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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

Naram
Dark, sparse digikal reggae originally outta Mt Crook, New Zealand. Now based in Melbourne, reppin Echo Chamber Sound and Jahtari.
https://soundcloud.com/naram 

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

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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/

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

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

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

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General/Other

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

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/

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

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

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music online

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

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Radio stations

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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