Hauling their indie-bastid-breakbeat action around the planet, rattling ribcages and teasing a fuzzy frenzy out of audiences, you’re more likely to have seen Minuit jiggalin’ hips in Berlin recently than their native New Zealand, as they toured far flung venues from St Petersburg to the Czech Republic, to storming The Crystal Method’s DJ night in Los Angeles. They’ve played alongside Adam Freeland, Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs, Ali B, and The Chemical Brothers, crunched hi-end PAs at Berlin MotorFM festivals, Czech industrial clubs, Finnish christmas parties… It’s also no small feat they were included on the ‘Future Sound of…’ compilation, alongside worldwide electronic heavy-hitters Bjork and DJ Krush representing New Zealand as the future sound of breaks and beats.
Still calling New Zealand home, Minuit are back in the country over summer to record a new album and will play with Concord Dawn and BBC DJ Zane Lowe for the Capital’s NYE waterfront warehouse bash – plus at Phat ’09 Festival on the night of the 1st to bring you lots of new goodies (as well as old favs, we’re sure!). Following their album release in UK this year, Ruth Carr has been asked to guest on several new tracks coming out in ’09. Bandmates Ryan Beehre and Paul Dodge deliver their breakbeat arsenal via shuddering basslines that make you feel you are made of steel, without losing sight of fantastic songs. So grab the chance to see firsthand what everyone else is about to find out.
Minuit have been getting radio play all over Europe, including XFM, 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Annie Nightingale, MotorFM in Berlin and Radio 1, Prague. Call it what you like – you’ll be humming to Minuit before too long – if not moshing up the front.