Jun 13

New 45s and t.shirts now available direct from Pressure Sounds

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May 31

The 2 versions of the YY silk screen album

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May 31

Deeper Roots Part 2 album is now available

The New Deeper Roots Part 2 set in now available direct from our site. The 2 new Pablo 45s should be on the site by next weekend. The silk screen versions of the album are also now available.

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May 19

Kold Chillin at The Old Angel, Nottingham 6/6/2014

All roads lead to The Old Angel(upstairs), Stoney St. when Nottinghams, long standing hip hop revivalists, Kold Chillin, change up the style and fashion in June for this one off reggae showcase…

Special guest from Nottinghams Highness Sound System (Baron D & Rafiki), Dirtle Wax (Roots Rock Reddish) and Kold Chillin (Archive & Hurst)
London Town Stalwarts The Mighty *Tighten Up Crew*
**Mister Brown and Tim P alongside Jamdown Rockers mike veteran, Almshouse Champian**

Expect nothing but Hot Ska, Cool Rocksteady and Dancehall Roots thrillers!

Gate Pressure: 3.50 before 11.00pm More thereafter!!!

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May 14


TIGHTEN UP presents:
(in association with Tuff Scout/Out On The Floor Records)
Saturday 7th June
Silver Bullet
5 Station Place
Finsbury Park
London N4
FREE B$ 10pm / £3 til 11pm / £4 after

Music Policy: Hot Ska, Cool Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Raw Roots, Vital Dub and beyond...

 TIGHTEN UP CREW featuring MC CHAMPIAN pon di mic

Expect the hottest SKA, coolest ROCKSTEADY, ruffest REGGAE, tuffest ROOTS and the hardest DUB on offer in The Big Smoke as we celebrate the legendary record shops that so many of us grew up in and that continue to enrich the lives of vinyl obsessives around the world!

Joining us for this friendly meeting of musical minds (and record boxes!) will be DUB VENDOR'S legendary selector and phenomenal MC - PAPA FACE - going toe-to-toe and tune-for-tune with his long-time sparring partner and record shop rival - RY JAMAH aka ROY TEMPO - vinyl connoisseur extraordinaire - representing PEOPLE SOUND!!!

Expect another action-packed, ALL-KILLER-NO-FILLER revival session to get your hearts pumping and your feet moving!

As always - Tighten Up Crew selectors TIM P & MISTAH BROWN will be laying the musical foundations on which BIG TINGS will be be built with a 45 selection straight out of the top drawer while UK sound system legend CHAMPIAN rocks the mic in fine style!

You can't lose!


TIGHTEN UP is presented in association with our sponsor TUFF SCOUT/Out On The Floor Records - purveyors of fine vinyl situated at 10 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ London Borough of Camden Tel: 020 7485 9958

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