Monthly Archives: January 2010

Mungo’s Hi Fi and Earl Gateshead (UK)

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MUNGO’S HI FI (SCOTLAND) & EARL GATESHEAD (TROJAN, UK)

FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY – KHUJA LOUNGE, AUCKLAND
SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY – BODEGA, WELLINGTON

NiceUp and Newtown Sound are kicking off 2010 with two of the biggest reggae dubstep nights to hit Aotearoa when Mungo’s Hi Fi, straight outta Scotland, and DJ Earl Gateshead, from UK’s legendary Trojan Records, reach our shores this February.

Since forming in 2000, Mungo’s Hi Fi have been one of the most progressive forces in international reggae, unleashing a myriad of highly sought-after releases on their Scotch Bonnet label while playing countless sell-out gigs throughout the UK and Europe. (more…)

Ghetto Blasters and Mixtapes

Friday 10:00pm 5th Feb 2010

Art Official, Silva Emcee (AKLD), Donluchito & Dam-G

Where: Havana – 32A Wigan Street

Price: Free!

Feat:
Art Official with Silva Emcee (AKLD)
Don Luchito
Dam-G

Heat for yo’ boombox this Waitangi eve!

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Interview with Mungo’s Hi Fi

Naram talks to Craig from Scottish reggae crew, Mungo’s Hi Fi, who will be reaching our shores this February for the One Love Waitangi Day Festival and two North Island shows on 12 and 13 February.

Right, let’s get the ball rolling with a bit of a background on how Mungo’s Hi Fi came into being?

Well, Mungo’s came into being in 2000, with a want to hear decent music in our own city and the finding of some speakers in a skip! It was started by Tom and Doug and I started DJing with them in about 2002 and Jerome around 2006.  (more…)

Interview with the Midnights

The MidnightsThe Midnights are a ska reggae band originally from Wellington who are now based in Auckland. They have been around for many years consistently touring and gigging.

I chatted to Leo from the crew before they play at the One Love Festival in Wellington on Waitangi Day, 6 February.

Roughly how long how have the Midnights been together?

Well, we’ve officially been together since 2010 but we are all old school friends and have been playing together since we were about 16 or something like that. We are an original reggae band we have a lot of different styles of song-writing and it all seems to come together in an original rockers ska style. (more…)

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Roots Reggae

When: Saturday 9:00pm 16th Jan 2010

Where: Rising Sun – 373 K-Road

Ghetto Vibes International, Art Official, Willi the Kid & guests

Price: $10 on the door

Start 2010 with some roots reggae vibrations. Pump up the volume with massive bass lines from the original Rockers.

Featuring NiceUp Crew’s Art Official, Ghetto Vibes International, Selector Maniac and guest selector Iron Will AKA Willi the Kid.

Lets rock the dancefloor and get down skanking!

Earl Gateshead Top Ten – January 2010

Earl GatesheadEarl Gateshead is the selector and leader of Trojan Sound System, the official sound of Troja Records. Today he tours the globe playing records from the extensive Trojan catalogue, spreading the original message from Jamaica’s golden era of reggae music. Recent shows include Glastonbury, Bestival & Rototom festival and club events at London’s biggest venue, Fabric. (more…)

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