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THE MOON INVADERS & THE UPSESSIONS: Soundclash Series Vol. 2 (Vinyl 7″)

THE MOON INVADERS & THE UPSESSIONSBadasonic Records follow-up their Aggrolites/ Slackers Soundclash Series Vol. 1 with round two in what you might call a ‘Low Countries Derby’ as Belgium’s Moon Invaders go head-to-head with The Netherlands’ The Upsessions – each playing one of the other band’s songs on the label’s new 45. The latter deliver Walk Don’t Run as a breezy slice of midtempo ska not dissimilar to the original

MAXADO: Upon A Smile EP (Vinyl 7″)

MAXADO: Upon A Smile (Vinyl 7Brazilian early reggae outfit Firebug might have disbanded (no pun intended) but singer Maxado is still flying the boss flag with new 45 single Upon A Smile once again produced by former Firebug bassist and Latin Grammy award-winning producer Victor Rice. The PR says our man is ‘equally at home in all three early Jamaican styles’ – i.e. ska, rocksteady and reggae and the proof is

CAZ GARDINER & THE BADASONICS: Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics

Caz Gardiner & The BadasonicsRating: ★★★★★ Wondering whether Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics were going to live up to the promise of the spring’s Never Gonna Let/ Tic Tac Toe single on their self-titled debut long player? If so, I can confirm now that the answer is a resounding yes as the band (consisting of Washington DC vocalist Gardiner and a Belgian contingent of former Moon Invaders and

CAZ GARDINER & THE BADASONICS: Never Gonna Let b/w Tic Tac Toe (Vinyl 7″)

CAZ GARDINER & THE BADASONICS:  Never Gonna Let b/w Tic Tac Toe (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Spring must be on the way if a super sweet rocksteady drop like this is on the way. Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics finds DC-based vocalist Gardiner hooking up with musicians from Belgium that in an alarming oversight the PR forgot to mention were only funky reggae merchants The Caroloregians! The collaboration yields Never Gonna Let – a soulful number on