nsu Update for October 2012

 Blood Orange / RE: Memory - EP Out Now!

Blood Orange / RE: Memory – EP Out Now!

nsu Remixes out now on the fourth Cartoon Beats EP

The Cartoon Beats team, made up of Haszari and SoNic Smith, are back with a new, monumental double EP, “Blood Orange / RE: Memory”. nsu delivers a dark, atmospheric breakbeat-step interpretation of the former, followed up by an uplifting breakbeat take on the latter.

The EP is available now from the Apple iTunes, JunoDownload.com, and AmazonMp3 online store, as well as the Spotify streaming service.

You can also support the EP by voting for nsu’s remix of “Blood Orange” on Dunedin Radio 1 91FM‘s Tuesday Top 11 Chart. You can vote by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Top 11 Page.
  2. On the form on the right, enter the following info:
  • Artist: Haszari
  • Song: Blood Orange (nsu Morning Lemon Remix)

Your help is appreciated!

New nsu Remix EP is just around the corner

The next release out on Newclear Music is a remix EP for “The Last Sunrise”, an old favourite in the live set. The EP will features new mixes from Soul Science, Nort, Stray Theories, Virus and Squeezer, all in company with nsu’s “Immortal Mix”. All tracks have been completed and are due to be mastered very soon. Watch this space for updates about this release.

Archeology Volume One

Archeology Volume One

nsu collaborating with Irie Revolution Sound

After a relatively long period without fresh new material, nsu is finally back in the studio, and one of the first demos to be penned down, tentatively titled “Resurrection”, is a collaboration with Novi Sad’s reggae/roots/dubstep act, Irie Revolution Sound. More announcements at a later date.

Archeology Volume One available for free download

nsu’s collection of older tunes and versions which were previously unreleased or available only on promo is now available for free download. For more info, see this link, or go straight to the download page on Bandcamp.

Mid-2012 Update

Upcoming Releases

We’ve just scheduled two new releases for the second half of 2012, and both will continue our current run of the multi-genre remix EP format. Here’s the tentative line-up:

  • NCMR008EP: nsu – The Last Sunrise feat. Squeezer – Remixes: Old live favourite by nsu, given the treatment by Stray Theories, Soul Science, Nort, Squeezer and Newclear-newcomer Sameless Cut/Virus.
  • NCMR009EP: Roadkill – Meatgrinder – Remixes: Explosive breakbeat-rave rhythms on this one – full list of remixers yet to be confirmed, but we’ll have some household names as well as some fresh faces.

Full release schedule and track-listings to be confirmed in the next update.

Higher - Remixes

Higher – Remixes

Stray Theories – Higher – Remixes

Our latest release arrived in late June and has been received warmly. The release is available now in digital format from online retailers, and you can read all about it in the official press release. You can also watch the promo video for the release here.

We are now looking to promote the release on Dunedin’s Radio 1 91FM, and would like to break into their weekly Top 11 chart on Tuesdays. You can help us by voting:

  1. Go to the Top 11 Page.
  2. On the form on the right, enter the following info:
  • Artist: Stray Theories
  • Song: Higher (nsu Remix)

Your help is appreciated!

Mid-Year Update

Pure Juice - Remixes

Pure Juice – Remixes

Here’s a brief list of what else has been happening and what’s coming up:

  • While late 2011 and early 2012 have been quiet, some things have been going on behind the scenes. Last year’s downbeat/chill-out concept remix album “Rescapé” achieved #10 on JunoDownload’s downbeat charts, and we also unleashed the first release by an artist other than nsu: Squeezer’s “Pure Juice” remix EP.
  • nsu has recently completed his second remix for the upcoming double-A-side on Cartoon Beats Recordings (CBR004) EP, “Blood Orange/RE Memory” by Haszari & SoNic Smith. Look-out for the previews in the next few weeks.
  • Earlier this year, nsu joined the Audio Colours collective – a group of musicians based in Novi Sad, Serbia, specialising in genres such as reggae, dub, drum’n’bass, dubstep and breakbeat, amongst others. There are plans for a lot of collaborations, and Virus/Sameless Cut is the first Audio Colours member to be included in a future Newclear release (see top story).
  • In April, nsu played his first live gig outside of New Zealand, at the 2nd edition of the Audio Colours Experience night. The gig took place at the Petrovaradin Fortress, and you can see some highlights from nsu’s set here.

