Shut Up And Dance Records

Shut Up And Dance Records

Profile:
Pioneering British breakbeat label, established by PJ (3) and Smiley in London in 1989.

Company credits are sometimes to Shut Up And Dance Music. Related labels are Red Light (2) (drum 'n' bass), Ruff Quality Recordings (experimental breaks), and the more recent New Deal Recordings (2-step/UK garage/breakbeat), under the Shut Up And Dance Records umbrella.

In 1986, Smiley, PJ, Daddy Earl and DJ Hype formed a sound system called Heatwave and organised illegal raves back, with Smiley & PJ rapping. Unable to get a record deal, they started their own label, the name of which was taken from the title of one of the songs on their demo tape.

Their first release was was sold from the boot of PJ’s car, before success brought expansion, a proper distribution deal and even number 2 in the UK singles chart with Raving I'm Raving.
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Contact Info:
53 Belgrade Road
Stoke Newington
London N16 8DH
UK

tel: +44 (0)171 254 2943
tel: +44 (0)181 806 1556
fax: +44 (0)181 806 9444
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
128.3871.3 Shut Up & Dance - Save It 'Til The Mourning After Shut Up & Dance Save It 'Til The Mourning After(CD, Maxi) Rough Trade, Shut Up And Dance Records 128.3871.3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
CJ9589 Shut Up And Dance* - 5 6 7 8 Shut Up And Dance* 5 6 7 8(12") Shut Up And Dance Records CJ9589 UK 1989 Sell This Version
K7R016LP Nicolette - Now Is Early Nicolette Now Is Early(2x12", Album, RE, RM) !K7 Records, !K7 Records K7R016LP Germany 1997 Sell This Version
KICK 7 Shut Up And Dance* - 5678 (Remix 1991) Shut Up And Dance* 5678 (Remix 1991)(12") Kickin Records KICK 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KICK 7 CD Shut Up And Dance* - 5678 (Remix 1991) Shut Up And Dance* 5678 (Remix 1991)(CD, Single) Kickin Records KICK 7 CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
LP TOT 4 Various - Noise 2 Various Noise 2(2xLP, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RTD 128.1428.3 Shut Up And Dance* - Raving I'm Raving (Remix) Shut Up And Dance* Raving I'm Raving (Remix)(CD, Single) Roughmix, Shut Up And Dance Records RTD 128.1428.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
RTD 128.1439.3 Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* - The Art Of Moving Butts Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* - The Art Of Moving Butts(CD, Single) Roughmix RTD 128.1439.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
RTD 128.3083.3 Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Richie Davis & Professor T - I Love U Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Richie Davis & Professor T Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Richie Davis & Professor T - I Love U(CD, Maxi) Rough Trade, Shut Up And Dance Records RTD 128.3083.3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
RTD 128.3308.2 Shut Up & Dance - Black Men United Shut Up & Dance Black Men United(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Shut Up And Dance Records RTD 128.3308.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
RTD 128.3871.3 Shut Up And Dance* - Save It Till The Mourning After Shut Up And Dance* Save It Till The Mourning After(CD, Maxi, MP) Shut Up And Dance Records, Shut Up And Dance Records RTD 128.3871.3 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
SAMPLER 005 Shut Up And Dance* - Raving I'm Raving (Remix) Shut Up And Dance* Raving I'm Raving (Remix)(12", Smplr) Shut Up And Dance Records SAMPLER 005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SM001 Shut Up And Dance* - Hands In The Air Shut Up And Dance* Hands In The Air(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SM001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM002 Shut Up And Dance* - Say Party Shut Up And Dance* Say Party(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SM002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM002CD Shut Up And Dance* - Say Party Shut Up And Dance* Say Party(CD, Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SM002CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM003 Shut Up And Dance* - Coca Cola (Remix) / Bastards Shut Up And Dance* Coca Cola (Remix) / Bastards SM003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM004 Black Man* - Wanted / Kunta Black Man* Wanted / Kunta SM004 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM005 Prime Motivation Party Like This / Free And Heavenly SM005 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SM006 CD Shut Up And Dance* - Save It Till The Mourning After Shut Up And Dance* Save It Till The Mourning After(CD, Maxi) Shut Up And Dance Records, Shut Up And Dance Records SM006 CD 1994 Sell This Version
star2616 Various - The Greatest Hits Of Dance Various The Greatest Hits Of Dance(3xLP, Comp) Telstar star2616 UK & Ireland 1992 Sell This Version
SU1458 Various - Dance Records Various Dance Records(LP, Comp) Shut Up And Dance Records SU1458 US 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 1 Shut Up And Dance* - Raps My Occupation / £10 To Get In Shut Up And Dance* Raps My Occupation / £10 To Get In(12", Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD-001 The Ragga Twins / Rum & Black - Wipe The Needle / E.s.q. The Ragga Twins / Rum & Black The Ragga Twins / Rum & Black - Wipe The Needle / E.s.q.