From UK independent Hip-hop label ‘Million Dappa Records’, comes the debut album ‘Spektrum’ from artist and label owner/operator Mike Dunn (AKA Million Dan / Mike J). It’s a 17-track album and soon after its release this year, a ‘Special Edition’ CD/DVD was released which included extra tracks, 7 music videos, an interview with Million Dan, concert footage, and behind-the-scenes footage from music video shoots.
Million Dan has a long history in the UK music business. Born to Jamaican parents, his album notes say he ‘was raised on Reggae music and adopted by Hip-hop’. Early in his career and alongside Demon D, he was part of the legendary ‘Demon Boyz’, a group that helped lay down some of the foundations for UK Hip-hop. (more…)
Thursday 28 August @ Fu Bar, AKLD – with Stinky Jim, Newtown Sound, Sandy Bay Social Club, MC Arme & Pounamu Eagle AKA Dam Native
Friday 29 August @ Double Happy, CHCH – with Messenjah, Sticky Fingaz & Nazarite
Saturday 30 August @ San Francisco Bathhouse, WGTN – with Newtown Sound, Kerb, Sticky Fingaz, Juse1 & The Mighty Asterix
NiceUp.Org.Nz, Newtown Sound and The British Council proudly present, direct from the UK, the return of Rodney P, the Riddim Killa, and DJ Daddy Skitz, the legendary duo that have established the UK as a formidable force in hip-hop. (more…)
Media Release: 2 September: COUNTRY LIVING RIDDIM 7″ VINYL RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 29 SEPTEMBER 2008
LABEL: REALITY CHANT PRODUCTIONS
DISTRIBUTOR: ONE LOVE JAMAICA INTERNATIONAL
Reality Chant Productions proudly presents Country Living, the uplifting debut riddim release out on 7″ vinyl, produced by Gabriel ‘Messenjah’ Calcott, which heralds a new era in modern roots production for Australasia.
Featuring versions from internationally renowned Jamaican vocalists, Luciano, Mikey General, Jah Mason, Chrisinti and Ginjah, alongside the irrepressible Dubwize vocalist, David ‘Snypa Levi’, the Country Living Riddim carries New Zealand reggae forward, combining premier international talent with Aotearoa’s leading artists. (more…)
Snypa Levi was born in the city of San Jose, California U.S.A. and upon hearing ‘Exodus’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers at age fourteen, his destiny was sealed. His love for reggae was cultivated throughout his teens through the local abundance of reggae both live and on the radio and also through his contact with the West Indian community. (more…)