Monthly Archives: April 2007


Topcat‘Like a lot of other children what originally drew me to music was television. As a little youth I would watch Top Of The Pops and it looked fun you know. I wanted a slice of that game instantly; I was just drawn to performance naturally.

Every week after watching Top Of The Pops I would go to school and perform little versions of the current chart-toppers. These little versions would quickly become underground playground hits at school, other kids would steal my lyrics and go chat them around the place, soon the whole schoolyard would be jamming my lyrics. Ive always had a talent for rhyme and song, and as you can see this has been obvious to those around me from a young age.  (more…)

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Reggae Gold

Conviction Roots, Antoine & Art Official

Where: Tupelo

When: Sunday 5:00pm 20th May 2007 – 11:00pm

Price: Gold coin

Come join the NiceUp Family, Saturday 19 May @ Tupelo for REGGAE GOLD – a night of number one champion Reggae, Roots and Dancehall – with NiceUp & Newtown Sound don –ART OFFICIAL – Parisian super-soundboy – ANTOINE – and special guest, direct from London – heavyweight selector – CONVICTION ROOTS. 

Originally from Wellington, CONVICTION ROOTS has spent the last few years inna London-town, returning once more with crates full of classic Roots, Revival and uplifting Reggae! Alongside selector ANTOINE – bringing new Roots and Dancehall from the Caribbean, Africa and France – and ART OFFICIAL – spinning the very best in old and new school Reggae Dancehall – blazing redda red hot! 

This night will also farewell NiceUp family member, Molly, who will soon be leaving our shores.

Reggae Gold, Saturday 19 May @ Tupelo, 10pm till late, gold coin entry. Come celebrate with the NiceUp Crew – number one champion sounds!

Antoine Top Ten – April 2007

AntoineAntoine has been a resident in Wellington since 2003 after moving to the Capital from Paris, and he has been spreading reggae throughout the city and selecting around town for the past two years.

His interest in reggae was sparked many years ago when he began collecting Studio One classics. This interest grew and developed and nowdays also goes beyond Jamaican productions to include new roots and dancehall from other Caribbean Islands, Africa and France. (more…)

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