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Big Winter Sale 2018 – Redstar73 Records – Punk Ska Oi!

Hi All!

we have a big sale during December.
40% off all CDs,T-Shirts, DVDs, Tapes, Fanzines and much more.

https://redstar73.com/tienda/specials.html

Thanks for ordering and keeping the mailorder running. You’re the best!

Mega CD Sale
Some of the highlights we have to offer:
Ska / Reggae

Laurel Aitken – Rudie Got Married CD 5.40EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/laurel-aitken-rudie-got-married-cd-p-818.html
New York Ska Jazz Ensemble – Live In Europe CD 5.40EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/new-york-ska-jazz-ensemble-live-in-europe-cd-p-1951.html
Pama International – Trojan Sessions CD 5.40EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/pama-international-trojan-sessions-cd-p-4160.html
Phoenix City All Stars – Two Tone Gone Ska CD 5.40EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/phoenix-city-all-stars-two-tone-gone-ska-cd-p-4095.html
Phoenix City All-Stars – Searching For The Young Ska Rebels CD 5.40EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/phoenix-city-allstars-searching-for-the-young-ska-rebels-cd-p-4161.html
The Offenders – X CD 6EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/the-offenders-x-cd-p-3939.html
The Skatalites – In Orbit Vol. 1 and 2 CD 7.20EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/the-skatalites-in-orbit-vol-1-and-2-cd-p-3595.html

Oi! / Punk
Angelic Upstarts – Anthems against Scum CD 6EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/angelic-upstarts-anthems-against-scum-cd-p-51.html
Autonomads – No mans land CD 3.60EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/autonomads-no-mans-land-cd-p-3295.html
Bull Brigade – Vita Liberta CD 5.40EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/bull-brigade-vita-liberta-cd-p-4104.html
Cartouche – A Venir CD 6.60EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/cartouche-a-venir-cd-p-4158.html
Faintest Idea – Ignorance Is This CD 4.20EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/faintest-idea-ignorance-is-this-cd-p-3758.html
Ghetto 84 – Tracce 87-91 CD 6EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/ghetto-84-tracce-8791-cd-p-580.html
Guerrilla Oi! – Guerrilla Oi! CD 3.60EUR
https://redstar73.com/tienda/guerrilla-oi-guerrilla-oi-cd-p-4145.html

At the 3rd and 4th May 2019,  will be celebrate the first edition of the “Straight Ahead Festival (A 161 Event)” in Freiburg im Breisgau/ Germany

– The Oppressed (Antifascist Oi! Legends/ UK)
Stage Bottles (161 Oi! with saxophone/ GER)
Moscow Death Brigade (Circle Pit Rap/ RUS)
What We Feel (HC Moscow/ RUS)
Bull Brigade (Street Punk/ IT)
– Empowerment (HC/ GER)
Mister X BY Streetpunk (Street Punk/ BLR)
Enraged Minority (Classwar Rock’n’Roll/ GER)
T-KILLAS (Ska, Soul, Mod- Rock/ GER)
Scheissediebullen (Polit Deutsch- Punk/ GER)
Backstabbed (HC/ GER)

More Bands and Infos will be announced soon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2217378455148346/

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Festa Major de Gràcia 2017

FM La Jove de Gràcia 2017: Ara i sempre resistint
https://www.facebook.com/events/255119878322236/

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Festes de Gràcia al Bar Laila ’17
https://www.facebook.com/events/340314906392056/
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Festa Major de Gràcia al carrer Perla 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/136924773573064/
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Festa Major Popular de Gràcia – 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/654503161405423/
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Festes Majors Llibertàries de la Vila de Gràcia 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/1831302587198703/
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Festival Raices & Cultura a Les Festes De Gracia
https://www.facebook.com/events/647440198780571/
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The Slingshots + Shirley Davis = Blackcelona Rovira Experience
https://www.facebook.com/events/439180266451797/
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El Polvorí [Festes de Gràcia 2017]
https://www.facebook.com/events/132238144048389/
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Festes (A) Gràcia
https://www.facebook.com/events/1548729295172314/
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Festigàbal 2017 (Festes de Gràcia)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1722084284486641/
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Puro Traqueteo: The Rigodonians & El Sonido de Veldá
https://www.facebook.com/events/1915892482027208/
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Error! Fest 2017 a les Festes de Gràcia
https://www.facebook.com/events/475198522834602/
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Las Furias en La Festa Major de Gràcia (Barcelona)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1149818571790828/
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Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics – Funky Soulsteady Beat! Interview

