DJ Andrew Tidball - voted "Best Indie/Alternative DJ" - 2010 Nite:Life Awards

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Awwww Cassette, shucks, you asked me to be on your "All-Stars" bill!?

Yep, Cassette Nine are launching a new weekly slice of eclectic with CASSETTE ALLSTARS - a selection each week of their favorite deejays spinning "everything from 80's pop & guitar rock to indie dance and future bass"

Other fine spinners on the rotation include : Cyril Orson, Flex, Le Android, Ricky RIle, Peas, Safari Boy, Phoebe Fox. real Horrorshow, Trakman, Pretty in Pink and Jacob Moore.

And... I'm honored to be playing the inaugural night - tomorrow - Thursday 17th from 11pm-1am. Expect eclectic. Expect the unexpected, even.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

One of the most exciting songs ever, in my opinion

found this clip from a forthcoming Le Tigre doco

awesome shit

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mum vs Fringe this Friday!

I'm excited like a kid on Cherry Cola in a sweet-shop about this Friday's gig at Cassette Nine with those super-cool-cats Drab Doo Riffs!

I'll be dropping maybe some old rock-n-roll, retro r'n'b and soul and some indie 'bangers' in a Teenage Kicks stylee - s'gonna be F-U-N - I play after Drabs till close - lets see if we can make that REEEEAAALLLLY late!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Nark is awesome

Great vibes, good fun, fun tunes, good people. Loved playing there.

Busted out a pretty hard set in the end and the floor seemed to love it. Awesome.

PS - the Chemical Brothers blew my mind!

PS II - Next Dj set'll be totally different from tonight; playing post-bands at Cossie Club @ Whammy on Saturday night - expect old rock n roll, old r'n'b, soul, rare groove jams from "late" till "even later".

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NARK after Chems

Ha - The Nark described me as "Auckland’s crowned king of Indie electronica, and potentially the man most excited for the impending Chemical Brothers gig in all of the city" when they booked me to play on Wednesday night at NARK After Chems this week at Third and Social.

It is true that I am excited. I might drop this lil banger by the legendary Mr Oizo and Gaspard Auge (one half of Justice)

Big ups to Rebecca Maxine who I do the Quay Street Social Club Radio Show every Tuesday 6-8pm for showing me that tune!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I don't play Dave Dobbyn. Ever.

Last week I was playing one of my favorite club nights to DJ at - Teenage Kicks an "indie" club night every Wednesday at Cassette - I play there once a month, pretty much. And it's always heaps of fun - busting out those indie bangers and slipping in some new tunes.

But this one dude came over to the DJ booth at about 3am and was "hey bro! bro! .... hey bro!" (I was kinda busy cueing up a track, so didn't leap to attention immediately for him)

"Hey mate - whats up?" I finally acknowedged - to be honest expecting that he would say play some dubstep. DOn't get me wrong I really like *SOME* dubstep - but y'know not in the middle of an 'indie' set - it's just not going to work.

But no, it was worse...

"Play Dave Dobbyn Loyal, bro"


"Why not?"

"I don't want to"

"Do you have it?"


*incredulous look from punter*

*mimicked incredulous look back from DJ*

Just say NO to DOBO

Blog is back

Ok.. so I've kinda let this blog slide - but it's time to come back!

So, on Friday night I had a ball DJing at the Orientation Gig for Auckland Uni - with a fun-filled line up of Kids of 88, Zowie, Computers Want Me Dead, Pikachunes and O'Lovely.

Was heaps of fun and if you were one of those crazy dancers during my sets - thank you, you were awesome!

I played a party-style set including shizz like Crookers, Natalie Storm, Zinc, Kid Cudi, The Knocks, Yeasayer, Nas and Damian Marley, Camo & Krooked and Sub Focus but even some Gaga, Beyonce and Akon got slipped into the mix! Ha!

These two numbers made the kids explode: