Words by Jesse Serwer, via Shimmy Shimmy—
Fashion Records, the U.K. record label which helped put British dancehall on the map with Smiley Culture’s “Cockney Translation” and “Police Officer” and later released hits from Cutty Ranks and Frankie Paul among others, has risen from the ashes. Fashion in Fine Style: Significant Hits, Vol. 1, a 20-track compilation featuring Cutty Ranks’ “The Stopper,” Dee Sharp’s “Dub It Up” is now available on iTunes.
The newly revived imprint also promises to re-release nine more albums from its back catalog in the coming year, including Frankie Paul’s FP the Greatest and Cutty Ranks and the late Poison Chang’s Rumble in the Jungle, Vol. 2 clash LP. Download one of the tunes off of Fashion in Fine Style: Significant Hits, Vol. 1, Daddy Freddy’s “Yes We A Blood,” here, courtesy of Shimmy Shimmy.