THE NEXTMEN versus JOE DUKIE ‘Hold Me Now’

Written by on October 5, 2012

The Nextmen (UK) have just released a 4-track EP for free download, of archived recordings with Joe Duke (Dallas Taimara from Fat Freddys Drop) dating back to 2003. After a lively discussion with various respected figures within the NZ music industry, it was decided that yes indeed, this EP does in fact qualify as NZ Music.

A little history:

“Acclaimed genre-popping producers Brad Baloo & Dom Search from The Nextmen joined forces with arguably one of the world’s best Soul vocalists, Fat Freddy’s Drop frontman Dallas Tamaira – AKA Joe Dukie – in the Summer of 2003 to flesh out & record an idea hatched by Christopher Tubbs who, at the time, was working for ill fated London label Carbon Records. The trio met during Freddy’s first trip to London & with just four days in a front room to record, the boys enlisted band mates Toby Laing & Joe Lindsay on horns, along with the lyrical endeavours of Hamish Clark from Breaks Co-op to forge what would become something very special. The result was simply stunning, but like the path much trodden, the label folded, the record was never released & the DAT tapes lay undiscovered in a dusty archive until now. Thank heavens for a studio spring clean, a re-listen to love & the idea of gifting these tracks to beloved supporters of The Nextmen & Joe Dukie in the delay between long players. Time has not wearied this exceptional sound.”

THE NEXTMEN vs JOE DUKIE “Blow Wind Blow” free download EP

The Nextmen vs Joe Dukie – Hold Me Now by The Nextmen

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