(12") Shut Up And Dance Records, Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD-001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 3 Shut Up And Dance* - Twenty Pounds To Get In Shut Up And Dance* Twenty Pounds To Get In (Single) SUAD 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 4 Shut Up And Dance* - Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come Shut Up And Dance* Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come (Single) SUAD 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 4-A Shut Up And Dance* - Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come Shut Up And Dance* Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come(7", Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 4-A UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 5 The Ragga Twins - Ragga Trip / Hooligan 69 The Ragga Twins Ragga Trip / Hooligan 69 SUAD 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 6 Ade* - Summer Breeze Ade* Summer Breeze(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 6 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD006 Shut Up And Dance* - Reclaim The Streets Shut Up And Dance* Reclaim The Streets(CD, Album) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SUAD 7 The Ragga Twins - Illegal Gunshot / Spliffhead The Ragga Twins Illegal Gunshot / Spliffhead SUAD 7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD007 Shut Up And Dance* - The Great British Public Shut Up And Dance* The Great British Public(3xCD, Album) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD007 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SUAD 8 Rum & Black - Fuck The Legal Stations / I'm Not In Love Rum & Black Fuck The Legal Stations / I'm Not In Love SUAD 8 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD008 Various - How The East Was Won 1989 - 2009 Various How The East Was Won 1989 - 2009 (Comp) SUAD008 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SUAD 9 Nicolette - School Of The World / Single Minded People Nicolette School Of The World / Single Minded People SUAD 9 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 10 Adé - Free The Soul Adé Free The Soul SUAD 10 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 11 Shut Up & Dance - Derek Went Mad (Remix) / This Town Needs A Sheriff (Remix) Shut Up & Dance Derek Went Mad (Remix) / This Town Needs A Sheriff (Remix) SUAD 11 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 11S Shut Up And Dance* - Derek Went Mad Shut Up And Dance* Derek Went Mad(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 11S UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 12 The Ragga Twins - Wipe The Needle The Ragga Twins Wipe The Needle SUAD 12 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 12R The Ragga Twins - Wipe The Needle (Remix) / Juggling The Ragga Twins Wipe The Needle (Remix) / Juggling SUAD 12R UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 12S The Ragga Twins - Wipe The Needle / Juggling The Ragga Twins Wipe The Needle / Juggling (Single) SUAD 12S UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 13 Rum & Black - ESQ / Slaves Rum & Black ESQ / Slaves SUAD 13 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 14 Nicolette - Waking Up / Dove Song Nicolette Waking Up / Dove Song SUAD 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 15 Shut Up And Dance* - Dance Before The Police Come (Remix) Shut Up And Dance* Dance Before The Police Come (Remix) SUAD 15 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 16 The Ragga Twins - Hooligan 69 (Remix) The Ragga Twins Hooligan 69 (Remix) (Single) SUAD 16 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 16S The Ragga Twins - Hooligan 69 The Ragga Twins Hooligan 69(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 16S UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 17 Rum & Black - This Is The Way / Tablet Man Rum & Black This Is The Way / Tablet Man SUAD 17 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 18 Codine - Dream Sequence / Prologue Codine Dream Sequence / Prologue SUAD 18 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 19 Nicolette - O Si Nene / Udi Egwu Nicolette O Si Nene / Udi Egwu SUAD 19 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 20 Adé - Change The World Adé Change The World SUAD 20 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 21 Shut Up And Dance* - Autobiography Of A Crackhead Shut Up And Dance* Autobiography Of A Crackhead SUAD 21 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 21 S Shut Up And Dance* - The Green Man / Autobiography Of A Crackhead Shut Up And Dance* The Green Man / Autobiography Of A Crackhead(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 21 S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 22 Back From Detox - E.R.B. / Dove People Back From Detox E.R.B. / Dove People SUAD 22 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 23 Cedric Winkleburger And The Yellow Blueberrys* - Take It Easy Cedric Winkleburger And The Yellow Blueberrys* Take It Easy SUAD 23 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD23 R Cedric WinkleBurger & The Yellow Blueberries - Take It Easy (Remix) Cedric WinkleBurger & The Yellow Blueberries Take It Easy (Remix) SUAD23 R UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 24 Codine - Heaven & Hell / Holistic Codine Heaven & Hell / Holistic SUAD 24 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 25 Rum & Black - Wicked (Remix) / Zombies At Dawn Rum & Black Wicked (Remix) / Zombies At Dawn SUAD 25 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 26 Konspiracy - It's Alright / Wind It Up Konspiracy It's Alright / Wind It Up(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 26 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 27 The Ragga Twins - E.P. The Ragga Twins E.P. (EP) SUAD 27 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 27S The Ragga Twins - The Mixed Truth The Ragga Twins The Mixed Truth(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 27S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 28 Nicolette - Wicked Mathematics Nicolette Wicked Mathematics SUAD 28 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 29 Peter Bouncer - Love Is All We Need Peter Bouncer Love Is All We Need SUAD 29 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 30 Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Peter Bouncer - Raving I'm Raving Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Peter Bouncer Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Peter Bouncer - Raving I'm Raving SUAD 30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 30S Shut Up And Dance* - Raving I'm Raving / Runaways Shut Up And Dance* Raving I'm Raving / Runaways(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 30S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 31 I.C.3. Featuring Duke* and Leader One* - The E.P. I.C.3. Featuring Duke* and Leader One* I.C.3. Featuring Duke* and Leader One* - The E.P. (EP) SUAD 31 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 32 The Ragga Twins - Shine Eye The Ragga Twins Shine Eye SUAD 32 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 32S The Ragga Twins - Shine Eye