NiceUp Monthly Mix – September 2015 – Bent Backs Sound

Bent Backs SoundBent Backs Sound was founded in 2009 in Rennes, France. Passionate about the 80s era of reggae, the crew collect records, cut original dub plates, and promote artists and sessions.

In 2011, Bent Backs founder, Lo, decided to move forward and produce his own records. Bent Backs is now a Brooklyn-based label working with artists in New-York and riddim makers from Rennes. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – August 2015 – Roots Factory (UK)

Roots FactoryUK crew, Roots Factory, bring you an essential mix of some of their favourite records, unreleased gems, and home-made heavyweight dubplates and specials.

Since 2007, Roots Factory have been making waves on the European circuit, headlining club nights and festivals all over. They have also been busy in the studio releasing two 12″ records, as well as a very limited series of dubplates cut especially for sound systems. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – July 2015 – Adrians Wall presents The Word Sound & Power Mixtape

Adrians WallPart 1 of a 3-part series from Adrians Wall – Word Sound Power. Showcasing Roots Reggae, Dubplate Specials and Heavyweight Steppers.

Originating from High Wycombe in the UK, Adrians Wall started building his Sound System around the end of 2007, after hearing Channel One at Notting Hill Carnival, before packing it up and shipping it over to Melbourne in late 2011. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – May 2015 – Hawk-i 10 Year Special

Hawk iHawk-i is a key and central part of the NiceUp crew. His works have included national and international tour promotion, music reviews, interviews, film screenings and radio. He has deejayed around Aotearoa, Melbourne and Europe, bringing high energy and vibes to all his sets. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – January 2015 – Keith Lawrence

Keith LawrenceThis selection represents one of my favourite phases of Reggae, the Rockers (Steppas, Roots Reggae if you like)of the mid-to-late-70s. The heavy basslines, rocking double-time drum patterns and percussion enthralled me at the time as they still do now. (more…)

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NiceUp Monthly Mix – January 2015

Earthlink SoundEarthlink Sound are one of Australasia’s top crews, formed in Perth in 2005 by original members Drummie Wotton, and Foodus from Jamaica. Over time the crew has evolved and included Sheriff Lindo, Simmo T, Choppa Crucial, Tatty Reps and Kritical. After returning to his native island, Foodus formed an Earthlinks Jamaican crew, and still plays to this day around the St Mary region. (more…)

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