Barcelona’s SOWETO formed in and their music instantly transports you to a 1960s Jamaican dancefloor where orchestras thrilled people to jazz, ska, swing and other syncopated rhythms. Ska and Jamaican Rhythm and Blues are the main foundation, but they also add a nice dose of Rocksteady, Reggae, Soul and Jazz. Soweto has backed many great Jamaican legends including B.B. Seaton (The Gaylads), Winston Francis, Derrick Morgan, Dennis Alcapone, Rico Rodriguez and Roy Ellis. In 2017 they were the only European act at the 1st One World Ska & Rocksteady Music Festival in Kingston, Jamaica. “Turn On The Music Again” is their third full-length album released on Red Head Man / Liquidator Music, twelve cuts that are guaranteed to make you dance!
Argentina’s GIGANTES MAGNETICOS have returned with an amazing second album, featuring the unmistakable bass of the one and only VAL DOUGLAS, who recorded with countless stars such as Peter Tosh, Ken Boothe, Dennis Brown – and now with the legendary SKATALITES! Yes, the legendary Jamaican bass man triggered “Power of Choice” – laying down crucial bass lines for all the tracks – from the irresistibly groovy sweetness of the opening “Well Well Well”, to the Hammond ridden extravaganza of “Hitting The Beach”, and the serious thumping of the title composition – DOUGLAS sets the pace, marks the tone, and ultimately defines the rules. Conceived and recorded at Buenos Aires’ Kingston Factory, co-released on Liquidator Spain and Jewels France. If you thought their first album, or 7″ singles on Jewels were great – you’re going to be blown away by these ten tracks! Comes with MP3 download code. Check out the promo sampler on YouTube.
JUMP UP is excited and proud to release the new 6 track Mini LP from Argentina’s early reggae acid jazz champs THE CRABS CORPORATION! In the past few years the band has been busy releasing three excellent 7″ on Italian funk/soul imprint Record Kicks which featured guest appearances from Susan Cadogan, King Hammond, and Dave Barker. Continue reading THE CRABS CORPORATION “The Many Faces Of” 10″ LP (JUMP085LP) – skinhead reggae mod soul jazz