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GOLD is a 19 year old sample based remix DJ from Wellington. He was taken through a crash course on how to make beats in primary school and self taught himself when he began secondary school. He used to show his friends his music in school and they seemed to enjoy it so he started uploading them to Soundcloud. GOLD’s music currently has no face but he seems to enjoy the mystery and it is now part of his sound. His most popular work is his remix of Hippie Sabotage’s “Riding Solo” which is also a remix of NJOMZA’s song of the same name. After releasing two previous free album’s Affirmation (Bandcamp) and 220 (Soundcloud), he is currently working on an instrumental EP that will also be free for download.

D ≡ A D Σ N D was his previous handle on Bandcamp.
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Bio courtesy of GOLD.Cover sourced from Bandcamp. Used with permission.

Last edited: 05.06.15

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  • View on NZ On Screen Solid Gold Hell

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Described in Melody Maker in 1996 as "an atom bomb drop of a surprise", Solid Gold Hell was all about noise-rock. Although now disbanded, Solid Gold Hell released two albums on the Flying Nun label - 1994's Swingin' Hot Murder, followed two years later by the critically acclaimed mini-album, The Blood and the Pity. Both are now rare and highly sought after at record fairs and on internet trading sites." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Bitter Nest

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Alternative ; Flying Nun ; Music Video

    "Being the sole music video Solid Gold Hell ever produced, the Flying Nun band made sure it was top shelf. However given conspicuous consumption levels, one might conclude they hadn't intended the clip for a mainstream audience. "We shot some of it at the Las Vegas Strip Club. Not sure why we are playing cards and smoking a lot - it seemed like a good idea and worked well for the lighting. I'm particularly proud of my custom made sock garters, which make a brief appearance." Guitarist Matthew Heine -  March 09" (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Heartland - Gore

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Popular Factual ; Documentary ; Television

    "Occasional Heartland host Maggie Barry visits the Southland town of Gore, where she checks out horse-shoeing with the New Zealand Farriers Association, visits the local freezing works, and attends the legendary Gold Guitar country music awards (with performers including Suzanne Prentice). Not such a controversial visit to Gore by a TV crew as the one some years later by Havoc and Newsboy's Sell-Out Tour. " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Hello Sailor

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "A key link in persuading New Zealanders that local music could be as exciting as anything from overseas, Hello Sailor were formed in Ponsonby by Dave McArtney, Graham Brazier and Harry Lyon in 1975. The eclectic rockers won a reputation as an arresting live act, in a scene dominated by covers bands and disco. Their 1977 debut was the first album of original Kiwi music to go gold. After time in the US they disbanded in 1980, but reunions and further albums followed; a new generation was introduced to their music via TV series Outrageous Fortune. McArtney died 15 April 2013; Brazier on 5 September 2015." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Nesian Mystik - For the People

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Documentary ; Music ; Television

    "This documentary charts the journey of Auckland hip hop band Nesian Mystik, from their beginnings as an inner-city school band at Western Springs to gold albums and international acclaim. Filmed in New Zealand, London and Tonga the documentary explores the multi-cultural roots of the band members and the inspiration for their lyrics. Director Makerita Urale uses the Nesian Mystik story as a lens to reflect the wider picture of Māori, Pacific Island and Pakeha society in New Zealand. " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Ladyhawke

    Source: NZ On Screen

    "Phillipa 'Pip' Brown grew up preferring solitude and music to other children, but despite turning into the "most awkward person ever", she overcame shyness to become an internationally acclaimed musician. Naming herself Ladyhawke after the 1980s fantasy film starring Michelle Pfeiffer, she released her self-titled debut album in 2008. A top seller in New Zealand, it was certified gold in Australia and the United Kingdom; track 'My Delirium' reached the top 10 in Australia and Aotearoa. Ladyhawke won six Tuis at the 2009 NZ Music Awards and a nomination for International Female Solo Artist at the 2010 Brit Awards. " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Dane Rumble