The Ragga Twins Shine Eye(7", Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 32S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 33 Peter Bouncer - So Here I Come Peter Bouncer So Here I Come SUAD 33 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 33S Peter Bouncer - So Here I Come Peter Bouncer So Here I Come(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 33S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD34 Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* - The Art Of Moving Butts (Remix) Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* - The Art Of Moving Butts (Remix) SUAD34 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 34S Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* - The Art Of Moving Butts (Remix) Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* Shut Up And Dance* Featuring Erin* - The Art Of Moving Butts (Remix)(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 34S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 35 I.C.3. - It Ain't That Yall I.C.3. It Ain't That Yall SUAD 35 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 36 The Ragga Twins - Good Times The Ragga Twins Good Times SUAD 36 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 37 Shut Up And Dance* - Four Seasons Shut Up And Dance* Four Seasons(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 37 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 39 Professor Love Featuring Kathy McKann & E Gave Rave - I Just Do What My Heart Feels Professor Love Featuring Kathy McKann & E Gave Rave Professor Love Featuring Kathy McKann & E Gave Rave - I Just Do What My Heart Feels SUAD 39 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 40 The Ragga Twins - Party Time / Rude Boy The Ragga Twins Party Time / Rude Boy(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 40 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 41 Shut Up & Dance - Green Man Shut Up & Dance Green Man SUAD 41 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD42 Splintaa Mayhem 32 SUAD42 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD 43 Shut Up & Dance & Holy Moses - Hold Me Down Shut Up & Dance & Holy Moses Shut Up & Dance & Holy Moses - Hold Me Down SUAD 43 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD 44 Shut Up And Dance* - Got Em Locked Shut Up And Dance* Got Em Locked SUAD 44 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD44CD Shut Up & Dance - Got Em Locked Shut Up & Dance Got Em Locked(CD, Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD44CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD 45 Shut Up & Dance - Psycho Jump Shut Up & Dance Psycho Jump(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 45 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SUAD 46 Shut Up & Dance - Action / Phenomenon Shut Up & Dance Action / Phenomenon(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 46 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SUAD 47 Shut Up & Dance - No:Doubt Shut Up & Dance No:Doubt(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 47 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SUAD 47R Shut Up And Dance* - No:Doubt Shut Up And Dance* No:Doubt(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 47R UK 2001 Sell This Version
SUAD 048 Shut Up & Dance - Moving Up Shut Up & Dance Moving Up SUAD 048 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SUAD 49 Shut Up And Dance* - 4th Floor Shut Up And Dance* 4th Floor(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 49 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SUAD 50 Shut Up And Dance* - Heaven On Earth Shut Up And Dance* Heaven On Earth SUAD 50 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SUAD 51 Shut Up And Dance* - Release The Gimp Shut Up And Dance* Release The Gimp SUAD 51 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SUAD 52 Shut Up & Dance Arrest The President(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 52 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SUAD53 Shut Up And Dance* And DJ Hype - Reclaim The Streets Shut Up And Dance* And DJ Hype Shut Up And Dance* And DJ Hype - Reclaim The Streets(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD53 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SUAD 54 Shut Up And Dance* - Nova Shut Up And Dance* Nova(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 54 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SUAD 55 Shut Up & Dance - Reclaim The Streets Shut Up & Dance Reclaim The Streets(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 55 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SUAD 56 Shut Up And Dance* - Sensation / Culture Clash Shut Up And Dance* Sensation / Culture Clash(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 56 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SUAD 57 Shut Up And Dance* - Outta National / Da Night Bus Remix Shut Up And Dance* Outta National / Da Night Bus Remix(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 57 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SUAD 58 Shut Up And Dance* - Make The Needle Jump Shut Up And Dance* Make The Needle Jump(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 58 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SUAD 59 Shut Up And Dance* - Glory Days / All Loved Up (Wookie Lovestar Remix) Shut Up And Dance* Glory Days / All Loved Up (Wookie Lovestar Remix)(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 59 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SUAD 60 The Hackney Soldiers* - Hold Tight The Hackney Soldiers* Hold Tight(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 60 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SUAD 61 Cedric Winkleburger & The Yellow Blueberry's* - Take It Easy Cedric Winkleburger & The Yellow Blueberry's* Take It Easy(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 61 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SUAD 62 Shut Up And Dance* - Come To Turn It Out Shut Up And Dance* Come To Turn It Out(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 62 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SUAD 63 Shut Up And Dance* - Epileptic Shut Up And Dance* Epileptic(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 63 UK 2008 Sell This Version

