The Synth-pop era of music is definitely one of my loves, like many of us who have siblings my older brother had a great influence on my tastes in music. Often having no choice in what I listened to when I was young, I only came to fully appreciate this phenomenal time in music as I grew older so thank you all those older siblings out there.
What is Synth-pop?
Emerging from the sounds of ska which originated in Jamaica, 2Tone which was named after the record label began in the late 1970’s. In essence it was a ska revival.
Using a large array of instruments including brass, keyboards and strings with a walking bass line being dominant often in the tracks ska moved across the world from Jamaica to Coventry in England which influenced the 2Tone sound of bands like Madness, The Selecter and in my opinion probably the best band The Beat. Continue reading
The British Ska (also known as 2Tone) period during the late 1970’s and early 80’s was a time of tense political opinion in the U.K. With many periods like this great music is often the result.
The Ska sound originally from Jamaica predated the sounds of both rocksteady and reggae. Continue reading