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We are SO PROUD to release the debut 7″ vinyl single from the SCOTCH BONNETS! It’s a love letter of sorts to their sister city Washington, DC – “The District” features a new, funky reggae version of their original song Go, Adrian! backed with their hard-hitting rocksteady take on Cut From The Cloth, a song originally penned by THE EVENS. Both tracks were mixed by THE SLACKERS’ guitarist Agent Jay. In true DIY artistic spirit, the Bonnets have screen-printed all the covers themselves. A limited pressing of 500 records, all done with colored vinyl (250 in red, 250 in white). [click to continue…]

VINYL AVAILABLE NOW! SUSAN CADOGAN is back with a new vintage reggae project produced by Mitch “King Kong” Girio of King Apparatus fame. The original “Take Me Back” EP was released in 2016 and featured 5 songs, ranging from lovers rock to ska, early reggae to roots. The EP immediately drew rave reviews worldwide, and SUSAN was soon doing BBC interviews just like the old days when she was Top of The Pops with “Hurts So Good”! We at JUMP UP immediately wanted to release it on vinyl and cassette, and asked Mitch Girio to kick out some new versions, dubs, and remixes to expand the project to 10 tracks. These 5 tracks range from spacey dub to Jamaican mento – a fantastic bonus! The EXPANDED version is now available on limited edition cassette tape (100 copies) and LP vinyl on white and pink vinyl. If you have a preference of vinyl color, send us a message at jumpuprecords@gmail.com. Everyone should know SUSAN’s work, so please read the below bio….

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JUMP UP is proud to unleash the brand new album from SYMARIP’s MONTY NEYSMITH teamed up with THE BISHOPS from Omaha, Nebraska! We began working with MONTY back in 2014, and we paired him with THE BISHOPS for a live Jamaican Oldies concert at Chicago’s Mayne Stage. The partnership blossomed into a 7″ single early in 2015, then MONTY worked with SOUL RADICS for a second 7″ single later that year. In 2016 he toured around the USA with THE BISHOPS and began recording tracks for this full length album. As a teaser we first released a 7″ single featuring two classic SYMARIP tunes redone: “Skin Flint” and “Fung Shu”. Now we are happy to say the full length album has landed! Tour only marble LP vinyl has arrived, we only have 25 to spare – the rest is with the band! The regular edition will be released in late June on JUMP UP and in Europe on Mad Butcher Records!We also have a special LP + 7″ + CD + “boots” cloth turntable mat bundle for an incredible price….and the fulllength CD has FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! Let’s get ready for some of that ol’ moonstomping!

Very limited quantities of these super collectible color vinyl + CD editions in stock now! The wonderful LAUREL AITKEN “Story So Far” collection takes his most loved tracks from across his recording career and puts them in one place! LLOYD BREVETTE of THE SKATALITES released this roots heavy reggae masterpiece in the late 70s, a must for fans of dub, versions, etc. DOREEN SHAFFER of the SKATALITES classic from the 2000’s – need I say more?

Three fantastic new releases from Grover Records Germany! South London eighties 2-TONE legend ARTHUR KAY teamed up with German 2-TONE ska act THE CLERKS for this great new album – it’s everything you’d hope for! Bouncey keyboard heavy ska rhythms and KAY’s unmistakable vocal style and wit. Heavyweight vinyl comes with a CD. France’s 86 CREW has returned with “WORKING CLASS REGGAE”, and contrary to the title this album is choc-full of 80’s 2-TONE ska! Sung mostly in French, 86 CREW has been a perennial seller for well over a decade for us! A skinhead band for rudies worldwide, this album is highly recommended. Heavyweight vinyl comes with a CD. Lastly, Germany’s SENIOR ALL STARS are back with an incredible roots reggae opus “ELATED”, heavy on dub with lots of wizardry from the mixing deck! There’s definitely some modern influences from the American roots reggae scene (EASY STAR) as well as vintage throwback to KING TUBBY, AUGUSTUS PABLO, and LEE PERRY.

