WELLINGTON HIP HOP CREW DUES PAID PLAYING. If you like instrumental hip hop vibes you might like this.
Strictly138 presents Ghost Dubs featuring KROMESTAR UK [Tempa / Deep Medi Musik / Hotflush / DMZ / Dub Police / Ringo / Dubstar]
Strictly138: P-Vans, Kaps, Thief, Steppa D
+ guests Dues Paid (Wgtn hip hop crew) , Bar: Excelle Kromestar on at midnight! THURSDAY 16TH APRIL
presales $15 available from Real Groovy, Samurai Store and Cosmic Corner . More on door.
Hailing from South/East London, Iron Soul aka Kromestar has been at the forefront of Dubstep since it's early inception. With a background in Hip hop and Grime, Kromestar has spearheaded his own original sound seamlessly integrating the bass and space of dub and reggae with the soul of UK grime. His tunes are layered with minimal rolling percussion, deep melodies and intense sub-bass pressure that will leave you immersed in the dance.
Since arriving on the scene, Kromestar has released a staggering number of massive tunes on the biggest dubstep labels including Deep Medi Musik, Hotflush, Dub Police, Dubting, F1 Dubs and Ringo Records. His tracks have featured on some of the hottest radio shows including Maryanne Hobbs BBC radio 1 experimental show and Rinse FM. Massive tunes such as "Ghost Town", "Heavy Mental" and "Shakti Dub" featured on Tempa's legendary Dubstep Allstars vol 4 compilation mixed by DJ Hatcha. This year Kromestar released the debut album "My Sound" on the prolific Dub Star imprint, A killer 14 track album which has been picking up rave reviews and plays from the biggest DJ's in the game.
On the touring circuit, Kromestar has played everywhere from DMZ to FWD to Ministry of Sound, reaching as far as Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Ghost Dubs welcomes the King of bass weight meditation to Wellington for the very first time alongside a massive local lineup of original New Zealand music.
Strictly138's Kaps, P-Vans, Thief and Steppa D come equipped with bag-loads of original NZ dubs and upfront tunes. Their sets are always diverse and are constantly evolving with the fresh beats in Dubstep & electronica. This year P-Vans "Wasps" drops on Aquatic Lab sessions Volume 1 CD and 12" vinyl along side tracks by Dubstep heavyweights Cotti, Cluekid, Zed Bias, Spherix and Seven.
Wellington hip hop crew Dues Paid fire up the night with a set of original homegrown conscious hip hop and classic cuts. These guys will bring a fresh and unique hip hop vibe to the Ghost Dubs stable.
Wellington's own live Hip Hop crew Dues Paid are a collective of MC's and beat makers. Ridge Jaggers on the beats, Po' Cus and Leary are the emcees. And whenever he's in town, Sativa rips shit up like puppies teething. Big Asian's got the mean beats in boxes aww. Oftern scattered about the country this local Hip Hop crew are always working hard at the controls bringing a fresh raw Hip Hop sound that is lyrically true to themselves and their surroundings. Tunes like "Wicked Raps" shine with a tight and raw production and deep contemplative lyrics while tunes like "The things that you won't do" bring a humorous laid back vibe. Dues Paid perform live at the upcoming Ghost Dubs event alongside Wellington's original Dubstep talent Strictly138 bringing bare exclusive dubplates.
due to a severe family emergency Kromestar is unable to attend the AUS and NZ tours that had been schedueled for April. He will be unable to attend the remaining dates.