Dub Terminator – Dub Toys

Dub Terminator consistently lives up to his namesake, and Dub Toys successfully pairs the Kiwi producer’s reliable low-end theory with a veritable crew of guests. The distinctive bass tone, amped-up…

Love vs War feature & interview with Messenjah by The Groove Thief

New Zealand-based label Reality Chant – comprised of Messenjah and Midnight Dubs – resurfaces with a fine EP showcasing a true Jamaican legend: Cornell Campbell. He is joined on this two-riddim…

NiceUp Mix by Lucky Cat Zoë – May 2017

Lucky Cat Zoë began DJing at parties in 2000, progressing to her own club nights in South London. A collector of vintage vinyl, Zoë has a specialist interest in East Asian culture. She collects a…

Presenting Kingston All-Stars

From the heady opening until the skanking close, the Kingston All Stars' self-titled release showcases the genre-spanning skills of a famed and still-impressive musical coalition.

NiceUp Dubs, Remixes & Rarities Mix by Reality Chant – April 2017

Reality Chant Productions present an original selection of Dubs Remixes & Rarities from the Dubwize/Reality Chant vaults. Complied and mixed by Messenjah, this showcase features original works…

Reggae Train

When: Friday 12 May Where: Poquito - 11 Tory Street, Wellington Come ride the Reggae Train! Taking you on a smooth and sensational journey through the finest musical landscapes, Ska, Rocksteady,…

Who Rule the Dance!

When: Saturday 29 April Where: The Grand - 69 Courtney Place, Wellington Jungle vs Reggae Clash! Reppin Momentum: Faction UKNW Art Vandelay Manaia Toa Bambi Reppin NiceUp: Antsman Steve the Hat Rudie…

Monkey Marc feat. Sizzla, Capleton, Fantan Mojah & Mista Savona – No Surrender

I’m not sure exactly where “No Surrender” won me over. Could it be the throbbing bassline, the catchy hook, the tough verses, or the enthralling vibe? Or choose your own explanation, all are valid.…

Israel Starr – The Producers Chair – Dancehall Vol. One

Now, I'm going to be honest here, I had no idea what to expect when I first put on Israel Starr's latest project 'The Producers Chair - Dancehall Vol. One'. After listening, I think it's very safe to…

NiceUp Mix by Manaia Toa – March 2017

Manaia Toa has been in the game since the late-80s, bar managing at now legendary venues in Wellington and crewing at warehouse and one-off raves.

NiceUp Mix A Little Way Different by Steve the Hat – February 2017

Following on from his much-loved Revive mix for NiceUp, Steve the Hat is back with another unmissable instalment! This time he has taken a break from dropping strictly heavyweight Rocksteady and…

High Smile HiFi 7”s feat. Speng Bond, Koa Aloy & S’Kaya

With three heavy-hitting conscious new 7”s – featuring vocals from Speng Bond, Koa Aloy, and S’Kaya – simultaneously released on their own Top Smile Records, Swiss digital enthusiasts High Smile HiFi…