NATIVE HARMONICS RECORDS (NZ)
Native Harmonics Records
Takaka, Golden Bay
Record Label since:
Dub, Breaks, D&B, Psytrance, Tribal and downbeat grooves
EARTHBEATZ (NATIVE HARMONICS RECORDS) NHRCD001
Native Harmonicsâ€™ first release, â€œEarthbeatzâ€œ, skilfully merges a stimulating diversity of rhythms from Dub, Breaks, D&B, Psytrance, Tribal and downbeat grooves. Eight artists from New Zealand and two from Australia convey their ongoing inspirations from nature in this compelling journey through mystic forests, twilight hours, the dark of night and the liquid light of sunrise.
The human element of vocals, didgeridoo, percussion and other instruments enhances the organic richness of this well-crafted compilation.
A welcome addition is the breathtaking video track from Diwata, featuring footage of the stunning New Zealand landscape set to an enchanting musical composition. A bonus audio track from the highly regarded Tom Cosm is also included as a free download from a link supplied on the CD.
â€œEarthbeatzâ€ features other artists well known to the club and outdoor festival scene in New Zealand, such as Module, Benny Tones, Grouch, Psyzaak, Spoonhead and Ecophonik. Many of these producers are also gaining a following overseas, as New Zealand music starts to permeate the global consciousness.
Deepfried Dub and Tranquility Bass from Australia complete the mix with their sublime, dubby rhythms. All artists featured performed main stage at the Canaan Downs NYE festival 2008.
The CDâ€™s graphics, by VJ Funkatron, features the Powelliphanta snails, an endangered species native to Aotearoa, living in the hills and forest of the festival site.
Mastered by Colin Bennun (OOOD/Voice Of Cod), and compiled by DJ Maia. â€œEarthbeatzâ€ is packed full of phat, chunky grooves with a distinctive Kiwi down to earth flavour.
1. Benny Tones - Liquid Light (Organiks Remix)
2. Grouch - Malia
3. Module - Twilight Stolen (Benny Tones Remix) Feat. Jessica Chambers
4. Tranquility Bass - Natural Selection
5. Spoonhead - Mystic Forest
6. Psyzaak & the Freakin Durkka Durr - Freedom for Sale
7. Grouch â€“ Apply Within
8. Deep Fried Dub - Berocca Dub
9. Ecophonik â€“ Sunday Feat. Hannah Howes, Matt & Karensa
10. Diwata - Gaia (video track) Feat. Rihari & Sofiah Thom
11. Tom Cosm â€“ Tipping Point (bonus track)
Check it out; for sale on Amplifier as CD or digital download -
LUMINATE (NATIVE HARMONICS RECORDS) NHRCD002
Native Harmonics from New Zealand is a label with an ear for the tribal, the innovative and the deeply psychedelic.
Native Harmonicsâ€™ integral approach merges contemporary electronic genres such as Dub, Breaks, Psytrance and downbeat grooves into cohesive flowing journeys, dissolving musical boundaries.
Behind the record label is Maia, a well-known Psytrance DJ in NZ, label DJ for Organic Records (UK), and organiser of numerous music events, including the earth friendly festival Luminate.
Reflecting the vibrant electronic music scene evolving in New Zealand, Native Harmonics presents fresh, high quality, funky grooves with a psychedelic twist.
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