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Artists

Dub Terminator
NZ producer widely known for his unique blend of Jah heavy roots and dubstep influenced by reggae, dub, dance hall and hip-hop.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Dub-Terminator/119651601387965

Israel Starr
Wellington based vocalist, the versatile Starr is able to rip up anything from hip-hop flows, sweet lovers rock and dancehall to smooth soul.
https://www.facebook.com/IsraelStarrMusiq

MC Silva
Auckland based vocalist, inspired by her Jamaican roots, and love for hip-hop beats and soul sounding grooves.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/MC-SILVA/118450938201771

Mr Williamz
Website of UK reggae artist, Mr Williamz.
http://www.mrwilliamz.com/

Newtown Sound
Production, events, music, gigs and releases from Newtown Sound.
http://newtownsound.co.nz/

Reality Chant Productions
Christchurch based label run by producer Gabriel ‘Messenjah’ Calcott.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Reality-Chant-Productions/113358958705425?sk=info

Rebel Bass
Website of Rebel Bass – producer, DJ & riddim maker – running tings in Queenstown and the South. 
http://www.rebelbassnz.com/

Sativa Records
Website of UK reggae artist, YT, and his label, Sativa Records.
http://www.sativarecords.com

Steve Rice
Bristol based soundman, Steve Rice.
http://www.stevericedj.com/

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Bands

Battle-Ska Galactica
Battle-Ska Galactica are an intergalactic and interplanetary ska explosion! Featuring some of NZs finest instrumentalists, this band has the skills and musicality to get all up and skank’n!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-Ska-Galactica/143014492409907

Cornerstone Roots
Site of Cornerstone Roots – a 7-piece, original roots reggae group from Whaingaroa, Aotearoa – who combine a mixture of soul, deep roots skank, heavy bass riffs, conscious lyrics and Pacific flavours.
http://www.motherland.co.nz/cornerstoneroots/

Fat Freddy’s Drop
Site of Fat Freddy’s Drop – a live band originating from Wellington who fuse skanking urban Pacific roots, soul, dub, jazz and electronica.
http://www.fatfreddysdrop.com/

Homefire Burning
Website of Kapiti-based Roots-Reggae band – Homefire Burning. Includes biography, gig guide and photos.
http://www.homefireburning.co.nz/

Intinn Sound
Website of Intinn Sound – a Reggae/Dub band based in Ireland.
http://www.intinnsound.net/

Katchafire
Home of eight-piece reggae band – Katchafire. Includes profiles, gallery, gig guide and merchandise.
http://www.katchafire.co.nz/index.html

Kora
Home of five-piece reggae band – Kora. Includes profiles, images, audio, press, gig guide and merchandise.
http://www.kora.co.nz/

Newtown Rocksteady
Newtown Rocksteady are a twelve-piece big band whose sounds and styles are inspired by the late 60s crazes of rocksteady and ska dancehalls in Jamaica and England. With cool covers, righteous melodies and hot original songs, the band members combine their talents to recreate the rocksteady reggae sound.
https://www.facebook.com/newtownrocksteady?ref=ts&sk=wall

Salmonella Dub
Home of Salmonella Dub – five piece band who blend a hybrid of skankin roots reggae, low rolling dub bass lines with drum n bass breaks in a distinctly Pacific style. 
http://www.salmonelladub.com/

Taos
Christchurch based band who bring a blend of Aotearoa roots, rock, reggae, dub, dancehall and d’n'b music, with an ability to create high-energy freestyle flows during their stage shows.
https://www.facebook.com/Taos.soaT

The Blackseeds
Site of the eight piece live band – The Black Seeds – who produce a unique blend of funk, reggae, soul and dub. 
http://www.theblackseeds.com/

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Crews

Channel One Soundsystem UK
Online home of the classic UK soundsystem – Channel One. Includes releases, gig guide and profile.
http://www.rootsandculture.co.uk/

Chant Down Sound
Melbourne based reggae and dancehall crew. Features history, images, audio and gig guide. Also links to info about the Chant Down Babylon radio show.
http://www.chantdown.com/

Firecorner
Sydney based crew, Firehouse. Includes profiles, links, audio and info on Oz soundsystem runnings.
http://www.firecorner.com/

Kindred Sound System
The Kindred Sound System is a purpose-built dub/reggae sound system based in the South Island of N.Z. playing roots reggae and dub music with a heavyweight bass line and positive vibrations.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002054606454

Mungo’s Hi Fi
Website with release and gig info for Scottish crew, Mungo’s Hi Fi.
http://www.mungoshifi.net/

Rhombus
The Rhombus dub trio bring a South Pacific brew of dub n bass, hip-hop, soul, funk, and roots-reggae. 
http://www.rhombus.co.nz

Roots Ministry
Website of Germany Reggae crew – Roots Ministry. Includes biography, pictures, video, mixes and charts.
http://www.rootsministry.de

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General/Other

Dance Crasher
Website run by Tighten Up Crew in London with gig and release info, online store, audio and label art.
http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/blog/

Dub.com
Site dedicated to dub which includes links to blogs, podcasts, radio shows, record labels and more. 
http://www.dub.com/

House of Marley Oz Blog
Stories from musicians, activists, athletes, and other talented people with stories to tell about Bob’s teachings and sharing the spirit of One Love worldwide.
http://thehouseofmarleyozblog.wordpress.com/

I-Reggae
A web site livicated to change through the word, sound and power of reggae music. Features news, interviews, profiles, top tens, links and more.
http://www.ireggae.com/

Irie Lion
Home of Dutch, Belgian and Israeli reggae and ska online.
http://www.irielion.com/