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Redstar73 Blog: Please can you introduce your band. When was it started? What about your name?
Nico: The band started in 2016 with members from The Moon Invaders and The Caroloregians. Basically it’s the caroloregians riddim section and the moon invaders horns section together… The idea was to create a mix of Soul & Funk with a Jamaican feel and invite various singers to join us. I finally got in touch with Caz Gardiner (from Washington D.C.) and we decided to start the project with her. She really has the kind of voice we were looking for! The name of the band come from a contraction of ‘Badass’ and ‘Sonics’…

Redstar73 Blog: You have just released your debut EP. Tell us more about it! How is the feedback?
Nico: The first plan was to make an album but we needed a couple of tunes to present and promote the project so we recorded this EP in February and sent it to some labels, radios, etc. It’s only available on bandcamp in digital but we had some good feedbacks and some reviews and airplay here and there…

Redstar73 Blog: What are your plans for the future? I have read somewhere you have started to record an album
Nico: Yes, the recording sessions of the first album are done! We recorded 12 tunes (9 originals + 3 covers) and the mix is planned for this summer so hopefully it should be release before the end of the year… We took our time to record it the way we want and we also invite some friends to join us in the studio like Larry Mc Donald (percussion) and the Hardison brothers (moon invaders) for the backing vocals…

Redstar73 Blog: Any chance to see the project live in Europe?
Nico: Definitely! We are booking shows for 2018 to promote the album… Nothing is confirmed yet but the first dates will be announced after the summer.

Redstar73 Blog: Whats happening at the Pum Pum studio at the moment?
Nico: Different things actually… I’m recording a bunch of garage & r’n’r bands these days but I still have some ska & reggae projects coming like the albums I did for Grover Records recently (Rude Rich & the Highnotes, Arthur Kay, Winston Francis) and also the bands I play with like David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 and the Reggae Workers of The World with Vic Ruggiero and Jesse Wagner who recorded their 2nd album last year and that I will mix right after the Badasonics album.

Redstar73 Blog: Give us your Top5 Ska & Reggae songs.
Nico: Not really a Top5 but more a selection of 5 Top ska & reggae tunes with organ (among others)!

Winston Wright – Moon Invader
The Cyclones – My Sweet Lord
The Upsetters – Family Man
The Skatalites – Killer Diller
Byron Lee – Ska-Dee-Wah

Nico: Redstar73 Blog: Last words!
Nico: Thanks a lot for your support, really hope you will enjoy our album!

…and follow us on Facebook for the latest news…

Contact:
https://badasonics.bandcamp.com
http://www.badasonics.com
https://www.facebook.com/badasonics

Almighty Uprisers – Systematically Screwed Interview

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Redstar73 Blog: Please can you introduce your band. When was it started? What about your name?
Almighty Uprisers: Started in 2015, the name sounded the best from a list of half a dozen most bands create before settling on a name. There’s the political notions and the drive to “rise up” that we all posses but few do anything about, unfortunately.

Redstar73 Blog: What are your plans for the future?
Almighty Uprisers: Write new material, Record and tour/play live

Redstar73 Blog: How is the scene in your area?
Almighty Uprisers: It’s survives and it’s thrives. Like most scenes it fluctuates as bands form and bands move on or disband. There’s a distinct lack of ska/reggae bands but definitely the scene and interest to support it. Like most scenes everyone looks out for each other, despite what type of genre you play. it’s like a family.

Redstar73 Blog: How important is for you the DIY idea and politics?
Almighty Uprisers: DIY is a tremendously important to us and is the backbone of what drives the band. There’s very little help from outside sources and unless you’re incredibly lucky, it’s what you do that determines your success, nothing is handed to you on a plate. Politics influence everyone and everything around us whether you like it or not. Everyone has a voice, why not use it.

Redstar73 Blog: Give us your Top5 Punk, Reggae & Ska songs.
Almighty Uprisers: I think it would be sweet to end up with a list of not run of the mill/well known tracks here as opposed to anarchy in U.K. – sex pistols etc so it makes for an interesting read. Obviously it’s impossible (or at least we find) to have an ultimate favourite song in any genre so a cool list of tracks people may not have heard will be better for the reader. Here’s three from me as a starter:
Sparra/Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Ska: Dry Acid – The Upsetters
Reggae: Jah Jah Give Us Life To Live – Wailing Souls
Punk: Tube Disasters – flux of pink indians.

