BABYLOVE & THE VAN DANGOS are undoubtedly one of the world's top ten bands of contemporary ska presenting a relaxed and soulful mix of rocksteady, reggae and ska. Their latest album ON MY LIFE comes up with some great ska songs like I COULD NOT WRITE A SONG TO SAVE MY LIFE , the danceable 12 STEPS FORWARD, the jazzy-soulful ska earcatcher SHE'S THE BOSS or the relaxed reggae song SLOW LIFE. Their great instrumentals COMING TO AMERICA and JOE'S TUNE present the band's musicians in top form. BABYLOVE & THE VAN DANGOS never sounded better than on their new album ON MY LIFE. And here cos the video of their new smash hit SHE'S THE BOSS:
SKA.. SKA..SKANDAL! Video Trailer with all songs !
SKA.. SKA..SKANDAL! From friday 17th july, this great new item is on sale now!
DR. DEADLOCK a.k.a. Amedeo (Bluekilla front man) hascreated an awesome video trailer with all the songs from the album. And you can learn some wicked new ska dance moves along with it . It's a must see !
A brand new Ska Music Yearbook 2014 OUT NOW!
Now the day has come to finally do it and release thSka Music Yearbook 2014e , a summary of the year 2014 in Ska.It's a mix of ebook, magazine and catalogue, filled with words and pictures from 2014, best for use on tablet, laptop or desktop computers. It's 107 pages long, and it consists of:- 120 album releases on 19 pages including cover shots and basic info (label, country, style, release date)- 20 calendar pages with dates from the world of Ska- nearly 50 pages of interviews with Derrick Harriott, The Aggrolites, Rhoda Dakar, Monty Alexander, Buster Shuffle, Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra and many more, from the vaults of Reggae Steady Ska, now printable !Check it out now at: skayearbook.com
THIS IS SKA 2015 - besser gehts nicht !
Dieses Jahr ist der Schedule vollgepackt mit einem sensationellen Line Up: legendäre Ska-Idole aus Jamaica und UK, außerdem eine Menge aktuelle und frühere Weggefährten des PORK PIE Labels. Und wir feiern die Record Release Party des neuen SKANDAL-Samplers und können gleich vier der beteiligten Bands live sehen: DR. RING DING, SKAOS, TORNADOS und WONDERSKA.
FINALLY: a new SKA.. SKA.. SKANDAL
FINALLY: a new SKA.. SKA.. SKANDAL is about to come into the ska world soon !
Here's already some brief infos:
SKA. SKA. SKANDAL No. 6 is the PORK PIE jubilee edition of this cult compilation series that, since 1989, have made Ska "Made in Germany" popular all over the world. As of the 25th jubilee we got the idea to put together a new edition of the SKANDAL compilation series and see, if german ska bands still have it down pat. The result is a magnificent collection of previously unreleased songs especially recorded for this compilation. You may enjoy well-known ska heroes as well as young bands with fresh ideas that have the potential to be the big names of German Ska in the future.
Look forward to great new songs from
SKAOS, EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS, DR. RING DING SKA-VAGANZA, THE FRITS, BLUEKILLA, THE BUSTERS, WONDERSKA, YELLOW CAP,THE BUTLERS, BLECHREIZ, MASONS ARMS, DIE TORNADOS und DR. DEADLOCK & CONGALINE.
The record release party will take place at the THIS IS SKA Festivals on 26th und 27th Juni 2015 in Rosslau/Germany , where you can see four of the SKA. SKA. SKANDAL bands live on stage.
DISTEMPER on tour again !
DISTEMPER keep the spirit up and come to Germany again ! IMPORTANT ! BE THERE ! 13.05.2015 Arnstadt / Rockjungfer 14.05.2015 Dortmund / Ska im Westend Festival 2015 15.05.2015 Wermelskirchen / AJZ Bahndamm 16.05.2015 Wiesbaden / Kreativfabrik 17.05.2015 Freiburg / White Rabbit 18.05.2015 Strasbourg / Kawati 19.05.2015 Siegburg / Juz 20.05.2015 Stuttgart / Goldmark`s 21.05.2015 Hamburg / Fanräumen St. Pauli 22.05.2015 Cottbus / Muggefug 23.05.2015 Berlin / Cortina Bob
Dr. Ring Ding is THE EXCORCIST !
