THE BIG FRESH COLLECTIVE

The Big Fresh Collective Radio Show helmed by the one and only Liam K. Swiggs has been operating for over 4 years now out of Christchurch & Wellington City, New Zealand – holding over 100 shows in our history! Our Big Fresh Collective label releases can be found on our Soundcloud page.

We play music from local musicians & producers from Aotearoa as well as people all over the world in various different styles: Juke // FootMahi // House // Jungle // Hip Hop // Alternative + Indie!

So tune in Saturday nights 9pm just when your pingerz are kicking in.

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FootMahi Volume #001

26.07.2017

As part of New Zealand Music Month in May, The Big Fresh Collective released New Zealand’s first ever 160 BPM Footwork // Juke // Jungle compilation titled; “FootMahi Volume #001”

 

MAHII 4 Real

 

This is something that we here at The Big Fresh Collective have been talking about doing for the past couple of years since our initial inception – As much as we love all styles of music we are absolute 160 BASE junkies!

All of the music on the compilation was created by local producers that were born or currently reside in Aotearoa helping showcase our local talent which is rife in the Bedroom Producer Scene lately!

Below is a small blurb about each of the individual traxxx & the artists that made them – They are all up for free download as well.

 

Steezie Wonder – Fleximus Maximus

The opening Track on FootMahi Volume #001 comes from Auckland based man of sound Steezie Wonder; A very close friend of The Big Fresh Collective’s after being friends via the internet for a year or so before we met last year when we opened up for American Based Label Juke Bounce Werk @ Christchurch’s Irie Sessions! This heater of a track samples Bel Air’s Fresh Prince whilst providing a real Footwork/Vibey feel throughout!

 

Kruff Kurtis – It Was Unbelievable

Track Number Two off FootMahi Volume #001 comes from South African Born but now Auckland based Kruff Kurtis. It samples an interview from the infamous Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff with a techno/dub footwork type beat behind the track. This track was featured on Local Alternative New Zealand Radio Stations RDU 98.5 FM in Christchurch & Wellington’s Radio Active.

 

Steezie Wonder – Sound Of The Beast

The third track on FootMahi Volume #001 is the second appearance from Steezie Wonder on the compilation and it’s a fucking ragga rager! A very jungle/dub vibe for this number switching it up quite considerably compared to the rest of the traxxx, heavily sampling a classic KRS One jam Sound of Da Police this is an instant Kiwi Classic!

 

Scapegoat MERCY – Bic

Fourth track comes from Wellington based Scapegoat MERCY (One half of Lake Boon) – Who pays absolute homage to one of New Zealand’s favourite 90’s singers in Bic Runga sampling her track Drive from 1996.

 

Buster – Sheldon Park

Lucky last track number five was produced by one of the Big Fresh OG’s and frequent DJ on The Old BFC Radio Shows; Buster! This is a heavy – heavy drummed out track from the Christchurch local paying homage to Belfast Favourite Park & Recreational Area; Sheldon Park.

 

This is just the first of many FootMahi 160 BPM compilations we here at The Big Fresh Collective plan on releasing with Volume #002 right around the corner in a couple of months – Keep It Fresh!

 

 

Written By Liam K. Swiggs

Bizznet Interview – The BFC Radio Show #101

10.07.2017

So here @ The Big Fresh Collective we are rebooting our infamous Radio Show Series with a bit of a twist; We have plans to feature local & international guest mixes on our fortnightly released shows alongside with interviews conducted by Liam K. Swiggs W/ said guests taking place over where it all started on The BFC Blog.

In these interviews we will be detailing a little bit about the artist’s backgrounds and where they come from, music tastes & plans for the future amongst other things!

First up this week we have an interview local Wellington based DJ/Producer Brooke “Bizznet” Adams who featured on The Big Fresh Collective Radio Show #101!

 

Holla Holla Bizznet! What a privilege to have one of New Zealand’s up and coming female DJ’s as our first interview at The Big Fresh Collective in over a years time, tell us a little bit about yourself & where you’re from?

What’s up! Well where do I start? I was born and raised in the hoods of Upper Hutt! I went on to work in multiple shitty jobs and studied at a few dud course’s and finally came to the realisation that music is where my heart is at, So I went on to pursue my love for music through a DJ and music production course at Whitireia!

 

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Upper Hutt represent! The home of New Zealand’s first ever Hip Hop group & one of the best Cossie Clubs out, now we’re onto the roots of where it all began can you tell us how your love and passion for music started and some of your biggest musical inspirations personally and otherwise?

Can’t beat a jug and warriors game at the local Upper Hutt Cossie Club! My love for music started at a very young age, even though I wasn’t very good… I would belt out any song that came on the radio. I remember at the age of 5 my dad told me that singing came from your chest and not your nose, and from then I practiced singing every day.

However my passion for different genres of music like rock, heavy metal, dubstep, drum & bass and all that shit that was huge in 2007; It came when my brother would show me different  YouTube clips of artists he thought I’d dig. I remember him showing me The Pot by Tool and completely falling in love. Later down the track I started getting into more the Hip Hop / R&B side of music. I started listening to Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and local NZ Talent like Home Brew.  Shortly after this is when I met Charles and Curtis; two regulars of the Wellington Hip Hop Scene, this is when my true passion for music really started.

I started going along to any Wellington based gigs that I could; Mr. Carmack, Kamandi, @Peace being some of the most memorable shows. After studying a few times and having a few dead end jobs, I decided I wanted to take my passion further and enrolled into Whiteria’s very own DJ Skool. It was honestly the best decision I have made, not only did it open my eyes up to the industry of music, but it allowed me to study something I was truly passionate about.

 

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What are you currently jamming out on repeat?

