MONDAY’S MUSIC. Capitol 1212 ’Born As A Warrior’ with GAPPY RANKS from their album The Return Of Rudy Nacho. Awesome bit of reggae hip-hop and available as a FREE DOWNLOAD. After their amazing remix of ‘Keep On Believing’ for the song’s single, we’ve been working with Capitol 1212 for a track on our new album and the Operation Boombox mixtape. The download link for the WAV of this tune is on the video, or you can grab it on Soundcloud. https://soundcloud.com/capitol1212/born-as-a-warrior-feat-gappy #mondaysmusic
Hey Boomers! Barney did an interview with The Talks and asked them all about their forthcoming (amazing) album, their philosophy towards avoiding being pigeon-holed and their experiences of live music in UK and Europe. Please give it a lunch-hour read! #songeist #ska
#ThrowbackThursday Blast from the past from one of our favourite shows of all time! ‘All In’ rocking a sold out Knitting Factory loft in New York, April 5th 2008, with Coolie Ranx as our esteemed featured guest.
Thanks to Jason Flamos for the video, Colleen Hahn for the photo, all our NY, NJ and Connecticut crew, The Flaming Tsunamis, and Flood and all at Asbestos Records for being awesome.
Asbestos Records http://www.asbestosrecords.com/
Sonic Boom Six http://www.sonicboomsix.co.uk/
Just a quick vid to let you know what’s going on and where we are right now. After finishing the lion’s share of recording at Vale Studios, we’re back at Dan Weller Producer’s Gas Works den, mixing, overdubbing and editing what’s here. In just a couple of weeks, the album’s going to be ready for final mixing and mastering and we’re going to be keeping you up to date with every step of the way. Right now, we’re mixing our first foray into disco-inspired music(!) on new tune ‘L.O.V.E’. Playing about with vocoders is a lot of fun. #opeartionboombox #theboomneedsyou
MONDAY’S MUSIC. ‘Noise Complaint’ by Big D and the Kids Table. Big D are great friends of Sonic Boom Six and as well as being international touring and party partners over the years, Dave McWane has been a source of encourgement and advice to us. It also happens that their ‘Strictly Rude’ album, particularly its flow and clarity of vision, was a huge inspiration to SB6. Even during the making of our current album, we’ve been returning to ‘Noise Complaint’ to reference the energy and vibe that Big D caught here, for us, the best ever Big D tune and certainly one of the best ska tunes of the past decade. Rock it loud and have a dance on us. #mondaysmusic
Great times had at the Do The Dog Music party at Camden Barfly. We were stoked to meet Rhoda Dakar. Through her forays with The Bodysnatchers and The Special AKA Rhoda has been a big inspiration to Laila, not least for the gutsy performance on legendary single ‘The Boiler’, which has been a touchstone for the last track on our forthcoming album. Cheers Rhoda! #2tonehistory #operationboombox
Friday evening is brought to you courtesy of our friends Matt, Karl, Jan and Geoff, now collectively known as Complicated Men of Leisure. This is the debut tune from these ex-members of Random Hand and Mr. Shiraz, and still very active members of Jaya The Cat. What do you think?! Go and say hi here… https://www.facebook.com/complicatedmenofleisure
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Cool little review of our free download ‘The Boom Needs You’ over on The Musical Melting Pot. Remember, you can still grab this track for absolutely FREE and bear in mind, The Boom STILL needs you! http://www.pledgemusic.com/widgets/7726
I don’t know who did this ‘Evolution of Ska’ infographic, but it’s awesome.
If it was you, let me know and I can credit you! #operationboombox
Had the best night last night, playing superhero buddies for the new Lionface video! Much love and inspiration.
Guys! Girls!! Non-Pledgers!!! The Boom still needs your help. If you want full access to the archive of new album demos, videos and updates on PledgeMusic, you simply need to come and invest at least £5 into the fund (for which you’ll get all the updates, demos and the advance mixtape in advance of the album). #operationboombox