As the summer vibes tun up, Chant Down turns on the musical heat once again for More Fire – Australia’s longest running reggae session. Residents Jesse I and Ras Crucial will be joined in January by guest selectors Zare Demus (Australia Reggae Radio), Roots Radikals (System Unknown Soundsystem) and Al Good – plus guest vocals from Dub Princess & Sneaky Dread. All styles of reggae and dancehall till early morning – more fire!!
More Fire # 167 takes place on Saturday 10th January at Deep 11 (Mercat Cross Hotel basement, 456 Queen St, Melbourne). Doors open at 10pm, with a cover of $12 or $10 for concession holders, and PBS FM members.
Jesse I and Troublemekka present a night of bruk out Jamaican dancehall, bashment and jump up soca at the Laundry Bar. Running bi-monthly, Yard Bounce aims to feature the finest selectors, MCs and dancers in the business. Get ready for the vibes to tun up Caribbean-style this summer!
The second instalment will feature hosts Jesse I and Troublemekka alongside guest DJs Rebel Bass (NZ), Sista Sara, and DJ Sam; plus live performances from Di Apprentice and Bahdoesa (Quashani Bahd and Muma Doesa).
Yard Bounce takes place on Saturday 24th January at Laundry (50 Johnston St, Fitzroy). $10 door pressure. 10pm-3am.
This year marks the 70th birthday of Bob Marley, and to celebrate, the Corner Hotel is hosting a night of 100% reggae vibes in honour of the music’s greatest legend. Featuring live reggae bands Ras Jahknow and T-Rhythm, the original “Jamaican connection” Stick Mareebo and Pupa Dalton, Chant Down’s Jesse I and Ras Crucial, plus Zare Demus, DJ Eric, and nuff more.
The Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2015 takes place on Saturday 7th February at the Corner Hotel (57 Swan St, Richmond). Pre-sale tickets on sale now from the Corner Hotel on 94279198 for $20, or $25 at the door. Doors open 8.00pm.
A mix of reggae and conscious dancehall for free download. January 2013.