In the past year I have completely fallen in love with the genre of “Wave”. I started listening to shitloads of Kamandi and other artists that were released through the new collective Sunset Sedan, such as POLO and Jaga. But I needed more! One of my good friends Luke introduced me to an online radio station called Rinse FM that I had been sleeping on for a minute, My mind was blown! Although Liam had tried to show me a few times before then… Sorry ❤

 

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So last year was your introduction into the world of DJing and Music Production via the course you completed at Whitireia Institute of Technology, can you tell us about that?

I stared out at Whitireia with no real prior knowledge of DJing or Music Production. I was a complete noob to the art of Mixing and Creating. I was terrified, but also knew that I wasn’t alone! The teachers and students at Whitireia made me feel completely comfortable experimenting with music. Over the space of a year I was taught how to make music, how to mix music, how to scratch music, how to set up PA systems, how to get my name out there and the history of how DJing and Production all started.

I grew so much in that year I can’t even believe how much I progressed! Within the first two months we put together our first DJ Skool house party. I WAS PETRIFIED. I remember starting with my closest friends and family around me and the nerves just went away. I was in my zone. By the end of the set every single person in the party was in the room dancing to the tunes I was spinning & I was totally humbled by the response! Not only had I played my first set but people actually enjoyed it! I remember people telling me at school that even the top students from DJ Skool complimented me on my set,  and from there I knew I had something special going for me.

It was the first time that it didn’t actually feel like just studying for me, it was learning about something that I was truly passionate about. I was living the dream. After that I was asked to be a part of Audiology’s up and coming 018 which was to replace the infamous Wall nights around New Zealand. This is where I was given the opportunity to promote, watch and play my first ever live set at a club!

From here I went onto play frequently through The Big Fresh Collectives radio show’s on RDU 98.5FM, and eventually I became a part of The BFC family after releasing a bootleg remix of Post Malone’s White Iverson, The Big Fresh Collective’s debut release as a Label & probably one of the proudest moments of my life! I started getting more confident in mixing, and started focusing more on production. DJ Skool was just the place to do it, we were set out to make a 5 track EP as part of one of our final assignments of the year. Lucky I had an ace up my sleeve in Alphabethead as my teacher! He was hands down the most supportive and influential part of my experience at DJ Skool. I went on to play my tracks from my DJ Skool EP live at 018 & on The Big Fresh Collective Radio Show + I even released one through The Big Fresh Collectives first ever compilation album called The Big Fresh Collection Vol #001.

Although I feel like there was a lot of room for improvement, it was such a big accomplishment for me to complete the EP and play it out. Currently I am working full time during the day whilst producing & DJing & playing gigs where I can by night!

That sounds like a really cool pathway into the creative side of music, what type of music did you first start out producing & mixing?

Mostly hip hop, electronic, future, trap and wave music. Pretty much just whatever track I was feeling at the time.

 

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Where can we check out some of your work being a frequent guest on The Big Fresh Collective’s Radio Show?

You can check out my mixes through either The Big Fresh Collective’s soundcloud and Mixcloud, also you can check out my own personal Soundcloud & Facebook  for some exclusive content!

 

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You’ve frequented the Wellington scene over the past year or so, what are some of your favourite Welly venues to jam out at?

Hand’s down i’m a big fan of Betty’s, although I’ve only had the pleasure of playing at 3 different venues so far. Meow and Sanfran are definitely on my to do list!

 

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What are some of your big plans for the future?

Just doing my thing and working alongside The Big Fresh! My current plans are to help establish The Big Fresh Collective into Wellington’s nightlife, We have plans of hosting a monthly night of Big Fresh DJs showing wellington something a little different in regards for alternative electronic music! But for now just working on my mixes, getting better at producing and releasing as many Bizznet features through The BFC Radio Shows online.

 

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Legendary Bizznet, Thanks for your time, we’re really looking forward to see what the future holds for you!

You can check out Bizznet’s mix on The BFC Radio Show #101 below via The Big Fresh Collective Soundcloud!

188th Beat Per Minute Mix Series

08.06.2016

One early Saturday morning, Liam K. Swiggs had the slightly clouded idea of playing some of my favourite 160bpm Footwork // Juke music boosted up to 188bpm & these were the results!

Featuring tunes of some of the coolest Footwork // Juke labels in the game today; Teklife, Juke Bounce Werk, Never Slept, Polish Juke, TAR, #WeirdKids & more with artists such as; The Late Great DJ Rashad (RIP), DJ Spinn, Neropunk, New Zealand Native – Surly, Bahnhof::zoo, LōS, DJ Phil, DJ Orange Julius, DJ Taye, Swisha, Rattraps, Robust, DJ FLP & Lux Familiar ❤

Hope you enjoy – Below are streams of the podcasts along with individual links to each of the tracks in the mixes with an option to download or purchase the songs in most + Free Downloads of all mixes available in Mixcloud podcast descriptions.

 

188th Beat Per Minute Part One

 

188th 1

Full Stream

 

Lux Familiar – Beat & Drum ’13_
DJ FLP – Final Boss
Lōs – Keep Dancing

188th Beat Per Minute Part Two

 

188th 2

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LōS – My Way

bahnhof::zoo – Where Da Hoe

LōS – Jumpman

DJ Spinn – Dubby (Feat. DJ Rashad & Danny Brown)

188th Beat Per Minute Part Three

188th 3

Full Stream

DJ Rashad & DJ Phil – Come Close

Neropunk – Toe Taggin

Rattraps – Bugged Out (Robust Remix)

Surly – Understand

DJ Orange Julius – Penetrate Them Gutz

Swisha – Andres (Feat Kush Jones)

DJ Taye – GOIN’ DOWN

Hidden Bonus track you must ask DJ Taye for yaself

Mixes & Article By Liam K. Swiggs