Download the 2011 NiceUp Summer mix by Undercover, featuring boom tunes of all styles, and nuff NZ goodness from the last year (more…)
This tasty 5-track EP has an unmistakable Wellington sound, with solid rhythms, skanking guitars, soulful keys and the ubiquitous horn section to round it out. There is a nice selection of tracks which take you on a little journey through the well trodden and colourful Newtown streets.
‘So Long’ features vocals of Ras Stone (Safari, Rhombus et al) and is the stand out track for me. It has a beautiful warm vibe and a bit more dynamism with a political message. The lyrics ‘oil on the water’ – referring to the recent oil prospecting in our waters – made this a bold statement wrapped in rocksteady – a genre which started out with sociopolitical messages when it evolved from ska in the mid sixties. (more…)
Art Official & Hawk i plus special guests Topknot & Deef
Where: Baobab – 152 Riddiford Street, Newtown
Come to Baobab Cafe, every Saturday afternoon from 1-6pm for Newtown Top Ranking – bass-lines and beats inna reggae, dub, hip-hop sound system stylee!
Hosted by Art Official and Hawk i, with special guests this week Topknot and Deef!
Born in 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica, Carl Meeks is an original, cultural, reggae dancehall singer, renowned for his distinctive sing-jay vocal style. (more…)