Formed in Dallas, Texas in 2015 around a mutual love of vintage Jamaican music, the Boss Riot sound pays tribute to early reggae, ska, rock steady, and soul while continuing to push the creative envelope of the genres. The band stays rooted in a vintage sound yet delivers a modern twist, bringing to mind the pop sensibilities of the English Beat, The Untouchables or The Selecter. Lead by the the powerful pipes of Vicki Tovar, her colorful hair and stage intensity channels the spirits of Dusty Springfield and Nancy Sinatra. Boss Riot is comprised of veterans from the 90’s ska scene, including current members of Rude King and the founding member of Detroit’s pioneering band The Exceptions, whose recordings graced releases on Jump Up, Asian Man, and Moon Ska throughout the third wave. “Lace Up Straight” is the band’s 14 track debut album, following hot on the heals of Ska Brewing/Jump Up collections “Drink The Ska” and “Pressure Hop” which introduced Boss Riot to over 7000+ fans worldwide. Limited edition green vinyl (50 copies!) and hand assembled slimline CD limited to 100 copies.
Nick Welsh Is KING HAMMOND – he is a SKA musician, producer, and songwriter from the UK. JUMP UP RECORDS is proud to release his first vinyl full length album since 1987’s “Revolution ‘70” – a skinhead reggae rarity released on Buster Bloodvessel’s resurrected Blue Beat label. What? Vintage 60s/70s skinhead reggae revival sounds in 1987? That’s like 15 years before THE AGGROLITES man! Can that be true?
“FLOORSHAKER!” is the hottest sound from reggae’s past, taking the best from KING HAMMOND’s “KING AND I” and “JACUZZI” CD releases- creating the finest vinyl release of 2011. MARCO ON THE BASS blog calls it “a startling crisp and addictive collection of skinhead reggae tracks that pay homage to the originals that inspired them but retains a contemporary pop feel”. It’s 14 tracks dripping with piercing organ, vintage disco-era keyboards, powerful brass, JUDGE DREAD / PRINCE BUSTER style chat/sing , and hypnotic guitar and bass – it truly is a FLOORSHAKER! Continue reading KING HAMMOND “Floorshaker!” LP (JUMP094LP – OUT OF PRINT)
The new SPECIALIZED 7″ series is here! A cancer charity project between JUMP UP Records and the TEENAGE CANCER TRUST / SPECIALZIED PROJECT in the UK. Amazing new versions of your favorite (ENGLISH) BEAT tunes released on three limited edition red vinyl singles. Check out this in depth review of the singles at DUFF GUIDE TO SKA
#1 : THE ENGLISH BEAT “Mirror In The Bathroom” (new Dave Wakeling version!) b/w BIGGER THOMAS “Sole Salvation” 7″ (RED VINYL)
#2: THE SPRITELY ALL STARS feat RANKING ROGER “Two Swords” (Majestic Mix) b/w STIFF JOINTS “Ackee 123″ 7”
#3: THE VALUES feat NEOL DAVIES “All Out To Get You” / LEE THOMPSON “Madness (Acoustically Speaking)
b/w NICK WELSH feat BJ COLE “Save It For Later” / RHODA DAKAR “Too Nice To Talk To”
SORRY, THIS SERIES IS NOW OUT OF PRINT