SPACIFIC NEWS #63: Contents

1. The Vibe Bar :: Stinky Jim
2. o2 Empire :: The Black Seeds
3. The Rhythm Factory :: Pitch Black
4. Mixtape Competition :: Mikki Dee
5. DVD Competition :: The Adventurer
6. Selected highlights this Month


Last year saw the first NZLDN event at Brick Lane’s Vibe Bar, and we are very happy to be working with them, and their sponsor Steinlager, on the second edition. And even happier as it sees the much over due return of the one and only Stinky Jim, bFM’s 2nd longest resident DJ, whose weekly show spans reggae, hip hop, dubstep, cumbia and so much more. For a snapshot of what he is playing these days, check his excellent blog at

There will be plenty more people playing as well, with live music and DJs outside in the courtyard from noon til 6pm, and the bands and DJs inside til 1am. More info on this next month, but for now, ink this date in your diary as one not to be missed!

Entry: Free until 7pm, then £4 on the door.
From 12pm til 1am
At: The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Nearest Tubes: Aldgate East or Liverpool St
Venue website:

o2 EMPIRE :: THE BLACK SEEDS :: 02/10/09

The Seeds make a welcome return to London for this one off show. Anyone who has seen them live knows what a powerful performance they give, fusing reggae, soul, funk, afrobeat and dub into a relentless groove of good times and sunshine.

Advance tickets are £14 + b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100 or or it will be £20 on the door.

From: 7pm
At: Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12
Nearest tube: Shepherd’s Bush or Goldhawk Rd
Venue website:


Bassbin botherers Pitch Black have just confirmed their only UK show of the year – part of a whirlwind world tour to promote their new album, “Rhythm, Sound and Movement”. More details soon.

Advance tickets are £8.50 in advance from Ticketweb (08700 600 100 or or it will be £12 on the door.


New Zealand doesn’t have an Ambassador to Ireland but it does have the next best thing: Serato scratchmeister Mikki Dee. Hailing from Island Bay, Mr Dee has been entertaining the Irish for over 8 years with his turntable, mic and recently added video mixing skills. Known for a broad selection of music, his latest mix “123 Go” features bits of Flight of The Conchords, Common, Beenie Man, The Black Seeds and Marvin Gaye and that’s just the first 5 minutes!

We have 5 copies to give away to the first people to email us at More info on the young man can be found at


Do you remember the TV series “The Adventurer”? Shown in NZ back in the late ‘80s it tells the story of Jack Vincent, an aristocratic smuggler caught and transported to a penal colony on Norfolk Island, and featured a young Temuera Morrison as well as breathtaking natural sceneries, highly authentic sets and thrilling storylines.

The lovely people (well, person) at Network DVD have given us 3 copies to give away to the first people to tell us the name of the actor who plays Jack Vincent. Answers, as always, to by June 22nd please. (PS. If you don’t win, you can buy them from


12 FreQ Nasty @ Fabric // 77a Charterhouse St, EC1M 6HJ // 10-6 // £6/12
13 Blair Jollands @ Proud // Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH // 2.30-5.30 // FREE
17 Conan Mockasin @ The Lexington // 96 Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB // 7.30-1 // £6
24 Rogue Nouveau @ Favela Chic // 91 Gt Eastern St, EC2A 3HZ // 6-1 // FREE
27 Dave Dobbyn @ Toast Festival // Clapham Common, SW4 9DE // 11-6 // £30

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