Archive for April, 2009

Iva Lamkum

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 | News | No Comments
Iva Lamkum

Maya Angelou – “Phenomenal Women”

It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,



So the story goes;

bs asks me  “Miss P, have you seen the latest article from Yossarian about Sola Rosa?”  “Sola huh?”  “Of course!” I reply in full support of our Very Good brother, with a “yeah yeah yeah, awesome, dope, I’m really feeling that shit” and then race off to my lappy to find out what the hell he’s talking about.

And so I read
And so I hear
And there she was…

Iva Lamkum – Kung Fu Grip

Iva Lamkum. How’s this for blessed… 22 years old, absolutely gorgeous, funk with a capital F, that “…and you know this…” attitude, one of the richest voices, and she’s stepping out with the hottest group in Aotearoa right now.

This Wellington based singer/songwriter has just released her first self-titled EP, produced by independent label, Base Promotions Ltd.

Not much else to say here.

Go buy it.

Iva Lamkum.  Part Samoan, part Chinese, all Kiwi, and one truly soulful sister.

You can check out more of Iva Lamkum at:

…miss P


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Black Milk – Give the drummer some!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 | News | No Comments
Black Milk - Give the drummer some!

Here is a good video to check out, it’s from Black Milk, a Detroit based MC and producer, who has worked with some hip hop greats already in his career. Such as the likes of J Dilla, Elzhi, Phat Kat, Frank-N-Dank, Lloyd Banks, Canibus, and Pharoahe Monch, and handled most of the production on T3’s Olio mixtape of 2006. I came across him by accident while listening to the radio, so then I had a bit of a browse around the net and listened to some more of his tracks. I was quite impressed.

On this track “Give the Drummer Some” I love the beat it’s catchy as, and his vocal skills ain’t nothing to sneer at. Also good to hear the horn section used so elequently on a phat as hip hop track! If you check this song (and also possibly “Losing Out” with Royce da 5′9), you’ll notice he likes to play with voice pitch. This is a cool video with some nice effects, that suit the music nicely. This track is off his latest album “Tronic” which was released October 28, 2008.

I also noticed on his myspace page that he’s about to tour Europe in June and July, so if you’re in the area, why not check it out?

For more information on Black Milk see:

His myspace page

Peace out


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Chartfest 09

Monday, April 27th, 2009 | News | No Comments
Chartfest 09

Next month (May) is NZ music month all throughout the land of the long white cloud.  To celebrate the occasion and shine the spotlight on some local talent in the garden city, are putting on a bit of a gig. There will be 4 stages of live music, a school band search, career workshops, backstage tours, prizes and lots more action to keep the crowds entertained. This will be Christchurch’s largest annual indoor music festival and industry expo. Everything you need to know about the Christchurch music scene is on show. It’s not only a concert but a chance for people who want to be involved in this industry to learn more and do some ‘networking’.

Solaa – ‘Seek’ feat. Hollie Smith

So here are the vital statistics:

What: ChartFest ‘09
When: Friday 29th May 2009 4pm-10pm
Where: Christchurch Town Hall Complex | 86-95 Kilmore St, Christchurch

Shocking Pinks
Aaron Tokona Buzz
The Eastern
Ragamuffin Children
Lindon Puffin
and many many more…

All ages welcome!

To find out more about the festivities, check out the organiser’s website!

Get into it, not out of it!

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Very Good Newsletter

Monday, April 27th, 2009 | News, VG News | No Comments
Very Good Newsletter

We now have a newsletter for all of the busy kids out there who don’t have time to check often.

By signing up to the newsletter on the right handle panel, you will receive a bulletin of all articles covered every 2 months, as well as added reviews, updates, and competitions to add to your Very Good lifestyle.

Keep it cool peoples

Pete Philly and Perquisite – Win ‘Mystery Repeats’

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 | News, VG News | No Comments
Pete Philly and Perquisite - Win 'Mystery Repeats'

So Australia and New Zealand missed out on their chance to see the ‘Mystery Repeats’ tour that Pete Philly and Perquisite took around Europe, Asia, and a few other countries lucky enough to be involved. So we thought to give their fans in Australia and New Zealand a little taste of what they missed we would pass on one of their albums they gave to us.

Just sign up to our newsletter before the end of April, and the winner will be contacted by e-mail on June 1st.

And for those of you who haven’t seen it yet below is the tidy little clip Pete and Perq released for the albums title track ‘Mystery Repeats’.

Pete Philly and Perquisite – Mystery Repeats


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