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Friday 20th of Jan from 10PM

THE ARC is back to create a night of the best music in town at Rakinos... the only party that matters is back for 2012.

Summer is on us and we bought a friend to celebrate, the man who needs no introduction, the legendary DJ and producer P-MONEY!

If you're looking for a venue packed with good people, rad music from Hendrix to Kendrick to Flocka to Talking Heads, come party with us Auckland!

$10 before midnight, $15 after ---> get there early, this event will sell out!

Great to have you back AK, we love you. Let's do this.

Shout out to Guy Brock for the hand painted Ferrari Boyz poster.

ARC all day!

Odd Future (US) Surprise Guest Appearance at Rakinos

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Odd Future - Radical

I popped into Rakinos on Friday night, to snap The ARC and P-Money, and lo and behold a couple of the guys from Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All were there!

They didn’t stay very long as they were probably tired. However, I did manage to fire off a few quick snaps of them.

The Love Machine feat. Anna Leevia (BR) & Sander Markey (BE)

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Anna Leevia presents transmission #6

Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 10:00pm until Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 8:00am

THE LOVE MACHINE is a brand new night from Last Minute Events

Miss ANNA LEEVIA from Brazil, now living in Berlin.
SANDER MARKEY from Belgium, now living in Berlin.

These two misfits have been touring around Australia and New Zealand playing rad festivals such as SUBSONIC MUSIC , STRAWBERRY FIELDS, SHINE ON and so forth. So lets get together to show them some support this Saturday night down at Third and Social with a stormer of a party .

Super Dope local line up .

10 - 12 - MATT DRAKE
1 - 230 - LOGAN BAKER

Sick Disco: Nick Hook (USA), Doc Daneeka (UK) & Jillionaire (TT)


Garo Sparo Mixtape Series - Jillionaire

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Time 10:00pm until 6:00am

Sick Disco returns in January 2012 without missing a beat.

Returning with a quality lineup to mark the imminent return from the seaside to clubland, sun burnt, blistered and all raved out after a mega rinse at R+V.

Get ready for an international triple header from Trinidad, New York and the UK.

Sick Disco is happy to present;

►Nick Hook (Cubic Zirconia/ Fools Gold)
►Doc Daneeka (Ten Thousand Yen/Blunted Robots)
►Jillionaire (Mad Decent/Major Lazer)
►Nick D
►Tommy Flowers
►Safari Boy
And your host MTron

Back bar hosted by Dean Campbell and friends.

Limited guest list for this one. You can make it an Xmas present for a friend if you get in before 6pm on the 24th of Dec. Just mail and we’ll notify them via e-mail!

Otherwise $10 on the door before midnight. Free house drink on entry before midnight if you have an R&V wristband or ticket stub.

Doc Daneeka:
It’s not common for an artist based in Wales to become the toast of underground music, but Doc Daneeka is just that. With releases on Ramp, Fabric, PTN & Well Rounded in the bag, Doc Daneeka has started his own boutique label, Ten Thousand Yen, releasing other fresh artists like xxxy, Julio Bashmore as well as his own unique material. Bookings all around Europe at the end of last year solidified Doc Daneeka’s energetic DJ sets as one of the most sought after performances by clubs all around the world.

Nick Hook:
Heavily responsible for the grimy techno-soul of NYC’s Cubic Zirconia and the greasy bass of Drop The Lime’s live show, DJ and producer Nick Hook has been “twisting knobs” (self-description) for a minute now. He is no stranger to the dark underbelly of late night clubs, having played in some of the finest temples of boom the world over. His unique strain of acid-fried basslines and vintage drum machines have kept him in demand amongst a smorgasbord of musicians, as he is currently working with El-P of Company Flow and L-Vis 1990 of Night Slugs. He also has red hair, which is a plus in our books.

Universe schooled, Caribbean made, the Jillionaire is a DJ like no other. He has previously teamed up with M.I.A, Switch, Major Lazer and can currently be found representing Diplo’s record label, Mad Decent. Combined with his energetic onstage presence and versatile sound, he hypnotizes jillions across the globe.
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Scratch Perverts (UK) @ Ink Bar

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Friday, January 6, 2012 10:00pm until 7:00am

As most of your are broken and bent from the new years celebrations, we have decided to party through. We have one the sickest turntablist trio to ever hit the dance scene to fly over and are set to annihilate our bar.

We present to you....THE SCRATCH PERVERTS

The Scratch Perverts are a collective of turntablist DJs from London, formed in 1996 by Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and DJ Renegade.

The Scratch Perverts originally consisted of 4 members; Tony Vegas, Renegade, First Rate and Mr Thing. The Scratch Perverts later expanded to an 8-member crew with the addition of Prime Cuts, Harry Love, Killa Kela and Plus One. The collective split for a short period in 2000, then reformed with just 3 members; Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and Plus One. The other members did not reform due to artistic differences, and have gone on to pursue individual projects.

The Scratch Perverts have garnered widespread acclaim. The team won the first DMC Team championships in 1999, claiming it again in the 'Perverted Allies' alias (a fusion of the Perverts and the Allies DJ crews). Additionally Prime Cuts claimed 2 consecutive ITF World Scratching titles, first beating A-Trak in Hawaii in 1999 and then defending the title in Los Angeles the following year. Plus One won the Vestax battle in 2000, not begetting his returning the DMC World crown to the UK after a hiatus of 10 years. Their technical contributions include the 'feedback' technique and the Euro scratch amongst others.

They have now retired indefinitely from competition and gone on to regular live DJing, touring around the world & holding a residency at Fabric in London. They have also gone on to producing their own music, describing hip hop as being "a celebration of all kinds of music just by its very nature". The Scratch Perverts are also notable for their adoption of drum and bass, Dubstep and Crack House.

The collective has been known to use MySpace in order to advertise both themselves and their music.

Along with these legends, we have a great local line up!
Timmy Schumacher
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