Born in the US and immigrated to NZ way back in 1988, joining the Twelve Tribes Of Israel and forming the Vision Africa band. After returning to the US for a few years, he settled in NZ in 1995, recording as Papa Levi, before joining forces with Dubwize i
New Dub City -present two very special Christmas shows
Raspect Records and New Dub City present two very special Christmas shows this year.
On Friday, December 21, New Dub City take over Horse Bazaar from 7pm, with a host of special guests and just days later, New Dub City do it all again with a massive Boxing Day Bash at Bar Open, featuring Sk Simeon, Zulu Flow Zion and special guest selecta Sista Itations.
New Dub City have also released a brand new dub of their song Green, featuring guest producer Wayne ‘Lotek’ Bennett at the controls. The track is available as a download – all proceeds of the song (as well as the album) during the month of December will go towards the Oxfam Christmas appeal. Head towww.newdubcity.com for details.
Raspect Records Christmas Show: Friday December 21, Horse Bazaar (397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne) FREE ENTRY
Featuring: New Dub City, Lotek, Quashani Bahd, Miss Fee, Adrians Wall, Kojo, Shabba Kofi, Steven Simba Kali, Shamik, L Que and visuals by Missile
New Dub City Boxing Day Bash: Wednesday December 26, Bar Open (317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy) FREE ENTRY
Featuring: New Dub City, Sk Simeon, Zulu Flow Zion and Sista Itations
Venue: Jubilee Hotel (Brisbane)Sat, Nov 24, 2012 - 2:00pm
Since its humble and chaotic beginnings in 2002 Dub Day Afternoon has pioneered the growth and awareness of reggae music and reggae music culture in Brisbane for 10 years. It is now the largest number one 100% reggae music event of the year in Brisbane for local artists and also one of the biggest annual event fundraisers for 4ZZZ.
Two stages with the outdoor area controlled and powered by the Champion Sound System, Brisbane’s BIGGEST reggae dancehall dub event of the year – 12 hours of reggae, dancehall and dub!!!
Paua Ghetto Fire Crew Magala Champion Sound One Dread Selecta Bing Conscious Jury Rhythm Collision Sound DJ Wade DJ Bones Youngtree Brimstone Rockers Bussatones Bellyas DollaMix Gregwise Señor Rudekat Toothy Swede One Dragon Two Dragon Samedi Soundsystem
The Jubilee Hotel, 470 St Pauls Terrace, The Valley, Brisbane Australia. 2pm til 2am
DUB DAY AFTERNOON 2012 ARTISTS Paua’s origins lie in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the nation islands of Fiji. For Paua the music is natural and their melodies and harmonies float on deep grooves and rhythms that are staples for the soul evoking emotion in the heart with observations and stories of their life experiences
Champion Sound take reggae soundsystem culture to all regions of Queensland with selection from Chris J and Johnny Wailer outta the UK and. The crew also mentor and engage with communities statewide having a particular focus on youth development
One Dread are a nine piece multi vocalist reggae band representing for the bayside area of Brisbane. A mix of Aussies and Kiwis hailing from all number of vastly different musical backgrounds they produce a synergy that concocts timeless melodies. Together their dream and goal is to share their love and sound of reggae whilst sustaining humility and being truthful
Brisbane foundation reggae sound crew, Rhythm Collision Sound have supported international reggae artists such as Anthony B, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Cecile, Luciano, Ritchie Spice, Bushman, Gyptian, Jah Mason and Tippa Irie. With up to the time selection from Basmati of 4ZZZ’s reggae dancehall show The Yard alongside MC Ras George
One Dragon Two Dragon draw inspiration from across the musical spectrum. Abandoning the use of vocals they conjure imagery via music and embrace both experimental and conventional sounds to speak to the listener. They craft a light n dark range of moods that shift from dense sci-fi-inflected rhythms to minimalist roots ambience and beyond – an exploration of instrumental dub noir
Head of Ghetto Fire Crew, Zimbabwe's Ras George, as well is a deejay/producer as a renowned music, dance, theatre producer/choreographer and a massive identity within the African community in Brisbane he has been involved with the organisation of highly successful events such as the Zimbabwe Independence Day Soccer Tournament After Party, the Ragga Ragga series, African Communities Festival and Raggamuffin Dancehall Clash. Ras George is also the force behind Ghetto Fire Radio
Bussatones are a new 4 piece dynamic reggae band on the rise in the Brisbane scene with a Jamaican born female singer on lead vocals. Their unique sound fuses styles such as rockers, jazz and dub with authentic and soulful vocals
Originally from Cape Town South Africa, Gregwise has added to his reggae collection throughout his world travels with reggae music produced in the foundation era by the Studio One label and steppas rhythms by UK labels such as Conscious Sounds and Scoops being favourites
Conscious Jury are an eight piece reggae band creating reggae music that seeks to make an impact on how people choose to live their lives. They aim to breakdown walls and bridge gaps of uncertainty in these times of great challenges and distress