Our respected Dr. Ring Ding isn't content with just simple healing practices any more. Now our SKA exorcist makes a REAL job of it and - with THE EXORCIST - casts out the devil immediately. A GREAT videoclip of one of the best songs on the BINGO BONGO album.
At the Rosslau Ska Festival we will see once again a selection of the greatest ska bands around. We will have another glittering party and in the PORK PIE jubilee year 25+1 we are proud to announce the release another edition of the legendary SKA..SKA..SKANDAL- compilation, wich wewill celebrate officially at the THIS IS SKA-Festival. Nearly every second band of this year's line up have already released one or another album on PORK PIE.
Dr. Ring Ding on tour with new album BINGO BONGO
BINGO! nomen est omen - with BINGO BONGO a brand-new Ska Vaganza album comes just in time for this year's Easter tour of that high-class and internationally occupied Trad-Ska combo which Dr. Ring Ding has gathered round himself. Since the release of their album PIPING HOT in 2012, this line up is also celebrated live with no limits. Attendance is mandatory !
BERLIN SKA CITY Festival 2015
The BERLIN SKA CITY FESTIVAL has indeed established as a party bomb from the start. With four bands from our house, we start then the bomb into the PORK PIE anniversary year 25+ EL BOSSO THE PING PONGS who have only just again brought out a great album recently, BABY LOVE & THE VAN DANGOS from Copenhagen, which belongs definitely to the to the top ska bands worldwide , DISTEMPER from Moscow who still keep their pecker up in these tough times and with YELLOW CAP, a band who could easily take over in case The Busters should retire one day in the far future. All in all there's not a single drop out at this festival's kline up. Together with the very successful italo-ska-punks TALCO, the legendary HOTKNIVES, RUDE RICH THE HIGH NOTES and ROLANDO RANDOM SOUL THE YOUNG REBELS we will once again see an extremely diversified ska festival going on stage on 24th january 2015 at the Astra Berlin.
SKA VAGANZA on tour again !
Doctor Ring Ding and his lovely SKA VAGANZA will cure our november depressions in no more than five treatments:
14.11.2014 Dortmund / Piano zum 20 Jahre Los Placebos Jubiläum 15.11.2014 Hamburg / Indra Club
Babylove & The Van Dangos wieder auf Tour!
The great Babylove & The Van Dangos -ranking amongst the TOP 10 of contemporary ska bandsfinallly come on tour again for their "SKAppening" to Germany. Don't miss them !
22.10.14 Hamburg - Klubsen 23.10.14 Berlin - Supamolly 24.10.14 Jena - KUBA 25.10.14 Halle - La Bim 26.10.14 Krefeld - Kulturrampe
Yellow Umbrella - Congratulations on their 20th jubilee
20 years Yellow Umbrella - we congratulate heartily on their jubileee. 5 albums, a DVD, countless concerts, the band broke up, countless broken hearts, a reunion, a further 4 albums (on PORK PIE) 2 Children's Books and 20 years later, this great band is still there: fresh and young as ever. A balance sheet, on which you can be proud of. At this occasion, there's two anniversary concert nights in their home town Dresden, nicely divided into the repertoire of the first and second Yellow Umbrella Decade:
Here comes a brand new video clip" with the new El Bosso anthem "Bis zum nächsten Tag". "Oh oh oh ooooh...wir wollen Dich tanzen sehen!!! " Last chance for this year on 11th October 2014 in Weimar.
DYNAMITE SKA FESTIVAL am 1. November 2014
Am 1. November steigt wieder das legendäre Dynamite Ska Festival in Leipzig. Diesesy Jahr mal zu 100 % PORK PIE- und glutenfrei. Oder auch frei nach No Life Lost: "man kann auch ohne PORK PIE keinen Spaß haben" ;-) Aber mal ganz im Ernst, die Party wird mal wieder hammer geil mit diesem top Line Up.
TANZ AUF DEM VULKAN - Party mit Berlin Boom Orchestra
For all of you who are also up for some other styles close to pure ska music: here comes a really hot party which you shouldn't miss! Berlin Boom Orchestra coming with a new and fresh line up and new Single RETRO.
Here's the Line Up:
BerlinskiBeat Berlin Boom Orchestra Dirty Honkers DJs: Robert Soko, BalkanBeats Party The Carlsons Two
DISTEMPER on tour again in october 2014 !
