Auckland Music Update

Tomachi’s new track: “Cultural Psychopath”

Finally finished off this tune:

Play on soundcloud

Cultural Psychopath (Smoke Weed Everyday) feat. Fathe Nassir [extended mix]

Cultural Psychopath (Smoke Weed Everyday) feat. Fathe Nassir [extended mix]

Amazingly, through the genious of my international aggregator Distrokid, it’s available on the following stores: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, Beats/MediaNet, and Shazam

It is also available outside my Distrokid network at: Bandcamp (Hifi Flac file: 96 Khz 24 bit), SoundCloud (free download)


Lyrics for Cultural Psychopath


That way. It’s a new day. It’s a happy day. Finally in a better place. In a better land.

[chorus 1]

Smoke weed every day that’s what I do.

It’s my life and my rights and my mind to throwa way into orbit too.

And who are you to say that is so bad and who are you any fucking how?

And how come its taking so long? You’re a cultural psychopath treating people that way, that way, that way.

[verse 1 – fathe]

That way; What I really wanna say… is that one day, we will fly away;

To a better place, to better land, to a better life, where there is no talking about mean or nice.

Just me and you in paradise, shake it shake it like a dice.

Finally in a better place. In a better land, in a better life.

In a better land, in a better life where there is no talking about mean or nice.

Just my journey in your paradise, don’t shake me like a dice. (x 2)

[chorus 2]

[verse 2 – Sir Funkalot]

Mmmmmm. Who ‘ you to do those things?

Who ‘ you to do the things that you do? Those things?

But give thanks every day that’s what i do.

I’m not contributing less than you.

I’m not a criminal im just like you.

I’m a person with hopes and dreams of freedom one day that are true.

And I won’t stop till I’m through. But I’m through you… and you… because…

You’re a cultural psychopath, treating people that way, that way, that way.

[chorus] x 3

[in a better land] repeats

[mmmm] edit / medley / keyboard solo

[outro – Fathe]

Weed, smoking weed now, I feeling like irie what more can I say?

Show the beat one time, too many now.

None of that fiction museum (Marijuana)

I and I are feeling Irie (Marijuana)

Smoke weed every day….. (and a better life)


A/B Sound Comparison of Studio Tube Microphones to Mobile Phone

**This drum track is being edited for my new tune Cultural Psychopath**
This is an A/B audio comparison of an S5mini mobile phone mic and the sound I am getting from my studio setup at Hotel Vermont Studios:

  • Two factory matched Rode NTK (class A tube mics)
  • Shure Beta52 on kick
  • Shure SM57 on snare, this is also running through a ART Tube Channel with opto-compressor enabled for this session
  • Shure SM81 boundary mic under the snare
  • AKG C3000 mounted on the floor tom/ride cymbal

All this runs into a MOTU 8pre, with a fibre optic link to a MOTU 2408, so I got 16 channels in and 4 fully discreet stereo head phone outs on a rack.
For mixing I have a pair of passive Tannoy System600 monitors and a TS10 active sub. Works great! My stinking old 6 years old late 2009 27″ iMac somehow copes with all this, likely on account having its RAM put up to 12 GB and an SSD installed. It’s nice old beast with a 3.06 GHZ Core 2 Duo. Logic 9 for the DAW.

Rebooting the Music Update | Psychodalix EP Release | New Tomachi Video

Finally got around to restarting the Auckland Music Update newsletter I used to run a few years back. I haven’t been doing much gigging around this year, but I have been working on some recordings. The first release of the year was The Triptonites EP a 4 tracker done in my basement as usual! Then I got in trouble with the law and wrote a new Tomachi song about it: “I Only Smoked A Few Trees” all shot in the Bay of Islands (Opua/Okiato/Orongo Bay/Kawakawa Railway), and my debut at rapping, shooting the video selfie style, and editing the entire piece.

Finally my African friends Psychodalix have an EP getting released this week at Neck of the Woods.


