Otis Frizzell – Jah bless him - **falls off the stage** in this clip!! Fresh to the internet as far as I know, just uploaded today.
00:00:00 Mark and Otis of Urban Disturbance introduce Supergroove as winners of The NZ Herald Legacy (lifetime achievement) award at the NZMA 2014 music awards.
00:01:18 Pre-recorded biography of Supergroove with voice-over
00:04:20 Supergroove receiving the NZ Herald Legacy Award at VNZ 2014
00:05:18 Awesome stunt work by Otis (I sure hope he is alright). For me, it is GOLD viewing to watch my brother Nick - bless him also – doing his best attempt to not laugh riotously at Otis’s misfortunate prior stage exit, for he is trying hard not to seem rude by laughing vigorously at Otis misfortunate dance manoeuvres. Nonetheless crazy hilarious. Crazy stage design though.
In memory of Tim’s mum Di Stewart and Che’s manager Richard Fisher. Shout outs also to Paul Russell (original drummer and on Traction), Stu Braughton (original manager), The kiwi audiences.
00:08:19 INCLUDES AIRED AD BREAK which notably has a copy of a MAINZ (music school in NZ) TV ad.
00:09:36 AMAZING LIVE ERFORMANCE BY BROODS
Broods (group from Nelson) play an awesome version of their track Bridges. Wow. Grand piano onstage plus orchestral arrangements. I like the sparkling in-ear monitors.
PS Incase the Youtube clip ever gets taken down, please refer to this original source file hosted here, it's a PAL mpeg2 transport stream w/ aac audio, normally .ts extension may work better then .mpg I used. So far so good, I see that Broods are OK with it:
Did you notice I'm going back in time to Episode 5? I realised I can't get up doing a blog post for each vid, and found this unsent draft just now. Scroll down for the video embed. That's just the amazing and crazy way I roll, I'm riding dirty. Those are from 2021 and its August 202 and I just produced episode 13 and you can always get the latest / last stream I did over at we.funk.nz shortlink. Sometimes it goes straight to youtube, others my latest AMU news post.
Tomachi live show / producer set + drums + piano
I was thinking about what I want my live show to consist of. Congealed my thought. It's pretty simple idea: Multi-channel audio which is rock solid locked to a MIDI output running my onstage external MIDI equipment.
Sped up drums demo version:
So here is a beat I'm producing at the moment. A behind the scenes making of promo clip call it. The track is gonna be called I'm Native and is written by Sydney-side native Pirimia who asked me to lay some drums on it ages ago. A fine chap we call N8V 612 of the ditch (he lives in Sydney). It's about how the system doesn't cater to our needs. This is not the final audio you can hear. This is just part the making of. To get you hyped for it! I have focused on tightening the baseline lately (changes not in this audio) and trying somewhat to memorise it so when I lay my drum track it will sound second nature. I am also going to track the drums a whole tone under pitch like James Brown did in Funky Drummer using -11.2% Logic varispeed during the record session, in order to speed up the drums a bit like how this demo is sped up. i heard he lost the digital masters of this protools session but he had sent stems to me back around 2008. I don't think he ever released it in the end. The machine won't handle streaming and recording at the same time (I don't think). Previous attempts resulted in a big jitter sound hehe. Hopefully Darryl if you are watching this hopefully you will film me doing this session somehow.
9 august 2021 WEFUNK.
Slowed down backing demo version
PS If you have never seen it, check out White n Nerdy by Weird Al Yankovic for a laugh.