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TIGHTEN UP presents...
45 KINGS: TINY T meets STEVE RICE meets WASSIE ONE
Saturday 7th November
5 Station Place
Gate Pressure: £3 till 10pm £4 after
Music Policy: Hot Ska, Cool Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Raw Roots, Vital Dub and beyond...
Expect the hottest SKA, coolest ROCKSTEADY, ruffest REGGAE, tuffest ROOTS and the hardest DUB on offer in The Big Smoke as we welcome three of the mightiest selectors on the vintage vinyl scene to the Tighten Up control tower: THE
GREAT WASSIE ONE, MR DOWNBEAT MELODY - STEVE RICE & THE MIGHTY CLOUDBURST himself - TINY T together for the first time in musical unity.
This will be a guaranteed rewind session people with each selector drawing pure choon to get your heart pumping and your feet moving. And keep 'em that way!
As always your hosts MISTAH BROWN, TIM P THE DANCECRASHER and DADDY CHAMPIAN will be representing in full effect - laying the musical foundation on which BIG TINGS will be built. After late starts for the last few sessions we're back to an 8.30pm start for this night, no warm up just big tunes from the off so reach early!
TIGHTEN UP meets VINYL MELTDOWN!
(Sponsored by Tuff Scout/Out On The Floor Records & presented in association with Blackwell Jamaica Rum)
Saturday 3rd October
5 Station Place
Gate Pressure: £4
Music Policy: Hot Ska, Cool Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Raw Roots, Vital Dub and beyond…
Expect the hottest SKA, coolest ROCKSTEADY, ruffest REGGAE, tuffest ROOTS and the hardest DUB on offer in The Big Smoke as Tighten Up presents a mighty VINYL MELTDOWN SHOWCASE featuring selectors CHAPLIN, MR BIGGS & ARTICAL RANX at the controls – overseen by FRENCHY the guv’nor! The Vinyl Meltdown Crew are behind the hottest revival night in South East London and you can see what the fuss is all about live and direct at Tighten Up.
As always your hosts MISTAH BROWN,
Three new cuts of a previously unreleased rhythm from Lee Perry. Side A has 2 cuts re-mixed by Diggory Kenrick with a Xylophone instrumental being the main mix. This is followed by a dub version mixed by Diggory and then a long dubbed out instrumental on the flipside by the Disciple, Russ D.
Dennis Alcapone is the guest Dj doing the superb intros.
Another fascinating compilation from Numero Group's catalog which finds obscure gospel artists embracing the devil in funk and soul music, featuring primitive choirs, spacious breaks, congas, elderly rappers impersonating the devil, cast recordings and thumping bass.
The first overview of their indie label golden age, Still Here 1967–1973 finds the Notations at a musical crossroads, turning from simmering R&B ballads to socially-conscious soul.
Nickel and Penny are twin sides of the same eccentric coin, and in the ’60s and ’70s that coin was being flipped by Chicago’s #1 Dusties DJ Richard Pegue. When he wasn’t busy as a mobile DJ, a jingles writer, or an enduring on-air personality at WVON, Pegue could be found in the studio working out the epic songs swirling around in his head.
The third installment in Numero’s series of otherworldly gospel, robed funk, and spiritual soul, Apocryphal Hymns is a slim new gospel songbook, penned powerfully by the genre’s lesser-known disciples
Double vinyl of the Staple Singers at the New Nazareth Church. 180 gram vinyl includes bonus tracks
The second studio album from Otis Redding. Now reissued on a 180 gram vinyl.