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
From the heady opening until the skanking close, the Kingston All Stars’ self-titled release showcases the genre-spanning skills of a famed and still-impressive musical coalition. (more…)
Reality Chant Productions present an original selection of Dubs Remixes & Rarities from the Dubwize/Reality Chant vaults.
Complied and mixed by Messenjah, this showcase features original works from 2004-2017, including currently un-released gems. Big up all the singers, artists, remixers and producers featured. (more…)
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!’
When: Saturday 3 June
Where: Kings Arms – 59 France Street South, Auckland
The Mighty Herdsman
Skin n Bone
6.30pm till late, $10 before 7.30pm, $15 after
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
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!
When: Saturday 29 April
Where: The Grand – 69 Courtney Place, Wellington
Jungle vs Reggae Clash!
Steve the Hat
Rudie Bam Bam
Hosted by Winston Spliff
Doors 10pm, Clash starts 11pm sharp!
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…)
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…)