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NiceUp Reggae Christmas

When: Saturday 9:00pm 19th Dec 2009 – 3:00am

Where: Havana – 32A Wigan Street

Price: Free!

Aotearoa Reggae People listen up…

NiceUp is celebrating the end of 2009 with Reggae Christmas parties to welcome in the holiday season, featuring a huge line-up of local selectors and MCs and pure unity vibes!

Featuring: 
Lady Acroline, Ras Twig, Naram, Pranks, Misteek, Tigga, Art Official, Hawk i, Undercover, Manray, Desta & DJ Dozen.

10pm till late
Free!

Steve Rice (Bristol), Steve The Hat (London) & Art Official (Newtown)

Steve Rice (UK), Steve the Hat (UK) & Art Official (Newtown)

Where: Good Luck Bar – Basement, 126 Cuba Street

When: Wednesday 10:00pm 23rd Dec 2009 – 3:00am

Price: Free!

Join the NiceUp Crew for a sweet night of pre-Christmas reggae, ska, rocksteady and dancehall with Steve Rice, Steve the Hat & Art Official.

Direct from Bristol, UK, Steve Rice returns to the Capital to lay down a lesson in foundation reggae soundsystem business!  Renowned for his vintage selections, Steve plays across the UK with his sound, Downbeat Melody, and  says ‘…when you get a feeling for reggae music you have to go out with the old seven inch discs and express yourself through their music, it’s what I do, I can’t help myself!’.

Joining him is Steve the Hat. Originally from NZ, Steve has been based in London since the early 90s.  He plays tunes with a focus on ska and rocksteady but also represents all types of reggae music mixed in with soul, RnB, jazz and Latin, his motto being, ‘…if it comes on a 45 and I like it, I’ll play it’.

Alongside Newtown’s own veteran selector, Art Official.  Always equipped with heavy selections and guaranteed to bring fire to the dancefloor, Art mixes the best in old and new school reggae dancehall riddims and is set to blaze up Good Luck Bar for the last NiceUp session of ’09!

10pm till late
Free entry!


More info: 

Steve Rice website

Run Come Rally

Friday 10:00pm 4th Dec 2009 – 3:00am

Ras Twig, Lady Acroline, Hawk i, Pranks, Naram & Sweep

Where: Havana – 32A Wigan Street

Price: Free!

Come party with the NiceUp family for a night of dancehall, roots rock reggae and rub a dubstep!

Featuring Ras Twig, Lady Acroline, Hawk i, Pranks, Naram & Sweep

Friday 4 December @ Havana Bar 
Free entry 
10pm till late

The Tek Ova

Saturday 10:00pm 28th Nov 2009

NiceUp Crew meets Savannah Entertainment

Where: The Craftsman – 1 Courtney Place

Price: $5 before 12, $10 after

NiceUp Crew – Ras Twig, Lady Acroline, Naram, Pranks & Hawk-I – join forces with Savannah Entertainment – Dozen, Slickice, Batcuda & Maniac (AK) – for a night of ruff tuff reggae dancehall bashment!

Taking over Courtney Place @ The Craftsman, Saturday 28 Nov, 10pm till late.

Drink specials – $5 beer, $6 spirits, $7 wine.
$5 before 12, $10 after.

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Firehouse (Sydney) in Wellington

Saturday 10:00pm 14th Nov 2009 – 3:00am

Firehouse (Sydney), Art Official, Undercover, Paradox & guests

Where: Havana – 32A Wigan Street

Price: Free!

Sydney’s top ranking reggae crew – Firehouse – L.Static & Nardo – return to Aotearoa to blaze up the dance alongside Art Official, Undercover, Paradox & guests.

Reggae Dancehall Bashment inna deadly stylee!

