100% Ska Podcast S06E03 – Best-to-Me Albums of 2022
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by DJ Ryan Midnight
4d ago
Tonight we finally get around to showcasing some of the best ska albums of 2022! You’ll find an assortment of debut albums, followups, neo-traditional, ska-punk, pop-driven and everything in between. It’s been a great year for ska indeed! Take a listen, and if you like what you hear, check out the full albums listed in parenthesis next to each song! Full Playlist: The Bruce Lee Band – Did You Find the Money Farm (One Step Forward, Two Steps Back) Chainska Brassika – New Cross Stomp (Tales of a Londoner) The Slackers – Hanging On (Don’t Let the Sunshine Fool Ya) David Hillyard and the Rockstea ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S06E02 – Spotlight on 2022 Reissues and New-to-the-Collection Titles
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by DJ Ryan Midnight
3w ago
Tonight we’re looking back on some of the best reissues of 2022, allowing us to fill in the missing slots of our collection without breaking the bank, and getting some “debut on vinyl” too. This includes The Slackers and their reissue of “Wasted Days” (Pirates Press Records) The Skalars vinyl debut of “Change Up”, and The Magnetics vinyl issue of two EPs on “Cocktails and Fairy Tales” (on and through Jump Up Records) and Skankin’ Pickle “The Green Album” (Dr. Strange Records). We also take a listen to some of the best “new to the collection” titles of 2022, which offers a snapshot into everyt ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S06E01 – 2023 Supernova International Ska Festival Celebration pt. 1
100% Ska Podcast
by DJ Ryan Midnight
1M ago
On our first episode of 2023 (our sixth season!) we are highlighting some of the amazing bands that have been announced to play at the 2023 Supernova International Ska Festival! The festival has already announced some incredible headlining acts including Fishbone, The Untouchables, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and the Piestasters, along with an incredible assortment of US-based bands, and international talent making their way stateside. Listen in to get a taste of what you’ll hear when the festival takes place September 15th – 17th in Fort Monroe VA, and check out all the details on https ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S05E30 – Out of COVID Jail, Back on the Decks
100% Ska Podcast
by DJ Ryan Midnight
1M ago
Well, the end of the year is coming, its starting to get a little frosty outside, but the decks are always hot with the sound of ska! Tonight we get into a few new releases, get into some fun covers and interpretations, and as almost-always, run the gambit of ska styles before the episode is through! Of new release (and reissue) note, we take a listen to the vinyl-debut of The Scofflaws “Ska in Hi-Fi”, Mike Park off the Wavebreaker #2 split, Park Rangers’ Creep 7″, and Half Past Two on their vinyl edition of the Holidays EP. Beyond that, we take an international trek to Japan and Germany amo ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S05E29 – The Calm Before the Chaos
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by DJ Ryan Midnight
3M ago
This week we open with the only Blue Beat single released by Brigitte Bond, a transwoman singer, performer, and activist in the 1960s and 70s, who would go on to inspire the classic Beat Girl logo. A new documentary about her life, Blue Beat Baby, is now available for streaming on YouTube. We also hit you with two brand new releases from Stop the Presses and The Fuss, both available on Jump Up Records, and both being each bands’ sophomore LP release. And then we take you on a rather nice, melodic journey through the rest of the show as we take a moment in the calmness before the chaos that’s ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S05E27 – Fall of the House of Midnight
100% Ska Podcast
by DJ Ryan Midnight
4M ago
As we settle into autumn, its time to also settle in with some good rum and excellent tunes to keep the heart beating and feet tapping! Tonight we take a listen to the brand new 12″ release from The Slackers, New York Berlin (available now direct from Pirates Press Records!), a toe-tapping tunes that looks somewhat fondly back on danger days of NYC. We also listen to the debut track from Mono and the Alienlites, and the newest output from The PMR Ska Collective. We also rip through a great selection of jazzy instrumentals, roots reggae, an assortment of 90s 7″s, and some energetic European sk ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S05E26 – Almost Time for Vacation Episode
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by DJ Ryan Midnight
5M ago
Your DJ Ryan Midnight is about to bounce for vacation, but here’s one more episode before heading off for a week. Plus an important message about this podcast being irrefutably pro-choice! On this week’s episode, we take a listen to recent reissues from Maroon Town and The Burial, spend some time with bands from across Europe, Japan, and Ecuador, and spend some time in the land of 3rd wave American ska! Oh, and we also tempt fate playing a song to the growing hurricane activity in the Atlantic! Full Playlist: Alternative TV – My Hand is Still Wet Maroon Town – Woman Say No Mistakes – Out of T ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S05E25 – Summer of Ska isn’t Quite Over Yet
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by DJ Ryan Midnight
5M ago
The summer isn’t quite over yet! Tonight’s new release focus includes the newest output from Old Neighborhood Music with Victor Rice, the newest release from AloeVera Records with Le Birrette, and the EP release by Late for Life from earlier this year. We also take a look at some of the previous releases on AloeVera Records, keep the international ska coming from Japan, and wish The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Devil’s Night Out a happy birthday! Enjoy! Full Playlist: Late for Life – Lou Slips Victor Rice – Satta Soul Version Arthur Kay’s Originals – Samurais of Ska Chickenpox – Fight Back The 4 ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S05E24 – Even More International Ska, New-ish Releases, and Deep Cut Fun
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by DJ Ryan Midnight
6M ago
This week we expand the look at some great international ska from Japan, England, Northern Ireland, Sweden, and another look at more fun tunes from France. We also get into some new releases including Smoke and Mirror Sound System’s new LP, Undercover (available on Escape Hatch Records), Buster Shuffle’s latest effort, Gogol Bordello’s new ska-punk influenced track, and a sneak peak at the new band Subsetters who will be releasing a single and album on Happy People Records. We’ll also give you a few fun slices of 80s and 90s ska! Full Playlist: Gogol Bordello – Focus Coin Buster Shuffle – Thi ..read more
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100% Ska Podcast S05E23 – It’s an All French and Spanish Ska Episode
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by DJ Ryan Midnight
6M ago
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 ..read more
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