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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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Auckland Ska Festival

When: Saturday 2 December

Where: Kings Arms – 59 France Street South, Eden Terrace, Auckland

The best ska bands and DJ’s from around the country bringing the music over 2 stages.

Live music from:
Dimestore Skanks (Wellington’s rowdiest)
Battle-Ska Galactica (Welington’s Own)
AceTones
Surrey Boudit
Roofdog
Barefoot
Regan Perry

And selectors in the yard:
Dubhead
Rudie Bam Bam
Mighty Jabsco
Skin and Bone

+more!

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Sister Nancy & Legal Shot (FR)

Raglan: Friday 17 November @ Yot Club with DJ Atmosphere, Red Robin & Lion Rockers

Auckland: Saturday 18 November @ Galatos with Lion Rockers (full sound & crew) & Ras Stone

Tickets from Dash Tickets

 

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High Explosion Wellington Reggae Festival

When: Saturday 4 November

Where: The Grand – 69 Courtney Place, Wellington

Midday till late, koha entry

Featuring:
Surrey Boudit (Auckland)
Battle Ska Galactica
Ras Judah
Danny Lemon
Marty Vital
Rudie Bam Bam
Steve the Hat
Skaman

Reggae | Market stalls | Jamaican food | Reggae University | Projections + music 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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Punky Reggae Party

When: Sunday 22 October

Where: Kings Arms – 59 France Street South, Eden Terrace, Auckland

3pm till late, $10 before 6pm, $20 after

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