The rumors are true, the JUMP UP cavalcade of stars will be invading Virginia to be party of the biggest SKA party of 2017. We are throwing the Official Pre-Party to get the weekend going right! JUMP UP will also have a POP UP SHOP at the festival – where we are also debuting the new album from MONTY NEYSMITH meets THE BISHOPS plus the debut 7″ single from SCOTCH BONNETS! If that wasn’t enough, the first 500 people through the gates on Saturday and Sunday will receive our latest sampler “PRESSURE HOP” – a collaboration with SKA BREWING of Durango Colorado. Make your plans now, the line up is stellar. Road trip!  NO. SLEEP. ‘TIL FREDERICKSBURG. www.supernovaska.com

theDrastics_MJpart2_cdTemplateTHE DRASTICS return with two more MICHAEL JACKSON tunes on limited edition “Jamaican Blank” style 7″ vinyl!  “THE LOVE YOU SAVE” and “REMEMBER THE TIME” never sounded better, the original MJ accapellas with new music arranged in ska/reggae style! The limited edition LP / download released in 2009 had 6 songs and took the world by storm! By popular demand, we have pressed a limited edition CD (only 250 copies) with the original 6 tunes PLUS the 2 new ones AND dubs! 10 tracks in all: “I Want You Back”, “The Love You Save”, “Rock With You”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, “Billy Jean”, “Smooth Criminal”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”,”Remember The Time”, “The Dub You Save”, “Remember The Dub”.

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arthurkayrude_boys_7inchThey crew at MAD BUTCHER Germany really outdid themselves with these three reissues from the late 8os!! Finally back in stock/print is the 1989 classic from BUSTER’S ALL STARS (the BAD MANNERS “side” project with Buster Bloodvessel) and their amazing 2 TONE inspired homage to skinheads, the instantly loveable “Skinhead Luv Affair”. Featuring songwriting brilliance from NICK WELSH (aka KING HAMMOND) – this album was much more than a novelty conceived while BAD MANNERS was on “hiatus” – it’s popularity actually helped reform the band! Members of BUSTERS ALL STARS and the remaining members of the original BAD MANNERS “merged” to create the BAD MANNERS unit that would record the modern day classic “RETURN OF THE UGLY” (soon to also be released on Mad Butcher). [click to continue…]

Back in 1998 we released the second album from California Northern Soul band THE INCITERS – years before every city had a soul night and a live act! The band is still going strong, and we’ve got their brand new import split single with French act LES PARTISANS thanks to RED HEAD MAN. We’ve also restocked the tremendous JEWELS label, focussing on trad ska, reggae, and calypso sounds from all over the world – USA, France, Spain, Argentina, Indonesia and more! Get some before they go out of print!  [click to continue…]

The year is 1969. NU BEAT RECORDS UK was on a tear releasing some serious sides from the “Godfather of Ska” LAUREL AITKEN! Now here in 2017 MAD BUTCHER Germany is on a mission to bring these crucial tunes back on 45rpm for boss DJs worldwide! Latest reissue is Laurel teamed up with Girlie:  “LAWD DOCTOR” is dirty skinhead reggae madness, the flip “BIG FIGHT IN HELL” depicts Woppi King in the boxing ring over early reggae business!

Still fresh from the reissue world is Laurel & Girlie “Scandal In Brixton Market” b/w “Soul Jerker”, also a must have addition for every boss DJ. Cat # BBC019. We’ve also restocked the first two Aitken reissues:

“SUFFERING STILL b/w “REGGAE 69″ 7″  BBC014  / SKINHEAD TRAIN” b/w “KENT PEOPLE”   7″  Cat # BBC012

We’re running a deal if you buy 2 at the same time – or get the COMPLETE SET for an incredible price! After purchase you can email your choice to jumpuprecords@gmail.com