M*A*S*S*I*V*E Spring Equinox 2012 this Saturday!
This year the main stage features a diverse lineup of up-for-it Kiwi and Aussie artists all joining forces to play back2back. These dance floor destroyers are guaranteed to explode your mind and set fire to the floor, which this year is appropriately named the “Super Duper Ultra Mega Phat Zone”. Start practising your warm-up routines now, these local legends will be giving you an epic workout!
Challenging them for aural supremacy are the unsung hereos of the Underground Back Alley Zone. (Or the UBA Zone, as we like to call it). These DJs and Producers represent the freshest talent in town, and have fought their way through a gruelling 4 week competition for a chance to be slamming it down for our listening pleasure. After being voted on by their peers and a panel of expert judges, they have all won their hard-earned place in the line-up for Spring Equinox 2012! Expect the unexpected, as these mystery mixers step out into the spotlight to smash their way to stardom!
Spring Equinox will see the return of K+Lab. A locally and internationally renowned Glitch producer from Wellington with national and international releases. After tearing the floor apart at last year’s event K+Lab is back with a new bunch of productions to unleash on the 20k White Audio Line Array. Having done remixes for Opiuo, Sedge Warbler and Shapeshifter and ripping up C4 with the recently released music Video for “Need to know” Featuring Sacha Vee, this is an act not to be missed. With his bass infused style of Intergalactic Space Funk, get ready for some bad ass’d booty shakin!
Tunes at www.soundcloud.com/klabnz
Followed up by the Christchurch legend Mr Squatch. Mr Squatch has been a regular feature in the massive lineup over the last 5 years, however, having jumped the ditch to Melbourne in 2011, the chances of witnessing this mysterious creature are a little more slim. Best known for his warm, squishy, loved up psychedelic funk-bubble beatz - Mr Squatch, co-founder of Delicious Music will be performing a special night time set this Spring Equinox. Expect a carefully woven basket of breaks, bass, beats and lush, psychedelic, hypnotic soundscapes. There will be stomping, wobbling and no doubt a variety of other strange movements yet to be defined.
This year M*A*S*S*I*V*E is bringing back with a warm welcome the international tech-lord “Markj” (currently based back in Melbourne, Australia after a recent tour of NYC). His current sound has been dubbed as ‘Tech Funk’ which includes elements of Tech House, Deep House, Techno, Minimal, Prog and Electro.
If you haven't experienced his DJ set then this is your chance. Being a mature and talented DJ, PIETER BORGH enjoys testing his new creations in the environment its intended... on the dance floor, outdoors! Having played around New Zealand, especially for the South Island Outdoor Massive, over the last few years and with upcoming and recent releases on MIKEBELLA (Denmark), IBOGA (Denmark), SOUNDFOOD, DOOF WABBIT (Aus/Nz), OMNIMOTION (Nz) and HUMDRUM (Nz) ... a professional platform has been established that can only grow. Quality sound production, a glowing stage presence and music that means something is what this story is about. This is techno with a heavy, hypnotic rule and a power unmatched. Be prepared to Spring into step!
Super Duper Ultra Mega Phat Zone
Bringing back some Massive favourites and New Editions to the Hullabaloo. Featuring K+Lab, Mr Squatch, Markj and Pieter Borgh.
04:30pm Massive Sound System [Mountain Soundscapes]
06:00 Jam E'kell vs Nick Blitz [Rolling Dubstep]
07:30 Markj (Melbourne) vs Dr Dee [Chin Stroking Hawera House]
09:00 LN vs John Ussher with MC Ajennalynn [Breaks, House & Electro]
10:30 Gooba vs d-erb [Jungle & Drum’N’Bass]
12:00am K+lab (Wellington) [Intergalactic Space Funk]
01:30 Mr Squatch (Melbourne) [Dirty n' Deep Breaks & Beatz]
03:00 Pieter Borgh (Auckland) [Megaplex Progressive Tech]
04:30 Percs vs Siliconbeat [Fat Man Techno]
06:00 Shrom Toard vs Dr Krankin'stein vs Smoothbob [Brain Melting Shredder Psy]
07:30 Symplex [Romping Stomping Tech]
09:00 King Al vs Mike T [Chunky Funky Monkey House]
10:30 Malfunction vs Josh Tasman [Swinging Sundae Funday Beats]
Massive Presents - The UBA Comp!!!
***The Underground Back Alley Zone Competition Zone**
This Spring Equinox we’re giving all aspiring Producers and DJs the opportunity to get your tunes out there on a big system, as Massive is once again running our DJ and Producer Competition.
And here are the Winners!
05:00pm Kiva [Dubstep Producer Set]
06:00 Karma [Electro]
07:00 BEAT22 [Tech House & Techno]
08:00 Hedlight [Breaks]
09:00 RUBIX [Drum & Bass Producer Set]
10:00 Dub Sidious [Darkside Dubstep]
11:00 Captain ShinDig [Bone Rattlin Psygressive]
12:00am Chaos In Effect [Trance]
01:00 Tim Braid [Bouncin Party Techno]
02:00 Szyslak [Glitch]
03:00 Terra [UK Hardcore & Gabber]
04:00 Civil Din [Drum & Bass]
05:00 Cynoshur [Drum & Bass]
06:00 Durtymac [Progressive]
07:00 Lochie (Ireland) [Bass]
Thanks to everyone who entered and to the peeps who voted.
Sundae Sesh Chillax Cafe Zone
The Sunday Sesh Boys will be hosting the Chillax Cafe Zone, bringing you a Solar and Battery powered sensory experience to warm your chill zone!. Coupled with delightful food, coffee and all your necessary essentials provided by Massives own 'Bite Me Cafe'.
Featuring resident Sundae Sesh DJs Percs, Siliconbeat, Dr Dee, Shindig, Malfunction, Subminimal and Josh Tasman. With special guests, Mattal & Markj
Down the Deep Gully Tribal Zone
Fire & Drumming Action. All welcome to join in!
Karma will be performing some acrobatic moves on her aerobics dance pole during the night and The Staff Guru Collective will be bringing a twist of pyromancy to light the night sky.
Provided by warpTV, EZra Holder and Delicious TV
Tickets are $30 + BF. These are available online at http://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/1957. Instore tickets from Cosmic (Palms & Container Mall) and Marbecks Riccarton Mall. Tickets are out now! Gate Sales are $40.
Directions to the site in Broomfield, North Canterbury
From CHCH take SH1 through Amberley. Turn left off SH1 onto Georges Road (opposite the Mud House Vineyard). Follow Georges Road which turns into Ram Paddock Road, then turn right onto Stringers Rd.
Google Maps Link - http://goo.gl/PK2k8
Please bring a big smile, but leave your glass, alcohol, dickheads and dogs at home.
Gates open at 2pm for camping and the Music starts at 4:30pm.
There is cell phone coverage on-site but it is a bit patchy!!