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Rude City Riot Featured in New Compilation Disc

The Pier Exposed Sampler 2010Our ska friends from the True North Strong and Free, Rude City Riot have been honoured by having a track from their debut CD included as part of a new compilation disc.  The Pier Compilation – Exposed 2010 features some of the best reggae, rock, ska, and acoustic performances from out West.  You will find “25 Years” is track number 7 on disc 2.  While this compilation does boast some excellent music from a number of talented artists, it’s our humble, but accurate, opinion that Rude City Riot steals the show.  Please forgive us if we seem a bit biased.  It’s only because we are…congrats Gents!
Click here to download the (30) song sampler for free!
 

– Drago

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Rude Boys from the Great White North


Perhaps it’s just my imagination but it seems like the critics of Ska music have been predicting its demise ever since the genre first emerged back in the 1960’s.  Well, Froglix is happy to report (and disappoint, as the case may be) that Ska is very much alive and, dare I say, thriving both here in the US and around the world…especially with bands like Vancouver, Canada’s Rude City Riot leading the charge.  This mighty ensemble from the Great White rudecityriot_playingNorth can kick it old school or rock it with a Third Wave style that is packed with bold originality.  These uber talented Canucks are most definitley poised to and on the cusp of catapulting to the next level because they have been able to do something not everyone can…write and perform music that has  the potential for mass market appeal while staying true their roots.  Rude City Riot’s particular blend ska, punk and reggae masterfully builds on the core elements of these genres while molding them into a musical offering that is ripe with well-crafted hooks, infectious grooves and an energetic vibe that is unmistakably unique.  
In addition to “Victoria” (featured in the video above…and our personal fav) we have also included (3) other titillating tracks from their 2008 self-titled debut CD as part of Froglix’s global broadcast.  So get out your skankin’ shoes and get ready for wild ride!