As always, thanks to everyone for their support. We’re looking forward to more good beats and gigs 🙂

Haszari & nsu – It’s Not Real / Neutron Star MMX (Cartoon Beats – CBR003)

Haszari & nsu - It's Not Real / Neutron Star MMX (CBR003)

Haszari & nsu – It’s Not Real / Neutron Star MMX (CBR003)

“It’s Not Real / Neutron Star MMX” is the 3rd release from Dunedin-based label Cartoon Beats, and the first to feature work by nsu. The double EP (unofficially known as “The Deep Space EP”) comes with a title-track each by Haszari and nsu, with remix support from NZ legends Aural Trash, Greg Churchill and LA-based Snake Charmer.

The foundations of the EP lie in the distant depths of cosmos with the original numbers flying the tech-house banner. The party is then crashed proper by nearing the speed of light thanks to the more energised electro trash and fidget cuts, courtesy of the remix expedition crew.

The EP is available now in digital format from iTunes, JunoDownload.com, AmazonMP3 and other online retailers.

Listen to the previews of the EP below:


Haszari & nsu – It’s Not Real / Neutron Star MMX – CBR003
1. Haszari – It’s Not Real 6:36
2. Haszari – It’s Not Real (nsu “Are Those Real” Remix) 7:08
3. Haszari – It’s Not Real (Aural Trash “Pass The Dutchie” Remix) 5:54
4. Haszari – It’s Not Real (Snake Charmer “Dark Matter” Remix) 6:36
5. nsu – Neutron Star MMX 8:15
6. nsu – Neutron Star MMX (Haszari “SSE” Remix) 5:26
7. nsu – Neutron Star MMX (Greg Churchill “Last Gas Station Before Pluto” Remix) 7:16
8. nsu – Neutron Star MMX (Snake Charmer “Hyperdrive” Remix) 5:34

New and Forthcoming Releases for nsu

Shark 'n' Taties - Sharkweek Remixed - Out Now!

Shark 'n' Taties: Sharkweek Remixed - Album Out Now!

nsu Remixes out now on Sharkweek Remix Album

Dunedin’s psychedelic/ambient specialist Sharkweek has recently released the much-anticipated “Shark ‘n’ Taties – Sharkweek Remixed” album (through Electrode Records), which features two remixes by nsu (“Moonrise Over Kerala” and “Reach Out to the Stars“), alongside amazing works by a number of esteemed electronic artists from around New Zealand.

The remix album is available in digital format from online stores such as Apple iTunes and Juno Download (amongst several others) and you can buy copies on CD (which is graced by the amazing record sleeve artwork by Peter Lewis himself) direct from Electrode Records or Amplifier.

Forthcoming nsu work on Cartoon Beats

Due in September 2010 is the 3rd release from the Dunedin-based Cartoon Beats label, and the first to feature nsu: Haszari & nsu – It’s Not Real/ Neutron Star MMX (CBR003) aka “The Deep Space EP”. The release will also feature remix contributions from legendary NZ duo Aural Trash and up & coming electro fidget house producer Snake Charmer from LA. The package will be available in digital format from the usual online retailers. Tracks currently confirmed for the release are:

  • Haszari – It’s Not Real
  • Haszari – It’s Not Real (nsu’s “Are Those Real?” Remix)
  • Haszari – It’s Not Real (Aural Trash “Pass The Dutchie” Remix)
  • nsu – Neutron Star MMX
  • nsu – Neutron Star MMX (Haszari “SSE” Remix)
  • nsu – Neutron Star MMX (Snake Charmer Remix)

The above track-list is due to have two more additions, and a full announcement will be made soon. Keep an eye on the Cartoon Beats website and the Cartoon Beats Facebook page for full updates.