    Source: NZ On Screen

    "Dane Rumble has lived up to his name with rolling success across the NZ music industry. Performing as Kid Deft in hip hop group Fast Crew, Rumble saw song 'I Got' hit gold status after 23 weeks in the Top 40 singles chart. When the group broke up in 2009, he moved on to a successful solo career, starting with single 'Always Be Here'. Rumble has since been nominated for six NZ Music Awards, and released two platinum singles in 'Cruel' and 'Takes Me Higher'." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • Maple on the Hill - The Untold Story of the Tumbleweeds

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Documentary ; Short Film

    "Although The Tumbleweeds toured beyond Otago only occasionally, they provided many New Zealanders with their first exposure to country music. Almost 40 years into the band's career, Stephen Latty (Opera in the Outback) got some of their songs and memories down for this half-hour film. The band describe influences, costumes, and their own mid-tour double wedding. Country music expert Garth Gibson praises the "quite famous harmony sound" of sisters Myra and Nola Hewitt. Then The Tumbleweeds hit the road for Gore's Gold Guitar Awards, to perform 'Maple on the Hill'." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Husband House

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Alternative ; Flying Nun ; Music Video

    ""The season's old and the leaves have turned to gold / And the wind blows cold from the south ..." The song is mournful, dreamy and elegiac, and so is the music video, from Steve Young. The clip features amiably laidback performances by the band members, hanging out in various Dunedin locations — including synchronised guitar dancing (a la the Shadows) on a wintry-looking beach: grey clouds, pale blue sky and a charming "out now on Flying Nun" drawn in the sand as the closing shot. The orange $50 note in the busking bowl is a notable 80s relic." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Savage

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Savage is one of Kiwi music's most successful exports of the noughties - penning infectious hit 'Swing', whose bass-rich chorus gained US attention after featuring in film Knocked Up (another Savage track features on Superbad). The South-Auckland raised hip-hopper cut his teeth in Deceptikonz before launching his solo career with 2005 album Moonshine, which went gold in Australia. He began making in-roads in the US while working with Akon, and released Savage Island in 2009, followed by Mayhem & Miracles in 2012.  " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Tahi

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Te Reo ; Dance ; Music Video

    "The title track from Moana and the Moahunters’ gold-selling first album celebrates wahine and Māori cultural pride, via what singer Moana Maniapoto called “haka house music”. The fusion of traditional Māori sounds with contemporary grooves got to number nine in the charts. It was co-written with Andrew McNaughton and features vocalist Hareruia Aperahama (‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf’). Kerry Brown's video cuts the group singing together with kapa haka (the acclaimed Te Waka Huia) and whānau playing. Brown also directed the video for the group’s groundbreaking ‘AEIOU’." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen God Defend New Zealand

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Documentary ; Television

    "This David Farrier-fronted documentary traces the history of New Zealand's national anthem. Farrier dives into the archives to tell the story of the Thomas Bracken poem set to music by John Joseph Woods; and a band of 2011 musos have a bash at updating it. The patriotic ditty was first played at an Olympic medal ceremony when our rowing eight won gold in 1972, displacing 'God Save the Queen'; and it was adapted into Māori as early as 1882 but a te reo version still caused controversy in 1999. The doco screened on TV3 the day before the 2011 Rugby World Cup final." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Havoc at the Big Day Out

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Young Adults ; Television

    "This special 1999 edition of the youth show travels to downunder's summer music festival du jour: The Big Day Out. Mikey Havoc and Jeremy 'Newsboy' Wells slip, slop, slap and survey the "punters, munters, sights and sounds" at Mt Smart Stadium. They meet musical acts of the era, including Korn, Marilyn Manson and Fatboy Slim, and local heroes Shihad. Newsboy interviews "Nelson College old girl, grunge super bride and Big Day Out recidivist" Courtney Love, who gives him the glad eye (apparently) and he reads her a viewer question from "Doug Myers of Remuera"." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Mark II

