Auckland Music Update

Living Colour – up close ‘n personal at Park West Chicago 2014

Here is an edit of my footage from this concert. Presently you can’t find this on Youtube or anywhere else. AMU ‘sclusive’.

Psyrulean Moon 30 March 20 minutes from Kerikeri, NZ

DJ Tomachi

I just scored my first producer set at a festival!!! It’s gonna be billed as “Tomachi” laptop and synth show. Will be at 11am on the Saturday. Normally I’m getting up to play drums but this time its just my laptop and Arturia Microbrute mono-synth. The synth will receive MIDI and I’ll twiddle the knobs. Extreme.

I love how this festival you gotta do a bank transfer to get a ticket: just $80 get in there!!!!

acc nos – 06-0589-0351312-01
acc name Phillip Rose

OutPsyde Productions in association with Whangarei Psy Trance present…

Psyrulean Moon

You’ve been invited to join us at a Two Night Multi Genre Dance Festival right in the heart of Northland. Join us in celebration of Life and Dance in a unique and amazing setting, guaranteed to dazzle your senses. Immerse yourself in the sounds brought to us by our very own Kiwi artist as they weave together a journey we will all share under a Psyrulean Moon.

Dress up highly encouraged! Lets turn this into a circus! Loads of u.v light
(Please no feather boas so we dont have to pick up feathers for days haha)

For your aural pleasure we have organised some top class local Dj’s (buy NZ made) that in our opinion can easily hold there own against any international Dj. Here’s a taste of whats to come

Ferksta – Prog/Psy
Dirty Harry – Grunty Prog/Psy
Phillharmonix – Funky Prog/Psy
Sonic Climax – Uplifting Psy trance
Protocol – Symphonic Country Disco Punk
DJ D.Sousa – House/Tech House/Techno
TripfOre – Breaks/Dub/Psy
Zebra – Downbeat Chilled Trance
Paddaman – Prog
Raw Mance – Deep House – (@Gourmandisque)
Shady Lady – Tech House
Gizz – Uplifting Techno Hard House
Lee Illusion – Deep Prog/Psy
Matt King – Deep House
Munter – Prog/Psy Fusion
Prog Dog – Deep n Dirty Prog/Psy
FlitS – Brazillian bass, Booty Shaker
High Jinks – Deeper Funky Groove Styled for Day Trippers

More TBC

Space for camping, toilets, and security are provided.

Limited tickets presale only

2nd tier tickets – $80 till ticket close on the 26/03/18
Saturday Night only $55
Special Offer – get 6 tickets in 1 transaction and only pay for 5,
that’s 6 tickets for only $400

acc nos – 06-0589-0351312-01
acc name Phillip Rose

On the deposit form there are 3 boxes,particulars, code, reference
In the particulars box, put your name
In the code box, put a word in there of your choosing, this will help identify you at the gate and make sure it is you
In the reference box, just put Moon
Email me ( and make sure you make it double l in phillharmonix) with your deposit details (name and code) and how many tickets you want
When the funds have cleared (a day or 2) I will email you back your ticket nos
At the gate, quote your ticket nos, name and code word
Get a wrist band – go party – easy


NO GLASS POLICY!! pretty simple.. try to find alternatives to bringing glass bottles. There will be a light search at the gate and we just prefer you to find alternatives to glass. Any glass bottles found will be confiscated and dealt with later.
If you drop glass in a quarry it will not bounce or land softly on grass,
it will become lots of little bits of glass
and that prevents some of us hippies walking around in bare feet
and earthing out with mother nature.
if you drop glass in a stone quarry it will break.
So please, it’s a small request that has the best interests of everybody at heart.

had a test run for getting pegs in the ground yesterday – it was a complete and utter fail, so if your tent NEEDS pegs to stay up/hold it’s shape, I would suggest looking at other options. If your tent does not need pegs to hold it’s shape, you will be fine as it is a quarry and there are moonbeams of rocks you can utilise to anchor your tent, just tie your guy ropes to a rock, done, easy

Our stance on bringing kids is as follows… We love psytrance culture and psy family, which does of course includes psy kids. Our concern is that this setting does include some danger areas that at times will even be closed off to adults. We are happy for you to bring your children and make a fam time of it and so many aspects of it make it pefect to do so! The water hole, the music, the lights the atmosphere… what’s not to love! But your safety is also our concern. And especially the safety of younger ones who love to run and be free. If you do decide to bring young kids, please be aware it is your resonsibitlity to be looking out for them and to make sure they are keeping within safe zones. ***Any failure to do so will mean removal from the site with no refund*** Stay within the boundries of the camping zone and the dance zone, do not let your little ones run free and unattended, purely for their safety. In future events on this site we hope to make things easier and more accommodating. As it is you are entirely resonsible for your children and no second measure will be taken for anything outside of that. If this post comes across as long and crass it’s beacause we really really do give a shit.

Further info see: 

Two parties coming up in January: My 41st then a RuralRemix Open Air

I’m turning 41 a week from tomorrow, and am gonna have a big party at my place in Belmont on the Shore Saturday 13 January 2018: all going to plan The Triptonites will perform a set. Then a week later this outdoor rave!

OtherLand OpenAir

The following is a copy-paste from the event page. I heard other promoters don’t do enough to help each other out, so here you go buddy, some free promo! I should be able to rustle up a couple of single passes to this so hit me up if keen.


Northland · New Zealand
Party flyer: Otherland - OpenAir 20 Jan '18, 22:00

 Line Up

Dirty Harry
Sonic Climax
Matt Mtm
+ Guests


“The Hive”

What to bring

– Food / Water
– Party Toys
– Tent
– Jacket
– Warm Clothes
– Toilet Paper
– P.L.U.R
– NO Glass BottlesThis is a leave no trace event, please pack out what you pack in and remember to respect each other and the environment.

Anyone you want to invite will have to be members of the ruralremix secret group so…


If you would like to get involved helping out contact Jack on 02102722816 or


TBA – this is done as a form of door control to ensure ticket payment.

Entry fee

$30 Presales
$40 Gate Entry (group discounts available)
Make Payments to bank account – 06-0158-0275004-00


Sound Styles

Band Friendly Storage Units and Practice Spaces in Auckland

I spent a ridiculously long time compiling the information below. Time to share what I found…

Live Google Doc URL:

Snapshot in time below – Friday 21 April 2017 – click the image to go to the URL above.
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Quick Garage Sale Before Moving

Hotel Vermont studios is moving to Henderson! Some items on sale now via my TradeMe account. The best items could be the dishwasher and also the analogue audio stuff – Drawmer MX30 compressor, Peavy Addverb, and the rack stuff. Also the plants: Lime tree and an Oak.

Electronics & photography (3)  Home & living (4)  Music & instruments (4) 11 Items so far…

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New instrumental self-leak: Skanky Funk non-final mix

An unfinished mix leak of an in-production track by Tomachi has emerged on the popular original audio site soundcloud with download:

No surprise who leaked it – me.

Skanky Artwork

Heres the high res version of the “Skanky Artwork” as I call it – a still from the animated video in production now, made with Mandelbulb3d:

PHD supporting Atmosphere with brother Ali @Powerstation this saturday

PHD has scored another international support at Powerstation – this time Atmosphere and Brother Ali from Minnesota!!!


IMG_2738 brother ali

Medley of Atmosphere tracks tour promo:

PHDs support T-Pain at sold-out Studio:

PHDs full live band at Powerstation 2016 supporting TechN9ne:




A solid musical alliance, these two unique acts helped to define Minnesota hip-hop, reaching global heights with combined legacies spanning over 20 albums and 30 years. Both have been a driving force in alternative hip-hop, inspiring generations with stories of social justice, individualism and the human condition.

Headed by popular lyricist Slug alongside DJ/producer Ant, Atmosphere visit for the first time since 2012, performing hits like ‘Trying to Find A Balance’, ‘Sunshine’, ‘Yesterday’ and ‘The Best Day’ as well as songs from their new album Fishing Blues.

Returning after a hugely influential keynote address at Australia’s BIGSOUND conference Brother Ali joins the tour and is sure to get hands in the air with bouncing beats ‘Forest Whitiker’ and ‘Uncle Sam Goddamn’.

