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Pete

Ever since the Two Tone bug bit him in the early 1980s, Pete has been a dedicated follower of Ska. Thirty years, hundreds of gigs and thousands of records later, he still just can't stop it. Besides writing here, he occasionally contributes to Dynamite magazine and is one of the organisers of the Freedom Sounds Festival in Cologne.
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The Expanders – Roots And Culture from Los Angeles

The Expanders from Los Angeles are on a mission to introduce the world to Roots Reggae music. Four years ago they released their self-titled debut, followed by “Old Time Something”, a free album of classic Roots covers two years later. As The Expanders are about to release their sophomore long player, “Hustling Culture”,

Western Standard Time

Western Standard Time Do It Again!

LA’s Western Standard Time are trying to raise $ 18,000 to be able to go into the studio for album #2 and also to take the project onto the road and play live in other parts of the country and even the rest of the world.

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Don’t Miss The Legends of Ska – film on tour in Europe

More than 10 years after the filming of a concert in Canada that united many of the Jamaican Ska greats including Prince Buster and The Skatalites with the late Lloyd Brevette, Lloyd Knibb and Roland Alphonso, the film is gearing up for its first tour through European cinemas.

The Slackers

The Ultimate Fantasy Slackers Tribute Album

In their more than 20 years together, The Slackers have recorded an impressive number of great albums. And even though Vic Ruggiero once played keyboards on a couple of Pink tracks, they themselves have not had commercial success on a wider level yet.

Val Douglas

Val Douglas: Mighty Bass Man With The Skatalites

Many Reggae fans might not have heard Val Douglas’ name before, but all of you have listened to him. His mighty bass can be heard on some of the biggest Reggae tunes ever. Val Douglas is quite far up on the long list of unsung heroes of Jamaican music. This needs to change, we think, so we met for an interview with the musical backbone of the current Skatalites-lineup.