Thursday 28 August @ Fu Bar, AKLD – with Stinky Jim, Newtown Sound, Sandy Bay Social Club, MC Arme & Pounamu Eagle AKA Dam Native

Friday 29 August @ Double Happy, CHCH – with Messenjah, Sticky Fingaz & Nazarite

Saturday 30 August @ San Francisco Bathhouse, WGTN – with Newtown Sound, Kerb, Sticky Fingaz, Juse1 & The Mighty Asterix

NiceUp.Org.Nz, Newtown Sound and The British Council proudly present, direct from the UK, the return of Rodney P, the Riddim Killa, and DJ Daddy Skitz, the legendary duo that have established the UK as a formidable force in hip-hop.  

With their ground-breaking and cutting-edge reggae infused sound, they have guided and inspired a decade of MCs and producers the world-over.

From his musical beginnings in the late 1980s with the seminal London Posse crew, Rodney P has become a leading voice for UK hip-hop. His list of collaborations is diverse and impressive, including industry giants, Roots Manuva, The Nextmen, Skinny Man and Black Twang, with even Bjork featuring on the roll-call.

As well as this, he has established the pioneering Riddim Killa label and released a barrage of club anthems, while also working extensively across radio and TV.

Alongside him is DJ Skitz, who after discovering a love for hip-hop in the mid-80s, released his debut 12″ in 1996, Skitz alongside Roots Manuva.  He then went on to release the classic and critically acclaimed album, Countryman, and work with artists such as Roni Size, Sain Supa Crew, Million Dan, DJ Die, Kardinal Offishal and Deadly Hunta.

Skitz has also compiled the infamous Bad Meaning Good and Homegrown compilations and has toured and played extensively across the world while also co-hosting the flagship BBC 1Xtra hip-hop show, Original Fever, with Rodney P.

The two reach New Zealand to bring their heavyweight live shows to the celebrated Ghetto Red Hot series, renowned around the country for spreading the blazing hot musical combination of heavy 80s, 90s and current dancehall reggae with the classic old-school and new-school of Jamaican influenced hip-hop from the UK, US, Canada, Europe and NZ. Always a night to remember and served up by the best of the best, and fittest of the fittest local DJs and MCs.

Don’t miss the chance to witness the godfather dons of UK hip-hop reggae, here to heat up the dancehalls of Aotearoa!  Limited $25 (+bf) presales available nationwide from Real Groovy and from Conch Records and Beat Merchants in Auckland. $35 on the door.

Big up:

The British Council, Newtown Sound, Radio Active, BFM, Base FM, RDU & Myspace NZ

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