Following on from his much-loved Revive mix for NiceUp, Steve the Hat is back with another unmissable instalment!
This time he has taken a break from dropping strictly heavyweight Rocksteady and presents a mix covering all styles but still all killer no filler! BIG! (more…)
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…)
Release date: 16 February 2017
In advance of the 80s-inspired debut release Outta Road / Dem A Fraud on his new namesake Jahtari sub-label, New Zealand’s own Red Robin (the host of “Reggae Rodeo” and an all-round reggae aficionado), generously took the time to answer some questions from The Groove Thief. (more…)
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…)
With the 2nd annual Goa Sunsplash nearly upon us, The Groove Thief digs back into his archives to share these previously unpublished interviews from the inaugural event. (more…)
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…)
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:
The Good Taste Selector with MC Wiya
Steve the Hat
Rudie Bam Bam
London 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…)
For the label’s seventh full-length LP release, well-regarded Scottish sound system specialists Scotch Bonnet (run by the mighty Mungo’s Hi Fi) have compiled a collection of favorites past and present, naturally entitled Puffer’s Choice. (more…)
When: Sunday 8 January
Where: Laundry – 242 Cuba Street, Wellington
Grafta reaches Welly, reppin Pressure Dem Records. The best in dancehall and reggae, new school and old school!
Grafta presents Dun Di Place Mix Vol. 3