Making Tracks

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If you’ve been loving this season of Making Tracks on C4 then make sure you check out their official website: www.makingtracks.co.nz

Loads of behind the scenes, bonus footage as well as all the re-original music videos!

Check it!

10:00pm Tuesday, November 16 on C4

Returning for a second season, Making Tracks follows C4 presenter and George FM Breakfast Host Nick Dwyer on an entertaining, globetrotting journey of musical discovery, as he exchanges the sounds of New Zealand for the sounds of the world.

Tonight: ‘Trinidad’. Nick travels to Trinidad where a 30-piece steel pan orchestra called Phase II Pan Groove cover Supergroove’s ‘Can’t Get Enough’.

9:55pm Tuesday, November 9 on C4

Returning for a second season, Making Tracks follows C4 presenter and George FM Breakfast Host Nick Dwyer on an entertaining, globetrotting journey of musical discovery, as he exchanges the sounds of New Zealand for the sounds of the world.

Tonight: ‘London’. Nick travels to London where he chats with Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame, Mark Ronson, and Professor Green. Later, award-winning indie band, The Invisible, cover Chris Knox’s Not Given Lightly.

10:00pm Tuesday, November 2 on C4

Returning for a second season, Making Tracks follows C4 presenter and George FM Breakfast Host Nick Dwyer on an entertaining, globetrotting journey of musical discovery, as he exchanges the sounds of New Zealand for the sounds of the world.

Tonight: ‘Lebanon’. Nick travels to Beirut, Lebanon, where Smashproof’s ‘Brother’ gets covered by Beirut-based musician and producer Zeid Hamdan.

If you’re a New Zealand music lover and you’ve never caught Nick Dwyer’s Making Tracks then you’re seriously missing out.

The new series is back on C4 and sees Nick travel to the other side of the world with a suitcase full of Kiwi hits with a single goal of getting foreign artists to put their own spin on them.  From Argentina to Beruit, Tokyo to Accra and a bunch of other interesting places, it’s a whole new perspective on the music that shapes New Zealand culture.

The songs that we know and love, remixed, re-recorded, interpreted and performed like we’ve never heard before. It’s thoroughly good television! 

When: 10pm Tuesdays
Where: C4 

If you’ve already missed them, check them out ondemand!

10:00pm Tuesday, October 26 on C4

Returning for a second season, Making Tracks follows C4 presenter and George FM Breakfast Host Nick Dwyer on an entertaining, globetrotting journey of musical discovery, as he exchanges the sounds of New Zealand for the sounds of the world.

Tonight: ‘Buenos Aires’. The second season of Making Tracks begins with Nick Dwyer traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where all-acoustic Argentinean surf band, Onda Vaga, covers Tiki Taane’s ‘Always on My Mind’.

George FM’s breakfast show host, Nick D, is about to head off to exotic and far flung parts of the planet to film the second series of the music and travel show Making Tracks. While Nick is away making the award winning C4 show, George FM listeners will be looked after by some of his best TV mates.

First up will be Oliver Driver who will be taking on hosting duties for three weeks from Monday May 10.

From May 31 Clarke Gayford will take over the reigns for two weeks with Jaquie Brown joining him each Monday to create the kind of radio magic only she can.

George FM Programme Director Ande Macpherson is thrilled by the calibre of the talent who will be standing in for Nick.

He comments: “Oliver, Clarke and Jaquie are all at a loose end and it seemed only right that we should force them to get out of bed early like everyone else does. We will welcome them to our state of the art Ponsonby Road studios and most importantly I know the George FM listeners will be in for a treat”.

Making Tracks will screen later this year on C4.

Wednesday 20 May 2009 10:45pm

Making Tracks follows musically obsessed presenter Nick Dwyer on an entertaining, globe trotting journey of musical discovery as he exchanges the sounds of New Zealand for the sounds of the world.

Today: Nick heads to China taking our music overseas. See an all girl punk version of a Chills’ classic and the Mint Chicks done in a jazz style. He also explores the new local hip-hop, punk and pop scenes.

Wednesday / July 1st / 8.30pm

‘Making Tracks’ follows musically obsessed C4 presenter Nick Dwyer on an entertaining, globe-trotting journey of musical discovery as he exchanges the sounds of New Zealand for the sounds of the world!

Presenter Nick Dwyer has presented on Max TV, M2, and now C4. He has been a bFM DJ for 14 years, and is a respected international music journalist.

This series sees Nick heading to Brazil, India, China, Israel, South Africa & Jamaica on a mission to push, promote and play New Zealand music in any way he can, across the globe.

More than just promoting New Zealand music, ‘Making Tracks’ sees famous kiwi hits reinterpreted by musicians around the world. Can you imagine The Mint Chicks “Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!” played by a Chinese Jazz Septet? Or Pluto’s “Dance Stamina” drummed out by a South African percussion group? What about The Straight Jacket Fits seminal hit “She Speeds” played on a roof top in Tel Aviv by a Ska band? Could Bic Runga’s pop ballad “Sway” be made into a Bollywood smash hit?

Equal parts entertaining romp and documentary, ‘Making Tracks’ proves once again that music makes the world go round.