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…

Run It Red 001 (Various Artists)

An intriguing vinyl four-track of heavyweight jungle out of Australia, this debut from the Run It Red label (operated by LQ of Echo Chamber Sound) pairs the expected amen breaks with plenty of…

Jafa Mafia Mix for NiceUp

Jafa Mafia are pioneers of the Aotearoa, New Zealand reggae sound system scene and are major forces in its development and progression. They are based out of Auckland, loaded with dubs, with an…

Nazamba (self-titled album)

Jamaican dub poet Nazamba, who’s also known by the moniker Wild Life, has been making major moves of late. First working with The Bug’s label Pressure on the “Vex” single in 2018, a collaboration…

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…

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…