The Ska Vengers

The Ska Vengers
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The Ska Vengers is a new Delhi based band who blend ‘ska’ rhythms with elements of dub, punk, jazz and rap to come up with a form of music that is refreshingly different, energetic and highly danceable.

News

BFR Sound System Back With More Sessions

After a long hiatus, Bass Foundation Roots Sound System is back for another series of sessions featuring Delhi Sultanate and Begum X. For those not in the know, Bass Foundation Roots is a unique...

Wild City To Present The Ska Vengers & Peter Cat Recording Co. In New Delhi

When it comes to live acts in India, there are few bigger than Peter Cat Recording Co. (pcrc) or The Ska Vengers. We're thrilled to be hosting both bands in a heavyweight line-up on 26 October at...

The Ska Vengers Release Dates Of Extensive European Tour

The Ska Vengers have just announced tour dates for the summer in Europe with their refreshingly unique, energetic and accessible live shows. Blending ska rhythms with elements of dub, punk, jazz and...

DIVINE, Naezy & The Ska Vengers to Perform At Converge 2016

Youth Ki Awaaz is a crowd sourced critical journalism platform that puts public opinion at the forefront. The team has just announced details for the 2016 edition of their day-long festival Converge...

‘RUDE’: A Documentary on The Ska Vengers By Wanphrang Diengdoh

Wanphrang K Diengdoh (documentary filmmaker/one third of “Matrilineal punk” band Tarik) collaborates with The Urban Beat Project and Stiff Kittens for a 30-minute documentary called ‘RUDE’...

Steven Wilson, Jose Gonzalez & More Announced For NH7 Weekender 2016

India’s 'happiest music festival' Bacardi NH7 Weekender announced its lineup last week on Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag #lineup2016. They've also made the controversial decision to exclude...

Listen: The Ska Vengers Release New Album ‘XX’

Delhi based reggae/punk/rocksteady/jazz band The Ska Vengers are back with their new album ‘XX’ (pronounced double cross) and are all set to play in 3 cities across India (after their launch at...

Reggae Rajahs Unveil 10,000 Lions Soundsystem In Goa

Reggae Rajahs brought in 2016 with full force by unveiling their 10,000 Lions Soundsystem in Goa on 1 January. Here’s what they had to say about the big reveal on Facebook: “So we've been...

Watch: ‘Frank Brazil’ By The Ska Vengers

Political expression and music have gone travelled hand in hand for centuries, and if there’s one Indian band we associate with art that makes a statement, it’s the Ska Vengers. The Delhi based...

Watch: The Ska Vengers Release Video for ‘Badda’

Delhi based ska and funk dance band The Ska Vengers have just released a politically charged video for the track ‘Badda’. The short film, which was produced by Babble Fish Productions and directed...

Features

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2017

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2017

The countdown is well and truly on. Magnetic Fields Festival, one of the highly-anticipated weekends in the year, is fast approaching. With less than a fortnight to go, we need to acquaint ourselves...

5 Standout Music Videos From 2015

5 Standout Music Videos From 2015

We can’t overstate the importance of the music video in the current cultural climate. In a 2014 interview with filmmaker Sachin Pillai, a prolific figure in the (largely) indie arena, we spoke...

Ziro Festival: The Music

Ziro Festival: The Music

After four days at the Ziro Festival of Music, a few words on some of the most noteworthy acts. We’ve largely stayed away from the straight up rockers. For more on them, look to Anurag Tagat’s...

Delhi Sultanate and Begum X: The Kabul Project

Delhi Sultanate and Begum X: The Kabul Project

To most people, Afghanistan invariably and understandably conjures up the same few images: war, suicide bombings, austere bearded men who banned music, laughter and repressed women during their short...

Interview: BASSFoundation + Exclusive D/L 'Nice Up The Dance’ Dubplate

Interview: BASSFoundation + Exclusive D/L 'Nice Up The Dance’ Dubplate

The trio of Maarten ‘Big Daddy’ Klein, Ed ‘Praxis’ Anderson and Taru ‘Delhi Sultanate‘ Dalmia, together make up the sound system they call BASSFoundation. A powerhouse in today’s...

Ska! Ska! Ska! For Tihar: An Unlikely Gig

Ska! Ska! Ska! For Tihar: An Unlikely Gig

Asia’s largest jail recently unlocked its gates to play host to Ska! Ska! Ska! for Tihar! This curious and surreal event was orchestrated by Ska Vengers keys player/manager Stefan Kaye in a bid to...

Interview With Menwhopause & Ska Vengers Producer: Miti Adhikari

Interview With Menwhopause & Ska Vengers Producer: Miti Adhikari

Miti Adhikari is a UK based producer and recording engineer; a staple part of the legendary BBC Maida Vale studios where the iconic John Peel sessions were first recorded and artists such as The...

Review: Ska Vengers Live in Delhi, 29 July 2011

Review: Ska Vengers Live in Delhi, 29 July 2011

Ska music, the mother of reggae, echoes of Jamaica, the infectious beat, jazz and blues, the sound of many summers... Since arriving in Delhi the idea of seeing an Indian ska band that throw together...

Review: Out Of The Box Launch

Review: Out Of The Box Launch

The Out Of The Box launch party was obviously the place to be last Friday in Delhi, rammed to the brim with Delhi's finest, mingling and packed onto the dancefloor, skanking away to the mighty Ska...

Stefan Kaye's Top 5 Krautrock Tracks

Stefan Kaye's Top 5 Krautrock Tracks

We bring you an interesting insight into the world of Stefan Kaye, the mastermind behind several of India's most interesting bands and the man responsible for the infamous Stiff Kittens Medicine Show...

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