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…

Newtown Sound Presents: Ghetto Red Hot: The Mix-CD Vol.2

Mixed by Art Official Art Official has really stepped his game up the last couple of years. Between launching Newtown Sound, co-founding NiceUp and DJing regularly on radio and around the country…

Homefire Burning – Fire It Up

(Subculture System) Homefire Burning are a Roots Rock Reggae band from the Kapiti coast, just north of Wellington city.  If you are a fan of Katchafire, House of Shem, The Black Seeds or Steel Pulse,…

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…