Everybody deserves a second chance! If you couldn' t make it to the early summer tour, you can run youreself into the ground in october:
El Bosso - Verlosung: jetzt Shirt + Buttonset zum neuen Album gewinnen
Am 6. September 2014 steigt in Münster die Record Release Party zum neuen Album "Hier und Jetzt oder Nie". Wer sich dazu mit dem richtigen Outfit schick machen will, schickt uns einfach eine Mail an firstname.lastname@example.org mit dem Wort ELBOSSO in der Betreffzeile. Der Gewinner wird per Los zufällig ausgewählt und dann per Mail kontaktiert. Das Shirt gibt's in den Grössen S - XXL.
Einsendeschluss ist Montag, der 1. September 2014 um 12h.
Bis zum 6. September gibt es im PORK PIE Shop auch alle CD's von El Bosso zum absoluten Sonderpreis (unabhängig von der Verlosung).
THE FRITS celebrate their 30th band jubilee
Am 30. August 2014 wird es eine einmalige Chance geben , die legendäre 2Tone Band THE FRITS wieder live zu erleben. Die "deutschen Specials" und auch eine großartige Band aus der PORK PIE Bandfamilie feiern ihr 30-jähriges Bandjubiläum in ihrer Heimatstadt Wattenscheid. Es gibt zu diesem Anlass auch einen brandneuen Song "Still Alive", den man ins Radio voten kann. PORK PIE gratuliert und - wir seh'n uns in der Freilichtbühne Wattenscheid
El Bosso & die Ping Pongs - free download !
From now on you can get BRUTUS, a first hihgight from the new El Bosso & die Ping Pongs album as FREE DOWNLOAD ! And here you can listen to some yummy appetizers from "Hier und Jetzt oder Nie" :
El Bosso & die Ping Pongs - new album release on 29th august 2014
With their brand new release HIER UND JETZT ODER NIE (also the album title track) EL BOSSO THE PING PONGS celebrate their very own party hedonism with twelve great new anthems. Musically and lyrically we can find here once again, what we have always loved about this band. Beautiful Party songs like BIS ZUM NÄCHSTEN TAG (till next day), the opener EGAL (no matter) the oldschool style and danceable TANZ TANZ TANZ or the Catchy instrumental BRUTUS. As for the lyrics, we enjoy ourselves with delightful ironic stories à la REICH ABER GLÜCKLICH (wealthy but happy) or the macabre lyrics of EINSAME LEICHE(lonely corpse). You can enjoy the whole set at the record release party in Muenster the 6th september or one week early at the SPIRIT festival in Niedergöhrsdorf near Berlin.
THIS IS SKA 2014 -the PORK PIE Silver Jubilee Editio
On 27th/28th of june 2014, the legendary THIS IS SKA Festival will open it's doors again at the wondful Wasserburg Rosslau location. The line up can only be called exceptional. In addition to some international big names of ska such as TENNORS, ROY & YVONNE, BUSTER SHUFFLE, THE SLACKERS and DOREEN SHAFFER, in the year of the 25th PORK PIE anniversary, we will even see five current or former bands from the PORK PIE home: THE BUSTERS, Bluekilla, DISTEMPER, EL BOSSO THE PING PONGS and THE TOASTERS. We thank you for great 25 years and are happy to celebrate the PORK PIE Silver Jubileee together with you.
DISTEMPER on tour again !
Russians best ska-punk band comes is finally back on tour again and they play the first time at the legendary Rosslau THIS IS SKA festival ! 30.05.2014 Berlin / Cortina Bob 31.05.2014 Kronach / Die Festung Rockt 01.06.2014 Potsdam / Archiv 04.06.2014 Köln/ Sonic Ballroom 05.06.2014 Braunschweig / Nexus 06.06.2014 Ellerdorf / Wilwarin Festival 07.06.2014 GER / Eichstätt / Open Air am Berg 27.06.2014 GER / Roßlau / This is Ska
Tommy Tornado at theFreedom Sounds Festival
The Freedom Sounds Festival in Cologne comes up with an excellent line-up this year, featuring many bands, we haven't seen for ages over here. Most notably the exceptional saxophon player Tommy Tornado, who will perform repertoire from his last two albums released on PORK PIE. Buy your tickets NOW, as long as you can get them.
