Episode XIII is the British fun punk's first album in eight years. In this case, the title says it all, because their latest work is their 13th studio album.
Keeling Beckford is one of the unsung heroes of the Jamaican reggae music scene, his productions were often at the front of the queue for any serious selectah but as yet he just hasn't become a household name. This excellent series aims to set that straight - if only a little! Featuring some very well known names in the world of reggae and rock-steady; Gregory Isaacs, I-Roy, Delroy Wilson and others, get ready for a rock steady dance-party!
Skinhead Girl is a cover album by The Specials released in 2000. After a project ska legend Desmond Dekker backed on his 1993 album King of Kings, producer Roger Lomas brought the band back into the studio to record covers of popular Trojan Records songs. Band member Lynval Golding left the band two weeks before the sessions and was replaced by former Selecter guitarist Neol Davies on rhythm guitar.
SKAOS, founded in 1982 in Krumbach, Bavaria, together with their parallel PORK PIE label, are part of the big bang of the ska genre in Germany. "Catch This Beat" was released in 1989 and was the first artist studio album on the young PORK PIE label. The songs belong to the classics of German ska, although unlike colleagues like EL BOSSO they are not sung in German but in English. For the first time in around 30 years, the cult album will be released as a strictly limited PORK PIE licensed edition as a vinyl LP on the BLACK BUTCHER CLASSICS label.
Daily Records reissue of Red Alert's debut album, a true British street punk classic originally released by No Future Records in 1983. The cover is slightly different from the first edition and the inlay contains additional, previously unpublished photos, all from the same photo shoot used for the original design. Pioneering Oi! street punk classic.
This is the re-release of Jaya The Cat's official first album from 2003 with a complete new artwork. Great songs with the typical Reggae meets Punk sound of the band.
2018 album by English ska and reggae legend (and Grammy award winner) Nick Welsh, aka King Hammond. . The album features both instrumental and vocal melodies, from frenetic reggae stompers written for the dancehalls to sweet rock steady tracks. Released only on vinyl in a very special edition with a cut out sleeve and two different covers.
Chris Murray is a unique figure in today's music scene. The Canadian pioneered an intimate singer/songwriter approach to modern ska music. His co-writing and producing credits in various capacities appear on work by the Planet Smashers, the Slackers, the Stubborn All-Stars and Neville Staple. The Chris Murray combo's first album, Why So Rude, was released in 2008. Like his earlier solo records on Moon NYC and Asian Man, it was stripped down and raw, super authentic 60's traditional ska, honor only. "BUCKLE UP" picks up where "WHY SO RUDE" left off...with the usual top notch songwriting backed by a simple and organic drum/bass/acoustic guitar reggae and ska vibe.
Born out of the ashes of previous projects together, Appetizers from Milan shared a desire to play authentic Jamaican music together. Entirely self-produced and recorded during the tough times of 2020, the LP was eventually released on wax by Badasonic Records. It features ten original tunes ranging from sweet rocksteady ("Pick Up The Pieces", "Wondering", "Fancy Make Up") to funk/New Orleans-inspired jams ("Dem Talk", "The Message", " Ol' Louis") and early reggae scorchers ("Walk The Long Way", "Pressure", "Tears"). As a bonus, dub master Victor Rice kindly offered to put his own spin on the "Dub Fruit" instrumental mix.
Finally, a new album by the French ska legends, who have been quiet for a long time. The well-known representatives of the "Third Wave Of Ska" around the busy singer Fred have been active for 30 years and offer a wild potpourri of ska, reggae with light punk rock elements, sung in English & French. It hasn't lost any of the old magic.
After three studio albums and over a decade deep in the music business, The Interrupters deliver their 2022 album In The Wild. This 14 track opus is the real deal; It's a story of survival, a story of resilience, from a band that's brave and rejects the simple impulses to just repeat what worked before. .This is also reflected in the uplifting mood and glittering appeal of the guests involved (Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Hepcat, The Skints).
A comprehensive show of the best that Swiss punk has to offer, this 17-song Swiss punk sampler includes punk classics pulled by 7inch such as TNT's "Züri brännt" (1978) and Negative's "Glitter Hair Cream"(1982) alongside other Swiss punk anthems and unreleased material. Songs from, among others, TNT, Bellevue, exhaust gas, Crash Course, Negative, Kie 13, Forward and SIDA. Comes with extensive insert feat. Photos and texts that tell the stories of the bands and put the Swiss punk scene in context. Brilliant selection of Swiss underground punk gems from 1979 to 1984. A throwback to the time when the Swiss Confederation almost went up in flames. Most of the tracks have now been re-released for the first time.
