Fee

Fee Top Ten – March 2008

Fee is one of Melbourne's leading Roots and Reggae DJs, carving out a name for herself in a difficult and male dominated scene. Although now based in Australia, Fee is originally from Aotearoa and…

Newtown Festival DJ Stage

When: Sunday 2 March, 12pm - 5pm Where: Riddiford Street, Newtown (opposite Newtown Ave, near Newtown Mall), Wellington Newtown Sound in association with PDSL presents: The Newtown Festival Fair Day…

Dead but Dreaming

Dubcall – Dead But Dreaming

After two mouths with Dubcall's album on high rotation at my crib, the club and at a number of festivals this summer (it sounds huge on a big rig), I have finally have the words to describe his album…

Lady Saw – Walk Out

VP Records/Hardwax (2008) Lady Saw - the queen of dancehall - reaffirms her top spot as dancehall's first lady with the release of Walk Out.  In an industry dominated by men, Lady Saw has stayed on…

Conscious Roots 4

Moving Production (2008) The Conscious Roots compilations are a bit of an institution in the Aotearoa roots scene. The first edition was truly inspiring. It enlightened untold numbers of kiwis,…

Raggamuffin 2008

Saturday 2 February 2008 @ Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua. First of all I would like to give all the artists a full 21-gun salute - lighter, lighter, lighter. Big up massive for doing such a…

J-Star

J-Star

'I'm doing about 60 shows in New Zealand, we'll be playing at people's houses, caravan parks, retirement villages. They might get one record each, but hey, it's a show right. You know how it is, I do…

Sean Paul – Stage One

VP Records/Hardwax With the worldwide success of Sean Paul's Dutty Rock (2002) and The Trinity (2005) it only seems appropriate for VP and Hardwax to be re-releasing Stage One, Sean Paul's much…

Hot Gal

Hot Gal Top Ten – February 2008

Hot Gal originates from Zimbabwe where she grew up listening to a steady diet of Ragga. She really became immersed in Reggae when she arrived in New Zealand and learnt more about Dancehall and the…

Steve Rice (UK)

When: Saturday 5 Jan 2008, 9pm - 3am Where: Vintage Bar - Basement, 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington Featuring: Steve Rice, Ras Twig, Danny Lemon Steve Rice (Bristol, UK) returns to the Capital…

Lady Saw

Thursday 17 January 2008 @ Galatos, Auckland The first Lady of Dancehall, Lady Saw, the Queen of Dancehall, Marion Hall, Mama Saw - no matter which name she goes by she is one wicked and talented…

Parihaka Peace Festival 2008

11, 12 & 13 January @ Parihaka, Taranaki 'Haere mai e te motu me te aao, kia kite koe i te puapua' Draw close, welcome, people of the land people of the world, so you can see the source of…