Babylove & the van Dangos deliver an intense live show. The band guarantees an extravaganza of ripping skanking, heavy one-drops, and blasting horns, with the energetic frontman Daniel Broman spreading the love of old school ska and rocksteady music. Their unique take on the Jamaican tradition has brought them around the world and earned them a place in league with the top live acts on the ska scene. LP is temporary sold out. Read the rest of this entry »
We just pressed this on vinyl due to popular demand! Limited edition of 300 copies, 10″ vinyl LP housed on vintage green sleeve. A skinhead reggae classic ! The SOULSTEPPERS formed in 1998 out of Bakersfield California, focusing on the original “skinhead” sounds of reggae and soul – ranging from the Jamaican producers of Leslie Kong, Lee Perry, and Clancy Eccles to the choppier UK styles of Laurel Aitken and Joe “The Boss” Mansano. At the time the USA (and much of the world) were in the midst of a “Third Wave” ska revival, but founding members Mike & AJ choose to focus on a Jamaican sound that had been sadly overlooked – the original 60’s skinhead reggae sound. When most fans talk about skinhead reggae, the conversation inevitably turns to the legendary UPSETTERS, a band who Read the rest of this entry »
SOUL OF PUM PUM HOTEL WAX IS HERE! A must-have for all fans of the MOON INVADERS and CAROLOREGIANS! Nico Leonard, one of the main men behind both bands, runs the infamous PUM PUM HOTEL studios in his native Belgium. Earlier this year, GROVER released a 23 track CD featuring some of his most recent products. We at JUMP UP loved the CD so much we offered to make a limited vinyl release to feature the Jamaican tracks – 300 copies only, on beautiful thick orange wax housed in a clear PVC sleeve. 8 tracks from MOON INVADERS, RATAZANAS, PUM PUM ALL STARS, NIC & VIC (RICE), BASSY RIDDIM, and an exclusive track from THE CAROLOREGIANS “FAT BACK”!
“Our sound is funky reggae, soul, a dash of country roots, and Punk Rock Ethos. The style of reggae and ska we play has urgency and intensity. It’s sweaty, pound the floor, dance music.
Though themes are of heartbreak, disappointment, and social worries, the end all be all is “don’t stop, keep moving.” From the Muddy Banks of the Wabash River comes the Soul Sonic, Blues Drenched, Sounds of Reggae and Ska that is the GRR. Their debut “HOOSIER HOMEGROWN” instantly had the ska scene taking notice. Could this band really have only formed in 2006? Hard workin and constantly touring, GRR quickly built up a solid fanbase by playing shows big and small all across the USA, including stints with THE SLACKERS, MOON INVADERS, and AGGROLITES. On this self titled second album, producer DAVE HILLAYRD enhanses these powerful influences: Trojan Records, Studio one, Motown, Stax, NYC Ska, Toots & the Maytals, The Wailers, The Skatalites, Lee Perry/The Upsetters, The Slackers, The Aggrolites, Johnny Cash, James brown, Otis Redding & more. Its Motown & Kingston. Soul & Reggae. The result is brilliant, 14 amazing tunes that capture the high-energy that GRR have had at their shows since day #1. The VINYL is here! Green wax housed in our poster sleeve!
Brooklyn’s DUB IS A WEAPON has been on the fast track over the past few years, recently becoming LEE SCRATCH PERRY’s permanent backing band. These two superpowers clashed throughout 2006 with a sold out tour of the West Coast and Canada, and were the talk of the town at this year’s SXSW. Although many fine musicians have performed within the ranks of DUB IS A WEAPON, two men have been the catalysts since day one: DAVE HAHN, a man who has traveled the world as a guitarist with Read the rest of this entry »
“What are you doing?” (Grover 2010) captures the elegance and compositional maturity of this Spanish band, bringing together a wonderful album of early reggae and rocksteady grooves. Twelve cuts with a strong rhythmic foundation, thoughtful arrangements, and sweet female vocal lead melodies. Produced brilliantly by Belgian mastermind Read the rest of this entry »
An entire dub reworking of Pama Intl’s latest critically acclaimed album ‘Outernational’, by legendary dub producer Mad Professor, at his Ariwa studios. A living dub legend from the get go, starting in the early 1980′s launching his label/studio – producing, remixing, collaborating and releasing 1000′s of reggae titles, with a who’s who of reggae royalty & beyond, including; Lee Scratch Perry, U Roy, Mikey Dread, Horace Andy, Max Romeo, and many more. In the mid Nineties, Mad Professor’s profile increased to global status after remixing Massive Attack. The resulting album ‘No Read the rest of this entry »
Brand new album from London’s 9 piece genre-defying sensation! Started in the mid 80s by two boyhood pals, Deuan German and Rajan Datar, who shared a passion for classic Jamaican ska and the spirit of the original Jamaican Maroons – who fought off slavery and the English occupying army and create their autonomous township. Their debut single, ‘City Riot’ was produced by The Specials drummer John Bradbury, and immediately drew the attention of John Peel. Their second single, ‘Pound to the Dollar’, again produced by Read the rest of this entry »