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
The Francbâtards are coming at you with a wild mix of reggae, ska, jazz, funk and punk. Don’t forget to check …
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.
Here’s another episode of the Reggae Steady Ska band questionnaire series. With Prince Perry.
Here’s another episode of the Reggae Steady Ska band questionnaire series. With Wotka Trawolta.
As singer in The Bodysnatchers and The Special A.K.A., Rhoda Dakar secured her place in the music history books a …
Here’s another episode of the Reggae Steady Ska band questionnaire series.
And now over to gimpelakwa from Jena (Germany) who kick off the Reggae Steady Ska band questionnaire series.
“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 …