Where: Vintage Bar – Basement, 25 Taranaki Street
When: Saturday 9pm 5 Jan 2008 – 3am
Steve Rice, Ras Twig, Danny Lemon
Steve Rice (Bristol, UK) returns to the Capital alongside Danny Lemon & Ras Twig for a night of foundation sound system business!
This night will also celebrate the birthday of Newtown’s own – Art Official!
Gold coin entry – Ska, Rocksteady, Roots & Reggae!
Steve Rice website
Thursday 17 January 2008 @ Galatos, Auckland
The first Lady of Dancehall, Lady Saw, the Queen of Dancehall, Marion Hall, Mama Saw – no matter which name she goes by she is one wicked and talented songstress (and deejay/producer/songwriter!). All those who got to see her perform at Galatos or the Big Day Out in Auckland will be in no doubt about this. (more…)
11, 12 & 13 January @ Parihaka, Taranaki.
‘Haere mai e te motu me te aao, kia kite koe i te puapua’
-Draw close, welcome, people of the land people of the world, so you can see the source of song… (more…)
Moving Production (2007)
Dreadtown is the debut album from the Otara-based reggae group Three Houser Down. The 11 piece group was formed by the three Pome’e brothers with the help of their Tongan family. Hopefully they signal the emergence of a roots music scene within Auckland’s Pacific Island community.
On first listen I was immediately struck by the tightness of their sound and the high production quality. The album is filled with upbeat riddims set against lush vocal harmonies and sun-drenched horn melodies. (more…)
2007 (VP Records/Hardwax)
Reggae Summer Hits is part of Australian record label, Hardwax’s (in collaboration with VP Records), seven part collection of Jamaican music spanning ska, roots, lovers, dub, one drop and dancehall.
The selection kicks off with Shabba Ranks’ massive tune Twice My Age, on the riddim of the same name, released in 1988. Both tune and riddim are dancehall classics in their own rite – most recently the riddim was released under the name Twice Again in 2006, updated as a bashment riddim by Steely and Cleevie. (more…)
Sticky Fingaz has been a crucial part of the Christchurch reggae, hip-hop and drum n bass scenes, combining his knowledge of bass heavy music with his turntablism skills to cut and mix it up. (more…)