NiceUp Mix by Fish and Bread Sound System – April 2018

Launched in 2017 and one of the newest sound systems out of Aotearoa, Fish and Bread is impacting on the scene, with its first major outing at the 2018 Ruapuke Roots Festival. Hailing from Snells…

Afro Delight 4th Birthday Jam – Fri 27 April

When: Friday 27 April Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington Featuring: Koa, Shaw Shot, Antsman & Ras Stone 9pm - 3am  

Skaman Selecta – Fri 27 April

When: Friday 27 April Where: Sprig & Fern - 146 Jackson Street, Petone

Fish and Bread meets Revolution Sound – Fri 25 May

When: Friday 25 May Where: Whammy Bar - 183 K-Road, Auckland 9pm - 3am, $10 on the door Fish and Bread in session with their 2-scoop sound and a tough selection of tunes, old and new. Alongside…

Ska Save the Queen 3 – Sat 3 Jun

When: Sunday 3 June Where: Thirsty Dog Tavern - 469 K-Road, Auckland Featuring: Acetones, Roofdog, The Mighty Herbsman plus DJs Rudie Bam Bam and Special Brew 8pm, $20 on the door, $16 presales from…

Weeding Dub – Another Night Another Day

(Wise & Dubwise Recordings/Control Tower - France) Not being a fan or denizen of the European club dub scene, at first I struggled to get into this album. But after a few listens, its charm was…

Israel Starr feat. Tomorrow People – Love Her Mind

First and foremost, congratulations to Israel Starr on the win in last years Vodafone Music Awards for Best Roots Artist. I say it's about time this man got the recognition he deserves, bless up!

Monkey Marc – Yaad n Abraad feat. Dre Island

Monkey Marc's back with another quality release, kicking off 2018 with yet another impressive riddim following last year's scorching "No Surrender" project. The lead single, the socially-conscious…

NiceUp Mix by System Unknown Sound System – February 2018

System Unknown are a collective of selectors and musicians who share a love for Jamaican music and sound system culture. Meeting in Melbourne through their work as sound engineers, the crew was…

Dubmatix interview and Overdubbed review

With his highly anticipated meeting with Sly and Robbie just out, Dubmatix kindly took time out of his busy schedule to speak with The Groove Thief about the Overdubbed project, his recent remix…

Vibration Lab & The Digital Messiahs – Digital Messiahs Theme & Dovecot

An impressive collective, Vibration Lab & The Digital Messiahs is a veritable sound system supergroup. Led by the seasoned UK production duo alongside veteran MC Brother Culture, the rest of the…

NiceUp Mix by Bass Foundation Roots Sound System – January 2018

Delhi Sultanate has long pioneered the sounds of reggae and hip hop in India. In addition to his solo career, he owns and runs Bass Foundation Roots sound system with his partner Begum X. New Delhi's…