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New Order Completes The Music

New Order’s Blue Monday is always a hit on the dance floor. For me it invokes happy memories of a time when I would go clubbing almost every night at The Wave Waikiki and Pink Cadillac because music always made me happy. After three decades of dance music, Blue Monday’s catchy beat appeals even to the millennials who understands the influence it has on the dance floor.

It’s New Order’s defining anthem. 35 years ago, it was released on a 12-inch single through Factory Records, the Manchester-based record label founded by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus in 1978, which started it all for New Order. Blue Monday was created by the latest technology at the time: pre-computers, pre-MIDI. It’s a classic song and it never grows old. It was iconic then and it still remains powerful as ever.

I talked to New Order’s bassist, Tom Chapman and multi-instrumentalist, Phil Cunningham on a phone interview just an hour before they went on stage to perform at the Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach, California. They recalled there was nearly a riot in the venue when the band didn’t play Blue Monday at one of their concerts. They said it’s always a tough choice and you can’t always please everyone. “You always get someone shouting out ‘Play Blue Monday!” They assured me that the set that they will be performing in Hawaii is probably one of the best they’ve ever done. “It just feels good from start to finish with the song selections. You’re in for a treat,” Chapman said. Chapman and Cunningham complete New Order’s current lineup along with the three original members: Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert. We can then expect that Blue Monday will be on the setlist for Friday night, October 5th at the Neal Blaisdell arena.

Chapman and Cunningham recently formed supergroup “Shadowparty,” a collaboration with musicians from other influential groups such as Josh Hager from Devo and their drummer, Jeff Friedl; guest musicians, Denise Johnson of the band Primal Scream and A Certain Ratio; The Verve’s guitarist Nick McCabe and DJ Whitney Fierce. Shadowparty is a diverse group of talented musicians “who bring different elements to the music, something you probably wouldn’t come up with yourself,” Chapman said.

Shadowparty’s self-titled, 80s-inspired, synth-pop album with haunting guitars is highly recommended. Songs in the album I like are Celebrate, Reverse the Curse, Marigold and Present Tense. If you listen to A Feast of Friends on KTUH 90.1 you might have heard me play a few tracks within the last few weeks.  “It’s a good feeling to know we are being played in Hawaii,” Cunningham commented. Shadowparty’s debut album was just recently released this summer on Mute.

Mute Records is a British independent record label founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller who also went under the electronic musical project, The Normal. Warm Leatherette was the first release on the Mute Label. Since then Mute Records features a catalogue of prominent musical acts such as Depeche Mode, Erasure, GoldFrapp, Fad Gadget, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the early pioneers of industrial music-Throbbing Gristle, just to name a few. New Order’s tenth studio album and the band’s debut on Mute Records is called Music Complete. 

After a 10-year break, New Order embraces electronic music again with Music Complete and this time without Peter Hook who left the band in 2007. Reminiscent of the album Technique but with some guitar driven tracks, Singularity, Restless, Plastic and Nothing but a Fool are my personal favorite tracks with Chemical Brother’s Tom Rowlands contributing to the album. Guest vocalist, Iggy Pop’s baritone voice in Stray Dog gives you the chills about unconditional love. The companion piece or the alternative remix version of Music Complete is called Complete Music which features extended versions of eleven tracks which I actually prefer.

Surprisingly the artwork of Music Complete, a geometric design was created by Peter Saville who “came out of retirement and added the final piece of the cake.” The legendary graphic designer is responsible for many of New Order’s and Joy Division’s most cherished album covers. Perhaps the most iconic is the famous image in Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album cover taken from a page in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy which depicted an image of radio pulsar waves. The artwork remains to be an inspiration all over the world, from t-shirts, dresses, tattoos and English footwear.

New Order recently released a concert documentary in September called Decades. Part film, part concert, the film captures the band at the Manchester International Festival 2017 where they played with a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra. Documented by British TV Network, Sky Arts, Decades highlights the highs and lows of the band which included interviews, looking back at the past and understanding the visual philosophy of New Order’s aesthetic and design and their collaborative creative efforts, the players and the technology.

New Order performed and delivered a solid and powerful concert on Wednesday at the Maui Art and Cultural Center. A friend who now lives in Maui who almost didn’t go described the show as “Melodic and hypnotic and dark and complex and amazing.” At the end of the show, “the bassist flicks his pick,” my friend said and  “I reach out my hand and it just floats into my palm” Wow ! Now that’s magical ! She’s glad she went to see New Order and so would you.

