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KAIKOURA SUMMER SOUNDS  //  Jan 2015

KAIKOURA SUMMER SOUNDS // Jan 2015

Kaikoura Summersounds Music Festival is back January 17/18th 2015 and once again brings you the best Aotearoa has on offer in funk, blues, reggae and dance music. The festival will be returning to the same majestic site as 2014, where the mountains meet the sea. ...

Rachel

September 17th, 2014

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Red Bull Sound Select  //  20th September

Red Bull Sound Select // 20th September

FREE with RSVP at this link – http://bit.ly/1rtLpxl  OR $3 on door, all proceeds to local talent. Mother Nature hasn’t been easy on you Christchurch. She hissy fitted all over your city, and then Scribe gapped it and you lost that rugby thing you’ve won 368 times

Rachel

September 10th, 2014

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SOUNDCLASH 2014 // Subtle // Bass Factory // Kindred

SOUNDCLASH 2014 // Subtle // Bass Factory // Kindred

The fire is starting to blaze as the annual Te Wai Pounamu Soundclash gets underway. 2013 champions Bass Factory Soundsystem go up to defend the title against Subtle Sound and 2012 champions Kindred Sound. International Soundsystem & Soundclash culture is alive and well ...

Rachel

September 1st, 2014

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Month of Glad September 2014 – C4 COFFEE

Month of Glad September 2014 – C4 COFFEE

For their Month of Glad, C4 have gone all lovely and cuddly and charitable.  Isn’t that nice?  Scan your app every time you make a purchase this month at C4 and select the offer “Make C4 Donate $1 to Charity” and C4 will do just that – specifically, ...

Mike

September 1st, 2014

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DECKNOLOGY SIGN UP FORM

DECKNOLOGY SIGN UP FORM

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN. Sharpen your swords, Load your guns and clear your diaries. Make sure you fill out all of your details in the form including technical rider. _ RDU98.5FM Decknology is the South Islands premiere DJ competition. This fierce battle at the decks was ...

Bennie

August 26th, 2014

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DECKNOLOGY 2014 announced.

DECKNOLOGY 2014 announced.

RDU98.5FM Decknology is the South Islands premiere DJ competition. This fierce battle at the decks was designed to provide all DJs and Producers experience and exposure in the live mix environment and to find the best damn DJ in the Garden City. Decknology 2014 rolls out a ...

Bennie

August 20th, 2014

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The Mix Factor  //  Youth DJ Competition

The Mix Factor // Youth DJ Competition

The miX Factor is an annual DJ competition for DJ’s aged 21 years and under. It’s in Christchurch and is run by White Elephant Trust and WE Mix DJ Academy. HEATS  //  Sept 29 and 30 GRAND FINAL  //  October 6th Fill out the easy online registration form here! The

Rachel

August 20th, 2014

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RDBrew Available Now

RDBrew Available Now

The RDBrew is here at last!  One wanker described it like this: “Pilkslagaer is a modern pilsner, weighing in at a sturdy 5.5%. The brew features Orbit hops – a blend of experimental hop varieties that were grown as trials for this years harvest.  Flavours change

Mike

August 14th, 2014

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Month Of Glad August 2014 – HARLEQUIN PUBLIC HOUSE

Month Of Glad August 2014 – HARLEQUIN PUBLIC HOUSE

This month we’re teaming up with Harlequin Public House to offer some great drinks specials AND a fantastic competition. Firstly, head in to Harlequin Public House with your #RDUApp to get great drink discounts at the bar.  They’re now offering $6 tap beers, ...

Mike

August 1st, 2014

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SPARKLE KITTY  //  Second Single  //  VENOM for FREE download

SPARKLE KITTY // Second Single // VENOM for FREE download

Only a month after the Grand Final of Roundup 2014, Sparkle Kitty have been hard at work, collecting all of the many prizes they claimed after taking out the competition held at Dux Live.  They have been recording at The Sitting Room, getting tracks mastered with Reality ...

