Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year - The End

Bag Raiders, in the Modular mix

Hey there! Happy New Year to all and sundry - we hope your break was of the good kind. Firstly a big congrats to our lovely Deputy Editor Helene Ravlich and partner Jooles Clements and a big kia ora to Wolf Milan Clements who arrived on Monday.

We have a number of thematic and editorial plans for BlackLOG this year, as we do for Black Magazine itself so stay tuned to the BlackLOG. Black Issue 10 - a landmark issue - is on sale late March and it will be a large bundle of Black goodliness.

In the meantime great news this week from the Sohomo people. Modular Records, one of the it-est (is that a word?) music labels in the world is planning a series of bi-monthly parties in Aotearoa entitled The End. Some of the bands on the Modular roster include Cut Copy, The Presets, Ladyhawke, Muscles, Wolfmother, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Robyn, Soulwax, Van She, The Klaxons, The Avalanches, The Bang Gang Deejays, Bumblesbeez, Chromeo, Colder, MSTRKRFT, New Young Pony Club, Leave Them All Behind, The Whitest Boy Alive and Tame Impala. You get the drift, hot, now, danceable - it's a who's who of electro grooviness.

The Sohomo partnership in this country can only add a touch of class to the whole thing. Headliners are The Bag Raiders, the Sydney dancefloor and remix kings whose impressive debut ep featured the seminal single (and delightfully named) "Fun Punch".

Should be special. Bring on The End.

27th Feb @ Good Luck - WGTN
28th Feb @ Cassette Number Nine – AKL