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Fashion Records back catalogue to be digitally reissued

Fashion Records, which was instrumental in the evolution of UK dancehall, digital reggae and the UK 'fast chat' style, is having its entire back catalogue reissued digitally. Fashion Records was started in 1980 by John MacGillivray and Chris Lane. Operating from the basement of the Dub Vendor shop, they released artists such as Top Cat, Smiley Culture and Cutty Ranks, helping to lay the foundations for Jungle.

The back catalogue will be reissued by Believe Digital. At time of writing there are no specific dates for the reissues, although Believe say it will be in the first quarter of 2012.

Minor update: Along with digital reissues of back catalogue, Fashion records is also releasing a 20 track best of compilation, titled Fashion In Fine Style.