In New Zealand’s Maori tongue Reko means white, in the sense of hair turning white as you are getting older. Myself, I am not as young as I used to be. I still love going out every now and then. Ebb and flow is important. This track was inspired by an Innervisions night out at Trouw, Amsterdam, in 2009.
One day Berlin was covered in snow. Softening the city noise. drinking tea, dimming down the lights, I recorded this mix of tracks I heard from our community across the world. Makossa liked it, and the mix got broadcast on radio FM 4, Vienna.
artwork by delastella
Take a deep breathe. Most people don’t know this, but I have created my own merch.
My first fashion accessory is a unisex necklace called ‘work song’. I hope you enjoy wearing these Nupacific necklaces as much I enjoy making them. Jump over to Bandcamp to order. Okay, you can breathe again.
I love Mike Nock since I first encountered his recording ‘Sweet Surrender’ during my work at Eastside Radio in Sydney in 2001. His music taught me it can be tough out there creating music. It’s easy to get obsessed, to lock yourself inside like a hermit trying to improve your craft. Yet ebb and flow is key – which is why we’ve got to let go sometimes. Thanks Mike!
Wow. Thank you.
It’s been an incredible flow of feedback on the album. One track folks mention again and again is Mahana. Now, here’s the video.
Visuals by delastella, a vision mixer based in Berlin. Crazy? Alright then. I’ve seen delastella visuals shining in dark clubs, and, personally, I’m loving them.
Okee doke. That’s all for now.