Issue 68

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30 REGGAE / DANCE HALL Issue 68 / 2014 ARTIST OF THE MONTH INTRODUCING...CHAINSKA BRASSIKA ChainSka Brassika are 9 school friends from South East London set on conquer- ing the stage with their ska-fuelled, high energy concoction of blaring horns, soaring vocals and tight rhythm section. OUR PLAYLIST Finest reggae/grime collabs Skeng Rules of the Dance Mungo's Hifi feat. Charlie P (Kahn Remix) Cay's Crays Fat Freddys Drop (Digital Mystikz Remix) Play Your Corner Wen feat. Riko Dan Here's the Reggae on our playlist this month: ALBUM OF THE MONTH BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM TRACK OF THE MONTH GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB - PRESSURE Backbeat SoundSystem is an 8 piece reggae outfit formed in the Cornish idyll of St Austell. The bands influences include funk, ska, pop and dub. With a bass led party style feel the group has been taking the festival scene by storm. Their new album Together Not Apart was produced by lead singer Dean Forrest. Their usual uplifting vibe has carried over to the new album and is creating a buzz over the internet with the singles including 'Fighting Bull' and 'Losing Faith'. Backbeat SoundSytem release a great new album! Gentleman's Dub Club announce their next single via Ranking Records, Pressure. With synth smears, and that heavy- as-hell playing style we've come to expect, the gents have not disappointed. With its catchy chorus "Build it up, just to break it down, pressure pushing me from you", Pressure will be accompanied by the GDC's UK tour of the same title. Gentleman's Dub Club release their new single ChainSka's lively old-school sound combines with the deep skank of today's UK bass culture to command the crowd get up and dance. Their debut EP, 'Unwind', came out on December 21st and has since received radio play from David Rodigan on his BBC Radio 1xtra show for four consecutive weeks. ChainSka have so far shared stages with The Skatalites, Mad Professor and The Abyssinians (to name a few), and have had knees flying at festivals in- cluding Glastonbury, Boomtown and One Love. Rodigan had this to say: "Real musicians, real band, real brass sec- tion… fabulous & so refreshing." Check them out! More @

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