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 June by dancehall don Al Good, Nice Up NZ’s Hawk I, and the ever-versatile Tom Showtime – plus a very special farewell performance from Vibesman.
More Fire #184 takes place on Saturday 11th June 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.