Posts By: NiceUp

NiceUp Monthly Mix – July 2017 – DJ Crazyeye

Straight out of Titahi Bay, Porirua NZ, Josh AKA DJ Crazyeye brings some favourite selection! Growing up in Whakatane and moving to Wellington in the late-90s saw Josh surrounded by the Capital’s roots sound. From Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Kora through to the legendary Roots Foundation sessions, all of these sounds have heavily influenced his musical taste ever since. (more…)

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Double Tiger – Sharp and Ready

(Easy Star Records, 2017)

Sharp and Ready is the debut full-length from Tour De Force member, Dub-Stuy Records co-founder, and John Brown’s Body affiliate Jay Spaker aka Double Tiger.

Expect heavyweight roots in a modern style with a positive mindset, as well as forays into lovers rock and other sub-genres of reggae. No surprise, bass lines are pushed to the forefront while proper stylistic respect is given. Perhaps not a classic, but a strong effort from a legit talent. (more…)

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Dub Terminator – Dub Toys

Dub Terminator consistently lives up to his namesake, and Dub Toys successfully pairs the Kiwi producer’s reliable low-end theory with a veritable crew of guests. The distinctive bass tone, amped-up yet still well-rooted, serves to connect the ten-track album tonally, while the meaningful topics and conscious lyrics provide a similar sense of continuity and an elevated listening experience. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – May 2017 – Lucky Cat Zoë

Lucky Cat Zoë began DJing at parties in 2000, progressing to her own club nights in South London. A collector of vintage vinyl, Zoë has a specialist interest in East Asian culture. She collects a wide range of musical genres, but true to her South London roots, Reggae is her first love. (more…)

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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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