NOTICE: THE WINNER HAS BEEN DRAWN AND RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM US.
The time has come for our annual Reggae Steady Ska Album Package Giveaway. For a chance to win the 25 albums on the list, you better hurry up.
How to get the 25 albums
1. First thing to do is sign up for our free newsletter, which is a good idea anyway, because it’s all about value to you.
2. After a few minutes you will receive an email with further instructions. Or just read on now: Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Album package 2014” in the subject. In the email please let us know which event(s) or release(s) from 2014 we must not forget to mention in the Ska Music Yearbook 2014 that we are currently writing. Just a short message is fine.
3. Then you just need a little bit of luck: The winner of this year’s giveaway will be drawn on 10 February, 2015.
What is in the package
These are the albums are in the package. There are some absolute top releases to be discovered :
* The Talks – Commoners, Piers, Drunks & Thieves (All Our Own Records) promo
* Ed Rome – Snapshot (self)
* Buster Shuffle – Naked (People Like You Records)
* Skaos – More Fire (Pork Pie Records) (promo)
* The Upsessions – Shake It! (Grover Records, Excelsior Records) (promo)
* El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs – Hier und Jetzt Oder Nie (Pork Pie Records)
* Erin Bardwell Collective – Our Time (Pop-A-Top Records)
* Jah On Slide – Never Knocked Out (Big 8 records) promo
* Mad Caddies – Dirty Rice (Fat Wreck /Edel) (promo)
* Dr. Ring Ding & Kingston Rudieska – Ska ‘N Seoul (Rudie System)
* Hoffmaestro – Hoffmaestro Side One Dummy (Cargo Records) promo
* Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Steady (Easy Star Records)
* Atsushi & The Moisties – Atsushi & The Moisties (Moisty) promo
* Various Artists – The Spirit Of Ska (Pork Pie Records) promo
* William White – Open Country (Galileo Music Communication)
* The Talks – Hulligans (Best Of Compilation) (Grover Records, All Our Own Records) (promo)
* Rude Boy George – Confessions (Trilby Records) (promo)
* Dr. Ring Ding – Gwaan/March Forth (Gecko Rex, Flat Daddy Records) (promo)
* Yellow Cap – Pleasure (Pork Pie Records) (promo)
* eSKAlation – Zukunftsmusik (self)
* Mellow Mood – Twinz (La Tempesta International)
* Urang Matang – Little Munki (Houndsman Records)
* The Senior Allstars – Verbalized And Dubbed (Skycap Records)
* Rebelution – Count Me In (Easy Star Records)
* Backbeat Sound System – Together Not Apart (Easy Star Records)
Thanks a ton to Pork Pie Records, Grover Records, Easy Star Records, People Like You Records, Skycap Records, Trilby Records, Houndsman Records, Big 8 records and artists like Ed Rome, Jah On Slide, Erin Bardwell, Dr. Ring Ding as well as agencies like Starkult Promotion for the continued support.
The Album Of The Year 2014 polls, again, were a massive project for RSS. This time we made some major additions, new categories like “The Video Of The Year”, “7” Vinyl Of The Year”, “Debut Album Of The Year”, “Best Live Band”, Best Festival.” If you haven’t had the chance to look at the results of the public votings, here they are.
Congratulations go out to the winners in the Album Of The Year categories: “Specialized III – Mad Not Cancer” (public voting) and Brooklyn Attractors (jury voting), to all the other winners and to everyone who presented new music in 2014.
But most of all, thanks to all of you who used the chance to learn more about the great Ska, Rocksteady and Early Reggae music currently being produced.
And now back to writing the Ska Music Yearbook 2014. This time we will go through with it no matter what.
Thanks again for your support, I’m waiting for your email.