Not that you care, as long as your pets were left out of it
10 July 2022: Body to Soul has been released! Now on Bandcamp!
27 May 2022: Do you like 80s pop? Well I didn't care Friday, so here's some nostalgia from my pimply years. Widget down below! (Should I make this bit a Twitter feed?)
26 May 2022: Rather a long fortnight wasn't it? Anyways, site updated. (Now I need to do the next newsletter...)
1 May 2022: Have some hippy music folks! I'm on holiday, see you in a fortnight.
12 January 2022: I've set up an email list for a monthly newsletter. Subscribe!
12 January 2022: The Music section has been redone to aim at my Bandcamp store. Clicky!
Aside from being a perfectly normal freak...
The tl;dr version: The Cranky Rabbit has been "doing things to music" since 2011, streaming online from his Paraparaumu, NZ home. Delighting mostly in house, dance, and what he calls 'pub-pleaser' pop and rock, with musical tastes 'deformed' by Radio Massey in 1990, you can expect some surprises in his sets!
Seriously though, I'm an aspiring DJ of some forty-
eightnine summers, ready and intent on getting out of the bedroom and into the party. Or pub. Ears opened to a wider range of music than supplied by commercial radio in 1990, thanks to Massey University's student radio station (Radio Massey &emdash; Gordon Dinosaur Lives!), my tastes tend to the wonderfully weird and interesting. And, naturally, I want to share them with you. Aided by an HP laptop*, a +2 Numark Mixtrack Pro II of Sturdiness, and a Novation Launchpad which insists on remaining anonymous, I'm ready to do just that.
As well as sets of dance music, or that pop-rock mix I call 'pub-pleaser', I have also presented sets of Latin American music, jazz, metal, trance, and a few other styles. My mixing tends to the basic crossfade, loop and EQ work - 'A good DJ shuts up when the music's speaking' - but I'm not a jukebox.
Current goals include producing my own tunes, improving skills, saving up for improved DJ kit (with lights and speakers and everything!), and retaining my remaining sanity.
*Penny the Unexpectedly Musical Netbook is retired but lurks in the wings, just in case.
Something to upset everyone, rest assured
What styles do I play? Well...
Trance, EDM, club, electro and tropical house... Cranky's been spinning this every week Saturday evenings. Now exploring drum and bass, downtempo and glitch from places like SUBBASS and Adapted Records. If that's too energetic I'll throw some chill in there for ya.
Ahh... where it all began. Radio Massey 1990, so expect a mixture that could go from rockers like AC/DC and Accept to NZ tunes from Split Enz, The Chills or Chris Knox, and Eurythmics, ABC and even... Disco!
All the oldies! Rock around the clock in blue suede shoes before you have to hit the road Jack.
Some of my favourite stuff to listen to. Latin salsa, or African tunes from Wodaabe band Etran Finatawa, Middle East and Asia... let's explore.
My tastes tend to be eclectic. Well out there indie and alternative? Hardcore punk? Heavy metal? Christmas music from hell? Yeah, I've probably got that.
You may need to book in advance. To complain about the noise.
Every Saturday night, I'm streaming the tunes in Second Life at The Ark, Quarabia, and have done for well over five years. Normally electronic dance music, but sometimes I change theme. As it's an adult furry venue, you'll need an adult verified SL account. Or you can wait for the set to be uploaded to Mixcloud.
Making music is harder than it looks.
Body to Soul is my official debut EP. Six tracks ranging from dance-able stuff to chill ambient things. And only NZD$5.00! Get your copy today!
Beach Musings is a laid back chiller I made for a Cymatics contest. I didn't win, thanks to Instagram stripping the sound out of the video for no obvious reason.
Fan? Drop a note!