We're servicing 'Love Alone' to New Zealand radio tomorrow (dj friends check your inbox!) and the single will be available digitally in NZ later this week also. I'll give you a heads up when it goes live. UK will follow in a couple weeks. Also got plans to make a video very soon. More on that as it develops. Lots going on over here; I've set a completion date for my album which will see us releasing in Feb 2010 (sounds far away but it's only 4 months!! wow). Much much more to come...
The second part of my interview with Dub Dot Dash is up now. This part delves into thoughts on Serato, stories of digging overseas and a couple Dr. Dre and Mel Man anecdotes. Hustle on over to Dub dot dash for the full story.
My good twitter friend and fellow Auckland beats/soul/funk/dub record loving alumni dubdotdash interviewed me recently for his blog. The theme of the piece was about vinyl records and my relationship with them over the years. The conversation ran on to various topics surrounding records, the current nature of music distribution, the building blocks of hip-hop production, inspiration and the vibrant communities that coalesced around Auckland's various record stores. It was a fun chat which makes for an interesting read. Read Part one over at Dub dot dash.
After the tragic events in Samoa last week, a group of top New Zealand entertainers have rallied together for a massive benefit concert on Monday 19th October 2009 at the Vector Arena in Auckland. When the Tsunami hit Samoa last week, it personally affected Scribe and Savage who lost their family villages and family members in the disaster. Along with Dawn Raid, Oscar Kightley and Ole Maiava, they rapidly organized a dream line up of top NZ musicians who had no hesitation in donating their performances to this worthy cause. All businesses, personnel and artists have given their services for free, therefore 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Samoa.
We urge all New Zealanders to support this event to aid our fellow citizens of Samoa. Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin dates and line ups to be announced shortly.
‘I LOVE THE ISLANDS’ Samoa Relief Concert
Hosted By: Oscar Kightley Featuring performances by: Neil Finn & Tim Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Savage, Scribe, Hollie Smith, Elemeno P, Nesian Mystik, Jordan Luck Band, J.Williams, Che-Fu & Kratez, Open Souls, Kirsten Morrell, Sweet & Irie, DJ Sirvere, Aaradhna, PNC, Devolo, Mareko, King Kapisi, Feelstyle, Adeaze, Cydel, Ardijah, Lapi Mariner
Venue: Vector Arena, Mahuhu Crescent, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand Date: Monday October 19th, 2009 Tickets: only $25.00 from www.ticketmaster.co.nz On Sale: midday Friday 9th October 2009
With much love and thanks to Pacific Music Awards Trust: Petrina George Dawn Raid Music Ltd: Brotha D & Andy Murnane Publicity: Teresa Patterson and Lauren Clough Scribe & Oscar Kightley Eccles Entertainment: Sound / Stage / Production Pasifika Festival /Auckland Council: Ole Maiava Event Accountant: Lynda Parsons–Entertainment Accounting
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My latest track with Vince is the Hottest Record In The World according to this guy Zane Lowe. Check what he had to say about it here. And listen below... [the BBC player is UK only. For everybody else we have MYSPACE!]
So I've got a new single done right. It's time to follow up from the 12 month long monster project that was the Everything single. "Everything" took me from "got nothing to lose/aint shit else goin on right now" status at home in Auckland to "holy crap I have the number one single in NZ/summer is looking good" to "jeezus, bro my tracks on flippin Radio1/Time to pack my bags for London!!". (And not to mention taking my man Vince Harder from "hey bro nice to meet you/let's do a song" to "bro you have a real shot at being a bonafide recording artist/lets keep making the hits!" status).
I've found the most important thing to do when you find success (on whatever scale) is to keep going and work harder. We rode the Everything wave to it's crest and now, instead of letting it guide us gently in to the shore, it's time to peddle back out and catch the next wave! (what an analogy! ...and I don't even surf).
The ripple starts here at 1930 (GMT) with the world premiere of "Love Alone" ft. Vince Harder by P-Money on Zane Lowe's show at BBC Radio 1. He's picked the single as his "Hottest Record In The World Right Now". Couldn't ask for a better start than that.
P-Money - "Love Alone" ft. Vince Harder, catch it on the airwaves. Single release scheduled for November on Dirty / 3Beat Blue.