Monday 22 May 2017

Frankie Paul - A No Nutten

Some sad news .....

Unfortunately Frankie Paul passed away a few days ago, a very sad ending for such an immense talent, always a joy to work with, great attitude in the studio and never failed to turn in a great performance..... and he was always willing to do "one more track'!

RIP Frankie ....

Saturday 29 April 2017

New releases from Fashion ....

Greetings music lovers!

After a long absence we've finally made some more albums available digitally..... enjoy!


JA to UK CLASH …… Asher Senator versus Johnny Ringo

The latest trawl through the Fashion archives has unearthed this seminal dancehall album, which has now finally been made available in a digital format for the very first time since it’s original release in 1985.

The album features tracks from two of reggae’s leading MCs, with Johnny Ringo representing Jamaica while Asher Senator flies the flag for Great Britain, both artists showcasing their individual styles on a selection of tough Fashion dancehall rhythms.

Unfortunately Ringo met an untimely death in 2005, but his intelligent and witty lyrics live on, and the tracks on this album demonstrate why he was such a popular deejay both on vinyl and live on sound systems ….. in fact his tracks were recorded immediately prior to his debut UK appearance at the People’s Club where the Jamaican Gemini sound played against one of the UK’s top sets, the infamous Saxon. This is actually the dance where Fashion ‘discovered’ Asher (and of course Smiley Culture), so a good night’s work all in all!

JA to UK Clash was voiced and mixed at Fashion’s original A-Class Studio underneath the renowned Dub Vendor shop at Clapham Junction and is now available from iTunes, Amazon and Reggae Records Store.

PS … don’t forget to check out Asher’s amazing book ‘Smiley & Me’, a memoir of his friendship with his late, lamented sparring partner Smiley Culture.

And a reminder that both the Massive Horns’ Merrie Melodies and the legendary Raw Rub A Dub albums are both available for download from iTunes, Amazon and Reggae Records Store.......

Tuesday 23 June 2015

MUSIC FROM THE EAST ....... Glen Brown

Glen Brown is one of reggae's most inspirational figures, a true icon of the 70's, starting off as a singer in the late 60's (singing harmony for Derrick Harriott and recording duets with Dave Barker) before becoming one of Jamaica's leading melodica players and a real 'hands-on' record producer. 

His highly collectable Pantomine label was legendary and when Glen came to the UK in the late 80's it seemed only right that the Fashion production team – all huge fans of the man's work  – should get together with the original ‘God Son’ and make some music!

The result was the ‘Music From the East’ album, ten tracks of melodica madness with Glen blowing free over some classic Fashion rhythms. 

Mystical, meditative and melodic, it’s a collection that shows Glen’s individual approach to making instrumental reggae in his own inimitable style….

Downloads may be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and Reggae Records Store.

A belated post to let you know about RAW GROOVE …..  with Janet Lee Davis, Barry Boom, Winsome, Nerious Joseph, C J Lewis, Phillip Leo and Zuruchi …..

A version excursion from the Fashion tape vaults, this album features the cream of Fashion’s artists, and is comprised of dance hall cuts of legendary Rare Groove tunes such as Just Want You To Know, Shinin’ Star, Shake It Up, Ghetto Heaven and Pleasure …… and featuring a previously unreleased track from Mr. Leroy Gibbon!

It’s now available for the first time in a digital format, and downloads may be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and Reggae Records Store.