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TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM selects ‘England playlist’

Daddy Ad and Earl Gateshead from TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM have selected their favourite Jamaican songs that have influenced English ska and reggae acts for The Guardian.

According to the feature, “From the Specials in Coventry to Massive Attack in Bristol, England has long had a love affair with Jamaican music.”

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The House of Fun Weekender: MADNESS live from Butlins!

British ska band MADNESS performed a greatest hits show last night at the Butlins holiday camp in Minehead as part of the House of Fun Weekender.

You can check out fan-filmed footage of the show below.

The unique event - which included live bands, DJs (DON LETTS, NORMAN JAY and JERRY DAMMERS), comedians, cinema, darts, a ‘nutty train’ and swimming in the sea - saw the Camden band heading up their very own ‘weekender’ 32 years into their career.

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MADNESS confirms new album for 2012

Frontman Suggs has confirmed that British ska/pop band MADNESS will put out their tenth studio album next year.

The follow-up to 2009's The Liberty of Norton Folgate will “definitely” come out next year after the band pinned their hopes on completing the record this year.

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