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PRINCE FATTY takes on the Drunken Gambler: out now

British producer PRINCE FATTY has dropped his third full-length album, Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler, available now.

The 10-track concept album includes both originals and covers, mixing “hip hop fantasy and reggae reality”.


New MAFIA & FLUXY riddim; plus show at the Coronet tonight with CHAM & BUGLE

London-based rhythm section MAFIA & FLUXY have dropped the Live and Love Riddim featuring an eclectic mix of artists such as LITTLE ROY, TIPPA IRIE and THE PIONEERS.

The duo - Leroy “Mafia” Heywood and Dave “Fluxy” Heywood - are also set to perform tonight (12 August) at the Coronet in London alongside CHAM and BUGLE.


London gets ready for International Ska Festival 2012: DANDY LIVINGSTONE comeback show!

The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital this weekend and features 40 top ska acts from around the world.

Among the many highlights of the bank holiday weekend (3-6 May), DANDY LIVINGSTONE is set to play his world exclusive comeback show after 40 years on 4 May at the O2 Academy Islington.


FISHBONE added to London International Ska Festival

The London International Ska Festival is shaping up to be one of the hottest events of 2012 with news of the latest line-up addition: FISHBONE.

The legendary Los Angeles ska/rock group will be joining THE PIONEERS, DANDY LIVINGSTONE and DAWN PENN, among many others.

The band is celebrating 25 years and is currently on the Controlled Substance Sound Labs record label. It's latest EP Crazy Glue came out last month, while a full-length album is reportedly being planned.


THE PIONEERS added to London International Ska Festival

Legendary Jamaican band THE PIONEERS are the latest headline addition to the London International Ska Festival 2012.

The vocal trio, comprising of Sydney Crooks, Jackie Robinson and George Dekker, had an international breakthrough track with “Long Shot Kick De Bucket” (covered by THE SPECIALS), followed by “Give & Take” and JIMMY CLIFF cover “Let Your Yeah Be Yeah”.