Tippa Lee – Dancehall Ram Up

[Red Robin] Out on 7” as well as digital, “Dancehall Ram Up” is ready to satisfy discerning skankers, not only in the dance but surely also at home. This is the third release from New Zealand’s…

Poor People Musik – Sat 18 Aug

When: Saturday 18 August Where: Whammy Bar - 183 K-Road, Auckland $10 before 11pm Featuring: Black Giant Sound System, Vaughan Roots from Fish and Bread Sound System and Dubhead Heavyweight Roots…

Beat Down Babylon meets NiceUp – Fri 27 Jul

When: Friday 27 July Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington Featuring: Dirty Red, Shaw Shot, Conviction Roots (direct from London), Crazyeye and P Vans Beat Down Babylon and NiceUp join forces…

Beat Down Babylon meets NiceUp Mix

Beat Down Babylon and NiceUp join forces to bring big, bass heavy selection. Check them in session Friday 27 July @ Laundry, Wellington at Beat Down Babylon meets NiceUp.

Kali Ranks – Kill Dem All

(Def Jam, 1995) Throughout the early to mid-90s, the marriage of hip hop, reggae and dancehall was an impressive one. It gave fans of all three genres so much classic music that is still played out…

Interview with Dub Terminator by Skarob

Skarob talks to Dub Terminator about his latest release, Dubmental, and upcoming session with Jafa Mafia in Auckland City. SR: Dub Terminator, it's great to hear you have a new album releasing.…

NRG Rising – Say Yes to Life

From the opening track ‘Conscious Soul Rebel’, you know the latest album by Aotearoa reggae RnB group NRG Rising is going to be hot, smoky and sweet. Like sweet chili sauce on hangi potatoes during a…

Grafta Top Ten – July 2018

New Zealand born, Canadian resident Grafta aka Oliver Penny has carved out a niche for himself in the global dancehall community, splitting his time between riddim building, mixing work and…

Kid Nesian feat. Chi Ching Ching – Lalomu

(CHM Supersound, April 2018) I know a bit about Papua New Guinea (PNG). I went to boarding school with a lot of guys that were from there. They used to bring Chinese treats back with them after…

Koffee – Burning

Last year’s Ouji Riddim from Upsetta Records boasts a strong line-up of JA roots singers, including Busy Signal, Chuck Fenda, Jah Vinci, Luciano, Lutan Fyah, Michael Rose and more. But funnily enough…

Noel Ellis – To Hail Selassie

(Summer/Burning Bush/Ikoro) Researching this tune was hard. Only a smattering of information on the net, some of it only accessible with dodgy old Google translate. What is certain is Noel Ellis –…

Protoje – Bout Noon

It’s widely accepted that hip-hop, rap, trap, R&B and EDM in general has been borrowing extensively from reggae music for years. Protoje completes this cycle by looping it all back in. He…