Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ghetto Red Hot

When: Friday 10th Aug 2012, 10pm

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

Ghetto Red Hot returns for the next installment of blazing hip hop, reggae, dancehall!

These nights and mixes were started in 2005 by Art Official, and are dedicated to spreading the best in 80s, 90s and current dancehall reggae, alongside classic Jamaican influenced hip-hop from the UK, US, Canada, Europe and NZ.

Strictly good vibes, strictly heavy beats!

DJ Art
Hawk i
MC Israel Starr

More info:
Download Ghetto Red Hot Vol.5

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Garance Reggae Festival

25 – 28 July 2012

Set in the south of France on the River Ceze, this four-day event is a marathon of pleasure to the ears. Into its twenty-third year the festival attracts big name roots, rub-a-dub, rocksteady and ska artists to its main stage as well as some of the largest and most respected names in sound system culture to the neigh on perfect seven stack Dub Station.   (more…)

Kahn & Neek – Percy

PercyKahn is one half of Gorgan sound and part of the seminal Bristol based Young Echo collective. His collaboration with Neek is the first release 12″ record on the recently surfaced Bandulu label.

This is an absolute killer 8-bar grime crossover tune that has been heard everywhere from DMZ to Sub Dub and probably all around the world by now, along with many of Kahn’s hefty productions over the last three years on labels like Box Clever and Punch Drunk. (more…)

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The Best of Conscious Roots

The Conscious Roots compilations have brought together a selection of roots music particular to Aotearoa’s time and place. The first one, released in 2004 ‘showcased the growing full band live roots music scene in Aotearoa / New Zealand.’ This 30-track, double-disc bumper release compiles eighteen tracks from the five volumes of Conscious Roots and includes twelve fresh offerings from emerging artists.

The ‘best of’ showcases the development of roots music in Aotearoa over the last eight years and includes some of the future classics you will find yourself singing along to. In the sleeve notes, compiler David Allan states ‘the song selection has been determined by lyrical meaning and musical flow rather than popularity’. The idea of ‘conscious roots’ definitely holds the selection together, with all the songs exploring themes of identity, culture and social justice. (more…)

Lowe1 Top Ten – July 2012

Jonny Lowe AKA Lowe1 began his music career back in ’98 in Dunedin, New Zealand, where he was exposed to a wide range of music ranging from Roots, Dub, Dancehall and Drum’n’Bass. He regularly went to all types of gigs but was blown away by early sets from NZ heavyweights, Sunshine Sound System.

Lowe1’s love for turntables was born at the ripe old age of sixteen and he then began to dig deep into his dad’s dusty old reggae vinyl collection.


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