Third Eye Hi-fi
We’re showcasing some of the epic crews who are involved in this year's festival. Although Third Eye Hi-Fi only just joined the fold last year, we can see a very long and happy future with this wonderful gang of bass fiends! We’ll let you hear it from the crew themselves - have a read of their story from Chris, AKA Intec.
We’re showcasing some of the epic crews who are involved in this year's festival. Although Third Eye Hi-Fi only just joined the fold last year, we can see a very long and happy future with this wonderful gang of bass fiends! We’ll let you hear it from the crew themselves - have a read of their story from Chris, AKA Intec:
“The first members of the crew met in Wellington in the smoking area of the Grand. We instantly bonded through our love for Sound System Culture and found both common and differing grounds in our music tastes. As the beers flowed, the discussions turned to building a sound of our own in New Zealand. We got to work 3D modeling cabinets and producing the drawings, then we started the build in a garage in Eastbourne. We soon realised we needed a larger workshop so a couple of months later we had moved in together and were working nights after our day jobs to get the boxes built. As the Sound was coming together, our talks turned to intent and ethos. We all felt that we wanted the sound to be a genreless, genderless host to provide a platform for everyone to work with, perform on and enjoy. The idea that an A.I. had downloaded itself into the system came to the forefront and we felt this story could carry our vision. A few years on and we now have a solid crew of incredible people, all with different talents that give their time to push the sound. Everyone's work is appreciated so much and it's beautiful to see the efforts come together to create something we love. Removal of ownership, inclusivity, diversity and a safe space to let loose stays heavily at the forefront of what we are trying to achieve with Third Eye Hi-Fi. Our box designs are all paraflex and open source, and massive credit must be given to the incredible community over at the High Order Quarter Wave Society which we are blessed to be a part of. Here a huge number of people worldwide work tirelessly, providing their various skills to allow access to great sounding cabinets for everyone to enjoy. It's so hard to pick a favourite memory so far, everytime we get the system out and see happy, smiling faces, we know all the graft has been worth it. The first time we set up the system was at Kiwiburn 2021, and we had barely heard the full setup ourselves. Once we had it all dialed in and pumping, we will never forget the sense of accomplishment after all those hundreds of hours of work. When we then saw people letting loose in front of it, it really was something special and will stay with us forever. Twisted Frequency last year was a massive highlight. We didn't know the Dojo crew closely before we got there, but we instantly gelled and knew we were in for a good time. For us one of the best parts was being given the opportunity and working with such an incredible crew all week, whilst being able to co-create such epic vibes for everyone to enjoy. This year, we can't wait to bring the system again and level up on last year. We are working closely with the Dojo crew and can't wait for everyone to see what we have in store! Lastly (but most importantly), our Sound System isn't possible without everyone's support and a solid crew sitting behind it. So we want to say a massive big up yaself to everyone who shows support toward what we are doing, it really means the world and drives us to keep doing what we do!”
**** It has been a pleasure working with this crew and amazing to see a soundsystem and team grow and evolve over the last few years. The rig BUMPS and they are putting on some stonking gigs across Welly and beyond. Make sure you head on over to the Dojo over NY and keep your third eye open for one of their incredible gigs!