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October 5, 2014, at 9:39 pm

Tighten Up Crew new website

The Tighten Up Crew now have a website, please check tightenupcrew.uk for news of our Tighten Up sessions in London and other events.

May 12, 2014, at 7:05 pm

Tighten Up – A Tribute To Studio One

Listen to the recording of the May Tighten Up session. This was a special tribute to Studio One with guest selectors Asher G and John Dynamics plus Plattsie joining the Tighten Up Crew on the warm up. Plenty of anthems plus the hard to find and the unknown!

Tighten Up: Tribute to Studio One Part 1 … continue reading…

April 5, 2014, at 9:59 am

it’s quiet around here…

Sorry for the lack of updates – normal service will be restored shortly.

Meanwhile if you would like to contribute to DanceCrasher then please get in touch.

April 5, 2014, at 9:58 am

Tighten Up is tonite

If your around London don’t forget to check Tighten Up tonight.

February 23, 2014, at 4:07 pm

RIP Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith died of a heart attack on Friday 14 February at the age of 48. Everyone has been talking about Sleng Teng and for sure that was pivotal but there was so much more to Wayne Smith than just that. RIP

February 23, 2014, at 11:36 am

A Good Life for you and for me

Could the Heptones really be the Heptones without Leroy Sibbles? Possibly not but one thing is for sure, after Sibbles left the group in the late 70’s and Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn recruited Naggo Morris the new trio were most definitely a force to be reckoned with. This is ably demonstrated on the Good Life LP out now on Greensleeves/VP.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Good Life brings together recordings from … continue reading…

February 14, 2014, at 11:35 pm

Play On Mr Music

In 1977 film maker Jeremy Marre went to Jamaica and made a documentary about the music industry on the Island. Called Roots Rock Reggae AKA Beats Of The Heart this is easily one of the very best documentaries about 70’s reggae music. One famous scene features an impromptu studio jam at Lee Perry’s Black Ark studio where various musicians are singing and playing a tune that came to be know as Play On Mr Music. … continue reading…

February 11, 2014, at 2:14 pm

Gregory In Person

Sunspot continue to plough a very specific furrow by reissuing big LP’s from the Trojan catalogue on vinyl LP. In a way these are very safe choices, once upon a time record shop shelves would have been full of copies of this on Trojan, but those days are gone so it’s good to see that Sunspot are making the effort with vinyl.

In Person was Gregory’s first LP and will will need no introduction to … continue reading…

January 23, 2014, at 10:41 pm

We a Sufferer : help for Jackie Bernard

The Kingstonians were one of the finest groups of the rocksteady and early reggae era, under the leadership of Jackie Bernard they continued to record classic songs well in to the 70’s. Whilst Bernard was absent from the music scene for many years he reappeared a couple of years ago when he performed a number of shows in Brazil. At that time is was clear that he was not entirely well and was not in … continue reading…

January 16, 2014, at 12:06 am

Buster’s Dubplates

Two new Prince Buster 7″ reissues are out now courtesy of the Japanese Rock-A-Shacka/Drum And Bass Records team.

Prince Buster All Stars – Hey Train/Ali Shuffle [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Prince Buster All Stars – Work Song/Vera Cruz [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Four wonderful tunes. Hey Train and Work Song are both taken from old dubplates and were never properly released. The sound quality on these two tunes … continue reading…

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