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…)
Rub-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…)
Cubiculo Records 7002 – 7″
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…)
Jason McDermott AKA Stylo G has has been called reggae’s man of the moment, but Stylo has been in the game for a while now.
This Jamaican-born 28-year old has been stamping his mark on the British urban music scene, first breaking through on the grime banger ‘My Yout’ back in 2004. Check it out, Stylo on the hook with the 14-year old Sickman and IceKid on the verse, a catchy wee number. (more…)
With 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…)
When: 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…)
When: 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…)
(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…)
When: 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!