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DJ Ryan Midnight hosts the weekly all-vinyl podcast 100% Ska, playing a selection of cuts across the genre's spectrum and history. You'll hear an emphasis on current ska bands carrying the checkered banner including plenty of new releases, along with 2-Tone era and 3rd Wave classics and rarities, original Jamaican 60s and everything in between. Some episodes will feature interviews with bands, with the rare episode segueing into Ryan's non-ska guilty pleasures. When not hosting the podcast, Ryan Midnight can be found livestreaming ska sets, spinning locally in NYC, supporting live musicians, and producing the Subway to Skaville series.

100% Ska Podcast DJ Ryan Midnight

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DJ Ryan Midnight hosts the weekly all-vinyl podcast 100% Ska, playing a selection of cuts across the genre's spectrum and history. You'll hear an emphasis on current ska bands carrying the checkered banner including plenty of new releases, along with 2-Tone era and 3rd Wave classics and rarities, original Jamaican 60s and everything in between. Some episodes will feature interviews with bands, with the rare episode segueing into Ryan's non-ska guilty pleasures. When not hosting the podcast, Ryan Midnight can be found livestreaming ska sets, spinning locally in NYC, supporting live musicians, and producing the Subway to Skaville series.

    100% Ska Podcast S05E29 – The Calm Before the Chaos

    100% Ska Podcast S05E29 – The Calm Before the Chaos

    This week we open with the only Blue Beat single released by Brigitte Bond, a transwoman singer, performer, and activist in the 1960s and 70s, who would go on to inspire the classic Beat Girl logo. A new documentary about her life, Blue Beat Baby, is now available for streaming on YouTube.







    We also hit you with two brand new releases from Stop the Presses and The Fuss, both available on Jump Up Records, and both being each bands’ sophomore LP release.







    And then we take you on a rather nice, melodic journey through the rest of the show as we take a moment in the calmness before the chaos that’s about to unfurl. Let’s take a listen!















    Full Playlist:







    Brigitte Bond – Blue Beat Baby







    Stop the Presses – Ride or Die







    The Fuss – Look Forward to You







    New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Low Blow







    The Mighty Fishers – Caribbean Nights







    St Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review – Policy Of Truth







    Dave Hillyard – Pulling Strings







    The Harmonauts – Confidence the Killer







    Roger Rivas – Moving Lava







    Drop Collective – Blowing the Clouds Away







    The Delegators – Minus One







    Contra Coup – Everyday







    Pressure Cooker – London Bridge







    Soweto – In For a Penny, In For a Pound







    Skaville Train – Take Over







    The Xplosions – Scraping







    David Usma & the Siderens – Darkness







    Greyhound – Sky High







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    11/18 – Stop the Presses, The Pandemics, Barbicide, The Yeggs (Host and DJ)







    12/9 – The Simulators, The Manipulators, and TBA (Host and DJ)







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    • 1 hr 11 min
    100% Ska Podcast S05E28 – Halfway to Halloween Episode

    100% Ska Podcast S05E28 – Halfway to Halloween Episode

    We’re halfway to Halloween, so let’s break out some spooky ska (and a little dub) to start really getting you in the mood, because why wait for the 31st, right? Let this be your soundtrack to costume making, pumpkin carving, house decorating, or maybe some inspiration for your playlist come trick ‘r treat time.







    We’ve got selections from across the spectrum of ska all lined up tonight!







    Let’s dive in to this extended episode, and see what delights we can find!















    Full Playlist:







    Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Frankenstein







    The Upsetters – Night Doctor







    King Horror – Frankenstein







    The Toasters – Frankenska







    Mephiskapheles – Satanic Debris







    Mustard Plug – Mr Smiley







    Pilfers – Show No Fear







    Desorden Publico – Los Zombies







    The Hempsteadys – When Dead are Undead







    The Radiation Kings – Dia De Los Muertos







    Stop the Presses – Dead Man’s Party







    Skaos – Munsters







    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Vampire







    SLK – Walk of the Mummy







    65 Mines Street – Nite Shot II







    Fishbone – Bonin’ in the Boneyard







    The Specials – Bonediggin







    The Aggrolites – Grave Digger







    The Pressure – Real Horrorshow







    Los Aggrotones ft. Hoolie Cook – Spooky







    Gold Cobra – Friday the 13th Dub







    Crazy Baldhead – Astro Zombies (Dub)







    Bonus Mystery Track!







    Local or visiting NYC? Check out the upcoming shows hosted by (or featuring) DJ Ryan Midnight:







    10/28 – DJ Night at Otto’s Shrunken Head spinning ska, post-punk, goth, dub and more!







