Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Specials Live at BBC 6 Maida Vale Studios 12-12-12

BBC Radio DJ and great music presenter Steve Lamacq featured The legendary British band The Specials. The band played an hour long set  with hits from their fist and second albums. Terry with his poker face is obviously enjoying the set and having fun with the fans and audience inside the studio. The audio file includes a pre show interview with Terry Hall and John Bradbury followed by a set of Trojan hits to warm up the  listeners and the live audience. Then came the Specials live set starting with a cover of The Rex Garvin and The Mighty Cravers' "Sock It To 'EM JB" and finishing the gig with "Too Much Too Young". Not present in the concert is co-front man Neville Staples. The Specials truly sounded great and never lost their form. You know the drill. Call your mates, bring out the cases of  beer, play this loud and dance!

Part 1
Steve Lamacq interview with Terry and John

Part 2 - Warm up set of Trojan Ska & Reggae hits
1. Liquidator - Harry J All Stars
2. Ride Your Donkey -  The Tennors
3. Skylarking - Horace Andy
4. Three Piece Suit And Ting - Trinity
5. Rub-A-Dub - Johnny Ringo
6. Ali Baba - John Holt
7. Pop A Top - Andy Capp
8. Carry Go Bring Come - Justin Hinds and The Dominoes
9. Third Man Theme - Granville Williams
10. Everything Crash - The Ethiopians
11. 007 Shanty Town - Desmond Dekker
12. Happy Go Lucky - The Paragons
13. Milk and Honey - Lizzard
14. Johnny Reggae - Big Youth

Part 3 - The Specials 
1. Sock It to 'Em JB
2. Do The Dog
3. Concrete Jungle
4. Gnagsters
5. Rat Race
6. Doesn't Make It Alright
7. Pearl's Cafe
8. International Jet Set
9. Friday Night Saturday Morning
10. Stereotype
11. Man At C&A
12. Ghost Town
13. Do Nothing
14. Message To You Rudy
15. Nite Klub
16. Too Much Too Young

Friday, December 7, 2012

3rd Philippine Ska Fest Schedule

This is the official band line up and schedule of performances of the selected bands for this event. tell you r friends. if you happen to be in the this coming saturday, drop by, watch and see what the Philippine ska scene is offering. 

PHILIPPINE SKA FESTIVAL – 3rd Manila Ska Festival

2012.12.8 / Makati Square Arena


5PM – Open Doors (Tickets are still available at the venue)
7:00 PM (START)

7:00 – 7:15 (4songs) DANDIMITES

7:15 – 7:30 (4songs) MONSOONS
7:30 – 7:45 (4songs) FINGERTRAP

7:45 – 8:05 (20minutes) STOLENSHOTS
8:05 – 8:25 (20 minutes) STEADYMOVINBEAT
8:25 – 8:55 (30minutes) BAGUIO SKA PARADISE
8:55 – 9:25 (30minutes) JEEPNEY JOYRIDE
9:25-9:30 (5minutes) CD Raffle

9:30 – 10:00 (30minutes) COFFEEBREAK ISLAND
10:00 – 10:30 (30minutes) SHUFFLE UNION
10:30 – 11:00 (30minutes) NEIGHBORS
11:00 – 11:20 (DJ Set) Daryl Orchard and DocMarten’s raffle


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Aggrolites Live! Sala Estrapelo, Badalona, Spain 2012

Long overdue post. Here's some dirty reggae courtesy of The Aggrolites! You know the drill. Play it loud!!!

01 – Intro/Free time (00:44)
02 – Work it (04:35)
03 – Faster bullet (05:13)
04 – Hot stop (07:15)
05 – It’s all right
06 – You got 5 (09:34)
07 – Night Doctor (the Upsetters cover) (12:05)
08 – Funky fire (14:18)
09 – Once upon a time (Delroy Wilson cover) (15:59)
10 – Complicated girl (18:02)
11 – Grandfather’s clock (Ernest Ranglin cover) (19:03)
12 – Volcano (20:27)
13 – The sufferer (22:13)
14 – Soul gathering (23:33)
15 – Someday
16 – Thunder fist(25:51)
17 – Banana (E.K. Bunch cover) (27:43)
18 – Lunar eclipse (29:22)
19 – Fire corner (King Stitt cover) (31:37)
20 – Countryman fiddle (32:29)
21 – Moon hop (Derrick Morgan cover) (36:45)
22 – 54-46 was my number (Toots & the Maytals cover) (37:43)
23 – Mr. Misery (39:46)
24 – Dirty reggae (41:32)
25 – C
hristine Keeler (Skatalites cover) (44:30)
26 – Pop the trunk (46:58)
27 – Don’t let me down (the Beatles cover) (48:57)


