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Hot Mic 05: La Brigada del Ruido

In our series HOT MIC we talk to podcasters and internet radio guys about their shows.

Your name … Gian Piero Gigante (Gian X)

Name of the show… La Brigada del Ruido 

How can we listen to it?…

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Country, language, I’m from Venezuela but I live in Orange County, California. My podcast is in Spanish.

Since when, how many shows? Since 2013 (6 years)144 show total for now

Which musical styles do you play Ska, Rocksteady, EarlyReggae, Balkan Ska, Reggae, Punk, Surf

Do you play new / old /both Both

What formats do you use (vinyl, mp3, cd, streams)? Wav or mp3

How do you get your records? Buy disc, some band send me their Cd’s, Free download from Bandcamp and many friends send me the files

How to reach you?


How do you promote your records? whatsapp, facebook and instagram (tagging the bands)

If you like, post a short info text about the show

La Brigada del Ruido is a Ska podcast that began broadcasting in 2013 in Caracas Venezuela but since May 2015 it is broadcast from SantaAna California.The podcast is dedicated to Ska, Rocksteady, EarlyReggae, Reggae, Punk, Balkan and Surf.

It is produced and conducted by Gian “X” Piero Gigante, Ska guitarist of bands from Venezuela such as Big Mandrake, Skabiosis, Los Pasajeros, Judy Buendía and Los Impostores, Chencha Berrinches (California )and has been invited to play with bands such as Desorden Público and Papashanty Sound System.

5 all-time favourite albums

  1. Let’s Face it – Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  2. And Out Come the Wolves – Rancid
  3. Ball Of Fire – Skatalites
  4. God bless Satan – Mephiskapheles
  5. The Specials –  The Specials

5 all-time favourite tunes

  1. Gangsters –  The Specials 
  2. Guns of Brixton – The Clash
  3. Guns of Navarone – The Skatalites
  4. 5 days of tequila – Tokyo Ska
  5. Two tone Army – The Toasters

What’s your no-1 challenge concerning the show? Try to spread all the ska that is done in the world so that it does not remain an underground genre.

Other ska-related activities? I have played the guitar ska for 30 years with my different bands (Skabiosis, Los Pasajeros, Sin Sospechas and Big Mandrake)and with Chencha Berrinches from Los Angeles, CA

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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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