Stepping Forward – Sun 3 Feb

When: Sunday 3 February Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington Featuring: Danny Lemon, Skaman and Crazyeye 5pm till late 3 heavyweight selectors bring strictly the best in reggae, roots, ska,…

Gwaan Gal Mix for NiceUp

A heavyweight music collector, record dealer, promoter, tour manager and DJ, Gwaan Gal has been a part of the New Zealand, Australian and Canadian music industry for over a decade. In New Zealand,…

Ranking Ann Interview and Jealous Man / War in the City 12” Review

Ranking Ann, known for her mid-80s studio work with Mad Professor and Ariwa Sounds as well as live sound system sessions with the Black Rock Posse, has been deservedly resurgent of late. Her lyrics…

Afro Delight – Sat 16 Feb

When: Saturday 16 February Where: Whammy - St Kevin's Arcade, 183 K-Road, Auckland Featuring: Jah Red, Ras Stone, Tobi Mafia, Banty Gyal, Dub Terminator, Triplelan Leroy and band 9pm - 3am, $10 on…

Crucial Selection with Miss Fee

For those who know me, this Crucial Selection will come as no surprise. ‘Housewife’s Choice’ by Derrick Morgan and Patsy ‘Millicent’ Todd, a tune I have played countless times over the span of my DJ…

Fish and Bread meets Revolution Sound – Sat 2 Mar

When: Saturday 2 March Where: Whammy - 183 K-Road, Auckland 9.30pm, $10 presales from Dash Tickets, $15 on the door Roots and Dub Sound System Session  

Eyes Down Sound – Fri 8 Mar

When: Friday 8 March Where: Stranges Lane - 89 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Featuring: Substance, Mort, Losfix, Eyes Down, Headland, Lightly Toasted $10 from Cosmic Ticketing

DJ Vadim Dubcatcher 3 Australasian Tour – 15 – 25 Mar

DJ Vadim returns to New Zealand and Australia for the Dubcatcher 3 Album Release Tour – Flames Up! A prolific artist for over 20 years, Vadim is an evolutionist in sound, constantly pushing…

Rice and Beans – Sat 16 Mar

When: Sat 16 March Where: Ponsonby Social Club - 152 Ponsonby Road Featuring: DJ Vadim (BBE/Ninja Tunes, UK) and Tamenpi  (So Pedrada Musical/Brazil), Undercover Brother (Sandy Bay Social Club), Azbo…

Stinky Jim Mix for NiceUp

England is a divided and deluded Babylonian mess right now but I choose to take the glass half full approach and celebrate a heap of UK reggaematical tackle from back in the days of the Miner’s…

Crucial Selection with Sista Cini

Big up NiceUp whanau for the opportunity to pick my Crucial Selection. It’s a tough call to select just one but I’m finally committing to Zen Bow - Impressions. “An obscure singer, whose entire…

Serocee – You’ll Never Find 7″

(Jambrum Records, 2008) I had my tunes on shuffle the other day and this wee gem popped up. I'd forgotten how much I like this tune, which made me realise I'd never picked up the 7". This was…