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Specialized Records produces music that helps people in real need of support
Specialized Records is a new direction for The Specialized Project. In addition to fund raising for good causes Specialized has also provided a platform for great musicians from across the globe. Specialized records has been formed to support and promote those artists that we have had the pleasure in working with over the past few years.
The money we raise through CD sales goes straight to causes like The Teenage Cancer Trust, Youth Music and Tonic Music for Mental Health.
Here or some of the great music that you can buy from our webshop
Dub Pop trio Heavensbee formed in New York City in 2015 around the talents of Roger Apollon Jr., Megg Howe and Marc Wasserman who have all played in a variety of ska and reggae groups together and separately including Bigger Thomas, Across The Aisle and Rude Boy George.
Seeking to create a unique brand of dark torch songs, the three holed up for six months over the late winter and early spring of 2015 in a tiny rehearsal space where they worked to hone their sound. The group cites influences that run the gamut from Lover’s Rock, dub reggae and ska (The Specials, No Doubt) to 80’s new wave (Depeche Mode, Fun Boy Three) to trip hop (Massive Attack) and indie rock (the xx).
Built around the dual vocals of Apollon and Howe, the trio’s edgy, yet soulful dubby pop songs feature on their debut LP Soul Mates from Specialized Records.
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‘First’ is the debut album by Wotka Trawolta (see what they did there). Given that its tracks generally tackle the same theme – namely the trials and tribulations of live and love – ‘First’ never loses its slick third generational power. Huge horn riffs herald super slick songs with an even slicker production Wotka Trawolta are a signature brand of the exceptional ska that Germany is currently producing.
But if you’re expecting mushy melodies and soppy couplets, think again. Despite tackling romance, Wotka Trawolta are as uncompromising as ever. This album buzzes with energised power and driven delivery. Uncompromising lyrically, deftly performed and unashamed of its two tone heritage. From the excitable opening of last September to the closing refrain of Coma Girl this album never stops dancing.
It’s Oot is The Long Awaited Debut From One Of The UK’s Larger Than Life Ska Bands. Big Fat Panda Are From The Fair City Of Edinburgh. The Band Was Formed By A Group Of Friends Who Had Been Playing In Various Bands On The Ska Scene For A Number Of Years Until The Guys Decided They Could Have More Fun Playing Together Rather Than Apart, So Pooling Their Individual Talents And Experience The Panda`S Were Born To Skank! The Band’s Music Is Mainly Inspired By Jamaican Musical Styles, Such As Ska, Rock Steady & Reggae.
Full Of Fun, But At The Same Time Serious Song Writers, Big Fat Panda Are An Exciting Live Act Playing Mostly Original Work And A Few -Unmissable And Immediately Identifiable Classics That Not Only The Hardened Ska Music Fans Will Enjoy. Whatever The Occasion, Big Pat Panda Generate An Enormous Amount Of Energy And Fun Through Their Live Performances And Are An Act That You Simply Do Not Want To Miss.