For my final track of the week for 2014, I’m going to look right back to the start of the year when my favourite 12″ of the last 12 months dropped, from Bent Backs Records out of the Bretagne district in France. (more…)
Switzerland’s High Smile HiFi return with another round of purely digital selections for their second series of 7″ releases. Enlisted vocalists Tenna Star, Ras Negus I, and Little Harry all turn in passionate efforts, covering a range of singing styles while also being conscious critics. (more…)
Where: Havana – 32 Wigan Street, Wellington
The Wake the Town Crew are back in session in 2015! With revival don, Steve the Hat and deejay mc combination special, Winston Spliff!
Killa tunes old and new and vibes galore!
Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington
Join the NiceUp Crew for the annual end-of-year mash-up, with an all-star line-up and all-crew in session!
Featuring: The Audio Mechanics – Sole, Ras Stone, Range, Antsman – Deep Thoughts Crew – Badjah, Squidy, Timbo – Steve the Hat, Rudie Bam Bam, Winston Spliff, Christoph, Dub Koala, & Thief!
Admiral Tibet has had a lengthy career which stretches back to the early days of digital reggae. Tunes such as ‘Babylon War’ and Serious Time’ feature his warm delivery and socially conscious content and have earned him a spot alongside veteran singers from the deejay era, such as Cocoa Tea and Tony Rebel. Although he has not had the commercial impact of some of his peers, his impact as a foundation vocalist continues to be recognised. (more…)
It has been a few weeks now since I woke up and read the sad news of ‘Sir’ John Holt’s passing. John Holt’s career spanned over 40 years. Born in Greenwich Farm, Kingston, he was regularly entering and winning talent contests from the age of twelve, and recording his first singles with Leslie Kong at the age of sixteen. (more…)
I found this tune many moons ago when I was having a dig back in the good old days of Real Groovy in Wellington. The song comes from the album ‘Abassi All Stars – Showcase’. Once I heard a few tracks I knew it was one of those LP’s too good to pass up. (more…)