When: 13, 14, 15 February
Where: Ruapuke Motor Camp – Raglan
Reggae Sound System Festival – All Tribes Welcome
I Livity Sound System (Germany)
Lion Rockers Hi Fi (Auckland)
Kindred Sound System ft. Jungle Far I (Christchurch)
Earl Gateshead (UK)
J Star (UK)
Naram & Art (Australia)
Macky Banton (UK)
Iron Dubz (France)
Alpha Steppa (UK)
Roots Garden website
When: Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 February
Where: 181 Atkins Rd, Te Arai, Wellsford
Bringing artists and audience together at eye-level – more than just a festival!
Through a diverse musical line-up including Indie, Hip Hop, Electronics, Drum’n’Bass, Folk, Blues, Punk, as well as a mind-blowing kinetic & visual arts program, Off the Radar Festival 2015 brings together again a variety of interests concentrated in one stunning location. (more…)
When: Friday 2 January
Where: Raumati Beach – Waterfront / grass area
12pm – 5pm
Tu Crucial Sound System featuring Te Kupu, MC Wiya, Small, Winston Spliff & guests
When: Saturday 13 December
Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington
Join the NiceUp Crew for the annual end-of-year mash-up, with an all-star line-up and all-crew in session!
Featuring: The Audio Mechanics – Sole, Ras Stone, Range, Antsman – Deep Thoughts Crew – Badjah, Squidy, Timbo – Steve the Hat, Rudie Bam Bam, Winston Spliff, Christoph, Dub Koala, & Thief!
When: Sunday 26 October, 2pm till late
Where: Dragons Den Social Lounge – 357 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Special K (Dunedin/Queenstown dancehall/hip-hop reggae)
Eyes Down Sound & Crew (Christchurch Dub Sound)
Renue, Kang & Dee Jay
Mikey B (Queenstown/Auckland roots/reggae/dancehall/hip-hop)
Labour Weekend 2014 brings us the first ever Shakka Sounds “Stack The Yard” for your long weekend reggae listening pleasure!
When: Saturday 13 September
Where: Schanzenstr 41A 20357, Hamburg
Crucial Vibes Sound System
Chalwa Sound (Munster)
Hawk I (NiceUp Crew)
Original sound thing!
Revisiting a tune from earlier this year, Dub Terminator takes his collaboration with Israel Starr and adds UK dancehall MC Gappy Ranks to the mix on this update to “No Response Fi Dat.”
On the opening re-edit, the driving force is the deep dub-hop bass-line – with appropriate echoes and subtle synths sneaking through – as this pair of verbal assassins ‘large up like sumo, load up the ammo’ in order to best address their inferior competitors. Israel Starr handles the chorus and outer verses, while Gappy Ranks makes the most of his brief appearance, boasting in baritone: ‘we no care who dem are, dem couldn’t go bar fi bar.’ (more…)
When: Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August
Where: Altstadtchilbi Untergasse 45 – Biel / Bienne, Switzerland
Line Up Friday, 7pm – 2.30am
Teacha Dee Live(Jamaica)
One Aim Soundsystem (Biel,CH)
Lion Powa Soundsystem (Biel, CH)
Ever Living Spirit (Biel, CH)
Line Up Saturday, 4pm – 3.30am
Big Mama Sound(Mannheim,D)
NiceUp Crew (Wellington, NZ)
Ever Living Spirit Sound (Biel,CH)
Root Block Soundsystem (Biel,CH)
Warm up by: Train Yard (Biel,CH)
When: Friday 3 October
Where: Havana – 32 Wigan Street, Wellington
The Wake the Town Crew are back in session in October! With special guest from Melbourne, champion selectress, Miss Fee. And the revival don, Steve the Hat.
Killa tunes old and new and vibes galore!
When: Friday 25 July
Where: Understudy – cnr Dixon and Cuba Streets, Wellington
Also featuring Welly heavyweight selectas:
And mic controller, Winston Spliff
Representing Baltimore, North America’s first and most respected dubstep DJ reaches Wellington for the first time! Rongotai Hi Fi and NiceUp present Joe Nice, as part of his 2014 Asia Pacific tour!
Universally recognised as the ambassador of dubstep in North America, Joe Nice has been instrumental in the growth and success of dubstep for nearly a decade. He is known for his live performances full of vibes, upfront selection, skilful mixing, and his bag of massive 10″ dubplates. (more…)