Reality Chant – Ancient Kingdom Riddim

This is reggae from the South Pacific, not ‘Pacific Reggae’. Pure Aotearoa Roots! Reality Chant’s latest three-track release on the Ancient Kingdom Riddim has the confident and commanding Exile Di…

Carlton Livingston – She Done With Him 12″

Limited edition 12", LegsMan Records (2018) ‘She Done With Him’ by Carlton Livingston, a limited edition 12" (300 copies), is the debut release on LegsMan Records. A new London-based reggae label…

Fish and Bread Sound System Mix for NiceUp

Launched in 2017 and one of the newest sound systems out of Aotearoa, Fish and Bread is impacting on the scene, with its first major outing at the 2018 Ruapuke Roots Festival. Hailing from Snells…

Fish and Bread meets Revolution Sound – Fri 25 May

When: Friday 25 May Where: Whammy Bar - 183 K-Road, Auckland 9pm - 3am, $10 on the door Fish and Bread in session with their 2-scoop sound and a tough selection of tunes, old and new. Alongside…

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!

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 – Auckland – Fri 2 Nov

When: Friday 2 November Where: Neck of the Woods - 155 K-Road, Auckland Featuring: Radikal Guru, Jafa Mafia, Dub Terminator and Burning Soundz $20 +booking fee, limited door sales

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…

Run Tingz Tour – 2 – 16 Nov

Featuring: Israel Starr, Lomez Brown, Lion Rezz, Raggadat Cris & Messenjah Fri 2 Nov - Hastings Sat 3 Nov - Porirua Fri 9 Nov - Rotorua Sat 10 Nov - Gisbourne Fri 16 Nov - Christchurch $25…