Preacha ft Rider Shafique Chasing Dreams Known for his dub excursions on labels such as Dub Stuy, Zam Zam Sounds and Moonshine Recordings, Bukkha steps out under his Preacha moniker once again for NICE UP! with a deep, dark and brooding grime and trap influenced track. What started out initially as a remix project for another artist soon turned into a track of its own when badman MC and poet Rider Shafique stepped up on vocals, going deep on the subject of what drives us in his own inimitable style. Remixes come from US dubstep don DJ Madd who flips the pace a bit for his signature 160 style - heavy on the vibes, bass and bounce, while up and coming producer Casement twists it into a grime style banger incorporating elements of garage and jungle along the way. Essential package covering many basses! Nice Up! 12"
Preacha Crying / Dub Unleashing his debut release, Preacha steps out on NICE UP! with an instant classic. Channeling some deep 80s dancehall vibes, the production is a sweet marriage of old & new - referencing the classic digital drum machines of the past whilst keeping the vibes modern and fresh. Vocals are delivered courtesy of Jay Spaker, a veteran Brooklyn mic man and singer, who holds the vibe perfectly. Already hot on soundsystems such as Reggae Roast, Mungo's Hifi and Dub Stuy, this track should be getting constant rotation on a sound near you soon! Nice Up! 7"
Ghost Writerz They Wanna Know London based Ghost Writerz return with 7" single They Wanna Know. Based around a familiar reggae drop, the story tells a tale of Jimmy's foundation in soundsystem, name-checking Shabba Ranks, Yellowman, Smiley Culture along the way. As the riddim flips to a dancehall vibe we shift forward a generation, now influenced by the sound of 90s boom bap and bashment, then finally coming to a huge jungle climax, dripping in amen breaks - giving a full history of the musical style behind Ghost Writerz and bringing us bang up to date. Nice Up! 7"
Blend Mishkin / Roots Evolution Original One of the most popular tracks from last year's "Survival Of The Fittest" LP finally gets a single release and the remix treatment from Reggae Roast's Vibration Lab. Taking the track in a deeper, more digital direction, the veteran duo have crafted a classic slice of modern dancehall, reminiscent of the legendary sounds of Gussie Clarke and that timeless 90s vibe. Flip it over for a dubwise version for your own MC or singjay to get busy with. Nice Up! 7"
Mi Bredrin / Parly B Origin One Expected 13th May Presenting a fresh signing to the roster, NICE UP! are thrilled to announce the debut single from Nottingham's Origin One! Centred around the work of one producer, the crew is a fluid collective of MCs, vocalists and musicians, covering a variety of reggae infused genres, from hip hop & soul to dancehall, dub and jungle. Coming in heavy with their first release for the label, they've enlisted the help of one of the UK's finest and most prolific dancehall MCs - Parly B. Having previously worked with heavyweights such as Mungo's Hifi, The Skints and Reggae Roast, Parly brings his trademark toasting to the bubbling dancehall beats of "Mi Bredrin", creating an instant dancefloor killer. Nice Up! 7" Pre-Order
Poirier Positive Up ft Face-T Taken from the acclaimed album "Migration", which covers a myriad of bass genres, this opening track "Positive Up" finds Poirier in a deep dubby dancehall mood. Reminiscent of classic Unity or Jammy's productions, the 80s digital vibe is updated to suit modern dancehalls and soundsystems. Regular collaborator Face-T provides the vocal counter, once again displaying his brilliant lyricism and delivery, whilst also evoking the legendary Shinehead with a whistling solo - its been a while since we heard one of those! Nice Up! 7"