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…

Mista Savona Presents Melbourne Meets Kingston

Melbourne Meets Kingston is one of the most stunning album length releases of Jamaican influenced music I have had the pleasure of witnessing emerge from the Pacific.  I have always considered the…

Firehouse Top Ten – February 2007

Firehouse - L.Static, Nardo & Adrian - hail from Sydney and this ranking reggae crew always rock a dance. Their big bad selection of reggae, dancehall and exclusive dubplate is delivered in…

Steve Rice – January 2007

Steve Rice resides in Bristol, UK. He passion for reggae developed around the age of 16 when he began going to blues dances in South London. He later began holding his own dances around Brixton and…

Million Dan

Million Dan

Hailing from London UK, Million Dan is one of the most exciting urban hip-hop, hip-hop/reggae artists to ever emerge from the United Kingdom. Million Dan aka Mike J first exploded on the scene as a…

NiceUp Reggae Xmas Party

When: Saturday 10 December Where: Tupelo - Edward Street, Wellington Jugglin Crew + Mighty Asterix + Manray + Art Official + Antoine Price: $10 entry (FREE mix CD to first 50) It's a NICEUP REGGAE…

House of Shem

Friday 10 November @ Subnine, Wellington. 'Cant Stop Jah Music'. Respect to House Of Shem, the 7-piece reggae group who visited Wellington Friday 10 November.  It was the first time the Wanganui…

Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion

'Reggae music is simple music--but it's from the heart. Just as people need water to drink, people also need music. If it is true music, then people will be drawn to it.' - Ziggy Marley Ziggy's…

Homegrown Dub

Original Katchafire tracks 100% remixed (Mai Music) As far back as 1967 Jamaican Sound Systems have sought after what they considered to be an 'exclusive' or a 'special'. Back then, these rarities,…

Rasta and Resistance – From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney

Horace Campbell (1st Ed, 1985) This book is a study of the Rastafarian movement from it's evolution in Jamaica to it's progression around the world, particularly in Trinidad, Grenada, Guyana, the UK…

NiceUp Website Launch

When: Sunday 11 June Where: Tupelo - Edward Street, Wellington Featuring: Tuffy Culture, Duke Willis, The Spotlight Kid, Art Official, Misteek Price: $5 NiceUp and The Package present the official…

Ghetto Red Hot

When: Saturday 19 November Where: Havana - Wigan Street, Wellington Featuring: Art Official, Kerb, Rhys B Price: $5 Once again the music of the street and riddims 'fresh from yard' take over as…