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 May by selectors Zare Demus, Bumaye, and Choice Selecta. Strictly reggae and dancehall; no crossover, no compromise!
More Fire #183 takes place on Saturday 14th May at The Mercat basement (456 Queen St, Melbourne). Doors open at 10pm, with a cover of $12 or $10 for concession holders and PBS members.
Get ready to go back once again, as we return to the days when dancehall music still came out on vinyl! From the foundation dancehall singers and deejays of the early 80s, through the bogle riddims of the 90s, to the firebrand bashment of the early 2000s, Dancehall Throwback will take you on a musical journey through dancehall history.
Selectors Jesse I, Sista Itations, Rebel Bass, Naram and Ras Crucial will be digging deep into the archives for 45s from all eras – no laptops, and no CDJs. Joining them on the mic will be some of Melbourne’s best dancehall vocalists – SK Simeon, Quashani Bahd and Faada Hype – performing live over classic riddims. Dancehall nice again!
Dancehall Throwback takes place on Friday 24th June at Laundry Bar (50 Johnston St, Fitzroy). 10pm-3am, $10 cover on the door.
A mix of reggae and conscious dancehall for free download. January 2013.