Michał Gawlicz died

Sad news. Michał Gawlicz died, he was 39 years old. Michał has been associated with Polish reggae music for many years, he was a manager, promoter, creator and prime mover of many musical projects and events (for example Reggae Majówka in Olesno).He worked a.o. with HABAKUK, Makabunda, Naaman, Lion Vibrations and Sidney Polak. He was the founder of the concert and publishing company Artakcja – he published Cała Góra Barwinków’s album “Beat 2 Meet U” and a film about the Częstochowa reggae scene “Żywe Drzewo”. R.I.P.

Rocksteady Sporting Club raising money for debut album

Do you know the Rocksteady Sporting Club? RSC is a great rocksteady/ska band from Reunion Island (one of the overseas departments of France), between Madagascar and Mauritius. The band was founded in 2003. To date, band’s discography is just three singles released by Maudit Tangue Label rock péi on limited 7-inch vinyls. After 15 years of activity the band decided to release their debut album, entitled “Holy Soul – Backyard Diaries”.

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Interview: xRobBlack

Six (or maybe more) years ago, delighted with the newest discovery, I was talking to a friend (Hi, Sidor!) about a guy, who only by himself makes fantastic music, which hasn’t been performed by any Polish band so far. Not at this quality, not with this feeling.

The friend laughed at me a bit, saying I am fond of a guy, who (apart from me) is known by five other people. Now he’s so fond of what xRob Black’s been doing for years, and I smile under my breath thinking about this conversation.

With Rob, about himself, about “Grand Shelf Reggay”, about the past and the future…

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Interview: Steady 45s

It doesn’t happen too often to accidentially meet musicians, for whose gig you’ve came from far away. Imagine our surprise, when we stumbled upon guys from Steady 45’s at our hotel’s lobby. It’s not like we’ve ended our day at festival right away and end up at a crazy party in the hallway, but it made much easier to set up a meeting to record an interview at hotel’s dining room. Joe, Eric, Ian, Joe and Tom (who was replacing band’s regular keyboard player during European tour) answered few questions while drinking beer and eating pizza. Have a listen.

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This Is Ska Festival – 27-28.06.2014, Roßlau, Wasserburg

During the last few years German festival This Is Ska has earned itself the name of one of the most anticipated summer music events. Promoters who consistently invite Jamaican stars from so called top shelf, great ogranization and perfect atmosphere unreachable for most of similar parties – these are the reasons for which ska fest in Rosslau takes up the key place in holidays’ calendar. It was no different this time. Even though twelve months passed, memories of last year’s performances of Stranger & Patsy or Judge Dread Memorial were still alive. When information about The Tennors gig planned for next edition appeared, there was no place for doubts anymore. Rosslau, we’re coming.

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