You can hear hints of mento, jazz, blues, and/or R&B in just about any ska song, and if that song …
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 sound on Jah On Slide’s „Never Knocked Out“ is dominated by a fantastic lead guitar, raw organ licks, loads of fun choir singing and shouting, warm and lush horn riffs. Lots of melodic and rhythmic styles are being used in the songs.
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.