Asher

Asher

Asher Bastion aka Ash - likes Cats, Techno, Pizza. Looks after Life FM Remixed and tells the announcers what needs to be done and when.  

 

Ash on Twitter: Twitter.com/asherbastion

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Website URL: http://www.twitter.com/asherbastion

Monday, 07 April 2014 08:18

Kiwi Download: Parabola West - Run Away

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"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.

Find out more at facebook.com/parabola.west and www.parabolawest.com

Buy EP at iTunes

Monday, 24 March 2014 08:50

Kiwi Download: Nakita Turner - One Voice

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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!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 15:34

Life FM Remixed #94

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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)

Audien: Elysium

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)

LISTEN

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:33

Kiwi Download: Lil Trigarow - Rose

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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.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:16

Asher interviews Guvna B

For the last of my 3 interviews at Parachute I caught up with Guvna B:

 

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:11

Asher chats to Kye Kye

One of the interviews I did at Parachute 2014 was with Kye Kye!

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:04

Ash Interviews Paper Route

At Parachute 2014, the Life FM crew interviewed a whole bunch of awesome headliners!

Check out my interview with Paper Route:

 

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Pretty stoked to see the rumors confirmed with Ascend the Hill, Omega Levine & Stevie Lujan annoucing a tour post Parachute! They're hitting the big 3, Auckland, Welli & Chch and heading to Whangarai as well. Super affordable at $10 - dates & details as follows... check out the event on our whats on guide.

Wednesday, 01 January 2014 15:35

New Years Eve Mix 2013/2014

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It's almost become a bit of a tradition, post the New Years Eve Top 100, we get the turntables out and smash out a 2 hour end of year Life FM Remixed special DJ mix to countdown to midnight. This year had 2 full hours of classic tunes from 2013, a few unique remixes, some artists you can look forward to hearing play in NZ in 2014 and some serious bass. 

Like Asher (DJ) on facebook to download the mix or listen below.

Monday, 09 December 2013 14:11

Merry Christmas

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE LIFE FM TEAM!!!

To celebrate this christmas, we've got a few early presents for you...

Swappa TREE

 

Send us pix of your Christmas tree – whether the intense amount of lights are sucking power from 3 suburbs each side of you or its just a couple of twigs sitting in the corner chuck them online at facebook.com/Lifefm and we could be pimping your tree into an edible blooms Christmas tree… one you can eat. So you don’t need to worry about hiding it under your deck in the new year.
 
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3 CB Tree
Top Left: Our reasonably alternative Christmas tree for this year. Made from a few of the branches from our huge tree rubbish pile and a concrete block. We have had mixed reviews so far, from "this is art" to "Oh dear that's the saddest tree I've ever seen" and my favourite "That is a Christmas twig!"- Mike & Family
Top Right: Rachel's Tree
Bottom Left: This is our tree decorated by the kids. Complete with lights and Christmas train and Christmas chests from the wise men - Pauline
Bottom Right: Hrmmmmm... actually ignore that one one, just Clint & Bjorn fighting over the prize!
 
Chris went one further and did a video! 
 
If you’re stuck for Christmas prezzies as well make sure you check out edibleblooms.co.nz pop in the code LIFEFM at the checkout and you’ll receive $10 off your purchase. Christmas sorted!
 
What's on the tree?
20 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

40 Belgian Milk Chocolate Stars

1 Cookie star on top

Keepsake Red Tin
Worth $129.00
Use the Code LIFEFM to get $10 off your order when you checkout at edibleblooms.co.nz
    
The Heavenly Sent Hampers…
 
Does someone you know need a bit of Love this Christmas? If they’re constantly being amazing to people around them and you’d like to show them a bit of recognition, let us know – email their details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let us know why they deserve an extra special gift  – we might be surprising them with a heavenly sent hamper. Lovely.
 
Hampers to win
 
Sweet Indulgence
• Harney & son's Holiday Tea Tin
• Nutty Honey Delight Gingerbread biscuits
• Gourmet Strawberry Delights
• Traditional Mulled Wine Mix
• Bennetts Chocolate Truffles
• Marich Chocolate Cherries
• 2x Brownie Bites
• The Cottage Delight Clotted Cream
• Native Infusions Drink
 
Dinner Delight
• Mini Waferbites
• Bread sticks with roasted onion
• Caramelised Capsicum relish
• Italian pasta sauce
• Due Pastori Stelli Pasts(Pasta in star or Christmas tree shapes)
• Bottle of wine
• Nutty Honey Delight Ginger Bread Biscuits
• Bennetts Chocolate Truffles
• Cranberry & white chocolate fudge brownie
• Cottage Delight Clotted Cream

Does someone you know need a bit of Love this Christmas? If they’re constantly being amazing to people around them and you’d like to show them a bit of recognition, let us know – email their details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let us know why they deserve an extra special gift – we might be surprising them with a heavenly sent hamper. Lovely.

sweet-indulgence

X2 Sweet Indulgence
• Harney & son’s Holiday Tea Tin
• Nutty Honey Delight Gingerbread biscuits
• Gourmet Strawberry Delights
• Traditional Mulled Wine Mix
• Bennetts Chocolate Truffles
• Marich Chocolate Cherries
• 2x Brownie Bites
• The Cottage Delight Clotted Cream
• Native Infusions Drink

 

Worth $129.00

 
dinner-delight

X2 Dinner Delight
• Mini Waferbites
• Bread sticks with roasted onion
• Caramelised Capsicum relish
• Italian pasta sauce
• Due Pastori Stelli Pasts(Pasta in star or Christmas tree shapes)
• Bottle of wine
• Nutty Honey Delight Ginger Bread Biscuits
• Bennetts Chocolate Truffles
• Cranberry & white chocolate fudge brownie
• Cottage Delight Clotted Cream

 

Worth $139.00

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