NiceUp Monthly Mix – July 2014 – Ticklah (NYC)

TicklahMultifaceted musician and dub maestro, Ticklah, has been a continual and integral part of the NYC music scene for over a decade. With a natural knack for re-creating vintage Jamaican sounds, reggae revivalism lies at the forefront of his heavyweight productions.

In his exclusive mix for NiceUp, Ticklah focuses on songs which speak of global problems, alongside themes of devotion and perseverance. Inna Roots and Culture style! (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – March 2014 – Wreck It Up Crew

Wreck It Up CrewLondon’s best kept reggae secret, the Wreck It Up Crew, have been blowing the roof off clubs since way back when with their unique, positive, and uplifting style, harking back to sound system days when MCs and DJs worked in unison niceing up the dance.

Strictly vinyl and lyrics, the crew consists of a whole heap of legendary selectors and sound men who tear it up wherever they go. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – January 2014 – Crucial Vibes (Hamburg)

Crucial BSelector Crucial B, founder and sound owner of Crucial Vibes Sound System (Hamburg, Germany), is now 22 years at the controls.

This is a mix of his favorite and rarest tunes, deep out of his 7″ and 12″ collection of Rub a Dub, Early Dancehall and Raggamuffin. Special livication to NiceUp Aotearoa! (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – November 2013 – Lion Rockers Hi Fi

Lion RockersKia Ora NiceUp Whanau and Lion Rockers Family,

This mix comes fresh out of my basement! I never do mixes, and on the few times I have they have always been to tape, so this is a very rare thing!

The selection are unplanned and spontaneous, very similar to a Lion Rockers session, with each tune riding off the next. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – September 2013 – Wrongtom – Deejay Ranting

Wrongtom - Deejay RantingOn the rare occasion I get a moment to do a mixtape, I generally try and give it a theme, and my latest is no exception.

Spurned on by a summer of speeding tickets, passport issues, and a never ending workload thanks to my own stupid idea of setting up a record label when I already have untold projects on the boil, I’ve selected some of my favourite paranoid, emotive or downright moody dancehall and deejay records for those of you who don’t need your reggae to uplift or soundtrack a BBQ. (more…)

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