Many Thanks to Bamp Project for bringing down New Order to Hawaii. New Order will be performing Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8pm at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. For tickets: www.bampproject.com

After the concert, there will be an “After Concert Dance Party” at Wisp to celebrate the music of New Order, Joy Division, the 80s, the 90s, and so much more. On the decks spinning are DJs Rhombus, KSM, Missy Black and DJ Nocturna. There is no cover. Wisp Restaurant and Lounge ( 2885 Kalakaua Avenue) is located on the Gold Coast and is the perfect spot to unwind after the concert. They curate a nice classy lounge with lots of seating, great food and variety of drinks and spirits. But above all, you can definitely expect Blue Monday to be played on the dancefloor.

http://www.wisphawaii.com

New Order

 

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PLAYLIST, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017

This is the playlist for Sunday, November 26, 2017 (12pm- 3pm) with DJ Nocturna.   Please check out my website:  http://www.djnocturna.com 

  1. The Church- Reptile
  2. The Church- The Unguarded Moment
  3. The Motels- Only the lonely
  4. B-Movie- Nowhere Girl
  5. Living in a box- Living in a box (Remixed by Arthur Baker)
  6. UltraVox- Reap the wild wind
  7. Midge Ure- If I was
  8. IceHouse- Hey little girl
  9. Talk Talk- Talk Talk
  10. Icicle Works – Love is a wonderful colour
  11. The Communards- Never can say goodbye
  12. Bronski Beat/ Marc Almond- I feel love
  13. Lush- When I die
  14. Dead or Alive- Baby don’t say goodbye
  15. Tears for Fears- Sowing the seeds of love (Wen’s overnight remix)
  16. The Cars- It’s not the night
  17. The Cars- Drive
  18. Murray Head- One night in Bangkok
  19. Haysi Fantaysee- Shiny Shiny
  20. Baltimora- Tarzan Boy (Extended dance version)
  21. Holly Johnson- Love Train (7″ mix)
  22. Frankie goes to Hollywood- Ferry cross the Mersey
  23. Grace Jones- Warm Leatherette
  24. The Smiths- Meat is Murder
  25. Sandie Shaw- Jeane
  26. Sandie Shaw-  I don’t owe you anything
  27. Lulu Kiss Me Dead- Ultimate Solution
  28. Momus- The Hairstyle of the Devil
  29. Lotus Eaters- It Hurts
  30. Troy Tate- Love is (Dance mix)
  31. Care- Love, Crowns and Crucifies
  32. The Wild Swans- Bringing home the ashes
  33. The The- Armageddon Days
  34. Magazine 60- Don Quichotte
  35. Book of Love- Tubular Bells/ Pretty Boys Pretty Girls (Regan’s House Medley)
  36. Modern Talking – Brother Louie

 

INDICA TORTURE Performs with DAVID J

Calling all voyeurs  to join us this Friday night as the beautiful, seductive and in control, INDICA TORTURE will be performing for you on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the UNDERGROUND (1146 Fort Street) .  

The iconic bassist and one of the founders of the post punk band, BAUHAUS and LOVE AND ROCKETS will be performing for two nights in Honolulu: Friday, December 1,  2017, hosted by KINK CARNIVAL at the UNDERGROUND  and Saturday, December 2, 2017 at NEXT DOOR ( 43 N. Hotel Sreet)

Tickets are available now and they are going fast, $20 advance or $25 at the door.  If you want to go to both nights, you can purchase your tickets for $35 online :  http://djnocturna.com/david-j-exclusive-dj-set-december-1-2017/

We asked INDICA TORTURE somethings we always wanted to know  about her but were afraid to ask:

1) In a relationship are you dominant or submissive ? I don’t sub. Ever. 

2) Describe the type of performances that you do and how long have you been doing them? I do a wide variety of styles of performance.. but I prefer fetish performance art and kink in general. Some venues prefer I “tone it down” for  whatever licensing they have; which I do. I would never want to get the venue in trouble for My art (which is easier to do  than one would presume). 

3)Who do you take your inspiration from? Who are some of your inspirations and why do you like them? I guess if I’m choosing icons that embodied who I wanted to be from an early age, they would be Morticia Addams for her perfect romantic happiness accomplishments, her ability to balance family as well all of her other passions, and her zero-fucks-given attitude towards society.  Holly Wood (from cool world) for her dance talent, fashion sense, and ruthless ambition. Jessica Rabbit for her stage presence, musical talent, and devotion to family.. & Tank Girl, for all the reasons. I LOVE Tank Girl. 

4) what are some of your hobbies or passions? BDSM, Skateboarding, rock climbing, hiking, bikes, beaches, fine dining, cooking, and fighting the good fight

5) Tell us something we don’t know about you ? I don’t have a type. I can be attracted to a wide variety of human being regardless of gender, interests, body specifics, etc. 

6) Everyone has a fetish or two . What are some of your fetishes ?Latex, giant rubber sheets, and gallons of silicone based lubricant. Leather… so, so much leather.. Corsets, boots and heels shopping, and having My feet rubbed and toes sucked in the store.. also, people choosing to push their own personal boundaries of good ‘taste’ in the name of pleasing Me   .. 

