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It might come as a surprise after all Ruts DC went through: But in 2013, they are still a touring band. Four dates in Germany are about to going down (see the list further down); for a list of all the current dates we recommend you go to theruts.co.uk/
The Trojans are back in 2013 with the superb album “Smash It!” Check again to read an interview with the band’s singer and musical farmer Gaz Mayall, don
Last week we published an interview with Dan Vitale of Bim Skala Bim. In the article a new album with fresh songs by the legendary US bands were mentioned. Now the presale for the album “Chet’s Last Call” has started. If you help spread the word you will be rewarded. Read on.
A pic from A lucky winner. In the course of our highly dramatic “Album Of The Year 2012” polls that were held at REGGAE STEADY SKA in early 2013, we received quite a lot of fantastic albums from labels throughout the world.
“California” is an album already recorded by Slackers saxophonist Dave Hillyard with the help of Brian Dixon (former guitarist and producer of The Aggrolites) plus lots of Ska and Reggae musicians from Hepcat, The Slackers, The Aggrolites, The Rocksteady 7 and many more.
As the flying man on sax with Madness, Lee “Kix” Thompson has become a true legend in his on right since the days of 2Tone. Now he and his orchestra pay tribute to the Jamaican originators of Ska.
The Spanish Rocksteady and Early Reggae sensation Red Soul Community are going to drop their third album „I Never Learn“ (Grover Records, CD and LP).
The London International Ska Festival 2013 come with Rico Rodriguez performing his classic album “Man From Wareika”plus sets from Ken Boothe to B.B. Seaton
In order to clear our record shelves we will be giving away a thick package of these Ska albums that we received in 2012.
The plan with the Album Of The Year 2012 poll was to attract Ska fans voting for their band, AND in the process to make them take away another thing. The idea was to leave them with an overview of what happened in Ska that year.
To the great delight of Ska and Reggae lovers, plans have just been announced for Ireland’s annual Ska festival.
The Scottish band Bombscare, who will also appear at the London International Ska Festival 2013, have just released a new single and video. You can download their song “Do All Dogs Go To Heaven?” for free at soundcloud.
“Arachnid” from New York Ska Jazz Ensemble’s album ‘Get This’ has been included in the short documentary “Redemption” directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill.
At Easter 2013, London will host the third London International Ska Festival since its reactivation in 2011. Before we give you the low-down …
The responses to the Album Of The Year 2012 poll at reggae-steady-ska.com have been amazing. We are more than thankful for the attention our new website
In the end we just did it ourselves.
The pool becomes bigger every year with bands from all over the world adding their take on Ska, Rocksteady and Early Reggae. The producers of the album of the year 2012 need not come from Jamaica or England, they can also live in Denmark, Russia or India.
This is the trailer for the Ska Album Of The Year 2012 poll at REGGAE STEADY SKA
It is most certainly one the big Ska releases of the year 2012: “Piping Hot” by Dr. Ring-Ding Ska-Vaganza