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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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Lighters Up

When: Saturday 7 January

Where: Afrika – 18 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington

With DJ Grafta & Jnr Ranks

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Afro Delight Xmas Party

Afro Delight Xmas PartyWhen: Friday 16 December

Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington

10pm till late

The Audio Mechanics – Ras Stone, Antsman & Range – celebrate Xmas in advance with their end of year session. Featuring special guests NiceUp Crew – represented by Steve the Hat & Rudie Bam Bam.

A night of big, bad bass sounds and modern Afrobeat.

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The Groove Thief talks to Jstar + Liar, Liar single review

Jstar - Liar LiarFamed [and personal fav] underground mashup/remix extraordinaire Jstar, is on the cusp of a more ‘traditional’ album release with Stand To Order. Featuring respected vocalists Ranking Joe, Soom T, Brother Culture, and Blackout JA amongst others.

Single “Liar Liar” features Danish singer Kinck and is out already. It includes interpretations from Mikal, Capitol 1212, and the Turntable Dubbers, who all explore different expanses of bass music. Jstar was kind enough to answer a few questions about the single, album, and production work. (more…)

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Taiwan MC – Cool & Deadly

Taiwan MC - Cool & DeadlyListening to the whole of Taiwan MC’s debut full-length Cool & Deadly is a musical explosion. Throughout, the skilled French singer, frequent Chinese Man collaborator, and sure confuser of Sinophiles embraces a range of musical styles while generally maintaining a bouncy dancefloor-friendly vibe. (more…)

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Reggae Train

Reggae TrainWhen: Saturday 29 October

Where: Poquito – 11 Tory Street, Wellington

Come ride the Reggae Train!

NiceUp and Poquito present the first session in a brand new series 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, Danny Lemon (Roots Foundation), Steve the Hat and Lady P.

Forwarding vinyl and bass music and culture in the Capital!

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