7) What are your future goals in life? My retirement plans will be announced in due time.. just not yet. 

8) If you went out on a date, tell us your perfect date? I’ll come back to this one later because this is like a 3 page essay in itself. 

9) Tell us or describe one sexual fantasy? Vaginal / anal DP. You’d be surprised how shy guys get at the thought of their balls slapping up against another set of balls.  

10) Where are some favorite places you’ve been to and why do you like them?  Hawaii and NYC are My favorite spots in the US. There is always something fun to do, the food is amazing, and some of My best friends reside in them. 

11) Your favorite food and why ? I could survive off the right meat and cheese plate combination for the rest of My life if I needed to..

12) Are you an ocean or a river ? Please explain. An ocean because I’m hard to contain. 

13) Are you a jungle or a forest? Please explain. A jungle because I’m a little wild, but never cold

14) Are you the sun or the moon ? Please explain. Moon.. I always shine brighter at night. 

Indica Torture

Indica Torture

Indica Torture

Photo by Marie Eriel Hobro

Indica Torture

 

A FEAST OF FRIENDS PLAYLIST, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Playlist for Saturday, November 25, 2017  with DJ Nocturna. For all events coming up, please check out my website: http://www.djnocturna.com   Thank you for your continued support !

  1. The Eurythmics- Julia
  2. The Eurythmics- Here comes the rain again
  3. Love Spit Love- Change in the weather
  4. Love and Rockets- My drug
  5. Fortran 5- Crazy Earth (L’essence De Syd)
  6. Malcolm McLaren- Madam Butterfly
  7. Lisa Gerrard- Meltdown
  8. Anne Pigalle- Looking for Love
  9. Enigma- The child in us
  10. Conjure One- Sleep
  11. Delerium- Stopwatch Hearts (featuring Emily Haines)
  12. Leonard Cohen- Famous Blue Raincoat
  13. David J- The Fugitive
  14. INTERVIEW REPLAY of DAVID J,  BASSIST OF BAUHAUS AND LOVE AND ROCKETS – You can also hear it here on Soundcloud :  https://soundcloud.com/dj-nocturna/david-j-from-bauhaus
  15. David J- The day that David Bowie died
  16. Bauhaus- Crowds
  17. Bauhaus- Stigmata Martyr
  18. Bauhaus- She’s in parties
  19. Love and Rockets- So alive
  20. Joy Division- Chance (Atmosphere)
  21. David Bowie- Warszawa
  22. Mission UK- Stay with me
  23. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Lime Tree Arbour
  24. Japan – Night Porter
  25. David J- Goth Girls in Southern California
  26. Peter Murphy- My last two weeks
  27. Love and Rockets- Holiday on the moon
  28. Billy Idol- The dead next door
  29. Siouxsie and the Banshees- You’re lost little girl
  30. Decima Victima- Tan Lejos
  31. The Neon Judgement- Chinese Black
  32. The Cult- Black Angel

 

 

 

TRACY LASHES Performs with DAVID J

Burlesque performer, the beautiful and sensual  TRACY LASHES will be performing on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the DAVID J’s  live exclusive DJ performance, hosted by KINK CARNIVAL at the  Underground ( 1146 Fort St.,  Honolulu, Hawaii ). 

Get your tickets now $20 or $25 at the door or $35 for both nights Dec 1 and Dec 2. 

http://djnocturna.com/david-j-exclusive-dj-set-december-1-2017/

 Here’s my interview with Tracy Lashes and these are her responses:

1) In a relationship are you dominant or submissive ?  I’m a Dominant.

2) Describe the type of performances that you do and how long have you been doing it?   My dance is burlesque with a twist of ballet, contort, weird, cosplay, and surprises. I’ve been doing burlesque for 7 years and ballet for 13 years.

3) Who do you take your inspiration from? Who are some of your inspirations and why do you like them?  My inspiration comes from a mixture of Lili st. Cyr , Blaze star, Marilyn Monroe, Dirty Martini, Sally Rand, cosplay , and Masuimi Max.

4) what are some of your hobbies or passions?  Hair, Special effects makeup, and dancing are my passion.

5) Tell us something we don’t know about you ?   I’m a huge collector of HR Giger autograph books, posters, and art. 

6) Everyone has a fetish or two . What are some of your fetishes ? I love biting necks, face sitting ( which I’m the one sitting on peoples faces 😉) , and spanking .

7) What are your future goals in life? To be a special effects makeup artist for movies and a traveling burlesque artist .

8) Tell us or describe one sexual fantasy.   I love the movie legend I think my fantasy would be the part when Darkness played by Tim Curry comes out from the mirror and walks up to lili and awakes her. I would love to be lili 😉

9) where are some favorite places you’ve been to and why do you like the?  One of my favorite places I’ve been to is Germany!! It’s so beautiful and the people there are so diverse. Lots of holidays! 

