Iron Gate Sound Top Ten – August 2019

A progressive bass culture collective out of Australia, Iron Gate Sound has been a mainstay of Sydney's reggae-dancehall scene since 2012. The brainchild of Flip and Gilsun, the collective has…

SK Simeon and Naram – Dem Wanna Be My Friend

(Red Robin Records) Arriving on a bouncy minor-tinged riddim, the latest from New Zealand’s own Red Robin Records is another scorcher. “Dem Wanna Be My Friend” pairs digital rub-a-dub enthusiast…

Sons of Zion – Fri 2 – Sat 31 Aug

New Plymouth - Friday 2 August @ The Mayfair Christchurch - Saturday 3 August @ The Good Home Tauranga - Friday 9 August @ Totara St. Auckland - Saturday 10 August @ The Powerstation Hamilton -…

Honey Boy – Homeward Bound

If there’s a topic near to the heart of Jamaican popular music it is perhaps 'home'. Of course, 'home' may have different meanings. It could just be the room you're trying to convince that special…

Mark Professor – Rent Crisis

(Selection Train Records) Selection Train is a record label launched by long time selector and roots stalwart Jerry 'Perilous' Davies. Perilous began his selecting career as a founder member of…

Chris Lane Vintage Vinyl Selection – ‘72 Special Mix for NiceUp

"In 1972 I was 16 years old, and although I was still at school I had two paper rounds and a Saturday job which provided money for going out, clothes, and most importantly, records. While all but a…

Balooba Sound – Music Still Alive #5 Mixtape hosted by Chris Martin

Italy's Balooba Sound presents Music Still Alive #5 Mixtape hosted by Chris Martin. More info: Balooba Sound SoundCloud Balooba Sound website

Pressure Sessions 002 – Fri 30 Aug

When: Friday 30 August Where: Darkroom - Christchurch Chief Remedy Sound System presents Pressure Sessions 002 Featuring: Eyes Down and Dub Styles with support from the Chief Remedy Crew, Richie…

The Offbeats Ride Again – Fri 13 Sep

When: Friday 13 September Where: San Fran - 171 Cuba Street, Wellington Featuring: The Offbeats, Dimestore Skanks and Royal Rumble with Skaman Selecta $15 on the door More info: The Offbeats Facebook

The Offbeats Ride Again in Auckland – Sat 14 Sep

When: Saturday 14 September Where: Horse & Trap - 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden, Auckland Featuring: The Offbeats, Dimestore Skanks and 2 Tone Review More info: The Offbeats Facebook

Dance Inna Newtown – Sat 28 Sep

When: Saturday 28 September Where: Moon - 167 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington $10 on the door, 8pm - 12am Sounds Almighty presents a night of roots and dancehall with special guest DJ Kerb.…

Jah Red Lion and Qualliti – We Bless

‘Righteousness we after.’ Whether or not dancehall is inherently tropical in sound, the vibe on 'We Bless' ensures that the outernational island connection between New Zealand and Jamaica is firmly…