Gig Archive

Jr Reid “One Blood” 2007 Australasian Tour


Where: The San Francisco Bath House (WGTN), Galatos (AKLD)

When: Wednesday 12 Dec 2007 –

Price: $38 +BF from Ticketek, $45 on the door

Delroy “Junior” Reid was born in the West Kingston, Jamaica, district of Waterhouse in 1965.  He recorded his first single at age 14, subsequently forming his own band, The Voice of Progress. Reid moved on to work with Sugar Minot’s Youth Promotion label, from which he produced classics such as Original Foreign Mind and See How Me Black See How Me Shine, increasingly becoming a voice for the ghetto youth.
He graduated to the eminent and legendary King Jammy’s Studio where he took his music to even greater heights with definitive productions including Youthman, Bank Clerk and Sufferation.  (more…)

NiceUp Reggae Xmas

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

Where: Vintage Bar – Downstairs, 25 Taranaki Street

When: Saturday 10pm 15 Dec 2007 – 3am

Price: $5


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

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Ghetto Red Hot – Mix CD Release Party

Art Official, Kerb & Rhys B

Where: Vintage Bar – 25 Taranaki Street

When: Saturday 10:00pm 23rd Jun 2007 – 3:00am

Welli’s very own night of blazing Dancehall, Hip-Hop and Reggae returns to heat up Winter 07.

Sat 23 June at one the city’s most exciting new night-spots, Vintage Bar(Taranaki St).

Following up on the popular GHETTO RED HOT parties last year, the night returns with another blazing line-up featuring DJs:RHYS B (Wellingtons own DJ Godfather Don), ART OFFICIAL (Yardwise, NiceUp, Newtown Sound), and DJ KERB(Wanderers/Weds Night Jam), all long-time conveyors of the best in Hip-Hop, Dancehall and Reggae music in the capital.

A night dedicated to a sub genre which is a mash-up of two worlds, HipHop from the streets and Dancehall fresh from yard. Ghetto Red Hot celebrates a time when Jamaican Dancehall music reunited with its American descendent, Hip-Hop. A musical combination-special of heavy 80s, 90s and current Dancehall Reggae alongside the old-school and new-school of Jamaican influenced Hip-Hop from the US, Canada, Europe and NZ.

The night kicks off at 10pm and will be one not to be missed. Limited capacity so get down there nice and early to avoid missing out. A free copy of the latest Ghetto Red Hot mix CD (Vol.2) will go to the first 50 people through the door, and a free Bacardi cocktail too 🙂

Sat 23 June – 10pm till late
Vintage Bar (Taranaki St)
$5 Entry, Free CD + a Bacardi Cocktail to the first 50 peeps!!

Big Ups to Bacardi, NiceUp and Vintage Bar

for more info and details check out:  and

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!

Ride Inna Town

Dubhead, Cpt Nemo, DJ Lemon, Ras Twig & Tuffy Culture

Where: Tupelo

When: Saturday 5:00pm 31st Mar 2007 – 11:00pm

Price: $5

The AK & H-Town link-up with Wellington at Tupelo on Friday 30 March for RIDE INNA TOWN – a night of crucial Reggae, Roots, Dub and Dancehall selections, in an inter-city stylee!  Featuring very special guest selectors DUBHEAD (Akld) and CPT NEMO (Hamilton), with Wellington heavyweights LEMON (Roots Foundation) and RAS TWIG (Sounds Almighty), plus legendary mic controller TUFFY CULTURE.

Dubhead is one of New Zealand’s premier selectors – he became active as a DJ in 1983 and has played Reggae, Funk and Hip-hop at all manner of events around the country since then, including support slots for touring international artists Renegade Soundwave, Mad Professor, African Head Charge, Ben Harper, Rockers Hi-Fi, Dry & Heavy, Burning Spear and Toots & The Maytals.  He hosts a weekly specialist radio show – The Rhythm Selection – on Auckland’s 95bFM which has broadcast continuously since 1990 which airs Monday nights from 9.00 – 11.00pm.  From 2000 to 2003 he was bFM’s Programme Director and was responsible for securing air-play for countless local artists, particularly those from New Zealand’s Reggae and Hip-hop underground.  Since 2000 he has been responsible for the executive production of eight New Zealand music compilations, including Dub Combinations Chapter 3, which won the 2003 bNet New Zealand Music Award for ‘Best Compilation’.  He is also a producer, writer and DJ and is in charge of the Reggae department at record retailer Beat Merchants (

Cpt Nemo has been holding down the Hamilton Reggae scene for some time, and is a music journalist and writer at the Waikato Times – aside from having every album sent to the paper pass across his desk – he reviews the Reggae, Soul, Funk, some of the Hip-Hop as well as Electronica, Jazz and many N.Z. releases and in recent years has secured a succession of interviews with various Reggae and Hip-Hop personalities for the paper.  He spreads Reggae on the wire on stations like BFM and KFM (Akld), Blowhole FM (Tauranga), Active (Wellington) and Contact FM and Raglan Community Radio in the Waikato, and also DJs around town.  He is currently working with Dubhead on a book documenting the history and growth of Reggae and its culture in New Zealand. The book is planned for release in early 2008.

Representing Welly is DJ Lemon (Roots Foundation), one of the founders of the Reggae scene in the Capital and Ras Twig (Sounds Almighty, Radio Active’s Roots and Culture Crew) – digging deep into their crates and coming at you with only the sweetest of selections!

Plus the one like Tuffy Culture on the mic – one of the legends of the New Zealand Reggae scene hits the Capital once more.

Ride Inna Town, Friday 30 March, 10pm till late, only $5 on the door.  Check for more details and tune into Radio Active 89FM for giveaways.

Big ups to Tupelo and Radio Active.