Reggae Rampage is back – at Transit. Capitol Roots Corporation and Branch Stack Records team up with Cultura Clandestino to bring you the hottest original live band reggae vibes in the ACT. It guarantees to be a great night of grooves.

Action starts early with doors at 7.30. Then at 8.20 live music will commence as Kopasetic get things kicked off with their fresh brand of original reggae meets folk/roots.

Stalwart Canberra Ska/Rocksteady massive The Kingstons then take to the stage led by the powerhouse front man (and poster artist) Brett Olzen. Heading up the evening is Agency Dub Collective, whose signature spacey jams and relentless rubadub feels have rumbled Canberra’s limestone caves for 2 decades. FACT: This is their twentieth year in dub. FACT: This is Dubby Xmas.

Special guest Nicholas Combe will feature heavily on tenor sax on the night!

The vibes continue til midnight for the stayers as Mick Dagger delivers classics reggae bangers from Jamaica and the Diaspora. Bound to be a great event – tickets selling now through moshtix

Friday August 9 was another cracking Cultura Clandestino production at Polish White Eagle Club.

Headliners Midnight tea Party (Sydney) took Canberra next level on some extended, eclectic original grooves and melodies, with plenty of power for the heaving dancefloor.

Basically they rocked it and represented the sunny city with fun and fire.

Los Chavos are always a delight and didn’t disappoint at this informal mash of titans. great to hear more of the rap style vocals coming in from the guitarist to bounce off the soaring, soulful lyrics.

Dub Militia opened with a scorching assault of mpc-driven rubadub and vocals by the ACT’s newest and oldest recruits mc Tomaski and 3ocloc Bogey respectively. Coolio Desgracias added some highly spacey guitar fx that really brought out the dubbership connection.

shout outs to Agency Dub Collective, Rondo, Brain, Pat Kilby, Sam Young (the beggars battalion), Dub Ninja – los maestros.

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The debut track and video from Melbourne Hiphop duo The Ombudsmen is produced by international dub legend John Green (Old Skool Johnny).

This track was conceived by John and The Master, written and recorded in Melbourne and Austria – Get High was developed over seas and forged through interstate travel back in Oz.

We were so happy with the lyrics and beat vibes that a video became necessary. This low-fi, single shot clip (filmed by DJ Elev8 and featuring local Melbourne legend China Sky) was filmed in a session while 3oB was en route home to the ACT (via Tathra NSW). Lets just say whether it’s old-growth or saplings – this track definitely has trees in its DNA.

Enjoy ‘Get HIgh’

It is always timely to acknowledge and oppose the ongoing genocide of Indigenous People in Australia.

3oB wrote this track in Melbourne in early 2007.

It is dedicated to the ongoing fight for Land rights, Treaty and Human Justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people everywhere.  get active! get involved!

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