Fireworks bring in the New Year in New Zealand

Fireworks bring in the New Year in Auckland, New Zealand, shot from the top of the Sky Tower in central Auckland. IMAGES

Auckland throws 2019’s first big party

(31 Dec 2018) Auckland, New Zealand welcomed 2019 with fireworks over the Auckland Sky Tower and a first-time ever light show on Auckland Harbour bridge. Auckland is the first major city to welcome the new year. (Dec. 31)

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Hospital Podcast – Christmas Special 2018

The festive season is here again! With less than a week to go before the big day, London Elektricity hosts the annual Christmas Podcast, featuring both your (the public) and London Elektricity’s top 10 D&B tunes of 2018…


Etherwood & Anile ‘Bears Breeches’
Fred V & Grafix ‘Auckland Sunrise’
S.P..Y ‘Frequency’
Tokyo Prose ‘Innate Motion’
Apex ‘Echos’
King Of The Rollers ‘Burnt Ends’
DJ Die ‘Jitterbug 2018 Remaster)’
Spectrasoul ‘Untitled Horn’
Culture Shock ‘There For You’
S.P.Y ‘Rock The House’
Bop & Subwave ‘City Lights’
Logistics ‘Broken Lights (ft. Thomas Oliver)’
Natus ‘Forest Of Dreams’
Inja ‘She Just Wanna Dance’
Dannyy Byrd ‘Salute (ft. GQ)’
Metrik ‘Dawnbreaker’
Kings Of The Rollers ‘Hot Wheels’
Degs ‘Poveglia’
Mitekiss ‘Mitekiss – Farmost (feat. Emer Dineen)’
High Contrast ‘If We Ever (Unglued Remix)’

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Harry and Meghan greet fans in Auckland

Prince Harry and wife Meghan meet the crowd in a walkabout on the Auckland waterfront. Members of the public are keen to give pregnant Meghan presents for her baby as the royals smile and shake hands with their fans.

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to healthy baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office.

Yachting: AzkoNobel leads as Volvo fleet heads for Auckland

Skipper Simeon Tienpont’s team AkzoNobel leads the Volvo Ocean Race fleet away from Hong Kong start line as the sixth leg to Auckland begins.

New Year celebrations in Auckland

Fireworks kick off the new year in Auckland as New Zealand bids farewell to 2017. IMAGES

Shapeshifter NZ – Stars (Live at Vector Arena)

A special treat in the form of Shapeshifter NZ with their performance of ‘Stars’ at Vector Arena.

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Shapeshifter NZ solidify their out-of-this-world status with their sixth studio album Stars, out now!

Melding a progressive bass music approach with their definitive core elements – hypnotic electronic textures, barreling backbeats and the driving vocals of P Digsss – Stars pushes their stadium-sized sound to new heights.

Recorded between their New Brighton and Auckland studios, Shapeshifter NZ spent six months writing tunes and ideas before setting down the album at Auckland’s Roundhead Studios with The Upbeats’ Dylan Jones and Jeremy Glenn.

“We ended up with around 100 songs – a mountain of music. Working through them, there were the standouts, songs we all felt really strongly about. We’re ecstatic with the final result and how it’s all come together,” said Nick Robinson (bass/synths/MPC).

That interstellar result includes a tracklisting of 11 expertly crafted tunes – tracks which travel between the summer-time anthem of lead single ‘Stars’ and the cosmic craftings of ‘Her’, to the driving dance anthem ‘Eternal’ and darker corners of ‘Ex Machina’.

It’s cohesive collection which blends their signature heavy soul and explosive drum ‘n bass sound, all the while exploring space-sized synths and electric, energetic, genre-defying avenues.

Their first album since the platinum selling Delta in 2013 – a release that also bore platinum single ‘In Colour’ – Stars marks the welcome return of one of New Zealand’s finest.

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