SPACIFIC NEWS #75: Contents

1. HMV Forum :: The Black Seeds + Rhombus in Dub
2. Rhythm Factory :: Ladi6 & Parks
3. New CDs in stock
4. Selected Highlights this Month


We are very happy to announce Rhombus in Dub as special guests for this Sunday’s show at the HMV Forum.

This will be the first ever London show for Wellington’s respected dub’n’bass outfit, the creators of hits such as “Clav Dub” and more. Performing in their three-piece format, they bring the studio to the stage and take their unique blend of all things heavyweight and mash it up for the dancefloor with a live mix of exclusive dub-heavy titles, including original Rhombus tunes, bootlegs and classics.

Following them will be the one and only Easy Star All-Stars, the masterminds behind three of the best-selling reggae albums of the last decade – Dub Side of the Moon, Radiodread and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band. Renowned for their live show, Easy Star All-Stars regularly perform at many of the world’s major festivals, and return to the UK on the back of standout performances at Glastonbury in 2009.

This show, though, is all about the band described by Clash Magazine as ‘one of the best live reggae acts on the planet’. The Black Seeds come to England fresh from a month long tour of the States and a whirlwind trip round Europe, where their unique fusion of big-beat funk, dub, soul, afro-beat, mixed with vintage roots-reggae, has been rousing audiences and winning them fans.

Having burst onto New Zealand’s music scene with their “Keep on Pushing” album back in 2001, the band have released a flurry of stellar albums since: “On the Sun”, “Into the Dojo” and “Solid Ground”, with hits such as “Cool Me Down”, “So True” and “Keep on Pushing” gaining airplay at home and abroad. Work has allegedly begun on their fifth album, due for release early 2011.

Tickets for this show are £18.50 +b/f and each ticket gives you a download link to a free 4 track EP of tracks by the bands. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (0844 277 4321) or

From 6.30pm til 11.30pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY
Nearest tube: Kentish Town
Venue website:


Ladi’s final show of the year in England comes at the end of an amazing summer for her. She and Parks moved to Berlin in March, and have been gigging and recording ever since: they supported funk legend Gil Scott-Heron for more than a dozen of his shows, have played festivals across the continent as well as clubs from Paris to Porto, Dublin to Dresden and Aberdeen to Amsterdam.

Which means her live show is even better now than it was back in April when she rocked a packed Vibe Bar on Brick Lane. With seven tracks recorded already for her new album, we could be in for some fresh treats as well!

Tickets are £7.50 +b/f in advance from Ticketweb ( or it will be £12 on the door.

From: 7.30pm to 1am
At: 16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1 1EW
Nearest Tubes: Aldgate East or Whitechapel
Venue website:


We have fresh stock in from NZ up at and in Flat White including: Fat Freddy’s Drop “Live at the Roundhouse” and P-Money “Everything”.


06 Connan Mockasin @ CAMP // City Rd, EC1Y 2BJ // 8-4 // ?
10 Hannah Curwood @ Windmill // Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5BZ // 8-11 // £5
13 Bang Bang Eche @ Koko // Camden High St, NW1 7JE // 8-11.30 // £5
27 Mark de Clive-Lowe @ CLF // Rye Lane, SE15 4ST // 9-6 // Free/£5

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