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The Frightnrs, Swing-A-Ling

An all-day vintage reggae extravaganza, Swing-A-Ling; a rotating outdoor party celebrating 1960s­-80s Jamaican music and featuring a performance from The Frightnrs recorded live in August 2015 presented by Pioneer Works and Names You Can Trust.

In the spirit of Jamaican DJ Charlie Ace’s mobile record shack, Pioneer Works and Names You Can Trust present Swing-A-Ling, an all-day vintage reggae extravaganza featuring a special nightcap performance from The Frightnrs. Swing-­A-­Ling is a summertime showcase put on by the Brooklyn­-based label Names You Can Trust and programmed by Monk­One, E’s E, and Boogieman. The rotating outdoor party celebrates the vintage sounds of 1960s­-1980s Jamaican music on vinyl, ­spanning ska, rocksteady, roots, rockers and early dancehall. Special guests The Frightnrs are a four-piece ensemble who combine the vintage vibes of Jamaican rock steady, the raw energy of the ‘80s Rub-A-Dub style, and a touch of punk rock spirit.

Based in Brooklyn, Names You Can Trust has put out over 35 limited edition releases on vinyl since 2004, selling a mix of vintage and modern sounds typical of the New York experience. NYCT operates on the cutting edge of the intimate connection between New York City’s immigrant population and its global roots, debuting several new-generational acts from the burgeoning markets of South America including Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina.

Recorded on August 16, 2015.


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