Bennie Carey | Now That’s What I Call RDU

The Morning After with Ben and Josh | 26 May 2021


Now That’s What I Call RDU: 2010 – 2019 

Episode 18: Bennie Carey

The Morning After welcomes Bennie Carey, also known as DJ THANKS, winner of the 2010 Decknology competition and past host of RDU’s Friday Drive. Bennie discusses with the boys the rise of the different venues returning to the city after the earthquakes, what it was like to be a gigging DJ in the city, and the different sounds he experienced coming through the scene during the decade. He shares with the listeners four tracks that have really stuck with him from playing out and about during the time period; Coronus the Terminator – Flying Lotus, Cirrus – Bonobo, Dirtcrystal – Julien Dyne featuring Mara TK and Limit To Your Love – James Blake [Mokhov Remix].

In celebration of NZ Music Month, RDU 98.5FM presents Now That’s What I Call RDU, a live podcast series taking place on ‘The Morning After’ breakfast show throughout the month of May.

The series aims to delve deep into the rich history and culture that has helped shape the Ōtautahi music scene to what we see today. Each week will focus on a different decade, starting in the 1980s and moving through to the 2020s for the final episode. 

Hosted by RDU 98.5FM’s breakfast duo, Ben O’Connell & Josh Watson, the pair will welcome guests from across the eras. Taking a closer look at what was going on within the local scene at the time, uncovering the memories and of course, revisiting some of the incredible music that has been produced in the city we call home.

Tune in live on RDU 98.5FM each weekday of May between 8- 8.30am or listen on-demand by visiting

Now That’s What I Call RDU is proudly made with the support of Ōtautahi music venue, 12 Bar.


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