    10/28 – DJ Night at Otto’s Shrunken Head







    11/18 – Stop the Presses, The Pandemics, Barbicide, The Yeggs (Host and DJ)







    12/9 – The Simulators, The Manipulators, and TBA (Host and DJ)







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    • 1 hr 27 min
    100% Ska Podcast S05E27 – Fall of the House of Midnight

    100% Ska Podcast S05E27 – Fall of the House of Midnight

    As we settle into autumn, its time to also settle in with some good rum and excellent tunes to keep the heart beating and feet tapping!







    Tonight we take a listen to the brand new 12″ release from The Slackers, New York Berlin (available now direct from Pirates Press Records!), a toe-tapping tunes that looks somewhat fondly back on danger days of NYC.







    We also listen to the debut track from Mono and the Alienlites, and the newest output from The PMR Ska Collective.







    We also rip through a great selection of jazzy instrumentals, roots reggae, an assortment of 90s 7″s, and some energetic European ska!















    Full Playlist:







    Mono and the Alienlites – Funny Feeling







    The Slackers – New York Berlin







    The Debonaires – No Dice







    Los Barrelshots – Triton







    The Revivers – Black Panther







    Isaac Green and the Skalars – TroubleBound







    The Usuals – Catahoula







    The Parka Kings – Alone







    Superdot – Magnificent Bob







    The Attractors – Grinding Work







    The Loving Paupers – The Words







    Yellow Umbrella – Lights Down Low







    John Bunkley – Monday Tuesday Wednesday







    Dutch Ska Express – Babylon Hooligans







    The Liptones – Morka Kvarter







    The Bartenders – Monkeys Club







    Fence – Scorched Earth







    PMR Ska Collective – On Top of the World







    Local or visiting NYC? Check out the upcoming shows hosted by (or featuring) DJ Ryan Midnight:







    10/6 – Joker’s Republic, The Rundown Kreeps, Eye Defy, DJ Pitter Pat (Host)







    10/28 – DJ Night at Otto’s Shrunken Head







    11/18 – Stop the Presses, The Pandemics, Barbicide, The Yeggs (Host and DJ)







    12/9 – Ska night at Otto’s Shrunken Head (bands to be announced!)







    Like, Subscribe, and all that Jazz!







    Follow DJ Ryan Midnight and the 100% Ska Podcast on Facebook and get your weekly dose of a DJ trying to emulate your favorite old college radio ska show by subscribing to the podcast if you haven’t already!







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    • 1 hr 5 min
    100% Ska Podcast S05E26 – Almost Time for Vacation Episode

    100% Ska Podcast S05E26 – Almost Time for Vacation Episode

    Your DJ Ryan Midnight is about to bounce for vacation, but here’s one more episode before heading off for a week. Plus an important message about this podcast being irrefutably pro-choice!







    On this week’s episode, we take a listen to recent reissues from Maroon Town and The Burial, spend some time with bands from across Europe, Japan, and Ecuador, and spend some time in the land of 3rd wave American ska!















    Oh, and we also tempt fate playing a song to the growing hurricane activity in the Atlantic!







    Full Playlist:







    Alternative TV – My Hand is Still Wet







    Maroon Town – Woman Say No







    Mistakes – Out of Time







    Creve-Coeur – Creve-Coeur







    The Burial – The Gift







    Quito Ska Jazz – Ciudad Del Ska







    La Fundacion – Makambo







    Jet707 – Skaville Train







    Akatz – Joakin Murrieta







    Let’s Go Bowling – You Take Me







    The Redemption – Starting Over







    Punch the Clown – Crackerjack







    Pressure Cooker – London Bridge







    Thee Hurricanes – Category 5







    Le Grand Miercoles – Cowboy Fantasma







    Second Step – Opportunity







    Not Bob Marley – No Respect







    The Scofflaws – Nude Beach







    Local or visiting NYC? Check out the upcoming shows hosted by (or featuring) DJ Ryan Midnight:







    10/6 – Joker’s Republic, The Rundown Kreeps, Eye Defy, DJ Pitter Pat (Host)







    10/28 – DJ Night at Otto’s Shrunken Head







    11/18 – Ska night at Otto’s Shrunken Head (bands to be announced!)







    Like, Subscribe, and all that Jazz!







    Follow DJ Ryan Midnight and the 100% Ska Podcast on Facebook and get your weekly dose of a DJ trying to emulate your favorite old college radio ska show by subscribing to the podcast if you haven’t already!







    Subscribe to the woefully-in-need of updates DJ Ryan Midnight YouTube Channel!







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    • 1 hr 11 min
    100% Ska Podcast S05E25 – Summer of Ska isn’t Quite Over Yet

    100% Ska Podcast S05E25 – Summer of Ska isn’t Quite Over Yet

    The summer isn’t quite over yet! Tonight’s new release focus includes the newest output from Old Neighborhood Music with Victor Rice, the newest release from AloeVera Records with Le Birrette, and the EP release by Late for Life from earlier this year.







