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Join the InkCoherent crew

for a festive season celebration, in a

night of 2 room multi-genre musical madness!

$5 drinks pre midnight+ drink specials throughout the night.

A mere fiver on the door get

for entry to both Ink & Coherent.


Dirty Needlez (Welly)

Wellington’s dirty tech soked prog-meister, Dirty Needlez’ debut performance at Coherent earlier this year saw him playing the closing set at Aural Trash (that’s  Greg Churchill & Angela Fisken folks – no mean feat), where he kept the dancefloor cranking through til 7am! Don’t miss the opportunity to catch him once again.

Hailing from NZ’s capital city, Wellington.

Rising from the backdrop of Boy Racers, Rugby Jocks, Shit Clubs, Corporate attire with white running shoes, and just a general overriding lack of taste, Dirty NeEdLeZ’ mission is simple: Dance. Sweat. Chopped. More.

Realising that cube farms, 2 x 15min breaks, smelly leftover lunches, photocopier ink and corporate ladders is not his lifelong destiny, preferring rather to get chopped, play music, make music, steal groupies, stay out all night, not really giving a shit, all the while getting paid for it, seemed like a more fun option. And why the fuck not. Kiss me, Bang me.

Tracks out on Beatport now!


Timmy Schumacher

Throughout the years Timmy has proven you don’t need to think inside one genre to keep people on the dance floor. Playing across the board with breaks, house, techno, garage, drum ‘n’ bass, electro, booty bass, hip hop and downbeat, Timmy has kept the dance floors heaving for over 18 years. Over 18 years of undying service, smashing clubs, festivals and radio transmitters apart with his fearsome mixing skills and secret artillery of hot tunes. To this day, Timmy’s maxim remains the same : consistent shows, flowing sets, uncompromising selections and responsive playing for the crowd.

Timmy has achieved some land marks in his time such as…

Pioneering the sound of breakbeat in NZ…

One of the first DJ’s in Aotearoa to push the Break Beat sound…

Releasing a number one top selling anthem on Aquasky’s Passenger Records which received plays    as wide as trance master Graham Gold and DK (Ninja Tunes Solid Steel Radio Show) as well as the big players in breakbeat such as The Freestylers and Jody Wisternoff from Way Out West. “What’s Down Low” by Baitercell and Schumacher still continues to move units to this day as one of Passengers biggest selling tunes of all time.

Being handpicked to attend the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy representing NZ in London in 2002.

Playing to massive numbers in the Boiler Room at BDO, playing support for the Chemical Brothers to 4000 people at North Shore Stadium and rocking it to over 10,000 thousand sun baked beat freaks on three occasions at the bFM Summer Series. All this plus support for such acts as Adam Freeland, Freq Nasty, Rennie Pilgrem, The Freestlyers, Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Tayo, Breakfastaz, Aquasky and even Moby!

Brocking out heaving slabs of vinyl on such globally respected labels as Pure Filth, Resin, Ape, Funkatech, Passenger and DJ Icey’s Zone Records. Add to this a string of hot remixes for : Fast Crew, Savage, Resin Dogs, Aquasky, Minuit, Katchafire and Supergroove.

Forging on with an album under his belt (The Wall of Bass Technique) Timmy has plenty of exciting new material and collaborations in the pipeline with a focus on his imminent debut solo long player due out in 2009 on Timmy’s own Junior Rotter label. Expect a train smash of rocky breaks, booty stylings, 4/4 garage and wobble, dubstep, indie flavours, hip hop and downbeat.

Watch this space!


MC Kyla

NZ DnB, Hip Hop and Breaks MC. Held residencies at Studio 9, with D-Dog, Sal and the Bass Frontiers Crew and at Club Sandwiches in Wellington. Hostess of The Phat05 and 06, an album out with crew G.N.D and releases with Agent Alvin, CMD and Antiform.

Kyla is one of NZ’s most flexible MC’s – rocking over the Breaks, Drum N Bass and Hip Hop, getting the coldest crowds hot and the hot heads nodding. She has been a resident with Wellington’s Bass Frontiers Crew – one of the longest running DnB outfits in the country – stepping up to the mic for the first time at Studio Nine. Her first big invite was while rhyming alongside NZ scene stalwart DJ Presha, introducing the legendary Goldie. The infamous gold-toothed man himself requested her presence on the mic and she proceeded to rock the crowd with the MetalHeadz kingpin for the next four blazing hours. The following two years had Kyla holding down floors with a series of Internationals, from Bad Company to Cause 4 Concern right through sets with DJ Storm, Fresh, Total Science, Mickey Finn, Digital, Concord Dawn, The Upbeats, Pendulum….the list is as long as your arm! Kyla hosted the first Phat 05 and was invited back for the bigger, better, ridiculously chocka-block Phat 06. She also managed to record tunes with Mr Agent Alvin – the track Smut being pressed to vinyl and being spun on decks from here to Bluff! – Confucius and Mysterious D, The Nomad and her own Wellington based Hip Hop crew – the super-conscious, beatbox infused posse that is G.N.D, known for funky rocking tunes that blazed through the annual Hip Hop Summit held in Auckland. Her latest and greatest mission is rocking on the Breaks – thus far having had the pleasure of smashing it with scene-makers Tayo, Ali B and Freq Nasty as well as uber-internattys Stanton Warriors, Adam Freeland and NZ legend in the making Timmy ‘the shoe’ Schumacher – King of the Porn Breaks! She is currently working on tracks with the likes of Antiform(with whom she rocked the Deep, Hard N Funky party at Aucklands St James over easter!), Dub Asylum and South Island favourites Confucius and Mysterious D – and all of this while working on a movie in chilly ol Queenstown! Watch out for a National Tour with ‘the shoe’ himself and a big show with bad man Aquasky!!!


