- Thu 29 Jan 2009, 10:00pm @ Double Happy, Christchurch
- Fri 30 Jan 2009, 10:00pm @ San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
- Sat 31 Jan 2009, 10:00pm @ Bacco Room, Auckland
- Music: Dancehall, Dub, Dubstep, Reggae, Roots, Techno
- DJs: Rhythm and Sound (Mark Ernestus) & guests
- Bands: Tikiman (Paul St Hilaire) & guests
Pioneers of dub-reggae world-wide, here to bring heavy bass-pressure to Aotearoa!
Thursday 29 January @ Double Happy, CHCH - with Reality Chant Sound (Messenjah & Nazarite) & The Spotlight Kid
Friday 30 January @ San Francisco Bathhouse, WGTN - with Sounds Almighty, The Mighty Asterix, Danny Lemon & Mayhem
Saturday 31 January @Bacco Room, AKLD - with The Bug & Warrior Queen (UK), Stinky Jim, Art Official & Dubstep Alliance
Mayhem Music, NiceUp.Org.Nz & Sounds Almighty proudly present, direct from Germany and reaching Aotearoa for the first time, Rhythm and Sound (Mark Ernestus) with Tikiman (Paul St Hilaire)!
With their cutting-edge dub-reggae infused sound, they have influenced and challenged bass heavy music production the world over and have helped to shape the evolution of sound.
Mark Ernestus and Mortiz Von Oswald established themselves initially as innovators of techno in the early 90s with their Basic Channel and Chain Reaction labels and releases and also through collaborations with artists such as Jeff Mills and Carl Craig.
Together they evolved as the Rhythm and Sound collective, developing the dub-reggae bass-lines of their earlier techno work to create a new sound in dub.
Also featuring long-time vocal partner, Tikiman (Paul St Hilaire). Born in the Caribbean island of Dominica, Tikiman began making music as a child, also developing into a talented vocalist. After performing in bands throughout the Caribbean, in 2000 while touring through Europe, Tikiman set up his base in Berlin.
His association with the reggae band, Living Spirits, saw him play to packed out dancehalls and solidified his reputation as a first-class reggae vocalist throughout Germany.
From here, Tikiman linked with the Rhythm and Sound crew and his flowing roots-reggae vocals and desire to push the boundaries of bass and sound led him to forge a partnership that would go from strength to strength and produce some of the world's most innovative dub.
Don't miss the chance to witness these pioneers of dub-reggae, here to bring heavy bass-pressure to Aotearoa! Limited $35 (+bf) CHCH & WGTN presales available from Real Groovy. $45 on the door. AKLD show price and outlets TBA.