Monthly Archives: October 2007

NICEUP REGGAE XMAS! – WGTN

Al Good (Renegade Sound), Ras Twig & Selecta KB

Where: Vintage Bar – Downstairs, 25 Taranaki Street

When: Saturday 10:00pm 15th Dec 2007 – 3:00am

Price: $5

Come to VINTAGE BAR – SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER – for the NICEUP REGGAE XMAS PARTY!  Featuring selectors AL GOOD (RENEGADE SOUND, DUNEDIN), RAS TWIG & SELECTA KB!

10pm till late, giveaways – end of year Reggae and Dancehall session! 

Katchafire – Say What You’re Thinking

Say What You're ThinkingEMI (2007)

I was very excited to be asked to review Katchafire’s third studio album, Say What Your Thinking, as I am a big fan of their two previous releases, Revival (2003) (which featured the highest selling NZ single of 2003) and Slow Burning (2005). Both albums gained high praise.

For this release, the seven-piece crew stepped into Auckland’s York Studios at the end of 2006 with a different line-up.  The very talented Thompson Hohepa (guitarist/vocals) left the group as did highly acclaimed NZ bassist, Ara Adams-Tamatea. The bands original bass player, Tere Ngarua, is back on bass duties with Ara continuing on as the groups booking agent.   (more…)

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Shaggy – Intoxication

IntoxicationVP Records (2007)

For those established fans of international ragga-pop star Shaggy, that unique voice is still there. If you have paid little attention since hearing Oh Carolina and Bombastic way back in the 90s, that unique voice is still there. Intoxication has 17 shaggy tracks, including 6 collaborations with other artists which does add welcome diversity to Shaggy’s signature gravel-bass vocals. (more…)

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Morgan Heritage

Morgan HeritageSaturday 29 September @ Soul Vybez 2, Paris

A lesson to be learned and relearned is GET PRESALES. Such is the popularity of this group and indeed all reggae in France and Europe that ‘doorsales’ are a laborious and uncomfortable process. (more…)

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Grafta Top Ten – October 2007

GraftaGrafta is a selector and producer representing dancehall inna Auckland city.

Alongside running his own label, Force Productions, he also promotes the club night, Sure Fyah, which brings together like-minded selectors from around the country, dropping heat to the dancefloor. (more…)

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