Rodney P & DJ Skitz "Ghetto Red Hot"
NICEUP.ORG.NZ, NEWTOWN SOUND & THE BRITISH COUNCIL
IN ASSOCIATION WITH RADIO ACTIVE, BFM, BASE FM & RDU
RODNEY P & DJ SKITZ (UK)
'GHETTO RED HOT' 2008 NZ TOUR
FU BAR, AKLD – THURS 28 AUGUST
DOUBLE HAPPY, CHCH – FRIDAY 29 AUGUST
SAN FRANCISCOBATHHOUSE, WGTN – SATURDAY 30 AUGUST
NiceUp.Org.Nz, Newtown Sound and The British Council proudly present, direct from the UK, the return of Rodney P, the Riddim Killa, and DJ Daddy Skitz, the legendary duo that have established the UK as a formidable force in hip-hop.
With their ground-breaking and cutting-edge reggae infused sound, they have guided and inspired a generation of MCs and producers the world-over.
From his musical beginnings in the late 1980s with the seminal London Posse crew, Rodney P has become a leading voice for UK hip-hop. His list of collaborations is diverse and impressive, including industry giants, Roots Manuva, The Nextmen, Skinny Man and Black Twang, with even Bjork featuring on the roll-call.
As well as this, he has established the pioneering Riddim Killa label and released a barrage of club anthems, while also working extensively across radio and TV.
Alongside him is DJ Skitz, who after
discovering a love for hip-hop in the mid-80s, released his
debut 12" in 1996, Skitz alongside Roots Manuva. He then
went on to release the classic and critically acclaimed
album, Countryman, and work with artists such as Roni Size,
Sain Supa Crew, Million Dan, DJ Die, Kardinal Offishal and
Skitz has also compiled the infamous Bad Meaning Good and Homegrown compilations and has toured and played extensively across the world while also co-hosting the flagship BBC 1Xtra hip-hop show, Original Fever, with Rodney P.
The two reach New Zealand to bring their
heavyweight live shows to the celebrated Ghetto Red Hot
series, renowned around the country for spreading the
blazing hot musical combination of heavy 80s, 90s and
current dancehall reggae with the classic old-school and
new-school of Jamaican influenced hip-hop from the UK, US,
Canada, Europe and NZ. Always a night to remember and served
up by the best of the best, and fittest of the fittest local
DJs and MCs.
Don't miss the chance to witness the godfather dons of UK hip-hop reggae, here to heat up the dancehalls of Aotearoa! Limited $25 (+bf) presales available nationwide from Real Groovy and from Conch Records and Beat Merchants in Auckland. $35 on the door.
Thursday 28 August @ Fu Bar, AKLD – with Stinky Jim, Newtown Sound, Sandy Bay Social Club MC Arme & Pounamu Eagle AKA Dam Native
Friday 29 August @ Double Happy, CHCH – with Messenjah, Sticky Fingaz & Nazarite
Saturday 30 August @ San Francisco Bathhouse, WGTN – with Newtown Sound, Kerb, Sticky Fingaz, Juse1 & The Mighty Asterix
The British Council, Newtown Sound, Radio Active, BFM, Base FM, RDU & Myspace NZ