Posts By: NiceUp

Bobby Was A Gangster / Ravers Party – Red Robin 12”

Release Date: November 27 2017

Red Robin’s return to wax once again begs the question, why did 80s rub-a-dub ever fall out of fashion? Read on as The Groove Thief weaves together a track-by-track review with an exclusive interview: label founder Red Robin. (more…)

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45 BLAST How Yu Fi Sey Dat? Mix by TurboFlexx – December 2017

A compilation of some of the finest 7 inch vinyl from the How Yu Fi Sey Dat? records catalogue.

It would not be unfair to say “How Yu Fi Sey Dat?” was one of the most important record labels in Jamaica during the 90’s. Run by singjay Anthony “Red Rose” Cameron and singer Anthony Malvo, the label contributed to dancehall culture and the careers of many 90’s artists like Red Dragon, Cobra, Bounty KIller, Beenie Man, Major Mackeral, Daddy Lizard, Terry Linen, Simpleton and the Scare Dem Crew. Accomplished recording artists in their own right, both producers also featured on the label in successful solo and combination tunes. (more…)

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Eesah – Tell No Lie

Frankly, any release on Royal Order Music ought to be noted at this point, as Chronixx has certainly proven his ability to not only deliver hits but also make tastes.

Eesah – first featured on smooth-burner “Perfect Trees”, off the label boss’ well-received Roots & Chalice mixtape – has been steadily putting out tracks while remaining relatively under the radar. That should change for him now, as working with a funky groove rather than a sparse riddim does wonders for the fresh “Tell No Lie.” (more…)

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One Love One Heart Festival

2 – 3 September 2017, Woodland, California

We checked the forecast and were slightly alarmed to find a high temperature of 43 degrees celsius for the weekend of One Love One Heart (OLOH). A bit high, but surely nothing a little ganja and coconut water couldn’t handle! We were 2 kiwis and 2 yanks and excited to attend One Love again. (more…)

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Ruapuke Roots Festival

When: 9 – 11 February 2018

Where: Ruapuke Motor Camp – 1510 Whaanga Road, Raglan

Ruapuke Roots Festival returns in 2018 to the same beautiful spot for 3 days of outdoor sound system culture and a big line up of international and local performers.

More info:
Ruapuke Roots website

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The Selecter & The Beat (UK) Australasian Tour

Auckland, Wed 24 January @ The Powerstation

Wellington, Thu 25 January @ The Opera House

Brisbane, Sat 27 January @ Triffid

Sydney, Sun 28 January @ Metro Theatre

Melbourne, Mon 29 January @ Forum

Adelaide, Wed 31 January @ The Gov

Perth, Thu 1 February @ Astor Theatre

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NiceUp Xmas Party

When: Sunday 17 December

Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington

5pm kick off

Join the NiceUp Crew for the annual end-of-year mash-up, with a special all-crew session. Big tunes and vibes galore!

With Danny Lemon, Steve the Hat, Skaman, Antsman, Crazy Eye, Shaw Shot, Rudie Bam Bam & Matt-I.

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NiceUp Mix by Rudie Bam Bam – August 2017

Originally from Catalonia, Spain, and a working class hero back home, Rudie Bam Bam is a lover of rough Jamaican sounds and Northern Soul and has a compulsive addiction to collecting rare vinyl from the 60s and 70s. (more…)

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Lutan Fyah – Things Are Not The Same

(Bent Backs Records, 2017)

Digital! What an amazing time in reggae music the digital era was. And the first thing that got me on this riddim was the fire digital sound. A collaboration between Brooklyn label Bent Backs Records and Paris-based riddim-maker B-No, it has an authentic sound accompanied by the conscious lyrics of the one like Lutan Fyah.  (more…)

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