Monthly Archives: March 2012

Stryka D Top Ten – March 2012

Stryka D was born and raised in Liverpool UK. As a teenager his appreciation of music broadened after discovering Toxteth Community Radio, a pirate station that specialised in Soul, RnB, Funk, Jazz, Dub, Reggae and electronic dance music during the mid to late 80s. Around this time a friend introduced him to veteran reggae singer Roy Cousins (The Royals) who ran Cousins Cove record shop. (more…)

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2 Sounds Clash

2 Sounds Clash posterWhen: Saturday 9:30pm 24th Mar 2012 – 3:00am

Where: Fast Eddie’s – First Floor/125 Manners St

Price: $5 on the door (plus free pool)

2 Sounds Clash brings together two of Wellington’s finest crews for a night of party mayhem!

Building on from The Audio Mechanics Monthly Tune Up sessions, and regular Nice Up events, this session will see the two go head-to-head, bringing only their biggest tunes and tuffest vocal stying!

Each crew will each have their own DJ set up, echo effects, dub sirens and mics, ready to rumble with 30mins sets back to back, round for round, pound for pound, pure fun and entertainment.

Line up:
Nice Up Sound = Art Official, Hawk-I, Israel Starr
Audio Mechanics = Antsman, Range, Ras Stone

A recommended special ram jam session all night long! Pick your side and support!

NiceUp talks to Taos

NiceUp talks to Christchurch-based band Taos, who are touring New Zealand bringing their own heavy blend of dub, dancehall, reggae and drum and bass.

Tell us a bit about the background of the group – how did Taos come into being? 

The band was born in 2001 on Waiheke Island with members, David Walters and Chris Leqeta, who are the only original members still in the crew, and is now based in Christchurch. Billy Fluid, the original lead vocalist has remained on Waiheke Island, where he has pursued his own projects, as well as collaborating with producer Optimus Gryme. (more…)

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Newtown Sound Stage @ The Newtown Festival

When: Sunday 4 March 2012, 10am – 6pm

Where: Newtown Ave

10am: DJ Aki

10.30am: Aio

11.15am: DJ Skaman

11.45am: Israel Starr, Flowz & Rep-tet

12.30pm: DJ Spell

1pm: Rusty Designs

1.45pm: DJ Hawk I

2.15pm: Brockaflowersaurus-Rex

3pm: D:Unk Live

3.30pm: Silva MC & DJ Art

4pm: Tomorrow People

4.45pm: DJ Mikki D

5.15pm: Newtown Rocksteady  (more…)

Newtown Top Ranking

When: Saturday 1:00pm 24th Mar 2012 – 6:00pm

Where: Baobab – 152 Riddiford Street, Newtown

Art Official & Hawk i, with special guests Sixsunera, Dozen & TK on the mic

Price: Free!

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 Sixsunera, Dozen & TK on the mic!

More info:

Baobab Cafe

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