Originally hailing from the Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand, Grafta has played a crucial part in developing the Auckland and New Zealand bashment scenes, and now resides in Vancouver, BC. (more…)
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!
4pm till late
Featuring: Steve the Hat, Skaman, Conviction Roots, Dirty Red, James Faction, The Shady Lady, Rudie Bam Bam, Dub Koala, Shaw Shot & Sun Ray!
Hearing their music and learning that it was influenced by Jamaican music of the 60s and early 70s sent me on a mission of sorts to discover the origins of the sounds, which, at that time in the mid-1980s, would mould my future musical tastes forever. (more…)
The Groove Thief traveled to Bordeaux, France, to represent NiceUp at the 2015 Reggae Sun Ska Festival. The following interview comes from backstage during the festival. (more…)
Side A: Roots Woman by Jay “Double Tiger” Spaker
Side B: Work by Ranking Joe
Dub & Loving by Hypa
Exec Produced: Lo Bentback
Artwork: Maël Boutin
Bent Back Records are there pon the case again with another wicked maxi single, with the vibes of mid-80s New York coming on their fresh and on-point label.