Beat Down Babylon meets NiceUp Mix

Beat Down Babylon and NiceUp join forces to bring big, bass heavy selection. Check them in session Friday 27 July @ Laundry, Wellington at Beat Down Babylon meets NiceUp.

Kali Ranks – Kill Dem All

(Def Jam, 1995) Throughout the early to mid-90s, the marriage of hip hop, reggae and dancehall was an impressive one. It gave fans of all three genres so much classic music that is still played out…

Interview with Dub Terminator by Skarob

Skarob talks to Dub Terminator about his latest release, Dubmental, and upcoming session with Jafa Mafia in Auckland City. SR: Dub Terminator, it's great to hear you have a new album releasing.…

NRG Rising – Say Yes to Life

From the opening track ‘Conscious Soul Rebel’, you know the latest album by Aotearoa reggae RnB group NRG Rising is going to be hot, smoky and sweet. Like sweet chili sauce on hangi potatoes during a…

Grafta Top Ten – July 2018

New Zealand born, Canadian resident Grafta aka Oliver Penny has carved out a niche for himself in the global dancehall community, splitting his time between riddim building, mixing work and…

Kid Nesian feat. Chi Ching Ching – Lalomu

(CHM Supersound, April 2018) I know a bit about Papua New Guinea (PNG). I went to boarding school with a lot of guys that were from there. They used to bring Chinese treats back with them after…

Koffee – Burning

Last year’s Ouji Riddim from Upsetta Records boasts a strong line-up of JA roots singers, including Busy Signal, Chuck Fenda, Jah Vinci, Luciano, Lutan Fyah, Michael Rose and more. But funnily enough…

Noel Ellis – To Hail Selassie

(Summer/Burning Bush/Ikoro) Researching this tune was hard. Only a smattering of information on the net, some of it only accessible with dodgy old Google translate. What is certain is Noel Ellis –…

Protoje – Bout Noon

It’s widely accepted that hip-hop, rap, trap, R&B and EDM in general has been borrowing extensively from reggae music for years. Protoje completes this cycle by looping it all back in. He…

Dotsie 90s Roots Mix for NiceUp

Dotsie has been entertaining the massive for 30 plus years, playing all genres of Jamaican music. He began originally at his own ska and reggae nights in 80s Dublin, before stepping out with the…

The Groove Thief speaks with David “Ram Jam” Rodigan

“Be A Good Collector And Then You’ll Be A Good Selector” The Groove Thief speaks with David “Ram Jam” Rodigan, MBE David “Ram Jam” Rodigan hardly needs any introduction. A leading voice of reggae on…

King Kong – Repatriation

(March 2018, Irie Ites) With poise and discipline, King Kong’s Repatriation is equal parts statement and celebration. Over polished heavyweight rhythms – all fresh takes on vintage styles – the…