Asher Bastion aka Ash - likes Cats, Techno, Pizza. Looks after Life FM Remixed and tells the announcers what needs to be done and when.
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In 'movies that i'm excited about news' Jurassic World has started filming!
So looking forward to seeing some sweet dino-destruction!!!
Lifestyle (of Worship) are getting ready to support Lecrae and Rapture Ruckus at Worship Experience 2 and we're stoked to have them on the Kiwi Download!
from their facebook...
Disciple are making a new album but they need your help - be a part of it and you could be playing a round of golf with the lead singer Kevin! From their kickstarter page...
"I write songs about my own life and about the lives of people who inspire me with their strength and story in the day-to- day journey we all know as life. I relate to others through our shared emotions, fears, and hiding places. Just as the light on a parabolic curve causes it to focus on one fixed point, so is my journey to channel my creative heart into a place where it can be seen and it can be useful."
Music, to Parabola West, is a creative outlet where meaning and stories are expressed, created and found. The independent singer/songwriter from Auckland, New Zealand is an empathetic soul whose catchy folk-pop tunes and piano-driven ballads are complimented by lyrics that speak of freedom and the very human emotions of love, vulnerability and hope. Her songs illustrate an eclectic variety of influences ranging from blues through to classic rock and opera.
Originally from the East Coast of America, she moved to New Zealand in 2003 after touring with UK-based band Dreamfield and launched her solo career as Parabola West in 2013. Her debut EP Did You Hear? will be released in March 2014.
When Nakita Turner stepped on stage at age six to perform for the very first time, she didn't receive the response you'd hope for such a brave action by someone so young. She was mocked and laughed at by a group in the audience – something no six-year-old should ever have to experience – and vowed to never perform again.
How many of us have had similar hurtful experiences? Words. Actions. Online hate. Being ignored. Being stared at. However and whenever it happens, treating people without respect or kindness – bullying – is not okay. It hurts real people and becomes a barrier to dreams, hopes and possibilities.
Having experienced bullying a lot herself, as well as seeing how it affects other young people, Nakita wanted to do something to make a difference. Nakita is an incredible singer (as you can see here) and so at 13 decided to write a song. However, this songwriting process was different than most. Nakita went into six schools and interviewed 180 young people of all ages about their experiences of bullying. Then, with mentorship from the band Dukes, she collated these experiences into a song.
Find out more & Download the song for free at ONEVOICE.net.nz
Check out the video below!
It's been a while since we've had a new Life FM Remixed, this one showcases some of the bootlegs and edits I (Asher) put together for Parachute 2014 & the rest of the summer. Tracklist as follows...
Colton Dixon: In and Out of Time (Phenomenon remix)
Capital Kings: Be A King
Pegboard Nerds: Bassline Kickin
Martin Garrix vs FF5 - Cray Animals (Ash Mash)
Zedd & Hayley Williams - I Am A Fire (Ash Edit)
Born and raised in Papua New Guinea, Brent Joseph Sause aka Lil Trigarow Swag first moved to New Zealand at the tender age of six. At church in Wellington he sang regularly and discovered a love of music through an unlikely source – his mother's gospel alarm radio.
The family moved back to Papua New Guinea (PNG) when Brent was ten years old and his musical talent grew; he learnt to rap for a school project, picked up piano and guitar through books and taught himself to record his efforts on an old computer using Fruity Loops.
This passionate hobby became his lifeline, sustaining him during a major upheaval in his formative years – a move back to New Zealand to finish off high school. At the age of fifteen he was boarding at Mount Albert Grammar School in Auckland, the country's biggest city.
For the last of my 3 interviews at Parachute I caught up with Guvna B:
One of the interviews I did at Parachute 2014 was with Kye Kye!