NiceUp Reggae Xmas

When: Saturday 10pm 15 Dec 2007 - 3am Where: Vintage Bar - Downstairs, 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington Featuring: Al Good (Renegade Sound), Ras Twig and Selecta KB Price: $5 Come to VINTAGE BAR -…

Katchafire – Say What You’re Thinking

EMI (2007) I was very excited to be asked to review Katchafire's third studio album, Say What Your Thinking, as I am a big fan of their two previous releases, Revival (2003) (which featured the…

Shaggy – Intoxication

VP Records (2007) For those established fans of international ragga-pop star Shaggy, that unique voice is still there. If you have paid little attention since hearing Oh Carolina and Bombastic way…

Morgan Heritage

Saturday 29 September @ Soul Vybez 2, Paris A lesson to be learned and relearned is GET PRESALES. Such is the popularity of this group and indeed all reggae in France and Europe that 'doorsales' are…

Grafta Top Ten – October 2007

Grafta is a selector and producer representing dancehall inna Auckland city. Alongside running his own label, Force Productions, he promotes the club night, Sure Fyah, which brings together…

Jah Mason Top Ten – September 2007

Jah Mason originates from the parish of Manchester, Jamaica. He was raised in a musically focused family and environment. He impacted on the reggae world, working with Junior Reid with his first…

Dr Das – Emergency Basslines

(VU Recordings) Hard hitting, energetic and vibrant is the only way to describe Emergency Basslines, the debut album by Aniruddha Das aka Dr Das. Dr Das is a veteran of the bass and the sound that…

Unity Pacific – Into The Dread

Reggae in Aotearoa is at the strongest its been for years. This is proven and succinctly confirmed in this new, most conscious, release. As a mouthpiece for the quality of Reggae nationwide, the…

Stephen Marley – Mind Control

Mind control, corruption of your thoughts, destruction of your soul, the truth is there for us to see... It's hard to believe this is the first solo album from Stephen 'Raggamuffin' Marley.   A…

Danny Lemon Top Ten – August 2007

Danny Lemon is a huge influence on sound system culture in Wellington and New Zealand. He established The Roots Foundation, one of the first and pioneering sounds in Aotearoa, which forwarded reggae…

Mikey Dread – Life is a Stage

(Dread at the Controls) Now you are tuned in to the champion sound, A-1 sound, world class sound...we are the champion sound that rule this town! Mikey Dread isn't shy about sharing his talents.…

Rebel Bass Top Ten – July 2007

Hailing from Queenstown, Rebel Bass is a long-time bringer of reggae and dancehall music throughout New Zealand. He plays a mix of foundation, early digital, modern roots and bashment to the massive…