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

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…

Livity Mix for NiceUp

Livity’s obsession with reggae music began when he moved to Dunedin to begin a Fine Arts degree. He started attending reggae dancehall nights at Bath Street, saying ‘I was that annoying kid asking…

Prince Fatty feat. Earl 16 – Be Thankful For What You Got

Love it or loathe it, Record Store Day does bring out some interesting tunes. This year was no exception! I headed down to Reggae Masters in Croydon where Dub Vendor is now based, to join in with the…

Wakamana Sound System Mix for NiceUp

Ali T began running sound systems in Scotland over 10 years ago. Always focused on reggae and bass music, he was a regular at the Mungo's Hi Fi 'Walk and Skank’ night in Glasgow and on the festival…

Pressure Sessions – Fri 28 Jun

When: Friday 28 June Where: Darkroom - 336 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Featuring: Livity, Dub Star, Richie Kindred, Fat Controler $10 before 10pm, $15 after More info: Chief Remedy Facebook

Good Vibes Winter Festival – 13 Jul – 10 Aug

Napier - Saturday 13 July Gisbourne - Friday 26 July The Mount - Saturday 27 July Auckland - Friday 2 August Porirua - Saturday 3 August Hamilton - Friday 9 August Tokoroa - Saturday 10 August…

Jstar meets Max RubaDub – Dem Nah Ready feat Crosby

Following on from his wicked Warrior EP, DJ, producer and remixer Jstar now teams up with Max Rubadub on his latest release. Max Rubadub out of Switzerland started his career as a member of the…

DJ Vadim – Fri 15 Mar

When: Friday 15 March Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington DJ Vadim returns to Wellington on his Dubcatcher 3 Album Release Australasian Tour – Flames Up! Alongside local heavyweights The…