Phaze

Phaze Top Ten – May 2008

Phaze has been apart of the Aotearoa music scene for many years, kicking off her career in 2001 in Auckland, where she co-founded Wahine Wednesday nights. Since then, she has had extensive experience…

Jah Is My Navigator

Luciano – Jah Is My Navigator

Anyone who has experienced Luciano live will understand why he is known as 'The Messenger'.  Luciano carries positive vibes with him, spreading the message of Jah and uplifting those around him. Jah…

Kraity Payan Guez

Beta Simon – Kraity Payan Guez

Over the past three decades the Ivory Coast has consistently yielded some of the best African reggae. The pity is that Ivory Coast artists - and African artists at large - seldom have access to…

Crate Killaz

Crate Killaz – The New Zealand Dubplate Story

Crate Killaz is the first release of its kind in Aotearoa - a collection of dubplates from New Zealand reggae crews that spans a generation of sound-system culture from the North to the South. In…

Stinky Jim

Stinky Jim Top Ten – April 2008

Stinky Jim is a broadcaster (95bFM, Stinky Grooves since 1990) music journalist (Listener, Real Groove etc), record company owner/operator (Round Trip Mars .. SJD, Phelps & Munro, James Duncan,…

Parables

Tarrus Riley – Parables

Parables is the sophmore release from Tarrus Riley (the son of famed roots-era singer, Jimmy Riley).  It continues the recent trend in Jamaican music that has seen a shift away from digital dancehall…

True Reflections

Jah Cure – True Reflections…A New Beginning

This being my first ever music review I must say from the start that in my humble opinion there are only two types of music in the world - the type you like and the type you don't, or in some cases…

NiceUp Reggae in the Park!

When: Sunday 23 Mar 2008, 2 - 8pm Where: Carrara Park, Newtown, Wellington Featuring: Roots & Culture Crew, Fee (Melbourne), Cpt Midnite (AKLD) NEWTOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION & RADIO ACTIVE…

Fee

Fee Top Ten – March 2008

Fee is one of Melbourne's leading Roots and Reggae DJs, carving out a name for herself in a difficult and male dominated scene. Although now based in Australia, Fee is originally from Aotearoa and…

Newtown Festival DJ Stage

When: Sunday 2 March, 12pm - 5pm Where: Riddiford Street, Newtown (opposite Newtown Ave, near Newtown Mall), Wellington Newtown Sound in association with PDSL presents: The Newtown Festival Fair Day…

Dead but Dreaming

Dubcall – Dead But Dreaming

After two mouths with Dubcall's album on high rotation at my crib, the club and at a number of festivals this summer (it sounds huge on a big rig), I have finally have the words to describe his album…

Lady Saw – Walk Out

VP Records/Hardwax (2008) Lady Saw - the queen of dancehall - reaffirms her top spot as dancehall's first lady with the release of Walk Out.  In an industry dominated by men, Lady Saw has stayed on…