Over the past year we have been working with DARK MATTER – our favorite coffee roaster in Chicago – to develop the world’s first SKA coffee brand PRESSURE DRIP!! JUMP UP curated the musical soundtrack from it’s worldwide cavalcade of stars, CHEMA SKANDAL added his distinct design to the bag, and DARK MATTER created the perfect blend of beans for this truly one-of-a-kind limited edition product! PRESSURE DRIP is a blend of three Guatemalan coffees (Catuai, Catimor, Ethiopia hybrids) with the taste profile of Juicy Melon, Nibbs, Lemon. The Ethiopian hyrbrids are Ethiopian coffee, grown in Guatemala, something very rare and also exclusive to Dark Matter. This will be the first time that these coffees are released world wide! Our first batch of 1000 bags in August sold out in 10 days, so this new batch is bound to go fast – pick up a bag (or three!) today and start the day right! Comes with a FREE CD or CASSETTE! It’s DELICIOUS – would DANI RADIC and VIC RGGIERO steer you wrong? [click to continue…]
NST & THE SOUL SAUCE 7″ single is OUT NOW, a co-production of JUMP UP RECORDS and EASTERN STANDARD SOUNDS from Seoul South Korea!! These amazing roots reggae nuggets can finally spin on your turntable!! We are also excited to have limited edition imports direct from KINGSTON RUDIESKA in South Korea! Those cats have amazing taste – you’ll LOVE these two gems! RUDE PAPER are an amazing roots reggae band with digi-dancehall style vocals sung in Korean! Deluxe edition CD, gold embossed cover with a big full color booklet, features Jamaican musical veterans Dean Fraser on sax and Earl “Chinna” Smith on guitar! Simply incredible! Get this, we have a new CASSETTE TAPE release too!! NST & THE SOUL SAUCE “Song For Rico” is an incredible tribute to the late great RICO RODRIGUEZ, six tracks including versions & dubs. Very collectible, comes with download code and sticker. Limited to 100 copies.
It’s time for our FILL THE BAG SUMMER SALE! Get 7 x LP + 2 x 7″ single + cassette tape in our cloth REGGAE FEST CHICAGO / JUMP UP cloth tote bag for only $75 postage paid in the USA! Only 15 total deals will be honored – that’s all the tote bags we have left from the fest! After sending payment choose items from the lists below and send selections to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line FILL THE BAG. DO NOT SEND REQUEST LISTS PRIOR TO PAYMENT. All titles are limited and are first come first serve. [click to continue…]
It’s a dream come true – a major outdoor festival with a serious SKA focus. How on earth did this happen? Let’s just say good karma was bound to come our way after all the hard work the Jamaican Oldies team put forth over 2 years at the Mayne Stage. We got word about the fest just in the nick of time – permits were getting approved and budgets were being figured out. Kickstand Productions, who book local rock clubs Subterranean and Beat Kitchen, were put in charge of the gargantuan task of booking the fest. Much to our delight (and after a long stream-of-consciousness message / proposal) – JUMP UP was involved and was added as a talent consultant. About this time TOOTS’ lawsuit was finally settled and it was announced he was ready to perform again – and when he accepted our offer we knew this was gonna be BIG! [click to continue…]
How exciting! Not only is THE SELECTER touring the USA this fall, but we have a very small amount of their amazing debut album “TOO MUCH PRESSURE” on marbled white vinyl LP. A fantastic collectible that deserves to be in everyone’s collection! We’ve also got some grey marble copies left of THE SPECIALS “Live At The Lyceum 1979” LP, this is the greatest concert ever recorded and even includes a super-rare version of MADNESS!!! That’s right, THE SPECIALS covered PRINCE BUSTER’S “MADNESS” as well as MADNESS!
