Monthly Archives: October 2014

Jah Cure – Wake Up

Jah Cure - Wake UpWith the apparent resurgence of foundation reggae in recent years with the likes of Jesse Royal, Proteje, and of course Chronixx, I felt it was a good idea to to go back and visit one of the earlier greats of the foundation scene, the one and only Jah Cure.

Born Siccature Alcock in Hanover, Jamaica in 1978, he was originally given his name by Capleton who claimed he was ‘Jah’s Cure’. (more…)

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Shakka Sounds – Stack the Yard

Shakka SoundsWhen: Sunday 26 October, 2pm till late

Where: Dragons Den Social Lounge – 357 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch

Featuring:
Special K (Dunedin/Queenstown dancehall/hip-hop reggae)

Eyes Down Sound & Crew (Christchurch Dub Sound)

Renue, Kang & Dee Jay

Mikey B (Queenstown/Auckland roots/reggae/dancehall/hip-hop)

Labour Weekend 2014 brings us the first ever Shakka Sounds “Stack The Yard” for your long weekend reggae listening pleasure!

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Cornell Campbell feat. Ranking Dread – Bandulu (Hard Times)

BanduluEssentially two songs paired together upon the “Late Night Blues” riddim – a powerful yet rarely versioned bass-driven cut inspired by “Shine Eye Gal” from Black Uhuru – this is a rather unique extended mix from the discerning duo of Bunny Lee (producer) and The Scientist (engineer).

There’s a clear causal relationship here, with “Bandulu” covering the temptations created by crushing poverty, while “Hard Times” addresses the underlying situation that can so easily create a culture of crime. (more…)

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