Music from New Zealand sounds like Dub and Reggae? Well, that’s not totally wrong. At least there are a lot of bands on the Kiwi Islands dropping laid back vibes und doing it the smooth way. But there was also a huge Indie and Rock scene with bands like Split Enz, The Chills and the outshining label Flying Nun Records. Not to mention the exciting Fusion scene and those Psychedelic bands from The Sixties.

You see, there is a lot to discover. So have fun with Edition Nr. 17 which shows an impression of how NZ can sound: Listen to Lord Echo, Fat Freddys Drop and the Black seeds, just to name a few . And Welcome Gunnar! He is the first UV Funk co-host who will join Philipp also in future editions from time to time.

UV Funk is a radio show which is broadcasted every third Friday from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm on Dresden based community radio station coloRadio. Radio listeners in Dresden can tune in to the program on 98,3 or 99,4 MHz. Any other listeners can recall it here. The show is hosted by Philipp Demankowski and for the first time Gunnar. It’s all about stories, interviews and tracks out of the world of Cosmic Electronic Music. And watch out! This time it’s in German.

There are slight sound skipping issues on the show every now and then due to the recording system at coloRadio. Sorry for that! 

This show was aired on 15th November 2013.


  1. Julien Dyne feat. Parks – Fallin’ Down [Wonderful Noise Productions]
  2. Tahuna Breaks – Black, Brown & White [Chewy]
  3. Fat Freddys Drop – Shiverman [The Drop]
  4. Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance [Mercury]
  5. The Black Seeds – Dance Dance [LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa]
  6. Lord Echo – Wang East [Wonderful Noise Productions]
  7. Lord Echo – Molten Lava [Bastard Jazz Recordings]
  8. Recloose – Don’t Get Me Wrong [Delusions Of Grandeur]
  9. Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want [BBE]
  10. Fly Me Pretties – Bag Of Money [LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa]
  11. Katchafire – Get Away [Shock]
  12. The Chills – Pink Frost [Flying Nun Records]
  13. Split Enz – Poor Boy [Mushroom]
  14. The Clean – Tally Ho [Flying Nun]
  15. Dr. Tree – Vulcan Words [EMI]
  16. Peter Jefferies – Clear By Morning [Raffmond]
  17. Quincy Conserve – Tango Boo Gonk [His Master’s Voice]
  18. Lord Echo – Thinking Of You [Wonderful Noise Productions]

UV Funk 017: New Zealand Special with Gunnar by Uncanny Valley on Mixcloud