Struggling Soldier

Ooklah the Moc meets Koko – Struggling Soldier

This is a review that I have been keen to write for a long time. But 'nuff spliff can affect your motivation levels so its been a while coming. I spent much of last year living in Hawai'i on a…

Keep Rising

House of Shem – Keep Rising

This is the long-awaited debut from Wanganui based reggae group House of Shem.  The band's strength is their phenomenal tightness and precision playing combined with the sweetness of their vocal…

Sizzla poster

Sizzla and The Firehouse Crew – 23 May, Munich, Germany

My wife and I arrived in Munich two months prior to this gig.  Unfortunately I overlooked how hard it is to settle into a new city, in a new country. All the while we have been waiting for the ship…

Dutty Bass Vol. 2

DJ K-Note – Dutty Bass Vol. 2

DJ K-Note's mission statement for this mix was 'to broaden the boundaries' and 'include a bit of mainstream music' with reggae/dancehall links. The result is a well rounded and nostalgic journey…

The Sojourner

Dubwize presents Snypa Levi – The Sojourner

A sojourner, do you know what that means?  A pilgrim soldier like me, operating as an MC...I'm just a a stranger here, this place is not my home to stay.  - The Sojourner Snypa Levi: Californian…

Jnr Ranks

Jnr Ranks Top Ten – June 2008

Jnr Ranks is a DJ/Producer from the Capital city with a dread reputation. Having grown up in and around some of the key players in the early Wellington and Porirua reggae scenes he developed a taste…

Musically Mad NZ premier screening

Musically Mad Australasian Premier Screening

When: Thursday 7 August Where: The NZ Film Archive (cnr of Taranaki & Ghuznee Streets), Wellington, 7pm start Featuring: Guest speakers Ingrid Leary (British Council director) and DJ Danny Lemon…

Sound the Alarm

When: Friday 30 May 2008 Where: Good Luck Bar - Basement, 126 Cuba Mall, Wellington Featuring: Art Official, Jnr Ranks, Selecta KB & Don Luchito Price: $5 on the door Come to Good Luck Bar for…

Messenjah and Snypa Levi

Dubwize Sound

2008 has already been a landmark year for Christchurch-based group, Dubwize.  This May, four years after the release of their previous two albums, To The Control Tower (2001) and Reality Chant…

Snypa Levi - The Sojourner

Dubwize presents Snypa Levi – The Sojourner

NZ RELEASE DATE: 19 MAY 2008 LABEL: REALITY CHANT, DISTRIBUTOR: RHYTHM METHOD Known throughout New Zealand and internationally as Australasia's premier exponents of authentic roots dancehall music,…

Phaze

Phaze Top Ten – May 2008

Phaze has been apart of the Aotearoa music scene for many years, kicking off her career in 2001 in Auckland, where she co-founded Wahine Wednesday nights. Since then, she has had extensive experience…

Jah Is My Navigator

Luciano – Jah Is My Navigator

Anyone who has experienced Luciano live will understand why he is known as 'The Messenger'.  Luciano carries positive vibes with him, spreading the message of Jah and uplifting those around him. Jah…