Burning Soundz – Fri 31 Aug

When: Friday 31 August Where: Verona - 169 K-Road, Auckland 10pm till late Live dub crew and MC Grassroots with support from Empress Naima and Off Da Grid

Only Roots Reggae – Fri 21 Sep

When: Friday 21 September Where: Whammy Bar - 183 K-Road, Auckland $10 before 11.30pm Only Roots Reggae with Aotearoa Black Giant Sound System More info: Black Giant Sound System Facebook

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…

Wake the Town

When: Sunday 7 January Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington First NiceUp session for 2018 and the Wake the Town Crew are back! This time featuring NiceUp selectas, Conviction Roots (direct…

Bobby Was A Gangster / Ravers Party – Red Robin 12”

Release Date: November 27 2017 Red Robin’s return to wax once again begs the question, why did 80s rub-a-dub ever fall out of fashion? Read on as The Groove Thief weaves together a track-by-track…

45 BLAST How Yu Fi Sey Dat? – TurboFlexx Mix for NiceUp

A compilation of some of the finest 7 inch vinyl from the How Yu Fi Sey Dat? records catalogue. It would not be unfair to say "How Yu Fi Sey Dat?" was one of the most important record labels in…

Pomegranate Sounds feat. Little Harry – Life No Easy EP

‘Life No Easy’ is the debut release for Pomegranate Sounds, the production team of Tree-Angles and The Groove Thief. With deejay Little Harry on vocal duty, the release comes with the vocal and three…