The long awaited album from The Upshitters. Raw Skinhead Reggae and groovy Rocksteady from the Catalonian band hitting back with El Paso Records, this time on LP, after having released two EPs and a single 7" vinyl during the last years. Bad Place For The Weak is a cool tribute to their different influences such as The Upsetters, Bunny Lee, Derrick Harriott, Joe The Boss or Torpedo Records sound. Adding a special and own recipe in the same way we used to love their sound: Hammond and Farfisa grooves, along with retro synths in the whole 12 brand new tracks on which the re-cover some of their old hits released on viny
Filled from cover to cover with true hits, each one of which could stand on its own, this album takes you on a real (musical) journey with this legendary band that so many have been following enthusiastically for decades. “We recorded most of this album during quarantine, we were wired up at our sound engineer's house and livestreaming concerts, and after we were done we learned new tunes. These songs have the energy of our time because we lived them,” says frontman Vic Ruggiero. The New York Times called the Slackers part of the "Sound of New York," and this album is a testament to that age and experience.
With twang! the Stuttgarters from No Sports are back. The old masters of German ska are back with a work created during the last lockdown. They've actually been around for a while, but now they've made new stuff. 15 strong numbers in their own style, which has to be danceable and the lyrics have to make sense or be fun. Both are balanced and in no case can the listeners remain seated.
Spanish six-piece that presents its excellent debut album, which inevitably makes you question whether the recordings actually come from the here and now. 13 tracks that deliver good, old, traditional Rocksteady or Boss Reggae in a very authentic way. From the songwriting to the recording, everything is right here and the tracks themselves go so into your ears, legs and heart that you just want to hear and see them. Great tip for friends of the Silvertones, Heptones, Tennors, By the way, people from the Upsttemians, Ready Getters, Rude Pride, Crepitans, Free Mode * Liquidator are responsible for this
KEITH & TEX are back!. KEITH ROWE and PHILLIP TEXAS DIXON met as young men in the 1960s in Saint Andrew Parish, a suburb of Kingston, to pursue their shared passion for the post-colonial music styles of ska, rocksteady and reggae. With the 13 songs on "Freedom" they effortlessly follow the class of the last releases, again staged by top Spanish producer ROBERTO SANCHEZ and his band Lone Ark Riddim Force. 13 beautiful song pearls between 60's ska, rocksteady, soul and reggae, which easily connect to the class of polyphonic Jamaican singing formations of the golden era and yet do not omit social and political comments on the present.
First vinyl reissue from the original 1985 demo compilation. 12 tracks from the first era, their first steps into the 77's punk movement which they helped shape together with bands like the UK Subs and Sham 69. The songs are pretty snotty and you can also hear decent Clash influences when they occasionally unpack a few reggae riffs. Included are It Can´t be True, 1984, Dead Generation, No Time, Going Back Home.
Vinyl reissue collection of classic '90s ska gems from the band that started America's third wave of ska. Includes the hits "2 Tone Army" and "I Wasn't Going To Call You Whatever" plus 14 other fan favorites. Includes guest appearances by Laurel Aitken, Lester Sterling of The Skatalites, King Django and The Ventures guitarist Jerry McGee.
With more than 30 years on the road, the legendary Desorden Público from Venezuela, the quintessential Ska fusion group, release their new album 'Bailando Sobre Las Ruinas' on vinyl. They continue to appeal to their personal brand, black humor, sarcasm and social criticism, all seasoned with reggae, ska, Caribbean sounds, rock steady and other formulas they have followed during their three decades of career.
This 11-track LP features steamy Jamaican ska melodies, soulful rocksteady ballads and hard-hitting boss reggae riddims that are destined to be heard in the dance halls. Jon E Bravo, also known as Mr. Kingpin, has been writing, recording and performing ska music with Dallas-based 2Tone band Rude King for the past 16 years and collaborates with various artists around the world. "Introducing... Mr. Kingpin" was recorded in the surreal year of 2020, featuring a group of musicians who have been writing and recording vintage-inspired ska and reggae music for decades. Two debut singles released in 2019, produced by Esteban Flores and mixed by Jayson Nugent (The Slackers). A true Jamaican feel-good album from start to finish!
Boomtown United is a powerful team of 8 delivering horn driven, harmonically laced, 2 tone style songs. Their catalog is filled with an innovative sound that has captivated audiences worldwide. Boomtown United, veterans of the Saint Louis ska and reggae scene, bring an energy that's both refreshing and therapeutic on their debut full-length, "Tuffer Than I." A must for fans of classic 2-tones like The Specials, English Beat and Madness; early American and European third wave ska like The Toasters, Bim Skala Bim, Let's Go Bowling, Hotknives, Potato 5 and Mr Review.
John Roy and the rotating line-up of all-star ska musicians at his Smoke & Mirrors Sound System keep going, consistently producing some of the best new ska and reggae songs. The latest proof of that is the stunning double-A-side 10" single, which reunites (sort of) two of Symarip's mainstays, Roy Ellis and Monty Neysmith, who have both released their own music recently. In addition to all the outstanding musicians on this EP (including Matt Parker, Eric Abbey, Victor Rice, Buford O'Sullivan and many more) the great Roger Rivas not only brought his keyboard magic here but also mixed the whole thing first class