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The biggest Ska festival in the Philippines. Now on its third year, The festival will bring the best ska and reggae bands around the country that includes Coffee Break Isaland, Shuffle Union, Neighbors, Jeepney Joyride, Steadymovinbeat, Oneman Down, Laidback Allstars, Seaweed Pasta and more. It will also feature a guest South Korean Ska Band called Kingston Rudie Ska. First date will be on December 8, Saturday at Makati City and December 15, Saturday will be at Cebu City. Don't miss this annual festival. Be there or be square!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Here Comes The Swarm!!!

It's the time of the year again as the local scooterist scene gather for the annual Vespa Attack. It's has been running for eight years and the scootering community is not showing any signs of slowing down. The new bloods will be embraced to the fold with lots of beer, live music,never ending camaraderie.....and lots of beer! Be there or be square.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Madness Live Performance: BBC Radio 2

 If you've missed the Madness live performance for BBC Radio 2 last night, you can still listen to it here - You only have 7 days to listen to it. The set includes old favorites and a few songs from their new album "Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da". Anyone in the UK I think can watch the video of the performance, but for the rest its all audio. As expected, the whole set was a blast and evidently everyone was having fun. it's just like a mini Madstock happening in the Radio 2broadcast. The Nutty Boys forging ahead! play it loud!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da

Yes! Yes! This is official! This is the 10th studio  album of the legendary Madness. It will be available on October 29, 2012. Feast to our ears. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Manila Northern Soul

Northern Soul on this side of the planet! If you're in Manila, be there. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ciao Italix

Farewell to a fallen scooter brother. Wawel Mercado died in his sleep last Tuesday, July 12 2012. He's 46. Wawel was a past president of the Vespa Club of the Philippines. A good husband, father and friend. A true blue scooterist that earned the respect and love of his peers and fellow riders. Ride on Wawel. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Another reason to party! This is the annual Vespa Club of the Philippines Grand Eyeball.  Fun, food, friends,  scooters, music, prizes and lots of beer! Let's get it on!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MOYG : Everything In Between

This post is long overdue.MOYG is one of the best punk band in Manila. The band started out as a punk-ska outfit during the golden days of Pinoy ska in Manila during the 90's. There were only 2  bands that  I remember and liked during its resurgence that were able to pull off the punk and ska hybrid - they were the 3 piece punk rockers "Toilet Skandal" and the 7 piece of a then ska band  "MOYG". The Manila ska scene was more into 2Tone and 60's Jamaican stuff back then and when these two bands came around,  the scene became more flavorful and energetic.

MOYG released their independent cd as a 4 piece punk band, I forgot what year it was. Below is an interview I made with the band's vocalist and good friend Karlo Estrada. Karlo is also one of our featured DJ on our Soundblasters internet radio show.  He is  now based in Singapore with his fiance Natalie Munsayac. It's in tagalog and unedited. The essence of the interview will be lost in translation thus I left it as it is. 

Man, what's the meaning of MOYG?

walang ibig sabihin eh...pauso lang sha. Padeep ganun hehe or pacool...basta pauso ni lyle.

When did you start?

Nung 90s siguro after high school, sa una kaming tatlo ni roy and lyle...nagsubok kami mag motown like otis redding, mga frank sinatra, james brown, commitments, etc. , or kahit ano lang matugtog punk, rage against the machine, sublime, skankin pickle, goldfinger. Then si lyle may kilala sa UP barracks ng mga horn players. So ayun nag ska punk kami...covering shits from Reelbigfish, goldfinger, specials, and nagsubok kami gumawa ng mga originals, sayang din dahil di namin narecord. Then nagshowband ung iba naming horns, si tae napunta sa Philharmonic, si turike naging pulis, si jess nasa showband padin ata, si rastem nag sago, coffee break then ayun nasa china na. We had many generation of horns, like Mon, dennis. So ayun may priorities ng iba ung horns, naging punk rock nalang tugtugan namin. para madali lang. then maraming kaming naging drummers like Mon, cute na cute na si Brutus, si leo, Dennis trillo, si tristan hanggang nauwi kami sa pinakamagaling at pinakacute na drummer na si kurt. 

