A serious vinyl collector and belligerent former record store employee, Tim Baird has been mixing, slicing and dicing since 1990. Pinacolada Soundsystem paints a broad brush eclectic mix that begs, borrows and steals from all the colours of the musical spectrum, coupled with the odd sarcastic dig at popular culture.


Pinacolada Soundsystem’s ‘Bonus Beats’ is fifty!



This week marks the fiftieth episode of ‘Bonus Beats’ by 8K stalwarts the Pinacolada Soundsystem. Celebrating with a mix of house, disco, downbeat, dub and bassline, this show is an absolute storming mash up of current favourites from around the Pinacolada HQ. So pour a drink, light one up, and enjoy. Here’s to the next fifty episodes!

Tracklisting: Private Agenda – Tender/Charlie Beale – Funky Situation (Charlie Beale Regrooved Edit)/Shalamar – Right In The Socket (Andy Buchan Edit)/SOS Band – Just Be Good To Me (Pimpin Willie Deep House Dubstrumental)/Imago – Hippieflippin (Deep Jazzpuchino 12 Inch Dub)/Faze Island – Pacific System/Pied Piper – Astro Disco (Cosmik Nu – Disco House Jamstrumental)/Liquid Pegasus – Bass Finger/Seekersinternational – Channel 2 (Murda Dub)/Seb Wildblood – Coconut Oil/Komon & Will Saul – Harmonise (Nick Höppner Remix)/The Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache (Loshmi Edit)/Imago – Jungle Juice (Bajamonti 12 Inch Jazzyliciuos Mix)/Vibe Killers – Roller/Strange Rollers – Sweet & Sour/Timothy J. Fairplay – Honecker Complex/Pied Piper – Funked Enough (Too Foonkie Disco Boogie Mix).

Bonus Beats #38: ‘Tweetledee’ and ‘Tweetledum’


Donald Trump And Ted Cruz Join Capitol Hill Rally Against Iran Deal

Here’s episode thirty-eight of our show ‘Bonus Beats’ direct from the Pinacolada HQ exclusively for This particular show features a mix of new breaks, downbeat, house, footwork and bassline. It is a 100 per cent Trump-free zone. Enjoy this trip and don’t forget you can also stream us live every Wednesday at 9pm NZT on 8K….24/7 streaming and on demand radio at straight out of Christchurch City to your ears! Check it.

Tracklisting:Midland – Stop (Don’t Let The Beat)/ Jus’ Jam – Inherent Vice/ Folamour – Each Day Is A First Day/Kapote – Get Down Brother/Ponty Mython – Breakchu/Francis Inferno Orchestra – Oasis/Babylon Barsebak – Luv You My Man/Jana Rush – Pacific/Spekktrum – Quantum/Alterior Motive – Now ‘Ere Dis/Tik and Borrow – Hung (Killjoy Remix)/Pied Piper – Down With the Jamming (Afro Cosmic Dubstramental)/Roman Rauch – Boogie Trip/Stayhigh – Mother/Parviz – 100 Crowns Bill/JP Source – Got The Time/Mr. Beatnik – Church Street Blues/Octa Octa – Aimless/Larry de Kat – Solitary Maybe (Frits Wentink Mix)/Swindle – Copacabana





Bonus Beats #37: A pre-8K gig primer



Here’s episode thirty-seven of Pinacolada Soundsystem’s show ‘Bonus Beats’ direct from the Pinacolada HQ exclusively for Here’s a selection of tunes perfect for the pre-party ahead of the 8K Station Meeting #2 gig at the Darkroom this Friday night.  This particular show features some brand new cuts that sound very old skool. We also ride the 70s/80s re-edit juggernaut with some classics like you’ve never heard them before.

Enjoy this trip and don’t forget you can also stream us live every Wednesday at 9pm NZT on 8K….24/7 streaming and on demand radio at straight out of Christchurch City to your ears! Repeats are on Thursday 10am NZT and Saturday 5pm NZT. Check it out!

Tracklisting: Pirate Copy – Original Pirate Copy/Paul Woolford – No Requests (Special Request Fantasy FM Mix)/UnderHeadz – Mainline/Foundry – Blackout/Hot Chocolate – Everyone’s A Winner (Discothic House Mix)/Animotion – Obsession (Re-Edit)/Queen – Dust The Bite (Re-Edit)/Lipps Inc. – F u n k y T o w n (Pied Piper Alternative Lost Groove Re – Dub)/Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove (Jammatastic Mix)/Brothers Johnson – Stomp (Solid Discohouse Regroove)/Kid Creole and the Coconuts – Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy (Vladek Re-Edit)/Kraftwerk – Autobahn (Re-Edit)/Hush Hush – Jazz Cabbage/Edwin Starr – Contact (Dubkay Rework)/Pirate Copy – Rock That (Vibe Killers Remix)/Bell Towers – Club Rat (Fierce Mix)/D-Mob – Put Your Hands Together (Pimpin’ Willie Bad Boy Redux)