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Chaos In The CBD & Sandboards

Chaos In The CBD & Sandboards

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  • Wed 2 Jan ’19, 9:00pm – 3:00am


Malbas Nelson, 131 Bridge Street, Nelson



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $30.00

With support from: Uber Driver (121 Wellington) & Rydr (CHCH).

This will be a night of four to the floor with two of New Zealands best house and techno exports alongside tough support.

Chaos In The CBD
Perhaps best known for their stratified, ear-catching rhythms, Chaos In The CBD is the house moniker of New Zealand brothers Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales. Though their music evokes the time-honoured heritage of classic house, their interpretation of jazz brings a unique inventiveness to the genre.

In 2015, the duo released Midnight in Peckham on the South London dance party and record label Rhythm Section. The EPs poetic production and mournful horns (played by Isaac Aesili) seems to thaw the ice and grime of their new adopted home and embodies the borough’s thriving, vibrant music community. Early 2016 saw two releases with revered Japanese label Mule Musiq, further enhancing the pair’s ear for complex drum patterns that create visceral listening experiences.

The brothers’ ceaseless momentum led to the start of their own label In Dust We Trust, a collaboration with childhood friend Jon Sable. The label’s first offering, Accidental Meetings, exemplifies their considered production; energetic progressions that mature as the motifs develop.

With ever-strengthening production credentials, and infectious, joyous rapport while performing, Chaos In The CBD have marked themselves as one of the most eminent underground house artists to emerge out of the South Pacific. The pair split their time between the studio and performing around North America, Europe and the UK, as well as closer to their native home in New Zealand.

Sandboards, aka Eden Burns and Tom Krammer, are becoming an undeniable force in New Zealand's ever-growing electronic music scene.

Hailing from Dunedin, they've taken inspiration from the '80s do-it-yourself indie bands of Flying Nun Records fame the town is known for and instead, are riding a wave of synth-soaked house that's gained an amazing amount of DJ support in the last 12 months, first fuelled by their debut on Krystal Klear's Cold Tonic label with sexually charged club cut, Nothing But A Freak.

In the process, they also caught the eye of House royalty Bicep and found themselves being the first outsider act to release on the pair's Feel My Bicep imprint with 'Visa'. In fact, Shinra's remix of the title-track found its way into our list of best remixes from the past year, which means we'll be expected a whole host of audible magic from Sandboards in 2019.

Presented by: 4Four & Cream

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