Still Blazing – Sat 31 Oct

When: Saturday 31 October Where: Verona - 169 K-Road, Auckland Featuring: Undercover, Skarob and DJ Grassroots. 10pm to 2am Special edition Of Still Blazing featuring 3 determined selectors hell bent…

Dubwize Sessions – Sat 7 Nov

When: Saturday 7 November Where: Park Cafe - 350 Sandy Bay, Marahau Road, Marahau 9pm start, free entry Celebrating 2 decades of Dubwize with Messenjah! In 2000 Dubwize Sound System was established…

Auckland Ska Festival – Sat 5 Dec

When: Saturday 5 December Where: Whammy Bar - 183 K-Road, Auckland 6pm start, $30 door sales Live music and DJ's performing on 2 stages. Live bands: The 2Tone Review Radio Rebelde AceTones The Was…

Keith Lawrence featuring Tippa Irie – Dem Too Bad Mind

7" and digital formats Consummate South London selector and presenter Keith Lawrence presents his latest 7" release on his Muzik-Ed label. Dem Too Bad Mind Ft Tippa Irie by Keith Lawrence Keith has…

Manudigital – Dub Trotter

A weighty tribute to prior travels, now perhaps slightly yearning, Manudigital’s Dub Trotter takes listeners from Europe to Asia to the Americas. Composed during the artist’s 2018-2019 global tour,…

Mikey Majestic Mix for NiceUp

NiceUp Crew · Mikey Majestic Mix For NiceUp In the early 90's I had a notion to learn the bass guitar. As reggae has always had the best basslines, I bought a cassette of Lee Perry and the Upsetters…

McPullish interview and Lone Wolf McDub LP review

A stalwart of the American West’s reggae scene, McPullish has arguably crafted his greatest work yet on his 2020 release Lone Wolf McDub. Tumbling in like a skanking soundtrack to a forthcoming…

Just Bee – Mpondo 1957

With the final track off the Summer EP 2020 (and what a summer it has been, especially here in the USA), Just Bee makes a sonic statement about the frenetic, unifying powers of uplifting future bass…

Mikey Majestic Crucial Selection

Ace Ninety Skank aka S90 Skank is my hit pick. This record was the first Big Youth 45 I brought. In my opinion, there’s nothing like it. The tune was recorded in the mid-seventies for Keith Hudson.…

Burning Soundz – Blessed People

The Burning Soundz Crew launched in 2016, on a mission to bring live dub mixing and MC freestyle culture to the New Zealand reggae sound system scene. Their homegrown riddims and live dubbing was…

MouseFX In Jamaica

The MouseFX In Jamaica EP is a triumphant cultural continuation, finding the leading voice of Cantonese reggae in the genre’s home country. Paired with producer Skunga Kong (son of singer I Kong,…

Jinja Cat Crucial Selection

From my collection I've picked this 7", which is my hot little copy of the Living Dangerously riddim. Produced by Paul 'Jah Screw ' Love, for Time 1 International records. Despite the lack of album…