We got a taste at the start of the year and they’ve been cooking it up in their padded cells ever since – now finally experience the long awaited ‘PsychoDalix‘ sophomore EP ‘No Kids In Africa’ performed in it’s entirety on Friday 27 November at Neck of the Woods

w/ special guest performances from MUNASHÉ X NXVA, Simba Diallo +QualenMathlay

Real Hip Hop get psycho rugged kick back vibe out dalix unified take it back to the source

Stay tuned for more updates R18 $10 at the door


HMX Flyer


This is a flyer from like ~ 2003 AD!


Videos of George Clinton Live Show Powerstation 2015

Another totally awesome P Funk show!

Play All Videos from VLC / iTunes Playlist.m3u

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I think I’m planning to write my own SPD-SX drum pad management software

UPDATE: I figured out how to dupe kits quickly. Just duplicate the .spd file in the kit folder. Make sure you rename it kitXXX.spd. Kit 1 is kit000.spd so subtract one from the filename.

Right click and dupe the file and rename

Right click and dupe the file and rename

Because Roland’s SPD-SX Wave Manager is so terrible.

It seems like the only thing it can do is:

  • load samples into it one at a time and they have to 16 bit 44 khz
  • clear pads one at a time

But you can’t do:

  • kit copy paste
  • clear all pads
  • exchange pads
  • setup kit chains

So here we go trying to reverse engineer the XML format by comparing how the unit changes the kit files! Hopefully I can find somebody to show me how to setup an open source software project.

SPD-SX File Format Analysis

SPD-SX File Format Analysis

Why do people illegally download music? Here’s one reason…

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PS: I’m about to launch the recorded music division of Tomachi Corp. Will be offering local bands that I like access to my Distrokid account to release their music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Beats, Deezer, Rdio, YouTube Music Key, Shazam and more… you’ll get 100% of your royalties less about $50 per year if you’re earning. If you’re not earning from the release, no fee.

Pre-Historic Archive of The Main Ingredient Show Discovered

I found this old recording of a radio show on bFM from 2002 on my old hard drives recently:

Main Ingredient (jazz funk show on bFM 4 August 2002) hosted by Sean by Tom Atkinson on Mixcloud


I don’t have the playlist for the show above but I do have these:

the main ingredient
95bFM 9-11.15pm 3rd June 2001
dj jubt – thanks to Styles Unique, Friday nights at Safari
Roberta Flack
Tryin’ times
Dale Jacobs & Cobra
Taiwan On
Will Powers
Adventures in Success (Dub Copy)
Wilson Pickett
Funky Situation
Bill Withers
Lonely Town (Live)
Johnny Hammond
Don’t let the system get you down
George & Gwen McCrae
The Rub
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Theme de Yoyo
Ugly Ego
Leroy Hutson
All because of you
Michael Vilner’s Incredible Bongo Band
Okay Dokey
Basin Street Blues
Lyndon David Hall
Sleeping with Victor (Spinna Remix)
Al Green
Free at last
Blackstar w/Ron Carter & John Patton
Money jungle
Gangstarr w/WC & Rakim
the Militia (remix)
Beatnuts w/BigPun
Off the books
Gil Scott Heron
Bollywood Breaks
Cosmic Flute
Marvin Gaye
Sanctified Lady
Millie Jackson
I can’t stop lovin’ you
Stevie Wonder
Too High
Eddie Russ
I heard that
Sara Jones
Your Revolution


