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Album Of The Month March 2015 – Vote Now

We have some extraordinary nominations for “Album Of The Month March 2015”. They come from The Ska Banton (Indonesia), Boss Capone (Netherlands), Strike (Italy), The Skints (England), Ed Rome (England), Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza (Germany, Spain), The Targarians (Spain)

The Ska Banton are one of the numerous upcoming Ska acts from Indonesia. Their debut album “The Master Of Situation”, bursting with Original Ska, hasn’t hit Amazon, bandcamp or itunes yet. But you can find some of their songs and videos on the band’s reverbnation page.

Boss Capone is the home recording project by Boss Van Trigt who is also well-known as part of the Early Reggae band The Upsessions. The second album  “69 Reggae Bonanza” (Grover Records) has been reviewed by Reggae Steady Ska. Read more about it here.

In February, Strike from Italy were nominated for “Video Of The Month”. March brought their album “Havana Kingston Ferrara New York” (Soulove Records). Top band from Italy with a very original style.

The Skints are heavily touring Europe these days to present their brand-new album “FM” out on Easy Star Records. Also check our album review.

On “Snapshot: Dubs & Subs”, Ed Rome reworked tracks from his fabulous album “Snapshot” (Slam Door). Rhoda Dakar, Dennis Alcapone, Neville Staple, Freddie Notes and Dr. Ring Ding are among the guests on the new album. Another top release.

For some years, German trombonist, singer and DJ Dr. Ring Ding, has been focussing on his Reggae projects. With the formation of his international band Ska-Vaganza in 2013, these years were over. “Bingo Bongo” (Pork Pie Records) is the second album from Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza and full of Original Ska quality.

Following the release of their self-named EP from last summer, The Targarians from Spain come back with a full-length album called “Temps d’il·lusió”. Friendly sing-a-long tunes with a sound reminding of Ska in the 1980s.

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The Ska Banton - The Master Of Situation
The Ska Banton – The Master Of Situation
released: 3 Mar 2015
country: Indonesia
style: Original Ska
label: St. Lukas
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Boss Capone - 69 Reggae Bonanza
Boss Capone – ’69 Reggae Bonanza
released: 6 Mar 2015
country: Netherlands
style: Early Reggae
label: Grover Records
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Strike -Havana Kingston Ferrara New York
Strike – Havana Kingston Ferrara New York
released: 9 Mar 2015
country: Italy
style: Original Ska
label: Soulove Records
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The Skints - FM
The Skints – FM
released: 10 Mar 2015
country: England
style: Reggae
label: Easy Star Records
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Ed Rome - Dubs & Subs
Ed Rome – Snapshot: Dubs & Subs
released: 13 Mar 2015
country: England
style: Early Reggae, Original Ska
label: Slamdoor Productions
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Dr. Ring Ska-Vaganza – Bingo Bongo
released: 27 Mar 2015
country: various
style: Original Ska
label: Pork Pie Records
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The Targarians – Temps d’il·lusió
released: 29 Mar 2015
country: Spain
style: Ska
label: self, bandcamp
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If you haven’t already, register to vote, follow the link to the poll and vote. Login is easy, via Facebook, Twitter or Email, community functions are being added.

Note: We made it obligatory to log in to take part in our polls to make sure that it’s “one person, one vote”.

Which releases can be nominated?

All nominees …

– have a ska, rocksteady, early reggae sound or feel.
– can be listened to on the Net (at least in parts), via bandcamp, amazon, itunes etc.
– are an album, at least 20 minutes long.
– have been released for the first time that month.
– consist of predominantly new material.

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Deadline for voting is Sunday, 19 April 2015, 20:00 (Central European Time).

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes

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