Radikal Guru – Wellington – Fri 26 Oct

When: Friday 26 October Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington Featuring: Radikal Guru (Poland), Ras Stone, P Vans, Dirty Red and Crazyeye A huge night for bass music and culture in the…

Radikal Guru Mix for NiceUp

Radikal Guru especially in the mix for NiceUp, ahead of his Australasian tour. Strictly heavyweight dubwise business. All killer! Check him in session in New Zealand: Friday 26 October @ Laundry,…

P-Vans Mix for NiceUp

P-Vans began making music and cutting dubplates in 2006 in Wellington, establishing himself as a DJ and producer within the emerging sound of New Zealand dubstep. His productions have roots in dub,…

The Groove Thief interview with Radikal Guru

Photo: Dragana RankovicA widely respected figure in the international bass music scene, Radikal Guru melds the roots of the past with the branches of the future as few…

Kelvin Judah – Soon Come

(Foundation Sound) Oozing optimism over a smooth melody and rhythm section, Kelvin Judah’s “Soon Come” is a poignant plea for ‘peace and harmony.’ That said, the video’s mixture of recording studio…

Miss Red – K.O.

(Pressure, 2018) To start with a disclaimer, I am not well versed in the long history of dancehall. But I do listen to a wide range of electronic music and once again dancehall is coming through…

Crucial Selection with Jane Bee

Super Cat - Si Boops Deh (Techniques, 1985) Epic. This was my first Super Cat album. Way back when in my record shop I sold it countless times. Everyone loves it. Everyone loves Super Cat. He is a…

Crucial Selection with Stinky Jim

Live At The Counter Eurovision 79 (People Unite) by Misty In Roots is, for my money, the quintessential live album. The spoken introduction to 'Mankind' is timeless wisdom, beautifully delivered, the…

Oxman Mix for NiceUp

Oxman is an institution in the London reggae scene. Perhaps most well-known internationally for his work with the renowned Dub Vendor and Soul Jazz crews, Oxman has a long and deep history, from…

Jaro Local to release debut album – Dakini Tangarareh

(CHM Supersound, August 2018) After releasing a number of highly successful singles over the past 2 years, Jaro Local, the fast rising Island Reggae star from the Solomon Islands, is preparing for…

Dub Organiser Roots Mix for NiceUp

Dub Organiser was formed by the acclaimed Dave Hendley and Stu Tolhurst in Whitstable in 1998. When Dave passed in 2016, Stu was joined by Keith Lawrence and Queen Kaori to carry on the mighty Dub…

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…