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…

Prince Fatty feat. Earl 16 – Be Thankful For What You Got

Love it or loathe it, Record Store Day does bring out some interesting tunes. This year was no exception! I headed down to Reggae Masters in Croydon where Dub Vendor is now based, to join in with the…

Wakamana Sound System Mix for NiceUp

Ali T began running sound systems in Scotland over 10 years ago. Always focused on reggae and bass music, he was a regular at the Mungo's Hi Fi 'Walk and Skank’ night in Glasgow and on the festival…

Jstar meets Max RubaDub – Dem Nah Ready feat Crosby

Following on from his wicked Warrior EP, DJ, producer and remixer Jstar now teams up with Max Rubadub on his latest release. Max Rubadub out of Switzerland started his career as a member of the…

DJ Vadim – Fri 15 Mar

When: Friday 15 March Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington DJ Vadim returns to Wellington on his Dubcatcher 3 Album Release Australasian Tour – Flames Up! Alongside local heavyweights The…

DJ Vadim Dubcatcher 3 Australasian Tour – 15 – 25 Mar

DJ Vadim returns to New Zealand and Australia for the Dubcatcher 3 Album Release Tour – Flames Up! A prolific artist for over 20 years, Vadim is an evolutionist in sound, constantly pushing…

DJ Vadim interview by The Groove Thief

Shortly ahead of his Australasian Tour, which includes seven stops throughout New Zealand and Australia, The Groove Thief spoke with the infamous (or by now is it legendary?) DJ Vadim. TGT: What can…

Fish and Bread meets Revolution Sound – Sat 2 Mar

When: Saturday 2 March Where: Whammy - 183 K-Road, Auckland 9.30pm, $10 presales from Dash Tickets, $15 on the door Roots and Dub Sound System Session  

Chis Lane Top Ten – February 2019

Chris Lane is a multi-talented musician, producer and writer from London, who has played a crucial role in forwarding reggae music in the UK. Chris bought his first reggae records when he was 13,…