10) Your favorite food and why ?  Korean food is my favorite! It’s so spicy like me 😉 lol 

11) Are you an ocean or a river ? Please explain.   I think I’m an ocean because it’s so big and so much things that’s still a mystery. A river has limits and I don’t really have limits. Life gives you a lot to deal with and sometimes we don’t know what’s coming ahead or to be expected. 

12) Are you a jungle or a forest? Please explain.  I think I’m a forest. With me people see what they see on the outside with my tattoos, weight, and piercings, but when they get to know me it can be an unexpected surprise. Like a forest people see it might be scary and not so beautiful but when you look deep in a forest it can surprise you and you can find some of the beautiful things to photograph. 

13) Are you the sun or the moon ? Please explain.  I’m definitely a moon. I’m mostly alive at night. I’m not a day person mostly grumpy when I first get up and try to figure out my day. Also the moon shines really brite at night compare to a sun it would hurt your eyes when you look upon it. I don’t like to burn people I love people to see me and see the real me and sometimes people can see it in the strangest places.  

Tracy Lashes

Tracy Lashes

tracy Lashes

Tracy Lashes

Tracy Lashes

tracy Lashes

A FEAST OF FRIENDS PLAYLIST, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Playlist for Saturday, November 18, 2017  (with Guest DJ Missy Black)

DJ NOCTURNA

  1. Clan of Xymox- A Forest
  2. Clan of Xymox- Strange 9 to 9
  3. Attrition- The Internal Narrator
  4. Hawthorn – Tony Wakeford/ Matt Howden- Rose Coloured Sky
  5. Kirlian Camera- Eclipse (V.1994/B)
  6. Die Form- Transvisions
  7. Dead Can Dance- Ullyses
  8. INTERVIEW WITH NAGASITA   – Listen to the interview here https://soundcloud.com/dj-nocturna/interview-with-nagasita
  9. Material Mantra
  10. DAVID J – All we ever wanted was everything- Listen here:  https://soundcloud.com/dj-nocturna/david-j-from-bauhaus
  11. Peter Murphy- Bewlay Brothers
  12. The Cure-10:15 Saturday Night
  13. Virgin Prunes- Baby Turns Blue
  14. Rozz Williams/ Gitane Demone- Flowers
  15. Yazoo (Only you )  2017
  16. New Order- Regret
  17. Sinead O’Connor- Sacrifice
  18. Depeche Mode- But Not Tonight
  19. UltraVox- Reap the Wild Wind
  20. OMD- Enola Gay

DJ MISSY BLACK ( 80s SET )

  1. Michael Jackson- Smooth Criminal
  2. David Bowie- Let’s Dance
  3. Prince- I would Die  4 U
  4. Joy Division- She lost control
  5. Gary Numan- Matel
  6. Bauhaus- Lagartija Nick
  7. Peter Schilling- Major Tom (Coming home)
  8. A Flock of Seagulls- Space Age Love Song
  9. Book of Love- Boy
  10. Ministry- I wanted to tell her
  11. Depeche Mode- Strange Love
  12. The Cure- The Walk
  13. Nitzer Ebb- Murderous
  14. Soft Cell- Tainted Love
  15. Attrition- Thin Red Line
  16. Depeche Mode- Policy of Truth
  17. Dead or Alive- You spin me round (Murder mix)
  18. Paul Hardcastle- 19 (Destruction mix)

 

ALL 80s ALL NIGHT this Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at NEXT DOOR

I was invited by MISSY BLACK to dj with her at her WEDNESDAY gig on November 22nd  called  ALL 80s ALL NIGHT, an 80s theme party, the first theme night for Alt Wednesday. The event celebrates the beautiful decade of the 1980s, a decade influenced by music, fashion, MTV,   icons and so much more !

ALT WEDNESDAY is  a weekly event, held at NEXT DOOR (43 N, Hotel St).  This is a special first theme night for Alt Wednesday and special for all of us because the following day is a holiday ! It’s a great time to be out and about this Wednesday night because the bars in Chinatown will be hosting a pub-crawl to kick off the start of the holiday season. 

NEXT DOOR  will also be having a FREE MOVIE SCREENING  starting at 8pm of the original classic BLADE RUNNER, the film directed by Ridley Scott in 1982, adapted from the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep ? Music and dancing will start immediately after the movie. There’s free popcorn while it last so come early ! There is NO COVER for this event and there will be drink specials all night.

Hope you can join us for the best music of the 80s as we kick off the start of the holiday season. I’ll be spinning some vinyl so come on down !  Dress to impress ! See you there !

Missy Black

DJ Missy Black

DJ Nocturna

DJ Nocturna

Madonna

Madonna

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

The Cure

The Cure

Bauhaus

Bauhaus

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

David Bowie

David Bowie