Shut Up And Dance Records

Shut Up And Dance Records

Profile:
British breakbeat label.
Related label: Shut Up And Dance Music.

Shut Up And Dance Records was established in 1989; PJ and Smiley's pioneering London breakbeat label.

Smiley, PJ, DJ Daddy, and DJ Hype had built a sound system called "Heatwave". They broke into many buildings to start their own illegal raves back in 1986. Smiley & PJ were rappers on the sound system but were also trying to get a record deal. No one would sign them up, and so they started their own label, Shut Up And Dance Records; the name coming from the title of one of the songs on their demo tape.

Their first release was a track titled "5 6 7 8", which was sold straight out of the boot of PJ’s Ford Escort car, with follow-ups such as "£10/£20 To Get In" (1990), "Lamborghini" (1990), and "Derek Went Mad" (from their "Dance Before The Police Come!" album, 1990), which were all massive underground anthems. The follow up album "Death Is Not The End" (1992) contained such monsters as "Raving I'm Raving" (1992) and "Green Man" (1992).

Success brought expansion, and expansion brought artists such as The Ragga Twins ("Reggae Owes Me Money" album, 1991), Nicolette ("The Ultimate Collection" album, 1992), Peter Bouncer And Ad’e to name a few. All the above artists were produced by Shut Up & Dance, and soon other artists were signed to the label who produced their own music: Codine, MC Duke, Cedric Winkleburger & The Yellow Blueberries, et al.

Smiley & PJ also started other labels, such as Red Light (2) (drum 'n' bass), Ruff Quality Recordings (experimental breaks), and the more recent New Deal Recordings, which is a 2-step/UK garage/breakbeat outlet, responsible for such classics as "True VIP!" (2000) and "Hold Tight" (2001).

The SUAD label is the foundation which holds it all together.
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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


