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High Smile HiFi 7”s feat. Speng Bond, Koa Aloy & S’Kaya

With three heavy-hitting conscious new 7”s – featuring vocals from Speng Bond, Koa Aloy, and S’Kaya – simultaneously released on their own Top Smile Records, Swiss digital enthusiasts High Smile HiFi have once again crafted some tough riddims which pair nicely with their global cohort of singers.

These releases (#s 12-14) feature bubbling bass lines and stabbing skanks aplenty, all straight out of the mid-1980s in aesthetic and style. (more…)

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Dennis Brown – Why Fools

Yvonne’s Special 7″ / Thompson Sound 12″ / Observer 7″ (1981)

As we approach what would have been Dennis Brown’s 60th birthday, for this Track of the Week I’ve chosen a corker from ‘The Crown Prince’. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – January 2017 – Majestic Roots

Majestic Roots Sound System is the creation of Mikey Downbeat, a stalwart of the reggae scene in Aotearoa. A deep roots selector, Mikey has a long history of playing roots, dub and reggae to audiences in New Zealand and internationally, including five years on 95bFM in Auckland and five years in Ireland and the U.K. (more…)

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Israel Starr Album Release Party

When: Friday 10 February

Where: Bad Grannies – 195 Cuba Street

8pm till late, $10 door sales

Come celebrate the release of Israel Starr’s new album, ‘The Producers Chair: Dancehall Vol. 1’.

Hometown session and a night of reggae, dancehall, bass music and big vibes!

Also featuring special guests Lion Rezz & Riddim Cartel and Wellington’s finest in support:
Paepae Sound
The Good Taste Selector with MC Wiya
Skaman
Steve the Hat
Antsman
Jnr Ranks
Rudie Bam Bam

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – December 2016 – Jstar

JstarLondon producer Jstar blazes trails with his high quality productions and deep digging selections.

With a multitude of productions on major record labels through to independent releases, Jstar is also a top quality tour manager and global DJ with over 15 years experience rocking dancefloors around the world. He mixes up bass music, Tropical beat and Dancehall with Reggae influences. (more…)

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