Rachel

August 1st, 2014

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ROUNDUP CHAMPIONS  //  Sparkle Kitty  //  New Single

ROUNDUP CHAMPIONS // Sparkle Kitty // New Single

Only a month after the Grand Final of Roundup 2014, Sparkle Kitty have been hard at work, collecting all of the many prizes they claimed after taking out the competition held at Dux Live.  They have been recording at The Sitting Room, getting tracks mastered with Reality ...

Rachel

July 25th, 2014

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L.A.L EP 15 – LUCKLESS

L.A.L EP 15 – LUCKLESS

LOCAL AND LIVE E15 – LUCKLESS (AT WONDERBAR) by Rdu 98.5fm on Mixcloud RDU98.5 in association with NZ On Air is please to announce: LOCAL AND LIVE. A regular mini documentary series featuring tracks recorded live at venues around Christchurch from established and ...

Bennie

July 24th, 2014

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RDU Album of the Week  //  14th July 2014

RDU Album of the Week // 14th July 2014

ALBUM OF THE WEEK this week is VINDICATION BLUES by Luckless.  The band has just been on tour around the country to celebrate this long awaited release and we at RDU are feeling it big time.  Tune in all this week to Morning Glory to win yourself a copy!

Rachel

July 23rd, 2014

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DONATE TO RDU

DONATE TO RDU

PAYPAL _ University of Canterbury Students’ Association – we are coming back! We are determined to get back to campus to replace the studio we lost in the February Christchurch earthquake. We are fundraising to re-build a new studio on campus, so we can train up future

Bennie

July 18th, 2014

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Month Of Glad July 2014 – THREE BOYS BREWERY

Month Of Glad July 2014 – THREE BOYS BREWERY

Three Boys Brewery is our RDUnited Month of Glad partner this July, and they’ve got something pretty special in store! Just like in that movie Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Willie Wonka –  I mean Ralph from Three Boys, is opening the gates of his factory for

Mike

July 1st, 2014

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Tatyanna Meharry // Christchurch Art Show 2014

Tatyanna Meharry // Christchurch Art Show 2014

This weekend at the The Christchurch Art Show, be sure to bag yourself an original by Tatyanna Meharry aka The Busy Finch. She’s one of a bunch of artists selling their wares this weekend out of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram. She also teaches people how ...

Mike

June 18th, 2014

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Month Of Glad June 2014 – CASSELS

Month Of Glad June 2014 – CASSELS

The start of a new month means a new Month of Glad deal – this month the nice people at Cassels are offering all classic pizzas at the CBD bar for only $10. Easy! Add to that their standard discount of $2 off all pints of Cassels beer and that’s a seriously tasty

Mike

June 1st, 2014

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Marlon William  //  Announces NZ Tour and New Single

Marlon William // Announces NZ Tour and New Single

Marlon Williams is returning to New Zealand for a four-date tour in July to celebrate the release of his new single ‘Strange Things’.  Marlon has not long left these shores after recording his first solo album at The Sitting Room in his hometown Lyttelton. When ...

Rachel

May 28th, 2014

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MELTED MUSIC x RDU

MELTED MUSIC x RDU

Melted music is an independent record label located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The label is owned and operated by DJ / producer Simon Claridge aka RUBIX Company Overview The label’s aim is to develop new artists and build an experimental , innovative sound. A solid-state ...

Bennie

May 26th, 2014

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ROUNDUP 2014 GRAND CHAMPIONS // Sparkle Kitty

ROUNDUP 2014 GRAND CHAMPIONS // Sparkle Kitty

What an EPIC final we witnessed last Friday as the six finalists of Roundup 2014 took to the stage to compete for the title of Grand Champion.  The Dux was heaving and all six bands that played brought their A-game.  It was a fantastic night of music and the bands were of an

Rachel

May 26th, 2014

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