Music

Dennis Brown – Why Fools

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…)

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NiceUp Mix by Majestic Roots – January 2017

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…)

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NiceUp Mix by Jstar – December 2016

JstarLondon producer Jstar blazes trails with his high quality productions and deep digging selections.

With a multitude of productions on major record labels through to independent releases, Jstar is also a top quality tour manager and global DJ with over 15 years experience rocking dancefloors around the world. He mixes up bass music, Tropical beat and Dancehall with Reggae influences. (more…)

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NiceUp Mix by Gooba – October 2016

GoobaRepresenting his hometown, Christchurch, New Zealand, Gooba has an ongoing passion for old school jungle and reggae music. He runs 100% vinyl, promotes strictly positive vibes and is instrumental in the forward movement of Aotearoa bass music and culture. (more…)

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NiceUp Mix by Roots Factory – September 2016

Photo: Jen Walsh, knots & shotsFrankie is a selector and co-operator for Roots Factory and Downbeat Melody Sound System. A traditionalist through and through, his selection and production is all grounded in a foundation style, from Rocksteady and Roots through to Dancehall and Digi. He is a strictly-vinyl selector and an avid dubplate cutter. (more…)

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