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Witness music history in the making, an epic final jam at Munki Studios live streaming worldwide before the demolition man breaks up the party.

With your support Transmit with Munki Studios present The Munki Mash Live Stream  extravaganza  22nd August 2015. Live stream performances by Orchestra of Spheres, Kirsten Te Rito, Mr Sterile Assembly, Rhombus, Fur Patrol and TrinityRoots from the infamous Wellington studios, transmitting worldwide on  transmitworld.tv so you can join in the Munki swansong party.

Wellington's Munki Studios has captured the shifting sands of New Zealand music for 25 years and this is the chance to toast Munki Studios legacy ahead of the move to new studio digs. Plus you get to join the search for secret tunnels in the Martin Square building that once housed the SIS spy HQ.

The Munki Mash Live Stream will kick off with a nod to the next generation of music makers, a recording session and jam led by Munki owner and engineer Mike Gibson's own daughters operating behind the mics and control desk.

The grown-ups then gather for the last rites taking over four studio rooms to play music with no boundaries. The action will be accompanied by Erica Skelars aka Lady Lazer Light visuals. Sneaky interviews and confessions from the players are also on the dance card. 

Munki Studios roll of honour includes Hollie Smith's Long Player, Trinity Roots Little Things, Recloose's Hiatus On The Horizon, Steriogram's Walkie Talkie Man as well as recordings by The Warratahs, So So Modern, Letterbox Lambs, Jonathan Crayford, The Hasselhoff Experiment, Shihad, Wayne Mason, New Zealand String Quartet, Dave Long, Richard Nunns, Illphonics, Upper Hutt Posse... Charlotte Yates, Grayson Gilmour, LA Mitchell, Lisa Tomlins, Village of Idiots, Mel Parsons, Don McGlashan, Bella Kalolo, HIOP, Adi Dick, Two Lane Black Top, Flight of the Concords, Fur Patrol, Kelburn Vet Centre!, Pin Group, Rhombus, Sanctus...and the list keeps going and going. So many different recordings, mixes, voice overs and masterings for music, film, commercials and radio have come out of this much loved recording studio. 

The secret vaults and armouries have proven to be the secret acoustic-treatment ingredient to Munki's internationally coveted sound. Mike Gibson used to get midnight calls from US producers wanting to know how he got the sound so right. He suggested they find themselves an SIS vault.

During the Vietnam War when the building housed the SIS it was the scene of anti-war protests, and it's rumoured to be where the SIS ran a spying campaign against economist Bill Sutch in 1974. The 'Sutch interrogation room' has more recently been local rockers Beastwars studio, just down the corridor from the other last standing studio residents Rhombus and Jhan Lindsay. 

The Boosted campaign will provide financial support towards live stream film production costs, setting up multiple cameras, sound equipment and live stream connections. The campaign figure is a nod to real world costs 'cos we making it happen with a live stream dream team of local film makers offering their skills for the love of music.

Munki Studios will match dollar for dollar up to the first $1000 donated to support the BOOSTED campaign filming and live stream. Awesome eh.

Host live stream channel transmitworld.tv  was founded by Sarah Hunter, Director Transmit as a pop up platform for sharing our homegrown stories worldwide. The creative content maker was Director, Creative Producer of the hugely successful WW1 Remembered light & sound show for Wellington's ANZAC week, Director TrinityRoots Music Is Choice feature doco and Creative Director Fat Freddy's Drop Music Is Choice doco. 

Thanks in advance for your support and we look forward to giving Munki Studios the send-off it deserves. And if you don't catch the real time live stream, tune in to watch the replay on demand.

Munki Mash Live Stream, tune in 22nd August 2015 transmitworld.tv
#munkimash #transmitworld #shh

Check out Stuff story on Munki Studios and the former SIS building. 

UPDATES

  • Massive Thanks

    25 MONTHS AGO

    Courage under fire, we got The Munki Mash Live Stream out the door and into the stratosphere. Massive thanks to everyone for the kind donations that helped make it all happen, including GAS Project the lucky last donation.

    Standing ovation to the amazing team behind the scenes, both professional and up and coming film makers and the sound and lighting peeps for the skills and aroha that made the live stream flow. Muchas gracias and respect to the wall to wall music talent who made it glow.  

    For on demand replays from the mash up check www.transmitworld.tv for the goods, starting with TrinityRoots performing at the house party. Plenty more to follow. Chur. shh.

    Massive Thanks
  • MATINEE SESSION KICKS OFF TRANSMISSION TODAY

    25 MONTHS AGO

    The Munki Mash Live Stream transmission kicking off today with the Matinee Session on www.transmitworld.tv

    4.00pm - DJ Benny hits play on the decks to launch us into the stratosphere. The 12 yr old protege is being skilled by the best, his dad Hopepa from Freddys and Uncle MC Slave!! Benny's other interests are skating and making skate videos.

    4.30pm - Nushka Herrick from Paekakariki is on the mic playing the gat and singing. The 14 yr old from Paekakariki has just started writing her own tunes, trains with music teacher Holly Ewens and is a member of Colander Girls, the Kapiti College Barbershop Girls Chorus the Wellington Regional Girls Chorus champions 2015.

    4.45pm - Peyton Morete, a 13 year old rock singer from Waikanae with a big, powerful voice playing her own original songs! She's been performing for the last five years and has a stash of awards behind her already. This year alone Peyton's collected Smokefree RockQuest Manawatu Regional Solo/Duo Winner, BandQuest Winner Best Original Song, Best Musicianship, Best Female Vocalist & won Horowhenua’s Got Talent.

