Monthly Archives: March 2015

Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra – Opa Opa

Skanking second single from the new Antwerp Gypsy-Ska Orkestra album, Kilo Gipsyska. Don’t worry too much if you’re struggling with the slimy, misogynistic main character of the song / video. He doesn’t come out on top thankfully.

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Suns of Dub meets Mighty Crown – The Far East Mixtape

Currently got this on the headphones and it’s definitely worth a share, though I’d suggest waiting til you have some heavy duty speakers available to check it out. Suns Of Dub are the production team of Ras Jammy and Addis … Continue reading

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Easter Skanking

This Bank Holiday weekend I shall be heading down to the London International Ska Festival for a whole host of Reggae and Ska legends including: a full live rendition of Handsworth Revolution album by Steel Pulse; Lee Scratch Perry; Derrick … Continue reading

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Debauche with Eugene Hütz – I Had A Dream, Joe

When you listen back to the original version of this track, you realise Nick Cave was just laying the foundation for Eugene Hutz to one day cover it. Also Debauche are one of my favourite Gypsy Punk bands, it’s great … Continue reading

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Afro Cluster ft. Helena-May – They Don’t Know

Some serious good vibes grooves from my amigos at Afro Cluster. This Hip-hop meets Afro Funk outfit out of Cardiff are tons of fun live so it seems kinda fitting that they’d drop a live video for their latest single, … Continue reading

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Ленинград — Карасик

Leningrad get all Chas & Dave for their new single. Switching up the Gypsy Punk vibe for some good old Russian Rock N Roll.

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Fox – War (Produced by Chimpo)

Always good to hear a Chimpo & Fox combination. Still waiting for something fresh from The Eyes but guess this is pretty much that. Fox spitting on a Dub Poetry tip with some Broken Grimey Bassline Dub beat from Chimpo. … Continue reading

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Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Siran Fen

An absolute jam from Bassekou Kouyaté and his band Ngoni Ba (made up entirely of ‘sons, brothers, nephews and spouses’ with his wife Amy Sacko on vocals). Bassekou says his forthcoming album for Glitterbeat (due April 24th) is his “toughest … Continue reading

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Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest – Gretel

Saw Snarky Puppy at WOMAD last year, and they were fantastic even without the whole Metropole Orkest. This takes it to a whole new level though. I wish I could have been there to experience the full sensation. It must … Continue reading

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Weeseh

Weeseh Freeman is a blind busker from Monrovia in Liberia. He is self taught, and is best known for playing this home made guitar built from an old paint can, though since gaining a decent internet following, he also plays … Continue reading

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