Set up by DJ Chuck Wren in 1993, JUMP UP is a Chicago based independent record label and mail order distribution company specialized in modern bands who play original Jamaican ska, reggae, rock steady, and calypso. With nearly 100 releases under our belt, we proudly stand by our motto “Jamaican Music Made The Old Fashioned Way”. Not only do you get boss vintage sounds that feel like they came from independence era Jamaica, but we make them in its original art form: LP vinyl records. We feel strongly about releasing music in physical form, which is why we choose not to deal with the digital side of the music industry. What makes JUMP UP different than many other labels is the simple fact that we are passionate collectors of vinyl records ourselves – we know what true music fans want. It is our goal to support our music through its heart – the real fans who collect the music. We’re the home of DEAL’S GONE BAD, EASTERN STANDARD TIME, GREEN ROOM ROCKERS, THE BULLETS, REVIVERS, WARIEKA HILL, SOUL STEPPERS, PRESSURE COOKER, THE DRASTICS, GO JIMMY GO, HEAVY MANNERS, SKAPONE, and many more – plus we release and represent a growing number of European artists including The MOON INVADERS, CAROLOREGIANS, MR T BONE, BABYLOVE & THE VAN DANGOS, TOMMY TORNADO, DR RING DING, KING HAMMOND, and ROY ELLIS (MR SYMARIP).