- Wed 12 Dec 2007, 8:00pm @ San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
- Thu 13 Dec 2007, 8:00pm @ Galatos, Auckland
- Music: Dancehall, Hip Hop, Reggae, Roots
- DJs: DJ Power
- Bands: Jr Reid
- Tickets: $38 from Ticketek, $45 on the door
One of the pioneers of the Roots Dancehall world reaches New Zealand
Delroy "Junior" Reid was born in the West Kingston, Jamaica, district of Waterhouse in 1965. He recorded his first single at age 14, subsequently forming his own band, THE VOICE OF PROGRESS. Reid moved on to work with Sugar Minott's YOUTH PROMOTION label, from which he produced classics such as ORIGINAL FOREIGN MIND and SEE HOW ME BLACK SEE HOW ME SHINE, increasingly becoming a voice for the ghetto youth. He graduated to the eminent and legendary KING JAMMY'S STUDIO where he took his music to even greater heights with definitive productions including YOUTHMAN, BANK CLERK and SUFFERATION.
Reid then took a step that would impact on the Reggae world at large, when he became lead vocalist for the famed group BLACK UHURU. The band's first album, BRUTAL, was released to international acclaim in 1986. After two years with the group, Reid's desire to produce his own material saw him move back into the solo arena and back to Jammy's, where the celebrated ONE BLOOD album was recorded and released in 1990.
Always at the cutting edge of Reggae creation, the last decade has seen Reid further seal his reputation as a true innovator, with collaborations and crossovers into the Hip Hop world, working with artists such as WU TANG CLAN, BUSTA RHYMES, FAT JOE, RICK ROSS and T-PAIN. His recent work with MIMS on the smash hit, THIS IS WHY I'M HOT (remix) saw Reid touch a new generation worldwide.
Joined by the award winning DJ and remix producer - DJ POWER - who has worked with artists such as BUSTA RHYMES, SEAN PAUL & ELEPHANT MAN, released mix-tapes that have been featured in the NY TIMES, SCRATCH & RIDDIM magazines and is famous for his live blend of Hip Hop and Dancehall.
Don't miss the chance to see one of the pioneers of the Roots Dancehall world reach New Zealand. Limited presales available from TICKETEK - get in early to avoid disappointment!
WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER @ THE SAN FRANCISCO BATHHOUSE, WGTN - WITH NEWTOWN SOUND WITH ASTERIX & JUICE 1, DJ DANNY LEMON & RHYS B
THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER @ GALATOS, AKLD - WITH JAFA MAFIA, JUGGLIN CREW, REBEL BASS & TOMMY FLOWERS
Respect to NEWTOWN SOUND, VP RECORDS, PEOPLES COFFEE, GEORGE FM, RADIO ACTIVE 89FM, SAN FRANCISCO BATHHOUSE & GALATOS.
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