Cultural Fashion cover

Cultural Fashion


The legendary Fashion Records set the standard for 1980s UK reggae, bringing into its small but prolific studio a steady stream of A-list artists who were after that Fashion sound: clean and neat but not too slick, heavy but danceable and with a great horn section. Many of Fashion’s biggest hits were light-hearted fare in the standard early-dancehall style, but the label also produced a significant amount of roots-and-culture material, highlights of which are gathered in this collection: the Nyabinghi-flavored “Babylon System” by Neville Morrison, Freddie McGregor’s sturdy “Know Jah,” and Alton Ellis’s “Rise Black Man” are all great examples of this particular strain of Fashion’s output.

Rick Anderson

Late Night Endless cover

Late Night Endless

Pinch, Adrian Sherwood
Infinity cover


Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa
Among Them cover

Among Them

John Brown's Body
Riding High cover

Riding High

Tubby Isiah
Time Boom X De Devil Dead cover

Time Boom X De Devil Dead

Lee "Scratch" Perry, Dub Syndicate
Blackbird cover


Fat Freddy's Drop