Shut Up & Dance

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English music duo and DJ's.
Carlton Hyman (Smiley) & Philip Johnson (PJ (3)) were rappers on the sound system called Heatwave, trying to get a record deal. No record label would sign them so they decided to start their own label, Shut Up and Dance Music. Way back in 1986 the Heatwave were four guys named Smiley, PJ, DJ Daddy & DJ Hype.
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SUAD MC001, SUADMC 001 Dance Before The Police Come! — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Dance Before The Police Come! (Album) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD MC001, SUADMC 001 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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SUAD CD005 Death Is Not The End — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Death Is Not The End (Album) Shut Up And Dance Records, Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD CD005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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PULSE LP 22 Black Men United — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance Black Men United (Album) Pulse-8 Records PULSE LP 22 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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SUAD006 Reclaim The Streets — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Reclaim The Streets(CD, Album) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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02/11/07 Pt 2 Solid Steel Radio Show 02/11/2007 - Part 2 — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance Solid Steel Radio Show 02/11/2007 - Part 2(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Solid Steel Radio Show 02/11/07 Pt 2 UK 2007
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SUAD007 The Great British Public — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* The Great British Public(3xCD, Album) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD007 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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11/05/12 Pt 2 Solid Steel Radio Show 11/05/2012 - Part 2 — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance, Coldcut Shut Up & Dance, Coldcut - Solid Steel Radio Show 11/05/2012 - Part 2(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Solid Steel Radio Show 11/05/12 Pt 2 UK 2012
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Singles & EPs

CJ9589 5 6 7 8 — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* 5 6 7 8 (Single, Maxi) Shut Up And Dance Records CJ9589 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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SUAD 4 Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come (Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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SUAD 3 Raps My Occupation / £10 To Get In — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Raps My Occupation / £10 To Get In (Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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SUAD 15 Dance Before The Police Come (Remix) — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Dance Before The Police Come (Remix) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 15 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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SUAD 11S Derek Went Mad (Remix) / This Town Needs A Sheriff (Remix) — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Derek Went Mad (Remix) / This Town Needs A Sheriff (Remix) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 11S UK 1991 Sell This Version
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SUADMC 30 Raving I'm Raving — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance Raving I'm Raving (Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUADMC 30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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SUAD MC 34 The Art Of Moving Butts (Remix) — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* - The Art Of Moving Butts (Remix) (Maxi, Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD MC 34 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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615 382 Green Man — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Green Man (Maxi) Logic Records 615 382 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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RTD 128.1428.3 Raving I'm Raving (Remix) — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Raving I'm Raving (Remix) (Single) Shut Up And Dance Records RTD 128.1428.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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SUAD 21 Autobiography Of A Crackhead — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Autobiography Of A Crackhead (Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 21 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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SUAD 37 Four Seasons — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Four Seasons(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 37 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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none Shut Up & Dance Featuring Peter Bouncer / Salt 'N' Pepa / Unit 3 (2) / Love & Laughter Shut Up & Dance Featuring Peter Bouncer / Salt 'N' Pepa / Unit 3 (2) / Love & Laughter - Raving I'm Raving / Let's Talk About Sex / We Are Family / I Surrender(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label none UK 1992 Sell This Version
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SM002CD Say Party — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Say Party (Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SM002CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SM 001 Hands In The Air — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Hands In The Air (Maxi) Shut Up And Dance Records SM 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SM003 Coca Cola (Remix) / Bastards — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up & Dance Coca Cola (Remix) / Bastards Shut Up And Dance Records SM003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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PULS 90T DJ I Love U — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Richie Davis And Professor T Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Richie Davis And Professor T - I Love U (Single, Maxi) Pulse-8 Records PULS 90T DJ UK 1995 Sell This Version
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RTD 128.3871.3, SM006 CD Save It 'Til The Mourning After — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* Save It 'Til The Mourning After (Maxi, Single) Pulse-8 Records RTD 128.3871.3, SM006 CD Austria 1994 Sell This Version
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RTD 128.3941.3, RTD 128.3941.3 16 The Weekend's Here — Shut Up & Dance Shut Up And Dance* with Dee II and Ola (2) Shut Up And Dance* with Dee II and Ola (2) - The Weekend's Here (Single, Maxi) Pulse-8 Records RTD 128.3941.3, RTD 128.3941.3 16 Germany 1995 Sell This Version

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kingprawn65

kingprawn65

June 27, 2020
edited over 2 years ago
As Mr Confidence says below as early as the late 1980s when acid house was at its peak SUAD were already creating what would become hardcore and then jungle - incidentally I've also heard that Lennie De Ice and We Are IE was recorded in 1988 although not released until a few years later - but whatever if anyone they were pioneers of hardcore - you had to wait until 4hero and the rest towards the end of 1990 to get that near to the sound again.
djease

djease

October 30, 2014
Iconic and independant minded label.
Does what it says on the tin!
Mr.Confidence

Mr.Confidence

October 3, 2007
The importance of Shut Up & Dance can never be underestimated. They were pioneers of the whole breakbeat rave sound along with the likes of Rob Playford and Altern-8. This was music to dance to. Simple yet so effective.

Shut up & Dance can, more than anyone, lay claim to having pretty much invented jungle. When Acid House was still the in thing, Shut Up & Dance were adding breakbeats to the formula with dark twisted basslines and atmospherics, making records that sounded so unique.

I've often said that breaks has never been the same since the old rave days, the tunes don't have the same bounce, melody or groove. Modern breaks artist should look at how these tunes were made and take note. We don't want to hear uber produced tunes with god knows how many sequences or layers. We want tunes to dance to. You only need to listen to the eerie "Dance Before The Police Come" or "£10 to get in" or "The Green Man" to hear their genius. That's also without mentioning the infamous "Raving I'm Raving".

I'm not even going to write about their record label either 'cos i'd be here all day. Sometimes i feel that the whole DIY ethic is missing from dance today which is a shame. There's no feeling of unity anymore because money killed it. Shut Up & Dance, we salute you for doing you own thing. Thanks.

July 20, 2001
edited over 21 years ago
They may or may not go down in history for this, but the fact is that SUAD invented Jungle. Yes I did say invented. Listen to '£10 to get in' and you'll see what I mean. There influence in creating a London specifc variation of the Northern noisy techno scene of the early nineties is nothing short of creative genius, and was to evolve into the 'ragga' style of jungle that is so established today.

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