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Lighters Up

When: Saturday 7 January

Where: Afrika – 18 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington

With DJ Grafta & Jnr Ranks

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Afro Delight Xmas Party

Afro Delight Xmas PartyWhen: Friday 16 December

Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington

10pm till late

The Audio Mechanics – Ras Stone, Antsman & Range – celebrate Xmas in advance with their end of year session. Featuring special guests NiceUp Crew – represented by Steve the Hat & Rudie Bam Bam.

A night of big, bad bass sounds and modern Afrobeat.

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Reggae Train

Reggae TrainWhen: Saturday 29 October

Where: Poquito – 11 Tory Street, Wellington

Come ride the Reggae Train!

NiceUp and Poquito present the first session in a brand new series taking you on a smooth and sensational journey through the finest musical landscapes, Ska, Rocksteady, Vintage Reggae and Dancehall!

With your hosts and dub conductors, Danny Lemon (Roots Foundation), Steve the Hat and Lady P.

Forwarding vinyl and bass music and culture in the Capital!

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Culture In The Dance Special

Culture In The Dance SpecialWhen: Friday 22 July

Where: Souledge Music Club – Stresemannstr. 112, 22769, Hamburg

Featuring:
Crucial B
Hawk I

Roots | Reggae | Digital

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NiceUp Reggae Xmas

NiceUp Reggae XmasWhen: Sunday 20 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!

4pm till late

Featuring: Steve the Hat, Skaman, Conviction Roots, Dirty Red, James Faction, The Shady Lady, Rudie Bam Bam, Dub Koala, Shaw Shot & Sun Ray!

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Escape to St Croix Film Screening

Escape to St CroixWhen: Friday 21 August

Where: Loop – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne

$10 on the door

NiceUp is proud to present the Australasian premier screening of Escape To St Croix, the first documentary, about the culture, history and Rastafari roots reggae movement of the Virgin Islands.

The night will start with the film screening followed by music into the late hours by:
* System Unknown Selectors – Operator Andy, Major Delay & Roots Radikals.
* Two of New Zealand’s finest, Rebel Bass & Hawk I (NiceUp).
* And Jesse I, (PBS FM/Chantdown Sound) playing a very special all Virgin Island reggae set.

Big thanks to ReggaeScape for producing this documentary and allowing the screening to happen.

More info:
Escape to St Croix website
Loop website

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Jacky Murda (Chopstick Dubplate, UK) Australasian Tour

Jacky Murda (Chopstick Dubplate, UK) Australasian TourUK ragga jungle badman, Jacky Murda, hits Australasia for the first time! Co-founder of ragga jungle collective and label, Chopstick Dubplate, who combine classic with new, bringing together foundation dub techniques and reggae with modern jungle and ruff tuff vibes!

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Jacky Murda (Chopstick Dubplate / Congo Natty)

Jacky Murda - Auckland showWhen: Sunday 31 May

Where: Ponsonby Social Club – 152 Ponsonby Road, Auckland

With:
Tommy Flowers
Tobi Jafa
Hawk I

Jacky Murda is part of London Jungle collective Chopstick Dubplate and we are lucky enough to have him in Auckland this Queens birthday weekend. With no work on Monday the lovely folks at Ponsonby SocialClub are staying open till 3am for a proper ragga jungle rinseout!

In support we have reggae don ‘Hawk I’ alongside 2 Junglists who have been spinning the amen since way back in the day. Tommy Flowers & Tobi Jafa.

Free entry and sounds running from 8pm

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