Since their foundation, Chainska Brassika have travelled far and wide, igniting crowds and setting countless venues a light with their fast and infectious Ska anthems. The eight-piece outfit are a truly unique and energetic squad of young South Londoners; presenting a tantalizing blend of authentic Ska rhythms, exquisite brass, and melodic vocals, making it impossible to deny your feet a chance to dance!
Chainska Brassika have performed and created in a diverse range of venues and spaces, from completing stadium tours with Madness to rubbing shoulders with Toots & the Maytals, both in the studio and at London’s famous Alexandra Palace, the World Reggae Contest Champions are duly making a name for themselves on a global level, having had the crowds rocking from Glastonbury to Notting Hill Carnival, Rototom Sunsplash European Reggae Festival in Spain to Outlook Festival in Croatia, and even the shores of Jamaica - it’s safe to say their headline tours are notorious!
Following the release of the albums “Skinna” and “Harry J Business” - the latter produced by double Grammy Award winning producer Stephen Stewart at the legendary Harry J Studios in Kingston, Jamaica - the band go into 2019 armed with new material to inject yet more life into the re-emerging Ska scene. First up was our BBC1Xtra Maida Vale Live session for David Rodigan MBE, which was broadcast on BBC1Xtra on Sunday 31st March 2019 onwards, including our new single “Calm City”, an observer’s comment on the manic city of London, in which they reside, OUT 12th July 2019 plus two new tracks, “Big Boss ft. Helms” and “Simple Things”. The release of “Calm City” and its video this summer was followed by remixed versions of the track from Bad Milk, Claye and Roarhi, bringing an Electronic crossover, Reggae and Dub Step versions to the fore, respectively.
Chainska Brassika have also received airplay on Roundhouse Radio, North Herts FM, Nova Radio, Extra Gold Radio, Soho Radio, Reel Rebels Radio, Amazing Radio, BBC1Xtra, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6, championed by David Rodigan MBE.