Waiheke Radio Saturday Special: The Jabsco Sessions
Starting this June, tune in every first Saturday of the month 8 till 10pm to, ‘The Jabsco Sessions’ hosted by Jabsco Sounds. Bringing you the very best in Jamaican Reggae and Dub, from Culture to King Tubby. Along with this, Jabsco will be taking all you ‘Be-Boy breakdancers’ back in time to the golden age of 80’s Hip Hop Electro. And for anyone who remembers the glory days of the late 80’s Rave culture, there’ll be a great selection of original U.S. House music tunes to ‘Jack your body’ to.
‘So listen up Rude boys and girls’. Waiheke Radio 88.3 – 107.4 FM
DJ Soundclash Introducing the first ever DJ battle to be held on Waiheke, DJ R G Bargy, and The Mighty Jabsco Sound System will be battling it out in a head-to-head Sound Clash competition for Ska and Reggae supremacy. Whoever the winner, it promises to be a fantastic evening of Jamaican music at the Rocks Bar, Saturday 12th June from 8pm till late.
A brief history of the Soundclash A soundclash is a musical competition where opposing Sound System DJ’s pit their skills against each other. The Sound System concept first became popular in the 1950’s, in the ghettos of Kingston Jamaica. The main object of the competition is to beat the opposing DJ by carefully selecting and playing tracks that will gain the best reaction from the audience.
The Mighty Jabsco wins Sound Clash.
Thanks to everyone who came down to the Rocks Bar last Saturday evening June 12th to witness a very closely fought battle between Waiheke’s heavyweight Reggae DJ’s R G Bargy and The Mighty Jabsco. The night was seamlessly run by MC Skin & Bone who did a wonderful job of keeping the night a good clean fight. In the Dub music round one, it was a neck-and-neck draw, with both DJ’s playing a great selection of danceable Dub from traditional Jamaican roots, through to modern digital Dub. During the Reggae music round, DJ R G Bargy took a very convincing lead by beating Jabsco 18 votes to 12. However, Jabsco pulled out all the stops during the Ska round with a skanking left hook to beat R G Bargy 23 votes to 12. Again, the final track-for-track round saw both DJ’s draw again which meant that Jabsco just came through, winning 53 votes to 48. Both competitors had great fun and everyone really enjoyed the music, so well done to both DJ’s and we hope to see Jabsco defending his title some time soon.
The Jabsco Sessions tonight 3rd July on Waiheke Radio 88.3 – 107.4FM or www.Waihekeradio.org.nz
Tune in this Saturday evening to the second instalment of ‘The Jabsco Sessions’ 8 till 10pm, playing you the finest in Roots Rock Reggae and Dub music. The featured artist on this month’s show is the Reggae great Jacob Miller, and I’ll be featuring tracks from his classic collaboration album with Augustus Pablo called ‘Jah Dread’.
Tune in to ‘The Jabsco Sessions’ Waiheke Radio this Saturday 31st July and next Saturday 7th August at 8pm. This month is part 1 in my Hip-Hop Electro specials were I’ll be taking you back in time to the golden age of 80’s Hip-Hop and Electronica music, featuring tracks from the legendary UK Street Sounds record label.
Tonight Saturday 4th September, join me Jabsco Sounds for part 2 in my Hip-Hop Electro specials. This month I’ll be shining the spot light on Tom Silverman, the man behind the ground-breaking New York label Tommy Boy Records.
This Saturday 2nd October, Jabsco Sounds will be bringing you an extra special edition of the Jabsco Sessions with live mixing from guests, DJ Jonoir and DJ Chris playing a selection of drum enthused House music tracks. Along with some live Afro-Cuban style drumming from the Waiheke Innergroove Percussion Troupe. If your mad for dance music, then this is the show for you.
Kraftwerk Vs Hardcastle
Tune in to the Jabsco Sessions this Saturday 6th November on Waiheke Radio 8pm till 10pm for the third and final edition in my Hip-Hop Electro specials. Tonight I’ll be featuring the electronic sounds of German group Kraftwerk, who were one of the main influences on Electro Funk. Then, it’s the turn of the synthesiser king Paul Hardcastle, who topped the U.K. charts in 1985, taking the No 1 spot for eight weeks with the track “19″. Waiheke Radio 88.3/107.4FM or live on www.WaihekeRadio.org.nz
Jabsco Sessions ‘History Of House’ Part 1
This Saturday June 4th 8pm – 10pm see’s the return of the Jabsco Sessions on Waiheke Radio. This month it’s all about the history of House music, from it’s Chicago and Detroit roots, through to the 80′s U.K. house scene and beyond. Waiheke Radio 88.3/107.4FM or live on www.WaihekeRadio.org.nz