Kaishandao is a Pōneke-born, Chengdu-based musician and producer, who is behind the online portal and touring company Kiwese. A few months ago, she self-released the Homeland EP, an enigmatic debut that seems to wed hypnagogic memories to the pulse, structure and dynamics of dance music. She shares a mix made during an unexpected two-week hotel quarantine, which shifts from slowburning melancholy to meditative rhythms and emotional bops.
To close, we hear from ajhoneysuckle, a Tainui/Samoan deejay based in Ōtautahi. Her sets centre nostalgic melodies, rhythmic breaks, and big basslines, and have quickly seen her get booked for some of the bigger parties across Aotearoa. Tonight, she shares a mix that focuses on the darker elements of Drill, Grime, Dub, and Hip-hop before transitioning into high energy UK-inflected sounds.
A few years ago, Son Of Sesh relocated from Pōneke to Amsterdam. He has upped the ante since then, picking up residencies on Echobox Radio and at the Textures club-night, and having his dubs aired on Subtle Radio and Balamii. Last week, racquetclub released his debut Surface EP. We celebrate with a mix of his own productions interspersed with future soundsystem classics.
Tāmaki Makaurau-via-London creative Marcus Philippe made his production debut with a track on JUBILEE's stunning Magic City compilation in 2018. He recently released the Warmth EP, a dubby and textured three-tracker that has quickly become one of FPHQ's favourite local releases of the year. Marcus joins us with a mix that stitches together deep grooves from three decades of dance music.
DJ Voices is the moniker of Kristin Malossi. She's a resident and the booker at Nowadays, a co-founder of Working Women, and hosts Nothing In Moderation on The Lot Radio and the audio extension of her party series Blue Enough on Noods Radio. Her style is inimitable, wide-reaching while keeping sights focused on the dancefloor. Tonight, we air an almost experimental mix where Kristin explores a few different themes and then mashes it together. It will be an unmissable two hours.
Over the past decade, Skymning has released a steady stream of dense textural electronic music. This music has evolved from pockets of ambience created in hometown Te Whanganui-a-Tara to sharper dance-oriented breakbeats informed by years digging though record stores in London. Next Friday, he unveils his largest body of work - RELENTLESS - via Bankrupt Worldwide. We celebrate this release on Friendly Potential Radio tonight with a mix full of low-end pressure and unreleased compositions.
For the last decade, Moondog immersed herself in the thriving electronic music scene in Melbourne. Now, the DJ and producer calls Ōtepoti home. She kicks off the first hour with grit and glamour, before handing the reins over to Aotearoa-via-Naarm DJ Sook for some low-end pressure.
In the second hour, we hear the raw b2b power of Emelyne and Kassie. Alongside their individual renown (check Emelyne's contribution to the longstanding PBS staple blend), the pair's 420 sessions as $R$ BZN$$ for Skylab Radio have cult status. Prepare yourself for a hypnotically charged space.
Between 2007 and 2020, Mario Cotto spent virtually every Saturday night in the basement studios of KCRW in Los Angeles, broadcasting his Psychedelic Service to listeners worldwide. The show was an eclectic mix of punchy dance music, psychedelic rock, 70s AM gold, 80s synth, eccentric world music and ambient freakouts. It was a reign that sadly ended with the first lockdown. Tonight, we welcome him back to the air. For two hours, experience a heady trip inspired by Warp's Artificial Intelligence comps, KLF's Chill-Out, and something like a Late Night Tales colliding with a Sublime Frequencies compilation.
Ep. 270 w/ a Teeth Clippers Takeover, with mixes from Emanuel and Cal.Ske.
Emanuel got a schooling in sound-system culture while living in London for two years. On his return home to Pōneke, he founded Teethclippers via a residency at Club 121. Now, with the release of the Don't Bite Your Tongue compilation, the project has grown into a fully-fledged label as well. That compilation features 14 tracks by key NZ producers like Eden Burns, KÉDU CARLÖ, Azure, and Peach Milk, with all proceeds to the Mental Health Foundation. Tonight, Emanuel channels the energy of postponed nights into a heavy, heavy mix. After that, Tāmaki DJ and future TC guest Cal.Ske (Glass Half Full) weaves his way from house through dubstep to footwork. Hit that bass boost button bb.
M4URI M4STA is the moniker of Abigail Aroha Jensen, a multi-disciplinary artist and sometimes DJ based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She recently released her debut PŪORO PLAY V0L 001 - a soundscape of tāonga pūoro, wai, debris and various urban field recordings she took travelling between Kirikiriroa and Parnell train station. On the show, she weaves her favourite lockdown tracks with taonga pūoro to send you on a journey within.After that, Sam plays some pumpers. No vaccinate, no 808.
Tāmaki Makarau based DJs and creators BBYFACEKILLA and Native Bush come together as SYSTEMOFABROWN ~ a radio show turned digital platform for hybrid music ++ mutations >>>> as well as the occasional sweat gala. Tonight, they take control of Friendly Potential Radio.
For the first hr BFK comes through with sad warm feels and percussive body music to stretch ur organs too. Then Bush goes rogue 5D and requires deep commitment from the listener.
We open with a mix from Iraqi musician, deejay, and promoter حلالاماما. Prepare for a melding of music from across eras, including Iraqi classics, Arabic bangers, and contemporary productions.
After that, we hear from Kerosene Comic Book-alum Kieran Tahir. Kieran is a British-Pakistani producer and deejay who has been based in Aotearoa since he was nine years old. His mix is a manifestation of the complexities of hybrid identity, as he merges bass-heavy UK productions with provocative Pakistani pop.