Expect deep cuts and beautiful gems from the creative heyday of Jamaican music, with legendary Auckland DJ Dubhead is celebrating 25 years continuous of the Rhythm Selection - 95 bFM’s specialist roots-reggae radio show.

Active as a DJ since 1983, Dubhead is a prominent writer and theorist on Aotearoa reggae, sound system and dub culture, and as former radio programme director has been responsible for a wealth of airplay for underground reggae and hip-hop artists from around the country.

He has produced his own music under the name of The Sound Foundation, which has been released here and in Australia and Europe on the Deepgrooves, Kog Transmissions and Stereo Deluxe labels. His writing has been previously published in magazines such as Back 2 Basics, Planet, The Fix and Debate, and he’s currently writing a history of New Zealand reggae music.

 

What is Q Mixtape?

Located in the beating hub of the arts precinct, Q brings you a mixtape of free live gigs in our Lounge bar with a generous helping of cult musicians and DJ’s to enjoy every Saturday night.

“The spirit of Mixtape is really one of eclecticism. This is a city where you can hear adventurous jazz, literate songwriting, ultra-rare reggae 45‘s, and off-the-wall mutant surf versions of klezmer music. Real music fans are open-minded and cosmopolitan - and Mixtape is a space for them.” (Tom Rodwell, Mixtape curator and calypso-blues guitarist)

Gather your mates, order a drink and enjoy Q’s mixtape of intimate and rare performances by some of NZ’s most exciting contemporary musicians and songwriters. From fresh renditions of beloved vintage classics, sweet indie-folk to soulful jazz and acoustic pop, you’re in for something refreshing and unique every time.

If you're after a late night meal, browse through our in-house restaurant menu Citizen Q and book a table with reservations@qtheatre.co.nz or call 09 282 4402.

Kickback. Mingle. Feast.