Jason Howson

Jason is an award-winning DJ. A fully-fledged vinyl junkie, Howson has recently mixed the first definitive New Zealand Dubstep compilation Every Day Dubs. The compilation features some of the country’s foremost Dubstep producers and DJs such as Truth, Optimus Gryme, P-Vans and Future One. Jason Howson can be heard on his weekly radio show ‘Silk Cuts In Session’ on George FM with co-host Sean Lyons, where the pair bust sub bass monsters from the musical worlds of UK Garage, 2 Step, Hip Hop, Drum and Bass and Dubstep.



Soane’s Dj career first started in 1989 when he assumed the unconventional position of  doorman/Dj at Club Roma and then later at the Box nightclub in Auckland .In 1995 he decided to head to Sydney and pursue Djing as a fulltime career.It wasn’t long before he established himself there.Through good friend and expat ‘Cool hand Luke’ he secured a Thursday night residency with local lad Dj Ajax in the middle bar of Kinselas nightclub.

In 1997 Soane returned to Auckland and over the next several years forged a reputation as a crowd favourite in the local house music scene holding down residencies at the Box ,Buddha Bar and the then infamous Callibre nightclubs. He also found himself playing support gigs for many of the visiting international Djs. Such as, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, The Problem Kids, Phil Asher, Derrick May, Dj Q, Mateo & Matos, Sandy Rivera, Dick Johnson, Elliot Eastwick and Miles Hollway.

From this he developed a relationship with Paper Recordings and Shaboom and in 1999 Soane embarked on his first overseas tour playing guest spots in the UK and in France with now mates Miles Hollway, Elliot Eastwick, Ben Davis and now NZ resident Dick ‘magic’Johnson. He returned to the UK in 2000 to headline for ‘Robodisco’ in Manchester and ‘Kwality’ with then resident Dan Ganecea at Batofar in Paris.In 2001 he returned for ‘Robodisco’ and ‘Space’ at Bar Rumba and also the ‘Big Chill’ festival.

Studio collaborations followed with Shaboom and in 2002 Soane began work on his debut album ‘Tongan Chic’ which was released  in Feb. 2004 by Inmusic featuring NZ artists ,Boh Runga ,The Freestyle, Hassanah, Manuel Bundy,  Submariner, Isaac Aesili ,Kurt Dyer, Killamanraro, Dick Johnson with Luke Tomes engineering.The album reached critical acclaim and helped solidify Soanes standing as a producer and song writer.He is currently working on his second album and is reestablishing links to Australia.

Soane continues to play regularly on the club circuit in NZ. He is currently resident at Coco Club and occasionally guests on radio station Georgefm.

North Shore Pony Club

The North Shore Pony Club are a genre bending block party band who busted down from the over ground at the beginning of 2005. Disillusioned by the glam hop and chic rock currently smearing the face of popular music, we are here to pour accelerant on the smoldering embers of dance culture. As a couple of kids reared on 80’s pop sophistication our music is an amalgamation of black goldand white trash mixed up in a bastard disco blender.



Apex is a name that has become synonomous with dark, heavy, energetic music in the auckland dance scene. Whether he’s playing breaks, d’n’b or dubstep the one thing you can expect is bass. lots and lots of BASS!

2008 saw Apex supporting almost every second breaks international to come into NZ including Baobinga & I.D (uk), NAPT (uk) and Nick Thayer (aus) amoung others while running nz’s longest running breaks night ‘IFECTIOUS’ in clubs all over auckland city to near capacity crowds with co-promoters and dj’s $ure$hot and Joe revell. A trip to the U.K also saw apex play the warm up set for NZ hero’s MINUIT at Clockwork night club in London.

09 began fresh with a new outlook on music, breaks hit a creative wall so apex moved on to new exciting Dubstep after playing possibly his best gig to date (IN CAHOOTS 08/09) on new years eve on great barrier island. The genre swap also saw the start of Apex’s new regular club night ‘REwind’ @ Coherent on k’rd. Turns out the swap was a good idea landing apex voted Runner-up best dubstep dj in the NITE:LIFE 09 music awards. with new productions, a number of releases for local and international labels in the pipeline, collabs with Karl Sav and Specimen A and the promise of new studio gear, the year looks to end the way it started.

Hosting his weekly radio show ‘AUDIO DAMAGE’ (saturdays midday – 2pm on UPFM 107.5 or www.upfm.dj), supporting international acts like The Freestylers and the Scratch Perverts, playing the main stage of venues like studio and galatos and pretty much every other well known club in auckland over the last 5 years at gigs like ‘CHEMISTRY’ and ‘BIG CLUB NIGHT OUT’. Apex has definately come a long way from the $5 entry gigs with a pc and a really really loud stereo at the soccer club in hometown Waiuku, cementing his place in the auckland dance music scene.


Nick Johnson

His names rhymes with Dick Johnson…

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