Scott/Lead Guitar/Backing vocals
Ska: Hooligans – Wailers.
Reggae: Come into my parlour – Bleachers.
Punk: Big a little a – Crass

Andy/Drums
Ska: soon you’ll be gone – blues busters
Reggae: talking blues – bob Marley and the wailers
Punk: cheat – the clash

Nathan/Keys
Ska – toots and the maytals, 54-46 whats my number.
Reggae – Bob Marley – iron lion zion
Punk – iggy pop – The passenger

Bill/Bass
Ska: Skatalites “Sakaravan”.
Reggae: Culture  “Natty Never Get Weary”
Punk: Subhumans “Animal”

Redstar73 Blog: Last words!
Almighty Uprisers: Plug the facebook/social.
Look out for us.
Destroy Fascism and Unite.

https://www.facebook.com/almightyuprisers

Mango Wood – People Rocksteady Interview

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Redstar73 Blog: Please can you introduce your band. When was it started? What about your name?
Mango Wood: Mango Wood is an early reggae & rocksteady band from Madrid. The band started by the late 2015 as an acoustic project but ended up as band when we added different members and realized we had to move to a full band. We became a band in 2016 when we added the keyboard and a second guitar.
We still work and sometimes perform in acoustic set but the main focus is as a band. Now we even have a DJ set to keep on sharing music and partying till the sun rises.
The name of the band is a tribute to the mento and calypso groups that used lots of fruits and vegetables to sing about sexual related topics.

Redstar73 Blog: You guys released quite some singles and videos last year. What is the idea behind it?
Mango Wood: We love the Jamaican way of releasing singles instead of albums, the 7 inch is a format we believe in and enjoy. The idea behind videos is that whether we like it or not, we live in a world that its music is fueled by audiovisuals. So if you want to reach to a larger public, you have to include a video with the song.
Behind Mango Wood there are also people that collaborate with the audiovisuals like the Jürschik Sisters (Helvia & Julia), Mance Lopez and many more that help us develop and enhance the project

Redstar73 Blog: What are your plans for the future?
Mango Wood: We just published a 7″ with Respect Records and we are working on making a second one. We just published the B Side video and soon we will publish the A Side video of the Respect Records 7″.
We have also recorded several songs at our own studio “Imported Grooves” and they are due to mix & master. The idea is to try to find more record labels (inside and ouside of spain) that are interested in editing in a 7″ format. And we are working at the moment with the videos of those new songs so everything will be in schedule.
Summer is coming and spain has a lot of festivals that we intend to play and spread our music at.

Redstar73 Blog: How is the scene in Madrid?
Mango Wood: The scene in Madrid is complicated. There are lots of bands, sound systems and and parties, but sometimes it’s hard to reach the public. The economic crisis hit hard in spain and for some years the early reggae, ska & rocksteady shows were affected. This meant that bands from Madrid had to play for little money. Also bands from abroad stopped coming to Madrid as people didn’t have enough money to pay for the entrance, drinks and so on. But now we can see there is light at the tunnel and we are rising up from our ashes.
If we have to sumarized how the scene is, we have to say that it´s healthy in the musical aspect, lots of oldies bands like Upsttemians, Crepitans, Hypocondriacs, Steady Rockers… ska bands like Begoña Bang-Matu, Skalone, Majaicans, Hammond York, Fhin Brau, Sally Brown and many more. But it´s an underground movement, sometimes we feel we see the same faces at all the parties.

Redstar73 Blog: Give us your Top5 Reggae, Rocksteady & Ska songs.
Mango Wood:
Rudy Mills – Jon Jones
Kingstonians – Sufferer
Ethiopians – Mek you Go on So
Jack Sparrow – Ice Water
Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston

Redstar73 Blog: Last words!
Mango Wood: Stay tuned because Mango Wood never stops, more is coming in 2017!

Contact:
https://www.facebook.com/mangowoodmusic
https://mangowood.bandcamp.com

Top 5 Galore: Kevin / Do the Dog Music

1. The Specials – Do Nothing (one of the first 7″ singles I ever bought. I have always loved the tune & the lyrics are just as relevant today as they were back in the early 1980’s)

2. The Hotknives – Don’t Go Away (so, so catchy & a chorus that sticks in your head forever. I first discovered this band at the first London International Ska Festival at the Brixton Fridge in 1988 & have loved them ever since)

3. The Busters – Busterlor (my favourite ska band ever. Ever since I first heard their debut album on Unicorn Records I have been hooked on The Busters. So many great songs over a 30 year career, but this is my favourite. I love it’s simple catchy rhythm & storytelling vocal)

4. Fishbone – Ma & Pa (super, super catchy straight up ska brilliance. I like the way it matched up a uplifting upbeat rhythm with a sad lyric. The lyrics for this song actually inspired me to write The Bakesys’ song Anmated Violence)

5. The Interrupters – Phantom City (best new band to emerge from the USA in recent times. Punky edged 2 tone brilliance from California)

The Specials – Live in 1979 and 1980

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Thanks to the youtube users FruitierThanThou, London’s Burning and Audio Ammunition for uploading the videos

The Specials – Live at the Moonlight Club May 1979

The Specials – Colchester 12 December 1979

The Specials – The Paris Theatre London 15 December 1979

The Specials – Tokyo 20 July 1980

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