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PLAYED ON: Saturday 15 January 2011

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The Selecter & Ska Cubano

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With The Selecter, Ska Cubano, Reggae Roast Sound System and Resonators

This January come and join Soundcrash in Camden’s glorious noise-cavern called KOKO for a bass-fuelled Ska and Reggae Winter feast, with more than 30 years of the finest musical heritage represented by a whole host of movers, shakers and legends!

2-tone legends The Selecter celebrated the 30th anniversary of their seminal debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’ this February and are deservedly regaining their place at the top of the Ska revival pile. Known for their jumping up-beat tunes, driven by founder guitarist and songwriter Neol Davies, The Selecter have enjoyed prolonged fame thanks mainly to the continuing interest in Ska music from generation to generation, and such classics in their catalogue as ‘On My Radio’ and ‘Too Much Pressure’. Join us in a celebration of this musical institution in their biggest London show in years, in which The Selecter will be playing classics as well as some EXCLUSIVE previews of new material.

London-based cool cats Ska Cubano combine the irresistible Ska half-step with ultra-cool Cuban chords to full effect. The current formation comprises musicians from both Cuba and Jamaica as well as Japan, Monserrat and London. The band, spearheaded by Natty Bo, have relentlessly toured the world, played at festivals including WOMAD and Glastonbury, and their third album, ‘Mambo Ska’ released earlier this year, has received international acclaim, described as "A blast - a raucous, riotous, irresistible blast...high octane party and festival music of the first order". 

Reggae Roast has been running since 2007 and has steadily built up a reputation as being one of the most vibrant monthly Reggae events in London, with the Reggae Roast Sound System in high demand at clubs across the UK including regular sets at Fabric, spreading their message of conscious roots music and positive vibes.

One of the most highly regarded reggae acts in the UK right now, Resonators are proof that the spirit of the original roots sound is alive and well, bringing a modern, fresh edge to the scene. After releasing their self-titled debut album in May 2010, with mixes from highly respected producers Nick Mannaseh, Richie Phoe and Darren Nations Vibrationsthey have received radio and club support from the likes of David Rodigan, Mark Lamarr (BBC Radio 2) and Jstar.

 

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