Tonight we’re taking a trip across the Atlantic to the fertile ska grounds of France and Spain to spotlight some of the great bands and songs that have been coming from the region as far back as the 2-Tone craze!
From Spain, we highlight some of the melodic ska and roots reggae tunes with The Offbeaters and Crepitans, and the big brass sounds of Don Cosmic
From France, we hear the legendary Skarface, along with more of big bouncing 3rd wave inspired tunes from Beer Beer Orchestra and Bizness, and some spitting punky-reggae from Dirty Distrct and The Internationalists.
There’s so much more to hear as well, so hop on this jet plane and take a trip with me!
Les Leopards – Hula Hoop Oup
Thorpedians – Violator Strikes Back
The Offbeaters – Leaving This Train SPAIN
Ruben Lopez & the Diatones – Diatone Time
The Crepitans – True Love
Les Liquidators – Return to Skatown
The Explorers – Rock Steady Monster
Rude Boy System – St. Louis Ska
Bizness – Spider Ska
Dirty District – L’Homme a la Tete de Chiffre
Protex Blue – Already Dead
The Internationalists – Kicking on the Wrong Door
Beer Beer Orchestra – Rudo Duro
Skarface – Wherever We’re Looking At
86 Crew – Promesses
Don Cosmic – Happy Monday
Banana Boats – Bom Bom
L’Home Llop & the Astramats – See You in September
Local or visiting NYC? Check out the upcoming shows hosted by (or featuring) DJ Ryan Midnight:
10/6 – Joker’s Republic, The Rundown Kreeps, Eye Defy (Host)
10/28 – DJ Night at Otto’s Shrunken Head
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