We have just added 5 new singles from Producer Donovan Germaine to our website. Distributed by Gaffa Blue and all nicely packaged in a Gremain house sleeve.
Tighten Up Crew & Ska Lavin’ 6/12/2014Dec 3 2014
SPREAD THE WORD!!!
TIGHTEN UP V SKA LAVIN': JACKIE BERNARD MEMORIAL CLASH FOR ALPHA BOYS SCHOOL
(in association with Tuff Scout/Out On The Floor Records)
THIS SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER
5 Station Place
Dosh: £3 til 11pm / £4 after
Proceeds go to Alpha Boys School!
Music Policy: Hot Ska, Cool Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Raw Roots, Vital Dub and beyond…
Hosted by: Tighten Up Crew & Ska Lavin’
Expect the hottest SKA, coolest ROCKSTEADY, ruffest REGGAE, tuffest ROOTS and the hardest DUB on offer in The Big Smoke as TIGHTEN UP CREW and SKA LAVIN’ – two of London’s mightiest revival crews – go toe-toe-toe, tune-for-tune and rewind-for-rewind for much more than just our egos!
We’d planned the event as a benefit for The Jackie Bernard Foundation but the sad loss of our musical hero meant we needed to find an alternative but fitting cause to get behind: Jamaica’s legendary Alpha Boys School nurtured and developed the talents of so many of the artists whose music has had such a profound and positive impact on all our lives. Taking this opportunity to give something back was a no-brainer.
Don’t miss this evening of guaranteed musical wickedness featuring an all-star line up, in an almighty 45-face/off for a great cause… REACH!!!
The Inturns 'Consider yourself' album on Pressure SoundsNov 24 2014
Phil Pratts production of The Inturn Lp 'Consider yourself' alnum is the next release on Pressure Sounds. The release should be available direct from Pressure Sounds in December 2014. The full release date will be some time in Jan 2015. Nine tracks on the 180 gram Lp and and eleven tracks on the CD. There will also be two ten inch releases at the same time. The extended version of the Inturns 'Nothing is Impossible' c/w 'Detour'.
The second ten inch will be the Phil Pratt produced 'What a disaster' by Junior Brown. There is an added remix on the flipside by Russ Disciple.
New Sly and Robbie album now availableNov 9 2014
We have just had stock delivered of the new Sly and Robbie album 'Dubrising' lovingly packaged by Tabau1 from France. Its a 180 gram vinyl album that comes in a gatefold sleeve and paper insert. Excellent release.
Bunny Lee Vinyl just arrived along with the new 45Oct 28 2014
The Bunny Lee 'Full Up' vinyl just arrived along with the Now Generation 'Cup of tea' vinyl 45
Full Up Vinyl Should start to arrive in the next few daysOct 27 2014
The new PSLP85 'Full Up' album should start to arrive at the Pressure Sounds store this week. The 'Now Generation' 45 'Cup of Tea' should also be arriving this week. The Love Power 'Jah Joe' Love on the seen' 10 inch might be another week or so. Vinyl is taking much longer to make so not much we can do.
Bunny Lee CD is now available. Vinyl will be at the end of the month.Oct 14 2014
The Full Up cd is now available direct from the Pressure Sounds website. The vinyl is not quite ready but should be available direct from us in a couple of weeks.
The Now Generation 'Cup of Tea' released on 28th Oct 2014Oct 8 2014
The Now Generation recorded as a house band for many of Jamaica's top producers. In particular Producers Herman Chin Loy, Lee Perry and Harry J. They had originally been formed as a live band but moved full time onto the busy Kingston session scene around 1972. The original nucleus was built around the brothers Mikey and Geoffrey Chung as well as musicians Mikey 'Boo' Richards, Robbie Lynn and Earl 'Wire' Lindo. 'Cup Of Tea' was one of the many excellent instrumentals the band cut. Recorded at Dynamic around 1970 the lead keyboard was later overdubbed by a musician called Joe Cooper and the single appeared on a Harry J release with 'Happy cause i'm going home' on one side and 'Cup of tea' on the flipside. There were a few white labels with Cup of Tea on one side and the Cup of Tea version on the flipside but it was never given a full release until now. Comes in a hand stamped bag on the original Mikey Chung 'Superstar' label. Its an exquisite example of how good the Now Generation Band were at their peak.