More info:
Firecorner
Newtown Sound

Deadly Hunta & Skitz (UK) – Ghetto Red Hot NZ Tour

Deadly Hunta and Skitz Ghetto Red Hot NZ TourNICEUP.ORG.NZ & NEWTOWN SOUND IN ASSOCIATION WITH BASE FM, RADIO ACTIVE & RDU PRESENT…

DEADLY HUNTA & DJ SKITZ (UK)
GHETTO RED HOT‘ 2009 NZ TOUR

THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER – DOUBLE HAPPY, CHCH
FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER – KHUJA LOUNGE, AKLD
SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER – SAN FRANCISCO BATHHOUSE, WGTN

NiceUp.Org.Nz & Newtown Sound proudly present, the return of pioneering UK hip-hop deejay, Daddy Skitz – a true originator who has guided and inspired the scene the world-over with his masterful merging of hip-hop with bass heavy reggae and soundsystem culture.
Joining him for the first time in Australasia is Deadly Hunta – an outstanding artist who has been shaking up dancehalls across the UK and Europe, with his unrivaled lyrical styling, machine-gun ragga flows and massive and conscious vibes!   (more…)

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Ghetto Red Hot South Island Tour

CHRISTCHURCH

When: Wednesday 5 Aug 2009

Where: The Dux – 41 Hereford Street

Reality Chant Sound (Messenjah & Nazarite), Art Official & JP Money

Price: Free!

DUNEDIN

When: Thursday 6 Aug 2009

Where: Di Lusso – 12 The Octagon

Soundclash Sound, DJ Art Official & JP Money

Price: Free

WANAKA

When: Friday 7 August 2009

Where: Mint Bar – 73 Brownston Street

DJ Art Official, JP Money & DJ Pops

QUEENSTOWN

When: Saturday 8 Aug 2009

Where: Subculture – 13-14 Church Street

DJ Art Official, JP Money & DJ Pops

Price: $5 on the door

 

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3 The Hard Way

When: Friday 21 Aug 2009

Where: Havana – 24 Wigan Street

Art Official, Undercover Brother & Naram

Price: Free!

Join Wellington’s heavyweight reggae selectors Art Official (Newtown Sound), Undercover (Sandy Bay Social Club) and Naram for a night of rubadub reggae, roots and culture!

10pm till late, free entry!

Strictly big tunes & dancefloor heat guaranteed!

Dub Echoes Auckland Premier Screening

Dub Echoes AucklandDub Echoes Auckland Premier Screening & After-Party!

When:
Friday 17 July @ Galatos – 17 Galatos Street

7.30pm screening (75 minutes), Nibbles provided by Samba Cafe, 9pm party

$10 screening, $5 after-party

Party featuring:
Newtown Sound
Sandy Bay Social Club
Earthtone Hi-Fi

Dub Echoes is a documentary directed by Bruno Natal (Brazil) that traces the origins of Jamaican dub music and its huge influence on the development of other musical forms including hip-hop and electronica.
It chronicles the evolution of sound and bass and shows how the Jamaican invention called dub has influenced much of the music we hear today and transformed the studio into a musical instrument.

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Reality Chant – Single Release Party

Friday 10:00pm 12th Jun 2009

Reality Chant Sound (Christchurch), Sounds Almighty, Yardwise

Where: Vintage Bar – Basement, 25 Taranaki Street

Price: $5 on the door

Come celebrate the release of new singles – Fyah Bed & Goodness Gracious – by Jamaican artists Natty King & Hi Kee off the forthcoming pioneering roots reggae album, Kings Highway, by Reality Chant Productions!

When: Friday 12 June, 10pm till late
Where: Vintage Bar – Basement, 25 Taranaki Street, WGTN
Featuring: Reality Chant Sound (Messenjah, Christchurch), Yardwise (Spin Zero, Misteek & Undercover) & Sounds Almighty (Prince Alexander & Topknot)

Don’t miss three of the heaviest crews in NZ mashing up the dance and the chance to check tunes from one of the biggest new reggae releases for Aotearoa!


More info:

Reality Chant myspace
Natty King myspace
Hi Kee myspace

Big up:
Vintage Bar

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