Posts By: NiceUp

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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Heavyweight Dub Champions

When: Saturday 7 July

Where: Whammy Bar – 183 K-Road, Auckland

‘So much vinyl, so little time’.

Featuring DJ Skarob, Dubhead, Nealske and ‘The General’ (Black Giant).

Showing the massive we are truly ‘The Heavyweight Dub Champions!’

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Ska Save the Queen

When: Saturday 3 June

Where: Kings Arms – 59 France Street South, Auckland

With:
The Mighty Herdsman
Surrey Boudit
Roof Dog
Skin n Bone
Night Gaunts
Mighty Jabsco
Ska Rob

6.30pm till late, $10 before 7.30pm, $15 after

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Afro Delight presents The Roughnecks

When: Saturday 27 May

Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington

The Audio Mechanics with special guest Grafta

9pm – 3am

Afrobeat, Dancehall, Ragga, Hip Hop, Jungle vibes

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Reggae Train

When: Friday 12 May

Where: Poquito – 11 Tory Street, Wellington

Come ride the Reggae Train! Taking you on a smooth and sensational journey through the finest musical landscapes, Ska, Rocksteady, Vintage Reggae and Dancehall!

With your hosts and dub conductors, very special guests direct from Auckland, Selecto and Selectress! Founders of the much loved Punky Reggae Party series and key in boss NZ reggae band Surrey Boudit. Alongside hometown star selectors, Steve the Hat and Rudie Bam Bam.

Forwarding vinyl and bass music and culture in the Capital!

 

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Who Rule the Dance!

When: Saturday 29 April

Where: The Grand – 69 Courtney Place, Wellington

Jungle vs Reggae Clash!

Reppin Momentum:
Faction
UKNW
Art Vandelay
Manaia Toa
Bambi

Reppin NiceUp:
Antsman
Steve the Hat
Rudie Bam Bam
Dirty Red
Danny Lemon

Hosted by Winston Spliff

Doors 10pm, Clash starts 11pm sharp!

 

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Monkey Marc feat. Sizzla, Capleton, Fantan Mojah & Mista Savona – No Surrender

I’m not sure exactly where “No Surrender” won me over. Could it be the throbbing bassline, the catchy hook, the tough verses, or the enthralling vibe? Or choose your own explanation, all are valid.

This dance hall destroyer finds Australian riddim-maker Monkey Marc working with the skilled Mista Savona, plus a trio of Jamaica’s best vocalists to craft what you wish you’d already heard. (more…)

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Israel Starr – The Producers Chair – Dancehall Vol. One

Now, I’m going to be honest here, I had no idea what to expect when I first put on Israel Starr’s latest project ‘The Producers Chair – Dancehall Vol. One’. After listening, I think it’s very safe to say this is most definitely not another New Zealand ‘BBQ reggae’ release.  (more…)

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