Multifaceted 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…)
DJ Vadim provides a taster of his upcoming Dubcatcher album, out June 16 2014, in a reggae style and fashion. (more…)
DJ Dressla is a selekta and deejay from the Jahtari family, and part of the PlugDub Sound System, hailing from Leipzig, Germany. Check his mix inna Roots and Foundation style. (more…)
London’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…)
Selector 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…)
Before becoming one of the UKs top reggae vocalists, Solo Banton was also the selecta and manager of Classic Wonder Sound. Here he teams up with his right-hand man Jay Dee to play some new tunes and dubplates in this exclusive mix for NiceUp. Straight outta Reading! (more…)
Vinyl Boom-Shots mixed live and direct for NiceUp, by Deadly Dragon’s Scratch Famous, outta New York City! (more…)
On 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…)