(Bent Backs Records, 2017)
Digital! What an amazing time in reggae music the digital era was. And the first thing that got me on this riddim was the fire digital sound. A collaboration between Brooklyn label Bent Backs Records and Paris-based riddim-maker B-No, it has an authentic sound accompanied by the conscious lyrics of the one like Lutan Fyah. (more…)
Straight out of Titahi Bay, Porirua NZ, Josh AKA DJ Crazyeye brings some favourite selection! Growing up in Whakatane and moving to Wellington in the late-90s saw Josh surrounded by the Capital’s roots sound. From Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Kora through to the legendary Roots Foundation sessions, all of these sounds have heavily influenced his musical taste ever since. (more…)
All vinyl selection by Roots Agenda ft. Tenor Steppa live and direct, taking inspiration from both new and old dubwise riddims. (more…)
Lucky Cat Zoë began DJing at parties in 2000, progressing to her own club nights in South London. A collector of vintage vinyl, Zoë has a specialist interest in East Asian culture. She collects a wide range of musical genres, but true to her South London roots, Reggae is her first love. (more…)
Reality Chant Productions present an original selection of Dubs Remixes & Rarities from the Dubwize/Reality Chant vaults.
Complied and mixed by Messenjah, this showcase features original works from 2004-2017, including currently un-released gems. Big up all the singers, artists, remixers and producers featured. (more…)
I’m not sure exactly where “No Surrender” won me over. Could it be the throbbing bassline, the catchy hook, the tough verses, or the enthralling vibe? Or choose your own explanation, all are valid.
This dance hall destroyer finds Australian riddim-maker Monkey Marc working with the skilled Mista Savona, plus a trio of Jamaica’s best vocalists to craft what you wish you’d already heard. (more…)
Manaia Toa has been in the game since the late-80s, bar managing at now legendary venues in Wellington and crewing at warehouse and one-off raves. (more…)
Following on from his much-loved Revive mix for NiceUp, Steve the Hat is back with another unmissable instalment!
This time he has taken a break from dropping strictly heavyweight Rocksteady and presents a mix covering all styles but still all killer no filler! BIG! (more…)
Yvonne’s Special 7″ / Thompson Sound 12″ / Observer 7″ (1981)
As we approach what would have been Dennis Brown’s 60th birthday, for this Track of the Week I’ve chosen a corker from ‘The Crown Prince’. (more…)
Majestic Roots Sound System is the creation of Mikey Downbeat, a stalwart of the reggae scene in Aotearoa. A deep roots selector, Mikey has a long history of playing roots, dub and reggae to audiences in New Zealand and internationally, including five years on 95bFM in Auckland and five years in Ireland and the U.K. (more…)