Azure is a deejay, producer and promoter from Ōtautahi. We last hosted him on the radio in 2016, alongside his 2XM co-conspirator Ben Murray. Since then, 2XM has released works for SlothBoogie, Café del Mar, Dansu Discs, Bolting Bits, Of Leisure, and Eton Messy, while Azure has put out solo work for B2BO: Been To Berlin Once. Alongside his nighttime exploits, Azure has also set up Feeling Blue Studios, a space for burgeoning electronic artists in Christchurch. He shells out an hour of breakbeat inflected greatness to open the show.
In the second half, FP DJ Simon eats some chocolate and explores the grubbier edges of his record collection.
t-woc is a deejay and producer from Wicklow, Ireland. For the past fifteen years, his kaleidoscopic soundsystem excursions have been shared on AllCity, Macadam Mambo, Rudimentary Records, and via repeat entries on DJ soFa's essential Elsewhere compilation series. His latest effort, Pantangle, was released in June on Longboss's Wellington-based label Strangelove Music. In celebration, Mick shares an hour of blood and fire. FP DJ Sam Harmony gets dubwise in the second hour.
Since their inception in 2019, Sunreturn have facilitated releases from Amamelia, Babyteeth, Baby Zionov, Dateline, deepState, Green Grove, K M T P, Karl Steven, N. T. Honey and Power Nap. To open the broadcast, label founder Zac Arnold dives into old hard-drives, and conjures up memories of Camp A Low Hum, Chronophonium, and indie club nights through the early- to mid-2010s.
We close the show with the return of Finnish producer Arttu. Arttu runs the label Cyblo, and has releases on Clone Records, 4lux Recordings, Rush Hour Records, and Philpot. We last hosted him in 2019, ahead of his appearance at Catacombs. Get ready for a one-hour journey through the record collection of an icon who now calls Aotearoa home.
Sister Rosa grew up surrounded by music. Her sets are purposeful and uplifting, and have seen her tapped to play with Marcellus Pittman and at some of the most soulful parties around New Zealand. She gifts us with one hour of roots music from across the globe.
After that, we get upbeat with Irish-born selector Aideen Ryan. Aideen is an avid record collector, who takes inspiration from genre-diverse champions like Andrew Weatherall and Gilles Peterson. She shares an uptempo hour that traverses disco, modern soul, and classic house, and includes recent finds from The Other Crate Record Fair.
We hear from Tāmaki Makaurau based DJ, broadcaster, and photographer Oaariki. Oaariki hosts The Stoop on Base FM, a show focused on dance-ready club cuts. He shares an hour of dub vibes and worldly breaks. After that, we share FP DJ Scarlett's opening set from HAVEN INTL's recent Salvation show, brought together in the wake of the Catacombs postponement
We kick off with Pink and White Terraces, the project of NZ-via-Berlin artist PAWS+ (Aporia, The Tarts). Their first hour drips with Sehnsucht, as they dive into the influences behind their debut album. After that, we hear from Elfy, the moniker of Will Rattray (Full Moon Fiasco, Thought Creature, Cosmic Palms). Drift through an hour of kosmische house, in the vein of his recent contribution to the Zauberstab V.A. for Alicia Carrera's Lío Press.
NYX are reshaping the role of the traditional female choir through organic and synthesised means. They are currently under the creative direction of Josh Thomas, and Aotearoa-raised Philippa Neels and musical director Sian O'Gorman. Earlier this year, they released Deep England alongside Gazelle Twin, and they are currently developing special projects with Christina Vantzou, Hatis Noit ハチスノイト, and Iona Fortune. They take over the broadcast, with a mixed selection that starts somewhat uptempo, before dissolving into fractured electronic soundscapes and fourth world excursions, including an unreleased collaboration with Belinda Zhawi.
Albin is a Brazilian musician, promoter, broadcaster, and the label head of Yellow Island Records. He has collaborated with Brazilian collectives including MASTERp la n o, 101Ø, and Goma rec., released works from Nørus, Etari.Music, Kessler Trax, and Moodrich, and, is a monthly resident at Balamii Radio and Internet Public Radio. He shares a mix designed for a trance inducing bliss-out.
In the first half, we hear from HTRK. Jonnine and Nigel have brought together a textured little escape, at moments filled with bliss, and at others with some unease. We've been trying to get them on the FPR almost since its inception, and are rapt that it has finally happened.
After that, we travel back to Saturday October 31st 2020, when Orchestra of Spheres took the stage at the third edition of Catacombs. Relive the madness, or get lost in it for the first time.
Auckland trio Grecco Romank release their album Red Tower as a download, cassette, and exclusive perfume. The album was created in the South Island, written in a farmhouse during lockdown and recorded at an abandoned primary school during lambing season. We celebrate the release with a heartfelt journey through lost New Beat, one hit wonders, and Aotearoa avant garde, peppered throughout with recordings of riots and office arguments.