    We also take a look at some of the previous releases on AloeVera Records, keep the international ska coming from Japan, and wish The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Devil’s Night Out a happy birthday!















    Enjoy!







    Full Playlist:







    Late for Life – Lou Slips







    Victor Rice – Satta Soul Version







    Arthur Kay’s Originals – Samurais of Ska







    Chickenpox – Fight Back







    The 4 Skins – Plastic Gangster







    Le Birette – Marina







    The Officinalis – For Her Eyes Only







    The Blackstones – Change of Plan







    The Mighty Megatons with Keith Rowe – Sound System







    Buford O’Sullivan – I Can’t Decide







    The Skamotts – Alien Steps







    The King Lion – Obeah Man







    Westbound Train – Come and Get It







    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Devil’s Night Out







    Less Kro – Reisen







    Freedom of Expression – Forward We Stumble







    The Inevitables – The Last of Bell Ringers







    Super Hi-Fi – We Will Begin Again







    Local or visiting NYC? Check out the upcoming shows hosted by (or featuring) DJ Ryan Midnight:







    10/6 – Joker’s Republic, The Rundown Kreeps, Eye Defy, DJ Pitter Pat (Host)







    10/28 – DJ Night at Otto’s Shrunken Head







    Like, Subscribe, and all that Jazz!







    Follow DJ Ryan Midnight and the 100% Ska Podcast on Facebook and get your weekly dose of a DJ trying to emulate your favorite old college radio ska show by subscribing to the podcast if you haven’t already!







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    • 1 hr 3 min
    100% Ska Podcast S05E24 – Even More International Ska, New-ish Releases, and Deep Cut Fun

    100% Ska Podcast S05E24 – Even More International Ska, New-ish Releases, and Deep Cut Fun

    This week we expand the look at some great international ska from Japan, England, Northern Ireland, Sweden, and another look at more fun tunes from France.







    We also get into some new releases including Smoke and Mirror Sound System’s new LP, Undercover (available on Escape Hatch Records), Buster Shuffle’s latest effort, Gogol Bordello’s new ska-punk influenced track, and a sneak peak at the new band Subsetters who will be releasing a single and album on Happy People Records.















    We’ll also give you a few fun slices of 80s and 90s ska!







    Full Playlist:







    Gogol Bordello – Focus Coin







    Buster Shuffle – This City is Ours







    Spokstan – Parasit







    The Aggressors BC – AGGRESSOR







    Jump with Joey – El Diablo Ska







    Smoke and Mirrors Sound System – The Killing Moon







    Unsteady – Sway







    Ska Rockets – Rocket Ska







    Benkei – Saturday Nite







    Two Tone Club – Ugly Boy







    Berbiseyans – Ghost Member







    Babylon Fighters – Fuck You







    Les Skalopes – Ya Vendra Mi Turno







    Fishbone – Party at Ground Zero (Vapor Mix)







    Slow Gherkin – I Only Smoke When I’m Drunk







    The Siren Six! – Kill Your Idol







    The Loafers – Skankenstein







    Subsetters – Stop Drop and Roll







    Local or visiting NYC? Check out the upcoming shows hosted by (or featuring) DJ Ryan Midnight:







    8/26 – Buford O’Sullivan and the Roosters, The End Times, Beat Stu, Jo Mercado, DJ Agent Jay, DJ Ryan Midnight (Host and DJ)







    10/6 – Joker’s Republic, The Rundown Kreeps, Eye Defy (Host)







    10/28 – DJ Night at Otto’s Shrunken Head







    Like, Subscribe, and all that Jazz!







    Follow DJ Ryan Midnight and the 100% Ska Podcast on Facebook and get your weekly dose of a DJ trying to emulate your favorite old college radio ska show by subscribing to the podcast if you haven’t already!







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    Follow on Twitter, too, just for the heck of it!

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

The Real Sleeve ,

Best Ska show out there

I can’t stress how great this show is! I love the fact that Ryan will occasionally mix in an amazing reggae track that blends in well with his ska tunes. Thanks for all the great songs Ryan!

staceysometimes ,

First time listener here…

Love the whole college radio DJ vibe that Ryan Midnight has got going on. The show is great for both ska enthusiasts and those hoping to go deeper into the genre. Keep doing what you’re doing!

SCV Rudeboys ,

Go West Young Man! Excellent show 🤩⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DJ Ryan Midnight excellent show!! This one of my favorite shows. Go West... is a super rare cut I hadn’t heard in 20 years at least. Keep on skanking!! Stay rude my friend!!

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