Easy Beat Hi Fi Summer Sunday Sessions – Apr 25

When: 7 February 21 March 25 April Where: The Pepper Tree - 31 Kapanga Road, Coromandel 2pm - 6pm All vinyl selection of ska, rocksteady, roots reggae and dub through the Easy Beat Hi Fi custom…

Empress Naima Strictly Vinyl – Mon 26 Apr

When: Monday 26 April Where: Hallertau Brewery - 1171 Coatesville Riverhead Highway, Riverhead 12.30 to 4.30pm Sweet dubs and sunny reggae on Anzac Day.

Soul Shakedown – Queen Minstrels – Thu 29 Apr

When: Thursday 29 April Where: Portland Public House - 463 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 10pm to 12am, free entry The Queen Minstrels are Auckland's freshest feminine driven Jamaican…

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…

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,…

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…

Ska Save the Queen – Sun 6 Jun

When: Sunday 6 June Where: Whammy Bar - 183 K-Road, Auckland $20 door sales or $17 presales + booking fee from Undertheradar.co.nz. A long weekend to get royally rude for a huge night of some of New…

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…

Buju Banton – Trust / Steppa

(Gargamel/Roc Nation/Island) My tastes in reggae music are fairly specific: Studio One, proper Jamaican dub and roots from the 1970s and early 1980s (think Junjo, Linval and the Roots Radics at…

Monkey Marc Vital Sound Q&A by The Groove Thief

"I feel that now the time is ripe for Vital Sound. I feel there is no better time for music with a message that speaks to the reclaiming of power by people across the planet. We are in desperate…