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Adventures In Sound And Music 16 February 2012

Our 16 February instalment revisits the music of the crucial and newly reactivated UK reggae and dancehall empire Fashion. Aligned with the Dub Vendor shop in South London, Fashion sprung up in the early 80s with cuts from a host of home-grown and relatively unknown reggae vocalists, and as the decade rolled on, became an essential part of the 'fast chat' school of reggae DJing, an essential building block of 1990s Jungle, with the likes of Smiley Culture, Asher Senator, Starkey Banton and many more. Derek Walmsley will be playing a selection of Fashion classics and lesser known tracks, taken from the label archives and the forthcoming compilation Fashion In Fine Style: Fashion Records Significant Hits Volume One.

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