Conscious Roots 4

Moving Production (2008) The Conscious Roots compilations are a bit of an institution in the Aotearoa roots scene. The first edition was truly inspiring. It enlightened untold numbers of kiwis,…

Raggamuffin 2008

Saturday 2 February 2008 @ Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua. First of all I would like to give all the artists a full 21-gun salute - lighter, lighter, lighter. Big up massive for doing such a…

J-Star

J-Star

'I'm doing about 60 shows in New Zealand, we'll be playing at people's houses, caravan parks, retirement villages. They might get one record each, but hey, it's a show right. You know how it is, I do…

Sean Paul – Stage One

VP Records/Hardwax With the worldwide success of Sean Paul's Dutty Rock (2002) and The Trinity (2005) it only seems appropriate for VP and Hardwax to be re-releasing Stage One, Sean Paul's much…

Hot Gal

Hot Gal Top Ten – February 2008

Hot Gal originates from Zimbabwe where she grew up listening to a steady diet of Ragga. She really became immersed in Reggae when she arrived in New Zealand and learnt more about Dancehall and the…

Steve Rice (UK)

When: Saturday 5 Jan 2008, 9pm - 3am Where: Vintage Bar - Basement, 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington Featuring: Steve Rice, Ras Twig, Danny Lemon Steve Rice (Bristol, UK) returns to the Capital…

Lady Saw

Thursday 17 January 2008 @ Galatos, Auckland The first Lady of Dancehall, Lady Saw, the Queen of Dancehall, Marion Hall, Mama Saw - no matter which name she goes by she is one wicked and talented…

Parihaka Peace Festival 2008

11, 12 & 13 January @ Parihaka, Taranaki 'Haere mai e te motu me te aao, kia kite koe i te puapua' Draw close, welcome, people of the land people of the world, so you can see the source of…

Three Houses Down – Dreadtown

Moving Production (2007) Dreadtown is the debut album from the Otara-based reggae group Three Houser Down. The 11 piece group was formed by the three Pome'e brothers with the help of their Tongan…

From Jamaica with Love – Reggae Summer Hits

2007 (VP Records/Hardwax) Reggae Summer Hits is part of Australian record label, Hardwax's (in collaboration with VP Records), seven part collection of Jamaican music spanning ska, roots, lovers,…

Sticky Fingaz

Sticky Fingaz Top Ten – January 2008

Sticky Fingaz has been a crucial part of the Christchurch reggae, hip-hop and drum n bass scenes, combining his knowledge of bass heavy music with his turntablism skills to cut and mix it up.

Jr Reid “One Blood” 2007 Australasian Tour

WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER @ San Francisco Bath House, Wellington - WITH NEWTOWN SOUND FEATURING JUSE 1, THE MIGTY ASTERIX, TUFFY CULTURE & DESTA, DJ DANNY LEMON & RHYS B   THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER @…