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Never Thought – Renaldo Domino, Lone Ranger and xRobBlack

We like this kind of premieres. Polish reggae producer xRobBlack sends his instrumental to an american label Happy As A Lark. Guys from Chicago say they need a strong soul vocal here and they recruit a legendary falsetto of Renaldo Domino for this project. To make things even more fun they add Lone Ranger’s toasting to the set. And that’s how “Never Thought” song and its alternative version „Think Again!” were born.

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Daptone Records goes ska!

Yes, you’re seeing this right. Brooklyn based label known for promoting such fantastic performers as Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones or above all The Frightnrs this time decided to bet on the classic 60s ska sound. Since yesterday you can preorder “Lover Like Me” 7″ vinyl by Leon Dinero and The Inversions.

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The Aggrolites – Reggae Now!

There aren’t a lot of bands which had such a huge impact on contemporary reggae scene as The Aggrolites. You could say that their 2003 album “Dirty Reggae” was actually a new opening and started a whole wave of bands inspired by dirty funky early reggae sounds. Countless tours all over the world, five next releases and.. 8 years of break. Now they’re back and we’ll be able to judge the quality of this return on June 24th.

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Mad Caddies – I’m Going Surfing for Xmas

California ska-punk band Mad Caddies has a musical gift for the fans for Christmas.

Reel Big Fish – Life Sucks…Let’s Dance!

One of the best American ska-punk bands returns with a new album. Yesterday, Reel Big Fish released the first LP of brand new material in 6 years. 

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DiscoBalls – Fly

A few days ago DiscoBalls have premiered their new “Fly” videoclip, and you can check it out above. The song is the preview of the band’s new album. Previous album – “Dance like nobody’s watching” – was released in 2014. For now, DiscoBalls has recorded four songs, the rest is planning to record in the spring of next year.

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Malambo Ska Band debut EP out now

Malambo Ska Band is a 2-Tone band formed in 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. So far, their songs could be heard only on two compilations issued as part of The Specialized Project (“BOSS” i “Dance Crazy“) and on the compilation “Solo Como Un Hongo” by Argie Pop Records.

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KoNoPiAnS – Bangoraa

Here’s a new clip by Konopians. Song is surely not a very fresh one, it comes from “Mental Skataklism” album released 4 years ago. Yet, it’s still very nice, sweet reggae. Check it out while waiting for some completely new material.

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SKAcowani – 500+

SKAcowani is a Polish band from Cracow and they have a St. Nicholas Day gift for you. It’s a new song and lyrics video. You’d think it’s a nice and jolly occasion, but what they’re singing about touches some serious social topics. 500+ is a name of Polish government’s controversial program granting monthly finantial help to families with kids. Anyway, enjoy.

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The Uppertones – 3 on 1 EP vol. 2

The Uppertones is an Italian trio with famous vocalist and trombonist Mr. T-Bone as a leader. As they are known for quite extensive touring, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard their mix of jamaican R’n’B, calypso, mento and ska. Besides all those gigs guys sometimes decide to visit the studio. Latest effects of that kind of activities are three songs released on a 45.

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Yellow Umbrella – The Weasel

If you’re planning to make use of the winter season and spend some time on the slopes, Yellow Umbrella has a perfect soundtrack for you. A song from “Hooligans Of Love” album recorded two years ago just got a brand new snowboard video.

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The Specials – Vote For Me

First single of new album by The Specials, scheduled for february, had its premiere today on BBC Radio 6 Music. Song “Vote For Me” aired after 5pm on Steve Lamacq’s show and it was quite a surprise to me.

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Lollypop Lorry – Ural Station on air

In the middle of Russia, behind Ural mountains, actually almost on border between Europe and Asia, lays a fourth biggest city of the country, Yekaterinburg. Looking at its location, it’s not so hard to think out, that temperatures below 40 degrees Celsius below zero are nothing surprising to anyone there. But that’s exactly the place, where one of most meaningful russian bands playing music originating from sunny Jamaica was formed. I’m talking about Lollypop Lorry here, and there’s a very good reason to mention them right now. Yesterday they’ve released a brand new album titled “Ural Station”.

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A Christmas gift from Roger Rivas

Do you remember the fantastic early reggae Christmas single from Roger Rivas & the Brothers of Reggae released in 2015? He did it again! Roger returns with two instrumental hot shots of early/skinhead reggae.

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Masons Arms – Wunderbar

Masons Arms from Cologne published their new video today. “Wunderbar” promotes group’s third album.

Yellow Cap’s new album is coming this month

This year, the German band Yellow Cap celebrates its 20th anniversary. On 30 November, the band’s jubilee album will be released by one of the most famous European ska label, Pork Pie.

Skank Ranger’s colors on vinyl

If you haven’t already had an occasion to make yourself familiar with Skank Ranger activities, the upcoming premiere of his new 7″ is your perfect chance. This time the hero of this text has got down to a polish hc-punk classic – “Kolory” (Colors) by Post Regiment.

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The Specials announce new album

British 2-tone icons The Specials have announced their first album of original material in two decades. The band will release the new LP called Encore on February 1st, 2019 via UMC/Island.

Encore  will be the band’s first album of new material since 1998’s Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent!. The lineup for the band on the Encore is Lynval Golding, Terry Hall and Horace Panter, along with drummer Kenrick Rowe and guitarist Steve Cradock. It’s  the first time that founding members Panter,  Golding and  Hall have recorded together since 1981’s UK number one single Ghost Town.

10 songs for 100 years of Polish Independence

Last Sunday in Poland we celebrated the 100th anniversary of regaining our country’s independence. That’s the perfect occasion to launch upon the high, international seas and to showcase our website to the rest of the world.

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Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos – Rockstone

It’s the release you don’t want to miss. Junior Thomas aka Thomas McDowall was born in Minneapolis. After moving to California, with help of musician and producer Brian Dixon he formed a 10-men band The Volcanos and devoted himself to recording beautiful, melodic tunes refering to the golden era of rocksteady.  In effect in 2005 an absolutely perfect album “Beware” was created. After three years guys went with the punch and on  October 18th “Rockstone” came out.

The Statement – The Backseat Driver

Swedish ska band The Statement will release a new single entitled ”The Backseat Driver” in exactly 1 month. A follow-up on the EP ”Checking In” (2017) and a taste of the forthcoming album (scheduled for 2019).

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Sentimental Moods feat. VOCALS

Sentimental Moods is an instrumental ska band from Jakarta, Indonesia. They’re formed in 2009 and released 2 LPs, 4 EPs, and singles. On 13th October, 2018 (International Cassette Store Day) the band – in collaboration with Doggy House Records – released EP “Sentimental Moods feat. VOCALS”. EP was released in physical form only on the cassette.

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Eli Paperboy Reed feat. Big Daddy Kane – 99 Cent Dreams

Watch the new Eli Paperboy Reed video for “99 Cent Dreams” featuring legendary Hip-Hop pioneer Big Daddy Kane. Soul music and hip hop? Why not..

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You Can’t Have All of Me – new Reel Big Fish video

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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”.

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records – O.S.T

It is now available on CD and digital – soundtrack to “Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records” documentary film, which had its worldwide premiere 2 days ago at the BFI London Film Festival.

Additional info to all you vinyl lovers out there: 2LP gatefold version is gonna be out on October 26th.

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Miserable Man – Mr. Happy Feet

Check out the brand-new Miserable Man single & video!

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Vespa’s “Bujaj się” on vinyl

Great news for vinyl maniacs! On 27th October, 2018 – 15 years after the premiere of the CD – Vespa’s second album “Bujaj się” will be released on vinyl for the first time!

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A brand-new early reggae piece by xRobBlack!

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Kam Franklin of The Suffers ft. Manchile – Wasted Days

Kam Franklin of The Suffers feat. Manchile covering “Wasted Days” by The Slackers. Beautiful!