Archive for August 2012

Carnival All-nighter

This coming Sunday! The London Intl Ska Fest Carnival All-nighter… 10pm-6am… 3 rooms celebrating Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae w/ live bands Buster Shuffle & General Roots plus the finest DJs around: Tiny T, Asher G, Tighten Up crew, Champian MC, Ras Digby, Rhoda Dakar (Bodysnatchers/Special AKA), Texas Ranger, Little Diane (Ace Cafe), DellaSoul, Cello (Coast To Coast) and Fenomeno Show (Open The Gate)

Plus JA BBQ, record stalls and more.

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Tickets available


Phoenix City All-stars Two Tone Gone Ska!

Out on 3rd Sept on Phoenix City/Cherry Red Records on CD, download and ltd.edition LP.
Only 250 numbered LP’s being made. Preorder yours now at

“an unbeatable repatriation of 2 Tone to the young sounds of Jamaica” * * * * *

Phoenix City All-stars present a truly unique celebration of one of Britain’s most iconic labels. Taking some of 2 Tone’s greatest songs by The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Elvis Costello and The Selecter and replanting in 1960’s Jamaica. The resulting tracks are truly authentic Skatalites/Studio One styled blazin 60’s ska, rocksteady & early reggae. Wonderfully inspired interpretations, performed by an all-star band plus legendary guest vocalists Dave Barker (the voice of Dave & Ansell Collins) and AJ Franklin (The Federals and The Chosen Few). Pre-order the CD and ltd.edition collectors LP now exclusively at Please note there are only 250 numbered copies of the LP being pressed. Grab yours while you can!