Chant Down keeps the fire blazing for Australia’s longest-running reggae night, mixing the best new roots and the freshest dancehall together with vintage classics, custom dubplate specials, and live vocals in a soundsystem style. Residents Jesse I and Ras Crucial will be joined in October by guests Selekta Kavino (Adelaide), DJ Hijack (UK), Ellie B, and Ruffayell. Strictly reggae and dancehall; no crossover, no compromise!
More Fire # 164 takes place on Saturday 11th October at Deep 11 (Mercat Cross Hotel basement, 456 Queen St, Melbourne). Doors open at 10pm, with a cover of $10 or $8 for concession holders, and PBS FM members.
Troublemekka and Jesse I present a night of bruk out Jamaican dancehall, bashment and jump up soca at the Laundry Bar. Running bi-monthly, Yard Bounce will feature the finest selectors, MCs and dancers in the business. Get ready for the vibes to tun up Caribbean-style this summer.
The first instalment will feature hosts Troublemekka and Jesse I alongside guest DJs Sista Itations (Pressure Drop), Zare Demus (Australia Reggae Radio) and Al Good (Pull Up Selector). Amac Don and Slicker 1 will be touching the mic and the Burn-City Queenz dancers will be representing with the freshest dance styles.
Yard Bounce takes place on Saturday 22nd November at Laundry (50 Johnston St, Fitzroy). $10 door pressure. 10pm-3am.
A mix of reggae and conscious dancehall for free download. January 2013.