May 2013 News Round-up

nsu Live at Ritual Fest 2K13

On June 7th, nsu will be performing his first live set (as part of the Audio Colours crew) in over a year at the 2013 Ritual Fest, with a stack of new tunes to be heard live for the first time. He will be joined on the stage by Deepstoned (of Irie Revolution) on the MC duties.

For more details on the festival, go to the Ritual Fest website.

To celebrate his appearance at the festival, nsu is giving away an edited version of his remix of “Higher” by Stray Theories. Download it from the nsu SoundCloud page.

Ritual Fest 2K13

Ritual Fest 2K13 – Jun 7 & 8, Novi Sad

Release Schedule for 2013

Our plan for the rest of the year is to release three more packages, each for a different artist. Here’s what’s in store for the remainder of 2013:

  • “Chilled Juice” remix EP by Squeezer. On the remix roster are Stray Theories, Invader Tron, Virus, and nsu.
  • “Positive Vibes” remix package by Soul Science. A ton of remixes here, including Irie Revolution, Tellez, Nikolozi, nsu and more!
  • “Resurrection” – new single by nsu, featuring Deepstoned on the vocals.

Roadkill EP Out Soon!

Our latest release is just around the corner – it features the explosive original version of “Meatgrinder” by Roadkill, along with remixes by The Supersonic Army, Soul Science and nsu. You can preview all the tracks here.

Chart Success for Blood Orange Remix

Late last year, two of nsu’s remixes were released on the Cartoon Beats 004 EP, for Haszari’s “Blood Orange” and for SoNic Smoth’s “RE: Memory”. The EP ended up climbing to number 5 on Juno’s Charts for electro releases, while the “Blood Orange” remix took the number 8 spot on the electro tunes chart.

In addition to that, the “Blood Orange” remix also ended up topping Radio One 91’FM’s Top 11 chart TWICE!

Massive thanks to everyone for their support!

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

PANIC BELLS – nsu Music Video & Single Release Party – Apr 22 @ Galatos Lounge, AKL

PANIC BELLS - nsu Video Premiere & Single Release Party - Apr 22, Galatos Lounge

To celebrate the release of the “Panic Bells” remix single and the music video (directed by Aleksandar Janev), newclear Music is proud to present:

Panic Bells - Remixes - Out 19.04.10


Featuring performances by:

Bromide Dub (live)
nsu (live)
– D.I.S.H.A B2B Macros

FREE entry, Doors Open 8pm

We will be showing the music video for “Panic Bells” for the first time on the night – Make sure you’re there to help us celebrate!

Preview the remix single, featuring cuts by AP3X & Bromide Dub (out April 19) by listening here.

SEE. YOU. THERE. (Click here for Facebook Event Invite)

E S C A P E – nsu EP Release Party – Dec 12 @ Rising Sun, AKL

E S C A P E - Dec 12, Rising Sun

E S C A P E – nsu EP Release Party – Dec 12, Rising Sun

In celebration of the forthcoming “Escape” EP by nsu, newclear Music, Beat Dungeon Radio and UP FM are proud to present:

Escape EP - Out 12.12.09

Escape EP – Out 12.12.09

SAT 12.12.09 @ RISING SUN, 373 K RD

Featuring performances by:

with special appearances by:

Entry by Koha (Donation)
Free before 10pm, Doors Open 8pm

Copies of the new “Escape” EP will be available for purchase on the door. Preview the EP by listening at this location:

Unique live electronic music line-up; Full spectrum: From breakbeat to downbeat, tech house and drum and bass to dubstep and IDM; Mad jams and improvs; Good vibes;

With thanks to:

Support the new Single, South Island Tour, Great Hoax Remix released

Juice of Life / West Coast Dub - OUT NOW

Single Out Now!

Request the new single “Juice of Life” on Radio

It’s finally out, and, as well as buying it from a variety of online retailers (click here for details), you can also support us by requesting it on the airwaves from the following radio stations in New Zealand:

UP FM 107.5
95 bFM
George FM 96.8
KFM 106.9
Base FM 107.3
Fleet FM 88.3
Radio One 91 FM (Dunedin)
RDU 98.5 FM (Christchurch)

A little bit of leg-work by everyone out there will go a long way, and will, of course, be much appreciated!

nsu & Stray Theories Live

nsu & Stray Theories Live

South Island Tour

In October, nsu will be touring the South Island and playing live gigs for the first time outside of Auckland, as part of the Shortcircuit crew.

The following dates  and venues are confirmed:

– Fri 16th Oct – QUEENSTOWN – The Dux
with Cure Motel, Stray Theories, Romantech
– Sat 17th Oct – WANAKA – Red Rocks
with Cure Motel, Stray Theories, Romantech
– Sat 24th Oct – DUNEDIN – Sammy’s
with Haszari, SoNic Smith, Sharkweek, Symbiont, Cure Motel, Stray Theories, Romantech

More dates likely to be added to the schedule – keep checking back for updates, and make sure you catch us in your area!

The Great Hoax - Shapes EP - Out Now

The Great Hoax - Shapes EP

nsu Remix of The Great Hoax now released

nsu’s remix of “Insufficient Funds” by The Great Hoax has been released on their debut “Shapes” EP. The EP, made up of original works by the Wellington band, has an eclectic mix of styles ranging from psychedelic and experimental to gritty jazzy blues and electronic funk from various influences of music and philosophy.

Shapes EP on

“Panic Bells” Video Shoot complete

All shooting of the video for “Panic Bells” (taken from the forthcoming Escape EP and featuring Wellington’s Siknik) has now been completed, and the music is now in post-production stages.

You can see some behind the scenes photos (without spoilers!) in the following photo album:

Panic Bells Video: Behind the scenes

Panic Bells Video: Behind the scenes

Panic Bells Video Photos


Thanks to everyone for their massive support!