Full Up TracklistingSep 22 2014
The 'Full Up' album has 21 tracks on both the CD and Double vinyl. Tracklisting is as follows.
Ivan Itler the Conqueror - Bunny Lee Allstars
Smooth and Sorts - Dave Barker
Going West - Rico Rodriguez and Tommy McCook
Joe Lewis - Bunny Lee Allstars
Scarface - Bunny Lee Allstars
Drink Wine - Delroy Wilson
Someone to call my own - Joe White
Wet Vision - U Roy
Daydream - Bunny Lee Allstars
Japanese Invasion - Rico Rodriguez
When i get my freedom - Stranger Cole
Death rides a horse - Roy Richards
Sweet like candy - Winston Williams & Pat Kelly
Peyton Place - Don Lee & Lester Sterling
Full Up - Bunny Lee Allstars
Hook Up - Bunny Lee Allstars
Stealing in the name of the Lord - Jimmy Wonder
Double Attack - Delroy Wilson & Lizzie
Death Rides a Horse - The Hippy Boys
You Said It- Dave Barker & Bobby James
War - Darker Shade of Black
Bunny Lee album 'Full Up' 1968 -1972 released 28/10/2014Sep 5 2014
The next release on Pressure Sounds is a 21 track Bunny 'Striker' Lee compilation which will be released in late October 2014.
The 2 new Roy Cousins Produced 10s are now availableAug 21 2014
Two new lovely crisp 10s are now available direct from our store. Just in time for the carnival!!
2 new 10"s on Pressure SoundsJul 29 2014
We have 2 new ten inch vinyl only releases in late August early September.
Cornell Campbell 'Jah Give Us Love' rhythm was originally pressed on a Tamoki Wambesi 12'. The first cut has Cornell Campbell on lead vocals backed by The Gaylads on harmonies and Sly and Robbie laying down an uptempo steppers rhythm. Prince Far I with 'Tenastilin' is the second cut on the A side. On the flipside Dj Charlie Chaplin chats that the 'Air is Polluted' and the final cut is the dub version of 'Jah Give Us Love' mixed by Scientist at King Tubbys studio. Four thumping mixes on one ten inch vinyl that are all sourced from original master tapes and come in a hand stamped bag. Lush.
The second ten inch has four excellent dubs. All are top-notch examples of why Scientist's mixing skills were so in demand during the early 1980s. The two cuts on Side 1 are both versions of the Don Carlos 'Plantation' rhythm. Side 2 has a cut of Horace Andy's 'Something On My Mind' titled 'Toussaint L'Ouverture' and the last cut is a mix of 'Pretty Baby' by Gold titled 'Jacques Dessalines'. The Channel One studio was a creative hub for Roy Cousins during the early part of the 1980s and although Roy is better known for his vocals and harmonies with The Royals he was also very sensitive to the instrumental side of his music. Dark brooding mixes that twist and turn as the Channel One Studio is pushed to its limits. The first 500 come in a hand stamped sleeve.
More Studio One Vinyl just arrived from JamaicaJul 21 2014
We have just recieved a new set of vinyl 45s from Jamaica. Check the site for details. All pressed from original stampers with some classic labels and some cult tunes including African Chant by the Skatalites.
Deeper Roots Part 2 album is now availableMay 31 2014
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.
Kold Chillin at The Old Angel, Nottingham 6/6/2014May 19 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!!!
TIGHTEN UP presents: THE LEGENDARY RECORD STORE CLASH:May 14 2014
TIGHTEN UP presents:
THE LEGENDARY RECORD STORE CLASH:
DUB VENDOR meets PEOPLE SOUND
(in association with Tuff Scout/Out On The Floor Records)
Saturday 7th June
5 Station Place
FREE B$ 10pm / £3 til 11pm / £4 after
Music Policy: Hot Ska, Cool Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Raw Roots, Vital Dub and beyond...
Special Guests: PAPA FACE (DUB VENDOR) meets RY JAMAH aka ROY TEMPO (PEOPLE SOUND)
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