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”,
Just a few days before they will jump on the plane to Brazil, we caught up with the guys from German band Yellow Cap. With their still hot album “Pleasure” in the luggag
With one foot firmly planted in the early 60s’ sound of the Skatalites and the other foot tapping into 2Tone, jazz and blues, The Skamanians are gaining new fans worldwide
Heather Augustyn is the author of four must-read books on the history and allure of ska including her comprehensive 2013 biography of Don Drummond.
As singer in The Bodysnatchers and The Special A.K.A., Rhoda Dakar secured her place in the music history books a …
“Miracle” is the title of Groundation’s excellent new album (released on October 21st) and while they might not be able to save the planet, their positive energy is highly infectious.
A few days ago the shocking news reached us that Style Scott, drummer extraordinaire and leader of Dub Syndicate was …
The Aggrolites Interview: Ten years after their first European tour, the famous inventors of Dirty Reggae are coming back once again for a whole month. A lot has changed in the meantime. The Aggrolites have pretty much changed the whole game, their influence on the global Ska scene can hardly be overstated.
You can feel the expectation surrounding the release of Buster Shuffle’s third album „Naked“.
How do you top having your debut release named the 2013 Album of the Year by the jury at REGGAE …
In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading jazz musicians. On top of an impressive solo career (70+ releases), Monty Alexander has also played with just about everybody—from Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins to Ernest Ranglin, Sly and Robbie and many of the ska originators.
Derrick Harriott is the producer of Rocksteady classics like „Stop That Train“, „The Loser“ and so many others. It would be a bold understatement to call him underrated.
NY-based Rude Boy George is receiving a lot of attention for the fun way it blends the two best things to come out of the 70s and 80s—2Tone ska and New Wave.
One band on the list for the Album Of The Year 2013 at Reggae Steady Ska that received a lot of attention was Toulouse Skanking Foundation, a seven-piece outfit from the southwest of France.
During the late 60s and early 70s Rob Bell held key posts at Island and its cousin Trojan overseeing what many view as the reggae explosion in the United Kingdom.
Trying to replace the lead singer of a famous band is always tricky and rarely works. Giving the job to …
Most ska fans around the world know about Alpha Boys School. It’s where many of the inventors of this music …
This is the story of Keith & Tex. And it is quite a story, even by Jamaican standards. Kingston, Jamaica, 1967. It’s the height of the rocksteady era…
Together with other pioneers like Potato 5, the Trojans or the (original) Hotknives, Maroon Town were part of a wave of exciting new Ska bands who rejuvenated the global Ska scene as what became to be known as “Third Wave Ska”.
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.