Hot Gal originates from Zimbabwe where she grew up listening to a steady diet of Ragga.

She really became immersed in Reggae when she arrived in New Zealand and learnt more about Dancehall and the scene world-wide. She says the scene is like a ‘volcano waiting to erupt in New Zealand, and it’s gotten me fired up’!

Hot Gal has made it a point to get to know people throughout the country who share her passion for the music and culture, and has had some great teachers and influences along the way. She organises parties and has recently stepped up to the decks herself.

Her crew, Tamali’s Inc (named after the Vegas track ‘Tamale’, on the Coolie riddim), also share her love for dancehall and can be found heating up floors around Auckland with their killa dancehall moves!

You can catch Hot Girl and the Tamali Crew at Ride di Riddimz @ Zen Bar in Auckland, Saturday 8 March.

Big up to Hot Gal for her Top Ten Track Selections for February 2008.

1. Aidonia – Vagina Tight (Bee Hive Riddim)

2. General Degree – Bedroom Gangster (Synthetic Riddim)

3. Cutty Ranks – 20 Inch High

4. Kari Jess – Pretty Darling (Party Time Riddim)

5. Mr Vegas – Tambourine (Bad English Riddim)

6. Collie Budz – Mamacita (Stain Riddim)

7. Kiprich Touch Yuh Belly (Scoreboard Riddim)

8. Munga Rise My Own (Gully Creature Riddim)

9. Junior Kelly & Bar-Bee – Missing You

10. Nina Sky & Notch – Loving You (Doctor Bird Riddim)