In the mid 80s the Third Wave of Ska expanded, To actual Ska a mix of all kinds of Reggae, even HipHop and Synthiepop were added. Here Yellow Cap came in, existing since 1998. It took the band quite some time until none other than Doctor Ring-Ding aka Richard Alexander Jung noticed them. He is a German Ska-, Reggae- and Dancehall-artist, plus studio musician, radio DJ and producer. He liked Yellow Cap so much that he produced their latest album LIKE IT OR NOT and added a few features and dub mixes. This means long deserved bliss.
And when you listen to this record you wonder why it took such a long time to hook up with Doctor Ring-Ding! The album is an entertaining fanciful trip to discover something new, e.g. „Times Full Of Haste“ with German and English lyrics, “We Want You“ with Jamaican style vocalss called Toasting. Or „Bells And Whistles Dub“, where vocals are replaced by whistling. And of course a lot of danceable tunes to get the party going, e.g. the cool „Like It Or Not“ title track. All in all a great sounding, well produced product, and if you´re into Ska or would like to discover something new, Yellow Cap is the right deal.