You can take a listen to the recently completed remix of “It’s Not Real” by nsu here:

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Also completed is the nsu remix of “RE Memory” by SoNic Smith, which you can also have a listen to below. This track will be on the CBR004 release, with full details yet to be confirmed and announced.

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Upside Down Remix Single – Coming Soon

The next official release will be the digital-only single with remixes of “Upside Down”, a follow up to the “Panic Bells” remix single. This time, there will be a remix by Nikolozi with the second mix yet to be officially confirmed. The release is due out in the next couple of months. You can listen to Nikolozi’s thumping version below:

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Auckland Gig, Panic Bells Unleashed, Upcoming Releases

10 @ Zen

10 @ Zen, May 22

nsu Live @ NZ Music Month presents “10 @ Zen”

The next Auckland gig for nsu takes place on Saturday May 22nd – In celebration of 10 years of NZ Music Month, nsu will line up alongside a score of other NZ artists for a big night at Auckland’s Zen (cnr Albert & Wolfe St). If you’ve been there before, you’ll know all about the big sound-system.

Come and see nsu play one of his last AKL shows for a while. Tickets to the event are $10; Click here for full details of the event.

Panic Bells – Single & Video Released, Launch Party Re-cap

The Panic Bells remix single, featuring cuts by AP3X & Bromide Dub, was released in late April and is now available from a variety of digital retailers (click here for details on where to purchase your copy), including the new official nsu Bandcamp page.

Bromide Dub Live

Bromide Dub Live @ Panic Bells

The video for “Panic Bells” is also finally out, and has had an incredible response online and is now showing on New Zealand’s JuiceTV & C4TV channels. You can watch the video here and make sure you also check out some pictures from behind-the-scenes of the filming, as well as read a bit of background on how the project came together.

Thank you to everyone who was at the Video Premiere & Single Release party held at Galatos in late April. You can also see some pictures from the night by clicking here and footage may be available at a later date.

Sharkweek - Gimme Gimme Shark Treatment

Gimme Gimme Shark Treatment

Remix of nsu Track on New Sharkweek Compilation

“Far From Comfort”, an early instrumental version of “Upside Down” has been remixed by Sharkweek, Dunedin’s standout ambient producer. The resulting piece is a psychedelic lounge version, sampling an instructional speech on meditation (in true Sharky style!).

The remix appears on the newly released “Gimme Gimme Shark Treatment” remix album by Sharkweek, also featuring remixes for the likes of Pitch Black, Stray Theories, Sick Cycle and more. Click here to listen to, and purchase the remix album.

nsu Joins Cartoon Beats

Cartoon Beats Reality

Cartoon Beats Reality

nsu has joined the ever-growing roster of artists on Dunedin’s Cartoon Beats label (click here for nsu’s profile). The first release on the schedule will be Haszari‘s “It’s Not Real” backed with nsu’s 2010 version of “Neutron Star”. California’s Snake Charmer will be on remix duties and the release will also see nsu & Haszari swap remixes of the title tracks. Full details announced in the next update.

General Update

Here’s a general run-down on what’s on the horizon for nsu:

  • Follow-up to “Panic Bells” remix single in the pipeline – more details in next update
  • nsu’s remixes of Sharkweek tracks to be released on forthcoming “Shark & Taties” remix album, also to feature works by other NZ artists
  • Remixes for Stray Theories & Squeezer completed and scheduled for release late 2010/early 2011. A couple of other remixes also penciled in (TBC)
  • Remix duties on follow-up Cartoon Beats EP confirmed. Full details in the near future
  • Follow up to “Escape” EP penciled for late 2011/early 2012
  • No more live gigs until at least late 2011