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6 New Official Ska & Reggae Videos – August 2015

Sorry for the delay. In August 2015, some fine new videos reached us. All have been included in our Video Of The Year 2015 playlist.

If you can’t open the embedded Video Of The Year 2015 playlist, go here.

Like to know more about the new Ska & Reggae Videos? We gathered some info for you.

05.08. Akatz – Skandalo!
Hailing from Bilbao (Basque Country/Spain), the band has been spreading their old-school Jamaican Ska vibe for more than 15 years. The video to „Skandalo!“ shows them walking and dancing through Bilbao’s pedestrian zone and making loads of people happy and more beautiful on the way.

10.08. Chainska Brassika – Knowledge is King
„Knowledge Is King“ is the second single to herald Chainska Brassika’s debut album „Skinna“ that is coming on 20th November. The UK band  switch between reggae and ska, as well as between sing-along chants and driving horn riffs. The band’s drummer Seth produced the graphic animation video.

12.08. Aggressors BC – Hallways
Very likely one of the catchiest tunes of the year 2015 comes from Aggressors BC, representing Belfast, Northern Ireland. The six-piece band who snatched Reggae Steady’s Ska „Album Of The Year“ title in 2013 with „Tone Of The Times,“ have released a self-titled EP in August 2015 on their own Black North records and Mad Butcher records internationally. The song „Hallways“ features female singer Patreece on vocals, the black-and-white video was done by Kev Mc Keown.

14.08. 65 Mines Street – Summers End
French early reggae experts 65 Mines Street flew around half the world to record their album in Los Angeles with Brian Dixon of Aggrolites fame. Once they were over there, probably when Dixon finished the mixes, the band used the free time to shoot the video to „Summers End“ in the Hollywood Hills. Video by John Hafner (Ochermedia). The song is on the band’s third album”Sick & Bitchin’“, released in september 2015 on Casual Records and 65 Mines Street Records! Also available on bandcamp.

22.08. Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra & Riger János – Részeg
Ska fans worldwide know PASO’s frontman Kristof as a sharp-dressed singer, dancing from one side of the stage to the other. In the video to „ Részeg“ he comes off very differently, sporting a half-open balloon silk jacket, beer bottle in hand while walking a dog and accompanied by a bunch of friends Celebrating a lifestyle of booze, tattoos, piercings and not giving a fuck. It’s a hit.

22.08. Ska Jazz Messengers – Cuando te miro
These seven top musicians from Caracas, Venezuela, add a special spice to the global ska mix. A mix that has been missing before. It’s the influence of laid-back Brazilian music, bossa nova style. The smooth chords and horn lines, as well as the video to „Cuando Te Miro“ tell the melancholic tale of a love lost.

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Deadline for voting is 8:00 pm, Monday,  26 October 2015 (Central European Time). The winner will be featured on the Reggae Steady Ska until next month’s winner has been voted.

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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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