    5.05 - Jhan Lindsay, jazz singer and composer, and friends do the live jam, smokey vocals and music spanning many genres and styles. Jhan was among the last residents at Munki Studios and is proud to have finished recording a new album before vacating her upstairs studio room. Watch out for Jhan Lindsay and The Chatelaines.

    More goodness and organic live stream house party to follow, right through to the midnight hour!

    MATINEE SESSION KICKS OFF TRANSMISSION TODAY
  • BOOSTED FOR TRANSMISSION

    25 MONTHS AGO

    BOOSTED for transmission, thanks kind folks for getting us to 100% and climbing!! We'll be back with a schedule, just side tracked with beer delivery from Tuatara, setting up internet connections, cables & more. Amazing seeing Munki Studios transformation for the Munki Mash Live Stream, three stages in the process of being constructed today, lights from Grouse, sound gear from Western Audio, many strong bros making the magic happen.
    Tune in Sat 22 Aug www.transmitworld.tv from 4pm - midnight hour.

    Cheers Gipsy Kitchen, Suzanne, Alice, Christina, James, Ange, Tora Bramley, Diana, Paul & Martin for sharing the love.

    BOOSTED FOR TRANSMISSION
  • TRINITY ROOTS LATE SESSION

    25 MONTHS AGO

    Announcing Trinity Roots will play the late session at The Munki Mash Live Stream. The original Trinity bros recorded Little Things ep at Munki Studios former 'safe' turned recording room where there just happens to be a little Trinity tag on the wall. 

    Tumbling along to 100% BOOSTED by midnight Saturday is the cut off. Light at the end of the tunnel with many kind donations this week, thanks Leigh, Russell, Kelly, Anton and Anon

    TRINITY ROOTS LATE SESSION
  • MR STERILE ASSEMBLY

    25 MONTHS AGO

    Mr Sterile Assembly punk rock duo laid down the final single recording today at Munki Studios, bass, drums and vocals, the sound of an old Holden driving along the Himatangi Straight.

    Thanks Anna for the kind boost donation.

    MR STERILE ASSEMBLY
  • KIRSTEN TE RITO

    25 MONTHS AGO

    More good news, announcing singer-songwriter Kirsten Te Rito is playing The Munki Mash Live Stream, fresh from the release of new album Āiotanga, representing Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Kahungunu in the house.

    Thanks Lou, Craig, James & Helen for your kind donations.

    KIRSTEN TE RITO
  • RHOMBUS DUB THE MUNKI

    25 MONTHS AGO

    Announcing RHOMBUS will bring the dub to The Munki Mash Live Stream. The long time resident cats at the Munki Studios throwing down one final jam in the house before re-locating to Toi Poneke Arts Centre. BOOM.

    RHOMBUS DUB THE MUNKI
  • Grayson Gilmour Joins The Munki Mash

    25 MONTHS AGO

    Existential musings in the house, pleased to announce Grayson Gilmour will play a few songs with Charley & his cello at The Munki Mash Live Stream on 22nd August, transmitting on www.transmitworld.tv chur.

    Sarah & Lee, Tina, Damien, Mishelle, Melanie & Charley thanks for your kind donations.

    Grayson Gilmour Joins The Munki Mash
  • FUR PATROL DO THE MUNKI MASH

    26 MONTHS AGO

    Super pleased to announce Fur Patrol reuniting to play Munki Mash Live Stream on 22nd August. Julia Deans, Simon Braxton & Andrew Bain back for one last jam at Munki Studios, joining the gang of Eru Dangerspiel, Orchestra of Spheres, Mr Sterile Assembly & Rosie Tin Tea Caddy on the dance card. More acts to be announced.

    Thanks Mark, Megan for your kind donations.

  • Be Humble

    26 MONTHS AGO

    When you buzz the door at Munki Studios it's pretty easy to spot their Be Humble tag. Def sums up a recording studio that has captured so many amazing albums and been a home to our NZ, and international, music community.

    It will be amazing and humbling if we can get The Munki Mash live stream celebration happening on 22nd August, so please do donate, and please do help us spread the word. 

    Thanks Ayesah, Simon and Sara for the kind donations this week.

    Hoping we can share updates very soon on a couple of incredible artists keen to join the farewell party lvie stream jam. Stay tuned.

    Chur.

    Be Humble
  • Chur

    26 MONTHS AGO

    Kia Ora world,

    The Munki Mash Live Stream hit the halfway mark today, clicking over to 51%. Wahoo.

    Massive thanks to Matt, Susanna, Darren, Rachel, Mr Sterile, Tane, Hamish, Dr Lee, Anna, Bevin, Erolia, Stephen & the Anon folk for your kind donations.

    Please keep spreading the word, click to donate and support The Munki Mash Live Stream on 22nd August.

    Stay tuned this week for announcements on the latest music talent confirmed to play The Munki Mash Live Stream. Mike G is on the hustle.

    On the sly, Sarah Hunter managed to get along with one camera to film rockers Beastwards last ever rehearsal at Munki last week. Really bringing home the reality of how close the end of an era is. Beastwars 'Obey The Riff' is the mantra for the week.

    Chur.

    The Munki Mash 

     

    Chur