Stepping Forward – Wed 23 Jun

When: Wednesday 23 June Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street, Wellington 8pm till late A night of the finest reggae, roots, dub and dancehall with top ranking Wellington selectors Danny Lemon and Crazy…

Jafa Mafia meets Port Dubs Collective – Sat 10 Jul

When: Saturday 10 Jully Where: Waitakere RSA - 39 Township Road, Waitakere 4pm to 12am More info: Jafa Mafia Facebook Port Dubs Collective Facebook

Iron Gate Sound – Cornerstone EP and Interview with The Groove Thief

Billed as a double A-side, Iron Gate Sound’s Cornerstone EP is a global project of heavyweight proportions. The riddim, lush yet deep, finds meaningful vocal traction with both Fikir Amlak and Rider…

Fuk Th3 4or Mat – Transformed

I was listening to tunes with some crew last weekend and rediscovered this album from 2016, Artificial Selections by Christchurch duo Fuk th3 4or Mat. A collaboration project album between Pylonz…

Fish and Bread meets Revolution Sound – Sat 15 May

When: Saturday 15 May When: Whammy Bar - 183 K-Road, Auckland 9pm to 3am Limited $10 early bird and $15 presales from The Ticket Fairy. $20 on the door Two sound systems in the Whammy backroom,…

DJ Khaled feat. Buju Banton, Capleton, Bounty Killer, Barrington Levi – Where You Come From

(We The Best, 2021) I wouldn’t cross the road to see DJ Khaled perform. He might be hugely popular – a few million Instagram followers, a few more million albums sold or downloaded – but until this…

Seanie T Crucial Selection

This is the album Ballistic Affair by Leroy ‘Don’ Smart. I chose this album because it is the first record I ever brought with my pocket money in 1977. I can still see myself walking down the street,…

Madlib – Sound Ancestors

(Madlib Invazion, 2021) If you read past the title of this review, you’re probably halfway there. You see, Madlib, the main alias for California multi-instrumentalist Otis Jackson Jr, is like an…

Macka B Gentrification EP Interview

"We need development and it's a good thing, but take for instance in Brixton and other communities. It's the people who've made the community a vibrant community, they've made the community famous, a…

Everyday, Everyday – The Mistrust Remixes

A self-compiled collection of official remixes, Everyday, Everyday remains deep through grooves psychedelic and industrial, breaks funky and sparse, and atmospheres light and dark. The nine tracks…

Dubhead on Lion Rockers Hi Fi

Dubhead’s Top 2020 Reggae Reissues

2020 mostly sucked for the music industry. The global pandemic and subsequent precautionary restrictions around international travel, live events and the hospitality and retail sectors impacted…

Rise and Shine Rockers Mix for NiceUp – Love Rockers

NiceUp Crew · Rise and Shine Rockers - Love Rockers This ‘Love Rockers’ mix offers up a blend of Lovers Rock, Reggae Soul, covers and general Reggae Love songs, giving the listener an all round warm…