Conscious Roots 3

(Various Artists / EMI Music NZ) Compiled by David Allan and Pranja Moodley It's always a hard thing to do the third of a series, especially if the previous two have been such killers. The third has…

Cornerstone Roots – Free Yourself

(Motherland) The second full length release from Cornerstone Roots has all the elements of a homegrown roots reggae release: songs about home and belonging, the landscape of Aotearoa, political…

Soul Jazz Records Presents: Box of Dub: Dubstep & Future Dub

Dubstep is something that is only just starting to make sense to me. I've always appreciated its half-time jungle aesthetic and its constant use of reggae and ragga samples and motifs, but a small…

Ghetto Red Hot – Mix CD Release Party

When: Saturday 10pm 23rd Jun 2007 - 3am Where: Vintage Bar - 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington Featuring: Art Official, Kerb & Rhys B Welli's very own night of blazing Dancehall, Hip-Hop and Reggae…

Kerb – June 2007

DJ Kerb is a New Zealand hip-hop legend and long time practitioner of the hip-hop arts - as a prolific graffiti writer with his crew Triple S, his company Top Shelf Creative, and as a well known…

Art Official – May 2007

Art Official has been a key player in the Wellington reggae, dancehall and hip-hop scenes for many years. He runs Newtown Sound and produces, promotes and interviews local, national and international…

Topcat

Topcat

'Like a lot of other children what originally drew me to music was television. As a little youth I would watch Top Of The Pops and it looked fun you know. I wanted a slice of that game instantly; I…

Reggae Gold

When: Sunday 5pm 20th May 2007 - 11pm Where: Tupelo - Edward Street, Wellington Featuring: Conviction Roots, Antoine & Art Official Price: Gold coin Come join the NiceUp Family, Saturday 19 May…

Antoine Top Ten – April 2007

Antoine has been a resident in Wellington since 2003 after moving to the Capital from Paris, and he has been spreading reggae throughout the city and selecting around town for the past two years. His…

Mala

Digital Mystikz – Mala

23 and 24 March will finally see the arrival in New Zealand of an international dubstep artist. The artist in question is Mala of Digital Mystikz from the UK, one of the styles most well known global…

Ride Inna Town

When: Saturday 5pm 31st Mar 2007 - 11pm Where: Tupelo - Edward Street, Wellington Featuring: Dubhead, Cpt Nemo, DJ Lemon, Ras Twig & Tuffy Culture Price: $5 Auckland and Hamilton link-up with…

Dubhead / Cpt Nemo – March 2007

Dubhead Dubhead arrived in New Zealand from the U.K. with his family in 1969 and grew up in Maraetai Beach, South of Auckland. He became active as a DJ in 1983 and has played reggae, funk and hip-hop…