the main ingredient
95bFM 9-11.20pm 10th June 2001
jubt, selecta sam guest cuts: submariner, lyrical lacing: hame
Island Suite
Kool & the Gang
North, South, East, West
Johnny Taylor
Disco Lady
Johnny Hammond
Why can’t we smile?
LeRoy Hutson
Gettin’ it on
LeRoy Hutson
Time brings on a change
Bobby Byrd
Back from the dead
Maceo & the Kings men
Ramsey Lewis
Love for a day
Alan Toussaint
Hohnny Geetor
Hard Head
George & Gwen McCrae
The Rub
Southern Girl
Donald Byrd
Think Twice
Soul Searchers
Funk 2 the folks
Sylk 130
Jimmy leans back
Quincy Jones feat Wah Wah Watson
Cry Baby
Down 4 the caz
Global Communication
the Groove
Love Catalysts
the Pros
J Rowlz
Great in caper
Basement Kemist
Sunshine Anderson
Heard it all before
Mi Sabrina Tequaner
Dennis Coffee
Gettin it on ’75
the main ingredient
95bFM 9-11.20pm 17th June 2001
dj jubt
El Chicano
Cantaloupe Island
Bonus track
Tree People
Herbie Mann
Can you dig it?
Moog Indigo
Billy Preston
Outta Space
Boz Scaggs
Why why
Look into the sky
Elvin Jones
Someone’s rockin’ my jazzboat
Pretty Purdie
Heavy Soul
Sunshine Band
Blackwater Gold
Get Down
Pete Rock
The Boss
We gotta stay together
Lucy Pearl
Without You (Jay Dee remix)
Fast Lane
Baby Doll
New Sector Movement
The future has never been closer
LeRoy Hutson
Gettin’ it on (theme from Jay Johnson)
Herbie Hancock
Palm Grease


the main ingredient
95bFM 9-11.20pm 24 June 2001
funk summit. present: s. sam, j. average apologies: s. mariner
Isaac Hayes
A few more kisses to go
The real thing inside of me
Johnny Guitar Watson
If i had the power
Stevie Wonder
Lookin’ for another pure love
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Stevie Wonder
Do yourself a favour
Four Tops
Strung out on your love
Chaka Khan
Love has fallen on me
Donny Hathaway (live)
Voices inside (everything is everything)
Was it something that I said
Four Tops
Right on brother
The Meters
Love slip up on ya
Soul Train Gang
Soul Train ’75
The Isley Bros
The Heat is on
Smokey Robinson
Do like i do
Glass House
I cant be you
The Moments
Sweet sweet Lady
Ray, Goodman & Brown
Another Day
Minnie Riperton
Memory lane
Fast lane
Lonnie Liston Smith


the main ingredient
95bFM 9-11.10pm sunday 18 November 2001
present: j. average, d. sperber
marvin gaye
running from love (inst) version 2
gil scott-heron
don’t give up
marvin gaye
the world is rated X
everybody needs love
jimmy mcgriff
overweight sharkbait
johnny hammond
wild horses
johnny hammond
contact funk
earth wind fire
sunshine band
just a groove
weldon irvine
we gettin’ down
africa (acoustic)
marvin gaye
you’re the man (alternate version 1)
donald byrd
al green
your love is like the morning sun
terry callier
step into the light
carmen mccray
you are the sunshine of my life
de la soul
watch out
I’ve got so much on my mind
Fast lane
erik truffaz
sweet mercy
marvin gaye
inner city blues live
gil scott-heron
work for peace
al green
jesus is waiting
horst jankowski
LA Four


Westfest 2015 Videos of Faith No More mostly, also Judas Priest, Soundgarden

Here are all the clips I shot Westfest it was awesome. Best Faith No More show I’ve seen I reckon, and I’ve seen a few.

Play All Videos from VLC / iTunes Playlist.m3u

If the big link above doesn’t work try clicking on these, and/or right-click download and view in media player:

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  Judas Preist 2015-03-03 04.53.48.mp4 04-Mar-2015 07:07 33M
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The Triptonites @ The Butter Factory, Whangarei

Rising once again from the chemical waste piles of Krypton, comes Kara Gordon, Ben Tapene, Moses Sulusi (filling in on bass for Ross) & Tom Atkinson in the new bands first ever show in Whangarei…

with support from Harvey Knows a Killer!

Guest vocals by Rachel Diamond

Also featuring burlesque performances!

An unmissable show of incomparable talent.

Tickets from the venue.
$15 pre sale
$20 door

8 Butter Factory Ln, Whangarei, 0110
09-430 0044

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