Jamaican Label Art
Dedicated to vinyl artwork and design for Caribbean music.
http://jamaicanlabelart.com/

Jammin Reggae Archives
Well-respected and long-standing portal to reggae online. Has a worldwide focus and includes news, interviews, reviews, and information on all things reggae.
http://niceup.com/

Kingston Advice
Blog about contemporary Jamaican music written by Matt Coughlan, a Melbourne-based radio and club selector known as Armagideon Time.
http://kingstonadvice.tumblr.com/

Mukuna – Auckland Gig Guide
Auckland based gig guide, which also includes options for event promotion through various websites and publications.
http://www.mukuna.co.nz/

NiceUp TV
Online channel promoting the people building bass culture in Aotearoa, and world-wide. 
http://www.youtube.com/user/NiceUpTV

Outdoor Styles
Website about New Zealand music outdoor festivals.
http://www.outdoorstyles.co.nz/home

Oz Reggae
Australian reggae online – includes information on gigs, artists and a widely used discussion board.
http://www.ozreggae.com/

Ras Video
A video production entity formed by a group of Rastafarians, to preserve Rasta culture with the application of video technology.
http://www.rasvideo.com/

Rasta Ites
Rastafari news, information on Haile Selassie I, repatriation, Ethiopian Culture, pictures, links and events from around the world.
http://www.rastaites.com/

Reggae Auction
A place to find and sell rare Reggae vinyl and more for free ranging from Rocksteady, Ska, Dub, Roots, Rub a Dub, Reggae & Dancehall.
http://www.reggae-auction.com/

Reggae Lyrics
Website containing reggae lyrics.
http://www.reggaelyrics.info/

Reggae News UK
UK based site with news, reviews, gig guide, releases, gallery and links.
http://www.reggaenews.co.uk/

Rollin On Dubs Television Service
Blog from Ed G featuring the highest grade music videos, fresh and clean to your screen. Features all music but concentrates on underground reggae, dancehall, jungle, and hip-hop.
http://rollintv.blogspot.com/

Roots Archives
A comprehensive and searchable database of Jamaican roots reggae albums from 1970 to 1985.
http://www.roots-archives.com/

Stink Inc
Blog by renowned NZ broadcaster, writer, music-maker, DJ and ‘Round Trip Mars’ record label founder, Stinky Jim.
http://stinkinc.blogspot.com/

Three Fingers of Funk
A weekly insight into three tunes from Steve the Hat’s selection. Covering all genres and styles with just one rule – it’s on vinyl 45!
http://threefingersofunk.blogspot.co.nz/

Underground Undercovered
Blog from Undercover, featuring selections of the best in new and old reggae, dancehall, hip-hop and more.
http://undergroundundercovered.blogspot.com/

Untitled Element
Site of Jamaican photographer, Lindsay Donald. Showcases a selection of his amazing work with the legends of reggae and his efforts in maintaining the spirit of black culture.
http://www.untitledelement.com/

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Labels

Blood and Fire
Classic reggae reissue label online. Includes releases, merchandise, discography and one of the most widely used worldwide discussion forums. 
http://www.bloodandfire.co.uk/index.php

Easystar Records
New York based reggae label dedicated to modern roots production, using live instrumentation and vintage recording techniques, and reissues of rare recordings.
http://www.easystar.com/

Falasha Recordings
Website of the mighty Aba Shanti and Crew – has pictures, writings, profiles, merchandise and recordings.
http://www.falasha-recordings.com/

Jah Warrior
Home of UK based Jah Warrior Records. Includes releases, an online store, artist profiles, soundsystem history, interviews and links.
http://www.jahwarrior.com/

Judgement Yard
The official website of Sizzla Kalonji and Judgement Yard. Features history, profiles, multi-media, news and forums.
http://www.judgementyard.org/home.php?url=index

Musical Ambassador
Website of the Jamaican Musical Ambassador label. Includes artists, store, producers, photo gallery and links.
http://www.musicalambassador.com/

Scotch Bonnet Records
Mungo’s Hi Fi online store with Scotch Bonnet and Scrub a Dub releases.
http://www.scotchbonnet.net/shop/

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Radio stations

1.FM Reggae Trade
The best of classic and contemporary reggae with DJ SassoReggae – based in Brazil.
http://www.radioreggaetrade.com/

Base FM 107.3
Hip-hop, reggae, funk and soul station in Auckland city.
http://basefm.co.nz/base09/

Radio Active 88.6 FM
Wellington based radio station, playing some of the freshest and most diverse music in New Zealand.
http://www.radioactive.co.nz/

Radio One 91FM
Broadcasting out of Dunedin.
http://www.r1.co.nz/

RDU 98.5 FM
Independent music station in Christchurch.
http://www.rdu.org.nz/

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Online music distributors

Conch Records
Online home of Auckland-based music store – featuring vinyl, CDs, DVDs, figurines, clothing and art.
http://www.conch.co.nz/

Deadly Dragon Sound
New York based crew retailing vintage and reissued tunes in every genre of Jamaican music.
http://www.deadlydragonsound.com/

Ernie B’s
Stocks CD’s, vinyl (LP, 12″, 10″, 7″), VHS, DVD’s, books, and other items.
http://www.ebreggae.com/

Reggae Fever
Online store outta Switzerland.
http://www.reggaefever.ch/

Reggae Source
US site with current tour dates, chart info, music reviews and an online store.
http://www.reggaesource.com/c/rs/index.html

Reggae Unlimited
UK sound system, Gladdy Wax. 
http://www.reggaeunlimited.com

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