Probably The Next Big Thing» is the name of the new record by Kalles Caviar. The title song is about a boxer who is traded as the next big sensation. In the big fight he goes in the first round K.O. The next big thing of the longest-serving Swiss ska-haudegen Kalles Caviar is quite different. The Baselers are releasing album number seven with "Probably the Next Big Thing" after almost a quarter of a century of existence. Twelve new songs - all original compositions - are on your ears. Reinhauen is worth it. Kalles Caviar has heard time and again since its foundation in 1996 that Ska is becoming "the next big thing". That's why they christened their new LP. Winking and serene.
When you think of Ska with German lyrics, you think of El Bosso & The Ping Pongs! The German Ska Anthem par excellence "Always Only Ska!" by El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs! Founded in 1985 in Münster, the boys around singer Markus "El Bosso" seidensticker from the German ska landscape are indispensable. In January 2012, the third studio album of the Westphalian ska eighth "Day before the Evening" was released. With 14 songs including vocal intermezzo such illustrious artists as Ingo Pohlmann and MC Navigator, El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs manage to seamlessly connect to the carefreeness and lightness of the first two albums; nevertheless more textually savvy, musically arrived in the present day and stylistically broadly positioned.
Honey in the voice, rubber in the bones and a heart for bass. Basel's best rhythm-understanders are back. If the legendary Kalles Caviar gave their albums and EPs some decent titles in the almost 20 years of band history, the latest work of the eight people is simply called: Volume 6, which has no influence at all in terms of the quality of the songs.
The Void Union, the ska quintet from Boston, has clear musical goals in mind: preserve the Jamaican music of the 60s, work with ska originals and activate guest musicians from the ensembles that share this task. The list of their guests reads like the who's who of the ska scene: Derrick Morgan, The Skatalites, Lynval Golding, King Django, Angelo Moore, Chris Rhodes and David Hillyard. The Void Union is currently setting new standards for the scene of traditional Jamaican music with excellent self-compositions and guest compositions. Her latest album, "Higher Guns," carries the unprecedented charm of the soundtrack to the first James Bond film Dr. No. It is not for nothing that the album can confidently be described as an absolute masterpiece of the jazzy Trad-Ska.
LP is limited to 200 pieces! On "Wolfpack" Nguru present their driving offbeat sounds as before and more multifaceted than ever. Kicking beats with in-line melodies, punky guitars, rock reggae beats and the melodious uptempo ska make the sound unmistakable even after 20 years since the band was founded. The current album was recorded for the first time in the band room, which had been converted into a studio. Stuart McKillopp was subsequently hired for the mix at Rain City Studios, Vancouver, Canada, and was mastered by Dan Suter at the Echochamber Studio in Zurich and thus with the most renowned specialist in this field in this country.
The Pedestrians are a young band from the Baden region, which interprets the styles reggae and ska in a modern way and thus guarantees a good atmosphere. The second EP of the Pedestrians once again provides a lot of variety and creative music. The record recorded in London has something for everyone.
Elaborately made double 7-inch, limited to 500 pcs. A must for all KK fans and those who still want to become one! Kalles Caviar celebrates 20 years of the finest traditional ska, rocksteady and early reggae with a double vinyl single release. The "Voodoo Man" plays an important role in this party. This is the name of the new single by Kalles Caviar. Voodoo Man combines all the strengths of the senior Swiss ska troupe, travels directly into the heart and the belly with driving basses and beats and the heavenly guitar, wind and vocal harmonies from stanza to bridge to chorus. And from there inevitably into the legs. Voodoo Man is not witchcraft. Voodoo Man is a hit. The rest is devotion.