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4 Ways Reggae Could Go More Mainstream

Published on July 19th, 2017 | by Ron Johnson

A lot of reggae fans may not want the genre to get any bigger than it is today. Among those who enjoy the style of music, it’s more of a passion or a way of life ... Read More


This Is Ska – 20 Years Ska Madness

Published on June 21st, 2016 | by Joachim

A few days before the 20th anniversary of This Is Ska festival, the accompanying compilation album arrived from Pork Pie Records. After a first listen, I couldn’t think of a better way to get in the ... Read More


Freedom Sounds Festival 2016

Published on April 15th, 2016 | by Joachim

The fourth edition is of the Freedom Sounds festival is soon to come. We can expect two nights to remember. On the weekend 22.-23. April 2016, the city of Cologne will welcome an impressive legion of ... Read More


2 Fab New Ska & Reggae Albums – August 2015

Published on September 30th, 2015 | by Joachim

August 2015 has been another quiet month for Reggae Steady Ska album releases, if we haven’t missed a lot. The list for August features no new music, but some really good stuff nonetheless: one compilation from the ... Read More


Four Fab New Ska & Reggae Albums – July 2015

Published on September 3rd, 2015 | by Joachim

Still catching up from the summer break, it seems that July was quite a slow month when it came to album releases. Other months may bring 10 to 15, in July 2015 only four longplayers reached ... Read More


Our Album Of The Month June 2015 Is …

Published on July 18th, 2015 | by Joachim

… “Subculture” by The Selecter. Thanks to everyone who took part in the voting, to The Expanders, whose album “Hustling Culture” is also wicked, and to everyone else who released cool music in May 2015. Congratulations to ... Read More


These Are The Nominees For Album Of The Month June 2015

Published on July 15th, 2015 | by Joachim

Which releases can be nominated as Album Of The Month 2015? have a ska, rocksteady, early reggae sound or feel. can be listened to on the Net (at least in parts), via bandcamp, amazon, itunes etc. Are an album, at least 20 minutes long. .. ... Read More


Our Album Of The Month May 2015 Is …

Published on June 27th, 2015 | by Joachim

… “Stompin’ & Rollin’ by the North East Ska Jazz Orchestra. Thanks to everyone who took part in the voting, Fortunate Youth, The Skatalites, The Beatdown Meets Hugo Mudie, Suburban Legends, and everyone else who released ... Read More

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