Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dre Island – Uptown Downtown

Uptown Downtown(Overstand Entertainment)

Dre represents the new wave of conscious artists currently emerging from Jamaica. Other artists from the said wave also
feature on cuts to this riddim. (more…)

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Interview with Speng Bond

Speng BondRub-a-Dub Raggamuffin Speng Bond has been ripping up dancehalls over Europe these past years, with contemporary hit tunes like ‘Tann Up Solid’ and ‘Ganjaman’.

This top dressed deejay talks to RedRobin about the early days, his memories of UK dancehalls in the 70s and 80s, linking up with Reality Shock, and where he gets his inspiration from. (more…)

Jah Screechy – Think Me Did Gone

Think Me Did GoneCubiculo Records 7002 – 7″
November 2013

European Dancehalls will be ablaze as soon as this third release from Cubiculo Records drops. In a wicked comeback tune, Jah Screechy is back on the case with ‘Think Me Did Gone’, on this tuff digi killer riddim called ‘Tortuga’.

Currently part of the hugely talented camp of MCs attached with Kris Kemist and Reality Shock Records, Screechy is most well known for his smash hit in the mid-80s, ‘Walk and Skank’. (more…)

NiceUp Monthly Mix – November 2013 – Lion Rockers Hi Fi

Lion RockersKia Ora NiceUp Whanau and Lion Rockers Family.

This mix comes fresh out of my basement! I never do mixes, and on the few times I have they have always been to tape. So this is a very rare thing!

The selection are unplanned and spontaneous, very similar to a Lion Rockers session, with each tune riding off the next. (more…)

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Confucius Top Ten – November 2013

ConfuciusWith more aliases than a fleeing fraudster, Paul Bimler AKA Nava, AKA Confucius, AKA Midnight Dubs, AKA Soulprovider, has been a fixture on the New Zealand DJ and production scene since 1999, when he released his debut EP as Confucius. (more…)

Crucial B (Crucial Vibes Sound System, Hamburg)

Crucial Vibes Sound SystemWhen: Saturday 25 January

Where: Laundry Bar – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington

Featuring: Crucial B, Steve the Hat and Winston Spliff

9pm start, no cover charge

Crucial B from Crucial Vibes Sound System – the original sound outta Hamburg, Sankt Pauli – touches down in Wellington for the first time! (more…)

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Dancehall Nice Again

Dancehall Nice Again Jan14When: Saturday 18 January

Where: Afrika – 18 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington

Featuring: Jah Red Lion, DJ Art and DJ Dozen

$5 on the door, 10pm start

Dancehall Nice Again returns for another night of red hot dancehall business, this time with special guest, Jah Red Lion.

Born in Chile and based in Auckland city, Nico ‘Jah Red Lion’ Reyne is a reggae singer with a conscious message, combining high melodies full of soul, with huge stage presence. (more…)

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Mike Brooks – Rum Drinker

Rum Drinker(Forward Records, USA)

When I first began collecting reggae music, I didn’t have the advantage of having any knowledgeable friends on the subject, so my initial record buying experiences were all based on self-schooling. This involved hearing a song in a session and then pursuing it. Luckily, most song titles are easy to pick up from listening to the songs, including this tune. And after hearing it time after time, I knew I had to track it down. (more…)

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Wake the Town

Wake the Town January 2014When: Saturday 4 January

Where: Havana – 32 Wigan Street, Wellington

10pm kick off, free!

The Wake the Town Crew are back in session for 2014, this time featuring NiceUp selectas, Conviction Roots (direct from London Town) and Winston Spliff spinning killa tunes old and new!

Vibes galore!

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