Originally from Melbourne and now based in Brisbane, Bellyas, with origins stemming from her Sri Lankan family, Jazz other music aficionados has developed her ecstatic mixes of conscious reggae, roots and culture and dancehall deejaying style through guest hosting and programmer hostings on community radio and numerous guest club sets. She has also has been a crucial part of the all female soundsystem crew Housewife’s Choice since 2004. Vinyl is her choice of medium
Youngtree a seven piece band from the hills and valleys of Maleny weave strands of jazz, trip hop and dub into classic roots reggae to deliver strong conscious messages defined by passionate poetic lyrics that speak of unity and conflict, harmony and chaos, global struggles and personal experiences
DJ Bones is straight outta Negril, Jamaica now resident in Brisbane. DJ Bones has been involved with reggae dancehall music since the age of 11. He’s been a part of Negril based soundsystem crews Hype Zone, Silverstar and Black Rhino as well as Bass Tonic in Montego Bay. He has also performed at Sound Fest and ATI’s Wet N Wild festivals and worked on TV Jamaica’s Entertainment Report’s coverage of the ATI’s Wet N Wild festivals
Señor Rudekat a multi-talented deejay/musician/producer/promoter from the cultural hub of West End in Brisbane and involved with some of Brisbane’s most notorious bands and soundsystems as well as organiser of Kuranda Roots and Island Vibe festivals
Samedi Soundsystem crew with producer Vir Asan, MC Potato Master and selecta Baron One Way mash up the sounds of Jamaican reggae, dub and dancehall rhythms with damn near everything and work their way through the sounds of bass culture in a true dubwize sense
Brimstone Rockers are inspired largely by the sounds of Jamaica old and new and they bring together both traditional organic reggae sounds with more experimental electronic, digital dub and ambient aesthetics to create conscious music productions to make you feel good within yourself. Fusing deep basslines, catchy melodies, dancehall and hip hop beats with reggae and dub mixing techniques their sound is both unique and refreshing
Toothy Swede straight outta Sundsvall, Sweden, drives a post van by day and researches all ting reggae by night. His selections run from the sweet sounds of rocksteady through roots reggae to early 80’s dancehall. Selection is strictly ina vinyl style and fashion
DollaMix made his mark in New Zealand with Mad Ants Crew before moving to Byron Bay and is now a key figure in the Blaze Fire Sound crew. Once specialising in up to di time riddims, DollaMix has broadened in recent years bringing a mix of new and old but always big tunes and developed a reputation for bringing the party vibes with his high energy and passion for the music he plays
Magala originally from Uganda and with a range of styles ranging from 90s dancehall, through modern nu roots to up to the time bashment riddims and tunes Magala is an extremely popular and in demand deejay within the African community with his high energy sets
Selecta Bing formerly based in Japan specialises in early reggae, ska and rocksteady styles including rare Japanese ska
House of Shem Australian Tour
This July House of Shem—one of New Zealand’s premier reggae bands—
land on Australian shores to take on their debut nationwide headlining tour. Traversing the country and taking in historic venues throughout, House of Shem will be venturing to new spots in Australia they have yet to perform in.
They take to the road with a selection of favourites from their debut album Keep Rising and 2011’s Island Vibration. Both records have been certified Gold in New Zealand and anticipation is building for the release of the bands third album, due to be recorded upon returning from tour.
House of Shem are also set to spend June in the USA on a 14 date tour in support of their USA/Hawaiian release of Island Vibration.This will also coincide with the June release of a monstrous new single ‘Hard Road’, a collaboration with American reggae-pop heavyweights Big Mountain.
Their latest offering Island Vibration was recorded in 2010 at Auckland’s Roundhead studios with reggae engineering legend Errol Brown. Having mixed and/or recorded with the likes of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Burning Spear, Third World, Damian Marley, Julian Marley and Lauren Hill, Brown’s expertise were perfect for what House of Shem wanted to achieve with their second album. Brown took the album to be mixed at Bob Marley’s own Tuff Gong studios in Jamaica.
At the helm of House Of Shem is Carl Perkins, a local reggae stalwart with over thirty years in the business having played with Herbs, Mana and The Twelve Tribes Of Israel. He is also joined by two of his sons Te Omeka and Isaiah, Karl Thomas, drumming prodigy Kaya Webster, bass guitarist Francis Harawera, Chris Nielson and guitarist Roy Venkataraman, a seasoned veteran himself who toured and played with The Wailers band for a number of years.
The House of Shem experience is one not to be missed. Witnessing the band perform as they weave together traditional and contemporary reggae shows us why they have won thousands of fans the world over.