure what that means exactly but thanks!):


Also, there was a fairly epic interview I did recently with Nick Atkinson of Radio New Zealand talking about the Early Works release and the days of Detroit habitation...

Recloose interview with Nick Atkinson on Radio New Zealand (click it!)

And last but not least, here's a link to Jacob Sua's seminal Nerdy Frames blog, also with a meaty interview...

Nerdy Frames' Recloose Interview

Auckland, I appreciate you. See you on a dancefloor soon (I hope).

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Barrio Brothers

This Saturday 4th December, myself and Recloose hit the Barrio once again (our second visit!) to play some tunes... We played a couple of months back in the midst of a crazy storm, and still managed to have a dope time (weather was truly crazy, 40 year storm styles!)... Anyways, for those of you in Auckland City, pop down 8pm onwards this Saturday, free entry, and the usual goodness: Soul, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Funk, maybe even Post Dub-Step (Recloose's new fave genre!) and whatever else takes our fancy!
44 Ponsonby Road
Auckland City