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Drama ; Television

    "A road movie with a heart of gold, Mark II is "the Polynesian Easy Rider". Three teens (Nicholas Rogers, Mitchell Manuel, Faifua Amiga) head south from Auckland in a two-tone Mark II Zephyr, two of them blissfully unaware they're being pursued by a van-load of vengeful thugs. Along the way, they encounter the Mongrel Mob, who turn out to be quite helpful, and experience love, prejudice and jealousy from strangers. Written by Mike Walker and Manuel, it was TVNZ's first telefeature and is the third film in a loose trilogy (following Kingi's Story and Kingpin)." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Tom Parkinson: Producing the legends, from Hudson and Halls to Billy T…

    Source: NZ On Screen

    "Tom Parkinson is a veteran television producer and director who has worked on iconic Kiwi TV shows such as Hunter’s Gold, Hudson and Halls and Telethon. Parkinson was a key force behind many of our hit comedies in the 70s and 80s, including Billy T James’ shows, A Week of It, Issues, and Letter to Blanchy. Parkinson is also a former Head of Entertainment Programmes at TVNZ, and helped launch TV3. In this ScreenTalk, Parkinson talks about: The challenges of filming early TV drama Hunter’s Gold The reason he believes the drama series Gather Your Dreams was less of a success How Brit comedian Tommy Cooper influenced popular cooking show Hudson and Halls The mammoth production that was Telethon Creating a ‘style’ for Billy T James’ sketch comedy shows The success of long-running music show That’s Country His strategy on becoming the Head of Entertainment at TVNZ The secret behind The New Adventures of Black Beauty The challenges of getting Letter to Blanchy up and running Battles between TVNZ and TV3 in the early days of TV3" (NZ On Screen summary)

  • Radio with Pictures - The Violent Femmes

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Television

    "Host Richard Driver introduces this short Radio With Pictures segment on the “band that made Milwaukee famous”. For the Violent Femmes it’s a long way from Wisconsin to Wellington. RWP hands control of the camera to the band: after goofing around in the ivy in front of Victoria University’s Hunter Building, the Femmes are presented with their first gold record in a nearby graveyard (New Zealand is “obviously a country with a high level of taste”). The first Femmes break up occured the following year. The band's cover of T. Rex classic ‘Children of the Revolution’ plays on the soundtrack." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Love Love Love

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Folk ; Music Video

    "A delightful animation accompanies this number one single from folk-poppers Avalanche City. With its big, catchy, chorus, the song delivers the feel-good factor and the video captures its quaint essence perfectly with its cast of storybook pirates and penguins. Mass exposure for the song came when it was used for TV2 promos and it took off on release, going gold in four weeks (despite being earlier available as a free download)." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Garageland

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Garageland released their first EP, Come Back Special, in 1995; their distinctive mixture of soft and loud quickly began providing a soundtrack to the 90s for students up and down the country. Part of the Flying Nun family, the indie rockers from Auckland went on to record three gold albums in New Zealand. Internationally, the band achieved moderate success — entering the UK indie charts twice, playing Reading Festival and receiving positive reviews in Rolling Stone and NME." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • Billy T James - A Celebration

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Documentary ; Music ; Comedy ; Television

    "Having made a comeback after heart surgery in 1990, legendary entertainer Billy T James passed away in August 1991. Four years later that anniversary was commemorated with Billy T James - A Celebration. Hosted by Pio Terei, the special highlights some of Billy’s best moments of both comedy gold, and his vast talents as musician. Interviews with Billy T and his colleagues (including showband veteran Robbie Ratana, comedian Peter Rowley, and screen wife Ilona Rodgers) offer insight into the real man behind arguably New Zealand’s most beloved entertainer." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Scorpio Girls

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Hip Hop ; Music Video

    "Supergroove's 'Scorpio Girls' hit number three on the NZ charts in 1993 and was the band's first single to attain gold record status. It was also included as the opening track on their 1994 debut album Traction. The video, directed by Supergroove bass player Joe Lonie, translates the band's sense of fun and boundless energy to the small screen, combining live performance clips with footage of the band members, armed with torches and running through the old tunnels at North Head on Auckland's North Shore." (NZ On Screen summary)


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