MORE FIRE - REGGAE & DANCEHALL
SATURDAY 8TH JUNE @ THE MERCAT
It’s another international link-up at More Fire in January, as Chant Down play host to Austria’s Rootsrunna Sound. Also joining Chant Down residents Jesse I and Ras Crucial will be I Love Dancehall’s So’Fire, Heartical Hi Fi’s Ital Magnus, and very special guest vocalist Damajah. All styles of reggae and dancehall music until morning!
More Fire # 148 takes place on Saturday 8th June at The Mercat (456 Queen St, City). Doors open at 10pm, with a cover of $10 or $8 for concession holders, and PBS FM members.
SATURDAY 29TH JUNE @ LAUNDRY
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, Ras Crucial, Ranking Yoni, and Kavinda 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 - Apprentice, Quashani Bahd , SK Simeon and Faada Hype - performing live over classic riddims. Dancehall nice again!
Dancehall Throwback takes place on Saturday 29th June at Laundry Bar ( 50 Johnston St , Fitzroy). 10pm-3am , $10 cover on the door.
MORE FIRE - RASTAFARI!
SATURDAY 13TH JULY @ THE MERCAT
More Fire returns to the roots this July for Chant Down’s annual "Rastafari" reggae dance in honor of emperor Haile Selassie I’s earth month. Joining residents Ras Crucial and Jesse I will be special guest selectors Troublemekka, DJ Pit, Sista Zai, and DD; plus Ras Jahknow performing live. 100% roots reggae and conscious dancehall... strictly positive vibes!
More Fire: Rastafari! takes place on Saturday 13th July at The Mercat (456 Queen St, City). Doors open at 10pm, with a cover of $10 or $8 for concession holders, and PBS FM members.
KEEP FOCUS mix by Jesse I
A mix of reggae and conscious dancehall for free download.
Check the tracklist here.
Download as seperate tracks here.
Download as one long MP3 here.
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