One Love – 25 – 26 Jan

When: Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 January Where: Tauranga Domain Stadium More info: One Love website

Pressure Sessions 004 – Sat 15 Feb

When: Saturday 15 February Where: Darkroom Alley - 336 St. Asaph Street, Christchurch Chief Remedy Sound System meets Eyes Down Sound $10 before 10pm More info: Chief Remedy Sound System Facebook…

High Explosion – Fri 28 Feb

When: Friday 28 February Where: Birdcage - 38 Dixon Street, Wellington High Explosion Sound System hits its monthly session with a very special guest! Gary Firmager AKA Olas Boss, operator of UK's…

Afro Delight Festival – Sat 29 Feb

When: Saturday 29 February Where: Masafinyas - 237 Airfield Road, Papakura, Auckland More info: Afro Delight Facebook

Solo Banton Australasian Tour – 20 – 29 Mar

Sydney: Friday 20 March @ Secret Warehouse Location (Foreign Dub and Inner West Reggae Disco Machine) Melbourne: Sunday 22 March @ Northcote Social Club (Stick Mareebo Productions Byron Bay: Monday…

Mungo’s Hi Fi Mix for NiceUp

The brilliant Doug Mungo's, co-founder of the celebrated and pioneering Glasgow sound system and bass music production collective, lays down a 2-part new year mix before he reaches New Zealand and…

JonnyGo Figure – Crucial Showcase

(Bent Backs Records) I don't bother with a lot of modern reggae. My preference has always been for the Jamaican output from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. Other than classic 90s dancehall, I seldom…

Tippa Lee – Down in the Ghetto 7″

(Red Robin Records) Out to the ‘worldwide struggle,’ New Zealand’s leading digital rub-a-dub label returns with a smooth and tough single. Red Robin Records stalwart Tippa Lee speaks of escape on…

Solo Banton interview with Mark Professor

Solo Banton in session with Mark Professor from the Wreck It Up Crew,  on his latest album 'Old Raggamuffin' out on Reality Shock Records. Watch the video More info: Solo Banton Facebook Reality…

Solo Banton – Old Raggamuffin

(Reality Shock, 2019) After a decade of recording – with albums out on Reality Shock Records plus 7” and 10” out on the likes of Moonshine Recordings, Scotch Bonnet, Partial Records, Conscious…

Soom T and J-Star – Fri 1 Nov

When: Friday 1 November Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington 8pm till late, $10 on the door More info: Laundry Facebook J-Star website Soom T Facebook

Dubplate Pearl Crucial Selection

After some hard work going through my favourites, I've decided on my Crucial Selection. It's the LP by Tradition, in fact ‘Tradition in Dub’, the dub cuts to their album ‘Moving On’. Both albums were…