Australia’s longest running reggae night reaches another milestone on January 13, as we celebrate 200 More Fire dances. Since April 2001, residents Jesse I and Ras Crucial have kept the fire burning every month, while playing host to well over 200 different guest DJs and vocalists.
To help mark this historic occasion, Chant Down residents Jesse I and Ras Crucial will be joined by very special guest Tom Spirals, live and direct from Glasgow, Scotland. With roots as a songwriter, Tom is known for well crafted real talk lyrics and a million melodies mixed into sound system culture and flow. His energetic performances have taken him all around the UK & Europe, holding down the mic for many well respected producers in the scene such as Mungo’s HiFi and DreadSquad. Tom is also the resident MC at Scotch Bonnet Record’s Walk n Skank night in Glasgow.
Support on the night will come from some of Melbourne’s greatest reggae & dancehall talents – selectors Zare Demus, So’Fire, Sista Sara, Troublemekka, and DJ Agent 86. Real reggae music and blazing dancehall… More Fire!!
More Fire # 200 takes place on Saturday 13th January at Bar 420 (420 Lonsdale St, Melbourne). Doors open at 10pm, with a cover of $15 or $10 for concession holders and PBS FM members.
This year marks the 73rd 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 performances from hard working Melbourne reggae bands Ras Jahknow and T-Rhythm, plus selections from the original “Jamaican connection” Stick Mareebo and Pupa Dalton, Chant Down’s Jesse I and Ras Crucial, and Australia Reggae Radio’s Zare Demus. This year we also see the return of the original empress selector Nadine King with a 100% vinyl set.
The Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2018 takes place on Saturday 10th February at the Corner Hotel (57 Swan St, Richmond). Pre-sale tickets available soon from CornerHotel.com
A mix of slow dancehall and afrobeats for free download. January 2018.
A mix of reggae and conscious dancehall for free download. January 2013.