Sino founder?

kaming tatlo ni roy at si lyle

sino mga influences at inspiration nyo sa music?
si lyle mahilig sa mga paweird, shit like primus. si roy mahilig sa smashing pumpkins, redhot, goldfinger, greenday, bigtime fan of skidrow, mga blues, then ako masopen ako music francism, asin, jerks, grupong pendong, neighbors, put3ska and mga smooth jazz. maraming skapunks and punks like nofx, lagwagon, facetoface, nouseforaname, bodyjar, nomotiv, at napakarami pang iba from Andrew Bird to Burzum.

what made you decide to start a band? i remember that you started out as a punk-ska band then nung bandang huli todo punk na, ano yung mga factor na naka tulong sa transition?-
love for music, honest feelings, political man or matters of the heart, age issues, life responsibilities and weight gain. 

although hindi naman ganon kabigat yung transition kasi as is see it, moyg is a punk band with horns in the early days. i've listened to your 2 latest demos...any plans in the future? reunion gigs ulit?
So ayun nagbabalak kaming gumawa ng EP. We have few demo songs. So paguwi eh irerecord namin. Baka we’re going to have a gig etong December. Update nalang kita kung saan. Inom naren tayo and catching up...

meron ba kayo mga record nung mga early days ng banda?
wala eh....puro memories lang and regrets

You Know the Drill. PLAY IT LOUD!!!

  1. Fallout
  2. Not Getting Any
  3. Apology
  4. Wise Ass
  5. Wait Until Dark
  6. Narrow
  7. Our Wounded Collective Soul, The Soothing, Balm of Laughter
  8. Unlearn
  9. Insider
  10. Fried Brain
  11. Place to Stay
  12. Born To Chill

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This is a limited collection of stickers of Scooters Jamboree's 6 years of scooter brotherhood. Its held every summer with all the local clubs and indie scooterist partaking in the festivities. and just like any scooter rally, the day is filled with activities, lots of food, raffle prizes, live music and especially BEER! Lots of it. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Its the time of the year again as the local scootering scene gather for the 6th Scooter Jamboree presented by the Eastscooters Boys. Foods, bands, fun, beer, raffles, games, prizes, music and lots and lots of beer! Bands playing are Electric Sala, the energetic and blasting guitars from The Go Signals and local ska boys Neighbors. See you there!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Paul Weller Vinyl Classics re-uploaded

Paul Weller's Vinyl Classics re-uploaded. All three parts of the BBC Radio 2 special in one file.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


We have just began a streaming radio for Soundblasters! Please tell your friends and spread the word. Listen, enjoy and dance!


Sunday, January 1, 2012


Let's start the new year right with this incredible compilation by Britain's top notch Djs, the husband and wife team of Keb Darge and Little Edith's "LEGENDARY WILD ROCKERS". Fuck 2011, reset everything! Stand up and dance!

1. Dale McBride - Prissy Missy (2:21)
2. Darrell Rhodes - Lou Lou (2:15)
3. The Jiants - Tornado (1:50)
4. Mel Dorsey - Little Lil (2:24)
5. The Moonlighters - Rock-a-Bayou Baby (2:03)
6. Stormy Gayle - Flipsville (1:59)
7. Ron Thompson His Rowdy Guitar and the Brougham's - Switchblade (1:56)
8. Boogaloo & His Gallent Crew - Talk About a Party (2:36)
9. The Valentines - That's It Man (2:51)
10. Brother Zee and the Decades; The Decades - Sha-Boom Bang (2:27)
11. Kai-Ray - I Want Some of That (3:13)
12. The Carnations - Scorpion (2:11)
13. The Reekers - Don't Call Me Flyface (2:28)
14. Johnny Parker; The Zirkons - Oongawa (2:04)
15. Ronnie Cook; The Gaylads - The Goo Goo Muck (2:38)
16. Tarantula Ghoul & the Gravediggers - King Kong (2:19)
17. The Gee Cees - Buzz Saw (2:06)
18. Sonee West - Rock-Ola Ruby (2:17)
19. Carl Cherry - The Itch (2:27)
20. Kenny Smith - I'm So Lonesome, Baby (2:04)