If happiness is contagious then Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra must be highly viral. How could anyone listen to them and not be compelled to feel happy? Founded in 1988, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra were the pioneers of the Japanese ska scene that formed when a second bout of ska – that sublime mix of calypso and jazz – hit the world. Today they are genre institutions. If you have any sort of proclivity towards ska then this is not to be missed.