Free mp3: Gangsters, “The Family”

They’re back, The Gangsters, who originally formed in ’91, broke up a few years later, only to be convinced by the likes of Beatville Records to reunite in ’97. Straight out of Dublin, the Gangsters were Influenced by the era of 2-tone ska by bands like: The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness, and The English Beat, they were the only ska band in Dublin for years. “Family” is a classic 2-tone ska track.

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Prince Blanco – Held Together by “Ska Tissue”!

Rude bwoi ska from Toronto? Yep. It’s a funny little ting called Ska Tissue that binds our bodies and the universe together.

Prince Blanco
“Ska Tissue” (download mp3)
from “Unify On The Hi-Fi”
(Renegade Recordings)
More please!

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The Upsessions – “You Done Me Wrong” mp3

Dutch reggae ska lovers The Upsessions have been slingin’ their own take on early Jamaican pop music since 2005. In that time they’ve amassed an impressive little discography and put on a lot of well received shows in Europa. Here’s one of their studio cuts, a personal fave of mine called “You Done Me Wrong.” Love that bubblin’ organ and be warned – the chorus might stay with you for daze!

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The Planet Smashers feat. Neville Staple – “Explosive” mp3

Montreal, Canada’s own ska heroes The Planet Smashers, rockin’ it with Neville Staple (yes the Neville Staple) on a killer anthem whose mission is no less than to save the world. It’s a worthy cause this ska doggie can support. Two paws up!

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