SKAOS on tour with new album
Finally the brand new SKAOS album "More Fire" is finished an will be released right in time for their record release tour:
17.04.2014 Cottbus, Bebel 18.04.2014 Berlin, Bi Nuu 23.04.2014 Leipzig, Werk 2 24.04.2014 Hamburg, Logo 25.04.2014 Köln, Underground 26.04.2014 München, Backstage 16.05.2014 Augsburg, Kantine 25.05.2014 Freising, Uferlos-Festival 12.07.2014 Burtenbach, Sunrise-Festival Make a pre-order for the MORE FIRE album now at a special subscription price, as it will be released as a limited edition in a digipak.
The Spirit Of Ska- Silver Jubilee Edition
Record Release Party at the Berlin Ska City Festival 25th january 2014 !
If it's not madness, it must be love ;-) How else can you run a ska label for 25 years. Founded 1989 in Berlin, right in the year when the wall was down, Pork Pie started as the first ska record label in Germany and made "Ska made in Germany" popular in the whole world. The compilation series "SKA.. SKA.. SKANDAL!" and "UNITED COLORS OF SKA" as well as albums of BAD MANNERS, TOSATERS and many other inernational bands are nowadays part of every good ska collection. The kick-off for the 25th PORK PIE jubilee starts with "THE SPIRIT OF SKA - SILVER JUBILEE EDITION", which reflects a selection of the best songs, carefully chosen from the Pork Pie releases of the past five years. Record Release Party zum Berlin Ska City Festival am 25.1.2014 !
Internationally renowned Bands like , DR. RING DING SKA-VAGANZA, THE VALKYRIANS, SKAOS or MR. REVIEW as well as the german ska heroes of the likes of EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS or BLECHREIZ. If you consider the wide range from bands like BABYLOVE & THE VAN DANGOS, TOMMY TORNADO or YELLOW UMBRELLA to DISTEMPER, DALLAX or the BERLIN BOOM ORCHESTRA, it's amazing how well these extermely different styles go together. As a special delicacy comes a brand new SKAOS song as a pre-release from their new album "More Fire" coming in april 2014. Available here
Berlin Ska City Fetsival 2014 - PORK PIE Silver Jubilee Edition
Yellow Cap new album PLEASURE out om january 17th 2014
Finally we can present the first impressions of the new Yellow Cap album PLEASURE, which are excellent ! Watch here:
The Valkyrians on tour again !
The Valkyrians storming into Germany in autumn:
31.10.2013 Dortmund, Kaktusfarm 01.11.2013 Bamberg, Sound n Arts 02.11.2013 Leipzig, Dynamite Festival 03.11.2013 Hamburg, Indra 23.11.2013 Hannover, SKUNK@Kulturzentrum Faust
Yellow Cap on tour in autumn
Yellow Cap have terminated their last sophisticated edits on their new album blessed and being taken care by our holy Dr. Ring Ding. some of the new songs will be already presented on their autumn "pleasure" tour:
01.10.2013 CZ-Praha, Cross Club 03.10.2013 CZ-Plzeň, Divadlo Pod lampou, 04.10.2013 CZ-České Budějovice, Mighty Bar 05.10.2013 D-Wermelskirchen, AJZ Bahndamm 06.10.2013 D-Weimar, C-Keller 10.10.2013 D-Nürnberg, MUZCLUB 12.10.2013 D-Schmölln, STAK reloaded 29.10.2013 D-Berlin, SO36 w/ Ring Ding Skavaganza 08.11.2013 D-Gröditz, Röderrock Gröditz 09.11.2013 D-Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Kellerclub im StuZ 23.11.2013 D-Hannover, Faust, Skunk-Festival
Dynamite Ska Festival Leipzig - Pre Party for the PORK PIE Silver Jubilee
Coming events cast their shadows ahead!
The Dynamite SkaFestival comes back this year with a fantastic line-up. BAD MANNERS, DR RING DING SKA Vaganza Valkyrians three long-time companions ensure that we can properly pre-party already for the next years PORK PIE 25 years anniversary in 2014. Furthermore, we will see the great TALCO, OXO 86, RED SOUL COMMUNITY and OFFBEAT FOUNDATION.