Monthly Archives: December 2012

Natty – Out of Fire EP

Natty - Out of FireAs usual I have left listening to this EP to the last minute. And boy am I kicking myself. This guy is a straight-up bad man and I should have been banging these tunes for the last month now.

On my first listen I was happy to say that Natty is the UK Jahdan Blakkamore. Now that might be a great comparison and all, but Natty really does have his own vibe and style.

This is a conscious EP, heavy on the bass and quite steppy, with an acoustic number tagged on at the end for good measure. I have always said I prefer more dub than step in my dubstep, and this EP delivers that. Natty has a great voice and flow and doesn’t put on the Patois voice too heavily which is a refreshing change. He delivers a somewhat political message in his lyrical content, but in saying that it still has a feel good vibe about it. (more…)

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Newtown Top Ranking

Newtown Top RankingWhen: Saturday 23 February, 1-6pm

Where: Baobab – 152 Riddiford Street, Wellington

Come to Baobab Cafe, Saturday afternoon from 1-6pm for Newtown Top Ranking – bass-lines and beats inna reggae, dub, hip-hop sound system stylee!

Hosted by Heart Official and Hawk I, with guests this week Antsman and Range inna Audio Mechanics special!


More info:

Baobab Cafe

Wake the Town

Wake the TownWhen: Friday 22 February

Where: Havana Bar – 32 Wigan Street, Wellington

10pm till late, free!

Musical discs coming your way!

Wake the Town is back in session for February, this time featuring NiceUp Crew selectas, Art Official, Hawk I, Paradox & Rainman!

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Newtown Top Ranking

Newtown Top RankingWhen: Saturday 16 February, 1-6pm

Where: Baobab – 152 Riddiford Street, Wellington

Come to Baobab Cafe, Saturday afternoon from 1-6pm for Newtown Top Ranking – bass-lines and beats inna reggae, dub, hip-hop sound system stylee!

Hosted by Heart Official and Hawk I, with special guests this week Skaman and Naram!


More info:

Baobab Cafe

Computerised Dub

Computerised DubWhen: Saturday 9 February, 10pm till late

Where: Medusa – 154 Vivian Street, Wellington

Ghetto Red Hot presents a night of heavyweight Digital, Dub, Raggamuffin, Dancehall & 8-Bit Reggae.

Featuring:
Naram
Art Official
Hawk I
Paradox
Manray
Crazyeye

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Newtown Top Ranking

Newtown Top RankingWhen: Saturday 9 February, 1-6pm

Where: Baobab – 152 Riddiford Street, Wellington

Come to Baobab Cafe, Saturday afternoon from 1-6pm for Newtown Top Ranking – bass-lines and beats inna reggae, dub, hip-hop sound system stylee!

Hosted by Heart Official and Hawk I, with guests this week Steve the Hat and DJ Lemon inna revive style and fashion!


More info:

Baobab Cafe

Newtown Top Ranking

Newtown Top RankingWhen: Saturday 2 February, 1-6pm

Where: Baobab – 152 Riddiford Street, Wellington

Come to Baobab Cafe, Saturday afternoon from 1-6pm for Newtown Top Ranking – bass-lines and beats inna reggae, dub, hip-hop sound system stylee!

Hosted by Heart Official and Hawk I, with special guests this week Splash and Paradox!


More info:

Baobab Cafe

Busy Signal – Come Shock Out

Come Shock OutThis is reportedly the first tune that Busy has done since his release from jail a few weeks back and it is a nod to old school dancehall in the lyrical pattern. Even though it is just over two minutes long, Busy brings the energy that you can imagine he has been storing up inside him whilst languishing behind bars. (more…)

Silva MC – Neva Done EP

Neva Done EPNeva Done is the debut EP from well-known Auckland vocalist Silva MC. Silva has been rising quickly through New Zealand’s roots and dancehall scene in recent years and established herself with an authentic JA style and flow in the live arena.

Her live work alongside serious names like Ladi6, Cornerstone Roots, Dam Native and Che Fu illustrates the speed at which she has cemented herself in the reggae scene.

The EP is short and sweet with four solid tunes and no unnecessary filler. Production is a truly international affair with producers from New Zealand, Jamaica, France and Chile lending their hands. (more…)

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