Atmosphere and Brother Ali have long been at the forefront of the independent hip-hop scene, continually pushing the boundaries of the genre and making music unlike anything heard in the commercial sphere.

Buzzing reviews are rolling in for their current US shows, boasting crowds awash with old and new generations of fans. At a time when the power of words are more important than ever, this is sure to be an inspiring alliance of live lyricism.


“It was all about hands in the air and bouncing beats” – Beat Magazine

“the crowd buzzing off what they had just been part of” – Skiddle


“it was soon clear that Slug’s onstage performance strongly outweighs his pre-recorded sound.” –

“When Atmosphere takes the stage, the crowd is deafening. They are ready to bust out every lyric of every song.” – BandsInTown


“The audience were taken aback by the complete openness that Ali displayed in his words” – Cease Fire Magazine

“The crowd was shouting amen when he threw up his hands in a justified rage.” – KRUI FM

Tom’s 40th – a Triptonites gig in Whangarei!

Double booked my own exact birthday – my 40th in fact – for a darn Triptonites gig! Here is the info…

Triptonites @ Butter Factory Friday 13 January 2017.

First gig of the year! It is also the exact date of our drummer Tomachi aka Sir Funkalot’s 40th birthday. Man he must be flying with aliens at light speed because he don’t look 40.

– The Triptonites (4 piece psychedelic funk rock)
– Fabrizio Canale (solo singer songwriter harmonica ITALY)
– Tomachi Producer Set (solo electronic soul funk)
– Dixiedoll and Layla Snow (burlesque)

Only $10 on the door!

*The Triptonites*

…are a band that has fun with funk and ridiculousness. Kara Gordon (fly my pretties) fronts the group of genius musicians. King God (Kara James Gordon), Sir Funkalot (Tomachi Nosnikta), Ben11 (Ben Tapene) and Roscoe (Ross Larsen) are always into a good jam and are looking forward to this summer gig back in the Rei! Let’s party.

*Fabrizio Canale*

Don’t miss Fabrizio! Aside from the usual heavy load of blues renting a suite in our soul we got a new disease: the Country Fever! What can I say: come and see us, for great entertainment and great tunes, such as Fabrizio’s Breakdown and Can Bong Rag.

*Tomachi Producer Set*

Tom is gonna attempt a live show of about 20 to 30 minutes of the fully solo Tomachi DJ set. This is a live drums and vocal performance over backing track / SPD-SX drum machine.

Facebook event page 

It’s official: Bandcamp now reports sales to the official NZ Music Charts (RIANZ) and IMNZ!

In case you didn’t know, the musician focussed music store broke the news on 21 December that they are now reported to The Official New Zealand Music Charts and Independent Music NZ. This means they send their (your musics) sales information on a daily basis; meaning sales on Bandcamp can contribute to your music chart rankings – which is super freaking awesome. Bandcamp are to be congratulated for this. I used Bandcamp to host the .tv Tomachi domain:

The Bandcamp email I got gives more detail on how it’s done:

To be chart eligible you must enter UPC (bar code) information for albums and ISRC information for tracks when you set up your release. Enter this info on the edit pages when you’re uploading artwork, adding lyrics, etc.

Official NZ Music Charts and IMNZ do not enforce any particular minimum price, but they do require the album or track be purchased in order to be counted.

You’ll find more info on chart eligibility here:

My regular release schedule current is as follows:

  • Release via Distrokid to a gazillion stores (iTunes, Shazam, Youtube)
  • Also upload to Bandcamp using the ISRC codes from the Distrokid release
  • Also upload to using manual methods:
    • Soundcloud
    • Facebook (band page not personal!)
    • ReverbNation (for what it’s worth!)
    • MySpace (OK I often forget I gotta admit)
  • Ensure the tracks are loaded up on APRA for songwriting royalties

Congrats to Julian, Liz, and Renee

Congratulations to Julian, Liz, and Renee the amazing actor. Sorry Tom the scientist, the other science Tom, you lucked out with your $20 bid on those double passes to…

ॐ Suess NYE

They paid $80, $60, and $20 respectively. Amazing value. And yet again, another fantastic reason, to stay subscribed to this list. -T.

PS coverage at the festival is poor I hear – take cash!!…

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