Get ready for Jamaican music from all eras – from the deep roots of the 70s, to the foundation sounds of the early 80s, through to the latest new reggae and dancehall – as Chant Down blaze it up down in The Mercat basement. Residents Jesse I and Ras Crucial will be joined in February by Sydney’s Basslines, plus Troublemekka, Andy Ites, and special guest singer Queen Charmaine. The party nuh tun up, it tun ova!
More Fire # 168 takes place on Saturday 14th February 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.