Did you ever get a full set of these?? Found the original artwork today for these characters created by Aaron McKirdy. They are still too cool. They found their way onto album and vinyl covers, stickers, badges and posters, and eventually into the Minuit world online. But they were all credit to Aaron. Nice work boss!
Posted: 15 // March // 2014
Lyric video from an old track! Minuit’s ‘Milk’ from ‘the 88’ 2003
"i’ll throw you to the elements" WATCH VIDEO HERE
Posted: 21 // January // 2014
Posted: 5 // January // 2014
Paul and Ruth went to volunteer at the Samoa Victim Support Group shelters in Apia for 4-months via Wellington charity Spinning Top. Paul gives us his final thoughts:
We’re the adults, right?
Last month, Samoa’s TV1 screened a news programme about a 13 year old girl who had just been banished from her village after being sexually assaulted by four teenage boys.
You read that right. The boys’ stories conflicted so the elders sent the girl away to “protect the young men of the village from becoming involved in this kind of behaviour again”. It is currently in the hands of the police.
This is not a good picture of Samoa. This is clearly not what everyone thinks. Nor how everyone acts. This does not illustrate the vibrantly painted houses and immaculately kept gardens, or the pristine beaches and lush landscape of Upolu and Savai’i, nor the giving nature, the easy smiles and the love of life. It doesn’t show how hard everyone works, and how much they love their families and how fit and fun the lifestyle is. In fact, people were outraged. Which is why it was on TV.
And yet it happened.
The 13 year old girl is under the care of the Samoa Victim Support shelters living alongside about 40 other girls and children with pending court cases, whose stories are similarly dumbfounding. Abuses performed by adults who are supposed to be their guardians – grandfathers, brothers, fathers, I was going to say Dad’s but a “Dad” wouldn’t do that kind of thing to his child – and in the places that should be the safest, their own homes.
To hear just a handful of their stories makes you wonder if something is backward in Samoa.
Oh god. How naive I am.
Did you see the article in Sunday Star Times in the weekend? Out of every 100 sexual assaults in New Zealand, 7 get reported to the police, 3 go to court and 1 is likely to end in a conviction. 1 out of 100. In New Zealand. Maybe those boys in the Samoan village were sons of someone high up, (does this sound like a recent story in NZ media?)
So we have nothing to say about how any other country does it. We are not protecting our children, or our young women. We are letting them down.
The Sunday Star Times proposes: “How we deal with rape needs a major rethink.” They are running a six-week exposé and have some ideas about changing that system at a government level, which is a darn good place to do it, and they are looking for people to debate and fine tune the ideas. If you can contribute, do it.
We’re supposed to be the adults, right? I want to be a better adult.
Samoa Victim Support Group run two shelters for young women and children in Samoa, plus a nursery for new born babies who are the result of abuse and neglect. These shelters are not government funded. They are run on goodwill and charity. And they keep these kids safe while the adults sort their act out. SVSG support these women as their cases go through the court system; and advocate for change in wider Samoan society and government.
You can follow the work they do HERE
And can contribute to their work HERE
Follow the work Spinning Top do for vulnerable children HERE
Posted: 16 // December // 2013
“You say stars align. Ha! Can’t you see these stars are blind?”.
'This kind of wryness is what we've come to expect from Minuit's Ruth Carr. She's been lyrically mixing sinister with salvation for the past decade, and new single Ghost is no exception. Here local beatmakers have remixed and beaten the hell out of it. All to awesome effect!
Minuit producer Ryan Beehre aka Funk’n’slocuts opens up with the first mix. Followed by Gene K with his 4/4 housie version.
Then the lid tears off with a smashing jungle monster by a whopped up Lily Unsub like I haven’t heard for a long time. 18-year old Auckland producer Levi Niha, rounds it up going in dark and smooth with his dubstep take.’ - RipItUp
LISTEN TO THE TUNES HERE
Posted: 9 // December // 2013
Posted: 1 // August // 2013
Posted: 9 // July // 2013
**FREE FRIDAY DOWNLOADS!**
Three new mixes of WARHEADS to accompany new video clip. From resident Minuit remixers FUNK’N’SLO’CUTS, GIMME A C! & BANG GALORE
LISTEN and D/L HERE. Enjoy
Posted: 5 // July // 2013
Warning: contains serious non-vegetarian scenes
A huge thank you to Shanshan Zhou, Helen Stanbridge, Tim Wong, Kelsey Thompson, Flying Fish, Fuchsia Hames, Liv MacPhedran, Anita Ward, John Piper, Jenny Eccles, Will Brotherson, Jessica Stewart, Victoria, Louisa Carter, Digital Design students of AUT - Ioana Suciu, Nathan Huang, Justin Soon, Francis Knowles, Nicola Miller and more. Rocket Rentals, Theo Malosi (and Mike Koenig for screeching Pteradactyls)
Starring: Curly the Caveman & the intersex Blue Rabbit
Leda Farrow - Puppet and set director
Alyx Duncan - Production director
Jason Bock- Post director and editor
"I think of you my darling, when the warheads start to fall"
“Je pense à toi mon cher, quand les bombes commencent à tomber”
GET THE SONG HERE minuit.bandcamp.com/track/warheads
Posted: 28 // June // 2013
The Making Of WARHEADS MUSIC VIDEO
Posted: 28 // June // 2013