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MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

August 26, 2020
Such a shame SUAD didn't release anything in 1993. . . But there were reasons ... SUAD like IBIZA RECORDS were very integral to how it's done properly ... Misty eyed times haha.... ;)
DD_vinyl4sale

DD_vinyl4sale

June 8, 2020
Fantastic innovative label, pioneers of the hardcore sound for sure!
Does anybody know what happened to the missing releases please (SUAD 2 and SUAD 38)??
Mr.Confidence

Mr.Confidence

May 11, 2008
Shut Up & Dance Records really helped pushed the envelope when it came to the breakbeat rave sound. SUAD were one of the first to start incorporating breakbeats into their productions. Genius idea, and 1990-1992 everyone was using breakbeats.

The label has had so many good records and some interesting artists. Like many good labels, the artists were close, like family, and SUAD has a distinct style. You can tell a Ragga Twins track a mile off, or a Shut Up & Dance production.

SUAD's output erred on the more darker side of rave, and i suppose you could say, less cheesy. I think the "Raving I'm Raving" track really screwed PJ & Smiley and their label real bad.

My favourite track on the label? I like Shut Up & Dance "Dance Before The Police Come" (Remix) - timeless.

They had an idea, a vision, an output, and united people at a time when it was needed here in the UK.

Pioneering? I should most definately say so.