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
CJ9589 5 6 7 8  album cover Shut Up And Dance* 5 6 7 8(12") Shut Up And Dance Records CJ9589 UK 1989 Sell This Version
K7R016LP Now Is Early  album cover Nicolette Now Is Early(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) !K7 Records K7R016LP Germany 1997 Sell This Version
KICK 7 5678 (Remix 1991)  album cover Shut Up And Dance* 5678 (Remix 1991)(12") Kickin Records KICK 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
LP TOT 4 Noise 2  album cover Various Noise 2(2xLP, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RTD 128.1428.3 Raving I'm Raving (Remix)  album cover 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 The Art Of Moving Butts  album cover 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 I Love U  album cover 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 Black Men United  album cover 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 Save It 'Til The Mourning After  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Save It 'Til The Mourning After (Maxi) RTD 128.3871.3 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
SAMPLER 005 Raving I'm Raving (Remix)  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Raving I'm Raving (Remix)(12", Smplr) Shut Up And Dance Records SAMPLER 005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SM001 Hands In The Air  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Hands In The Air(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SM001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM002 Say Party  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Say Party(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SM002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM002CD Say Party  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Say Party(CD, Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SM002CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM003 Coca Cola (Remix) / Bastards  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Coca Cola (Remix) / Bastards SM003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SM004 Wanted / Kunta  album cover 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 Save It Till The Mourning After  album cover 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
SU1458 Dance Records  album cover Various Dance Records(LP, Comp) Shut Up And Dance Records SU1458 US 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 1 Raps My Occupation / £10 To Get In  album cover 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 Wipe The Needle / E.s.q.  album cover 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 Twenty Pounds To Get In  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Twenty Pounds To Get In (Single) SUAD 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 4 Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come SUAD 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 4-A Lamborghini / A Change Soon Come  album cover 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 Ragga Trip / Hooligan 69  album cover The Ragga Twins Ragga Trip / Hooligan 69 SUAD 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 6 Summer Breeze  album cover Ade* Summer Breeze(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 6 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD006 Reclaim The Streets  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Reclaim The Streets(CD, Album) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SUAD 7 Illegal Gunshot / Spliffhead  album cover The Ragga Twins Illegal Gunshot / Spliffhead SUAD 7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD007 The Great British Public  album cover Shut Up And Dance* The Great British Public(3xCD, Album) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD007 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SUAD 8 Fuck The Legal Stations / I'm Not In Love  album cover Rum & Black Fuck The Legal Stations / I'm Not In Love SUAD 8 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD008 How The East Was Won 1989 - 2009  album cover Various How The East Was Won 1989 - 2009 (Comp) SUAD008 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SUAD 9 School Of The World / Single Minded People  album cover Nicolette School Of The World / Single Minded People SUAD 9 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 10 Free The Soul  album cover Adé Free The Soul SUAD 10 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SUAD 11 Derek Went Mad (Remix) / This Town Needs A Sheriff (Remix)  album cover Shut Up & Dance Derek Went Mad (Remix) / This Town Needs A Sheriff (Remix) SUAD 11 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 11S Derek Went Mad  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Derek Went Mad(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 11S UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 12 Wipe The Needle  album cover The Ragga Twins Wipe The Needle SUAD 12 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 12R Wipe The Needle (Remix) / Juggling  album cover The Ragga Twins Wipe The Needle (Remix) / Juggling SUAD 12R UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 12S Wipe The Needle / Juggling  album cover The Ragga Twins Wipe The Needle / Juggling (Single) SUAD 12S UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 13 ESQ / Slaves  album cover Rum & Black ESQ / Slaves SUAD 13 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 14 Waking Up / Dove Song  album cover Nicolette Waking Up / Dove Song SUAD 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 15 Dance Before The Police Come (Remix)  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Dance Before The Police Come (Remix) SUAD 15 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 16 Hooligan 69 (Remix)  album cover The Ragga Twins Hooligan 69 (Remix) (Single) SUAD 16 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 16S Hooligan 69  album cover The Ragga Twins Hooligan 69(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 16S UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 17 This Is The Way / Tablet Man  album cover Rum & Black This Is The Way / Tablet Man SUAD 17 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 18 Dream Sequence / Prologue  album cover Codine Dream Sequence / Prologue SUAD 18 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 19 O Si Nene / Udi Egwu  album cover Nicolette O Si Nene / Udi Egwu SUAD 19 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 20 Change The World  album cover Adé Change The World SUAD 20 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 21 Autobiography Of A Crackhead  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Autobiography Of A Crackhead SUAD 21 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 21 S The Green Man / Autobiography Of A Crackhead  album cover 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 E.R.B. / Dove People  album cover Back From Detox E.R.B. / Dove People SUAD 22 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 23 Take It Easy  album cover Cedric Winkleburger And The Yellow Blueberrys* Take It Easy SUAD 23 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD23 R Take It Easy (Remix)  album cover Cedric WinkleBurger & The Yellow Blueberries Take It Easy (Remix) SUAD23 R UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 24 Heaven & Hell / Holistic  album cover Codine Heaven & Hell / Holistic SUAD 24 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 25 Wicked (Remix) / Zombies At Dawn  album cover Rum & Black Wicked (Remix) / Zombies At Dawn SUAD 25 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 26 It's Alright / Wind It Up  album cover Konspiracy It's Alright / Wind It Up(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 26 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SUAD 27 E.P.  album cover The Ragga Twins E.P. (EP) SUAD 27 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 27S The Mixed Truth  album cover The Ragga Twins The Mixed Truth(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 27S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 28 Wicked Mathematics  album cover Nicolette Wicked Mathematics SUAD 28 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 29 Love Is All We Need  album cover Peter Bouncer Love Is All We Need(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 29 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 30 Raving I'm Raving  album cover 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 Raving I'm Raving / Runaways  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Raving I'm Raving / Runaways(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 30S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 31 The E.P.  album cover 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 Shine Eye  album cover The Ragga Twins Shine Eye SUAD 32 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 32S Shine Eye  album cover The Ragga Twins Shine Eye(7", Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 32S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 33 So Here I Come  album cover Peter Bouncer So Here I Come SUAD 33 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 33S So Here I Come  album cover Peter Bouncer So Here I Come(7") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 33S UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD34 The Art Of Moving Butts (Remix)  album cover 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 The Art Of Moving Butts (Remix)  album cover 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 It Ain't That Yall  album cover I.C.3. It Ain't That Yall SUAD 35 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 36 Good Times  album cover The Ragga Twins Good Times SUAD 36 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 37 Four Seasons  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Four Seasons(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 37 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 39 I Just Do What My Heart Feels  album cover 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 Party Time / Rude Boy  album cover The Ragga Twins Party Time / Rude Boy(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 40 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SUAD 41 Green Man  album cover Shut Up & Dance Green Man SUAD 41 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD 42 Mayhem 32  album cover Splintaa Mayhem 32(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 42 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD 43 Hold Me Down  album cover Shut Up & Dance & Holy Moses Shut Up & Dance & Holy Moses - Hold Me Down SUAD 43 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD 44 Got Em Locked  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Got Em Locked SUAD 44 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD44CD Got Em Locked  album cover Shut Up & Dance Got Em Locked(CD, Single) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD44CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUAD 45 Psycho Jump  album cover Shut Up & Dance Psycho Jump(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 45 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SUAD 46 Action / Phenomenon  album cover Shut Up & Dance Action / Phenomenon(12", Promo) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 46 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SUAD 47 No:Doubt  album cover Shut Up & Dance No:Doubt(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 47 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SUAD 47R No:Doubt  album cover Shut Up And Dance* No:Doubt(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 47R UK 2001 Sell This Version
SUAD 048 Moving Up  album cover Shut Up & Dance Moving Up SUAD 048 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SUAD 49 4th Floor  album cover Shut Up And Dance* 4th Floor(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 49 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SUAD 50 Heaven On Earth  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Heaven On Earth(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 50 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SUAD 51 Shut Up & 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
SUAD 53 Reclaim The Streets  album cover Shut Up And Dance* & DJ Hype Shut Up And Dance* & DJ Hype - Reclaim The Streets(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 53 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SUAD 54 Nova  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Nova(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 54 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SUAD 55 Reclaim The Streets  album cover Shut Up & Dance Reclaim The Streets(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 55 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SUAD 56 Sensation / Culture Clash  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Sensation / Culture Clash(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 56 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SUAD 57 Outta National / Da Night Bus Remix  album cover 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 Make The Needle Jump  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Make The Needle Jump(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 58 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SUAD 59 Glory Days / All Loved Up (Wookie Lovestar Remix)  album cover 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 Hold Tight  album cover The Hackney Soldiers* Hold Tight(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 60 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SUAD 61 Take It Easy  album cover Cedric Winkleburger & The Yellow Blueberry's* Take It Easy(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 61 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SUAD 62 Come To Turn It Out  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Come To Turn It Out(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 62 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SUAD 63 Epileptic  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Epileptic(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 63 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SUAD 64 Cream  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Cream(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 64 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SUAD 65 Tell Me / Love Will  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Tell Me / Love Will(12", EP) Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 65 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SUAD 66 Suicide  album cover Shut Up And Dance* Suicide(12") Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 66 UK 2009 Sell This Version

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budnik

budnik

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.