Black Giant meets Majestic Roots – Sat 30 Jun

When: Sat 30 June Where: Whammy Bar - 183 K-Road, Auckland Featuring: Black Giant, Majestic Roots and Skin and Bone $10 from Dash Tickets, $20 on the door

Papa Carl Tribute – Fri 6 Jul

When: Friday 6 July Where: Studio The Venue - 340 K-Road, Auckland Featuring: House of Shem, Herbs, Southside of Bombay, Che Fu & The Krates, Maaka, Ria Hall, DJ Poroufessor + more 8pm till late,…

Dank Dubs – Fri 6 Jul

When: Friday 7 July Where: Darkroom - 336 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Featuring: Midnight Dubs, Akcept, Messenjah A night of analog and digital dub. The ground will shake, the speakers will quake!…

Afro Delight – Fri 13 July

When: Friday 13 July Where: Tom Tom - 27 Drake Street, Victoria Park Market, Auckland Featuring: DJ ORIKoL, DJ Grassrootst, MC Antsman, Ras Stone and the Sankofa Percussion Crew. Reggae, Afrobeat,…

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…

System Unknown Sound System Mix for NiceUp

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…

One Love Festival 2019 – 26 – 27 Jan

When: Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 January 2019 Where: Tauranga Domain Featuring: UB40, Kymani Marley, Kolohe Kai, Fiji, Maxi Priest, Katchafire, House of Shem, Raging Fire and many more. Tickets from One…

Bass Foundation Roots Sound System Mix for NiceUp

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…