Our partnership with the SPECIALIZED Teenage Cancer Trust continues with DANCE CRAZY! A 20 track all LIVE tribute album covering the greatest SKA soundtrack of all time – DANCE CRAZE – was was released by 2-TONE thirty-five years ago! JUMP UP is proud to go 100% retro here and release this wonderful compilation on glorious magnetic cassette tape! Over an hour long, comes with a download code and “letterpress” print by Starshaped Press Chicago – this fun collectible is limited to 200 copies, and it goes to a great cause! Add the tape to your LP order for only $5 more! [click to continue…]
JUMP UP is leading the way in the ska/reggae world when it comes to cassette tapes! Being a kid in the 80’s, we grew up with them and are so happy to see them come back strong! We participated in CASSETTE STORE DAY 2015 with our PRESSURE DRIP compilation, and since then we released the debut album by THE CROMBIES on the glorious magnetic format! Now we are ready to add three more to the discography! Get all three tapes for only $15 postage paid by clicking HERE. [click to continue…]
LA’s AGGROLITES champion soulful late 1960s reggae, so it’s no surprise that their organist, ROGER RIVAS, would be both a collector of those vintage sounds and be adept at seamlessly versioning some classic JA tracks. Back in the summer of 2009 Roger released a free download 5 track E.P titled ‘Organ Versions Volume 1’ which received a ton of positive feedback from fans worldwide, so in 2011 he decided to repeat this great deed and release Volume 2 with another 5 shots of classic boss reggae sounds. From day one fans demanded that these versions exist on wax – so we at JUMP UP are SO proud to bring you both “ORGAN VERSIONS” on colored vinyl. We have less than 50 copies available at the moment (our pressing plant is moving to a new location) so act fast to get in on this first limited summer batch! We have RED copies and antique olive/yellow mix. Get both get a deal!
If you don’t dance to THE CROMBIES, you don’t dance! Chicago’s 2-TONE champs have finally gone and done it – recorded their debut album for JUMP UP RECORDS! Formed in 2010 by ex-members of DEAL’S GONE BAD and LORD MIKE’S DIRTY CALYPSONIANS with a very simple idea – start out as a 2-TONE cover band playing the hits of THE SPECIALS, BAD MANNERS, BEAT, MADNESS, etc – the later create 2-TONE versions of songs that have that ska potential! Original DGB singer “Lord” Mike Park once again was on the case and recruited a top notch troop that included ex-DGB keyboard player Karl Gustafson, DGB guitarist Dave Simon, Vee Sonnets on lead guitar, Jason Berry on bass, and Matt Meuzelaar on drums. The band’s first 2-TONE’d studio cut was NINEY THE OBSERVER’s “BLOOD & FIRE” released on a limited edition 7″ single, with a new version of the classic DGB song “MAD AT THE WORLD” on the flip. It was an instant hit, the single got dancefloors moving all across the world! [click to continue…]
Korea’s authentic ska pioneers, KINGSTON RUDIESKA, bring a smile to faces and a shine to dancing shoes worldwide! The 9 piece wins fans wherever they go—be it festival stages, small punk clubs, national TV, the big screen or over the course of 4 full albums and several EPs. The band celebrated it’s 12th anniversary in 2016, collaborated with German ska legend Dr Ring Ding in 2014 which later resulted in their first vinyl recording on JUMP UP. Over the past autumn they worked on their latest album, “Everyday People”, under the guidance of veteran producer and engineer, Brian Dixon (former member of LA ska band The Aggrolites), which was officially released in Korea at the end of 2015. We at JUMP UP are proud to announce the colored vinyl LP edition is finally ready, limited to 500 copies. Artwork by Chema Skandal too! [click to continue…]
Dutch ska superstars RUDE RICH & THE HIGH NOTES took a break for a bit, but they have returned stronger than ever with this new album that’s kinda self-explanatory – Jamaican classics meet 60s and 70s soul, played in vintage ska/reggae styles! LP comes with a FREE CD. Check the tracklisting below! In addition to this fantastic new album we have restocked the smoking hot LIVE album they did a few years ago backing DERRICK MORGAN – just to get you excited for his appearance at REGGAE FEST CHICAGO on Saturday, August 13th! [click to continue…]