Shut Up And Dance

Shut Up And Dance

It may seem like a strange booking for Fortified at first glance but duo Philip ‘PJ’ Johnson and Carl ‘Smiley’ Hyman, aka Shut Up And Dance, were one fo the first acts to fuse Jamican dancehall with UK rave beats – they even hit the charts with ‘Raving, I’m Raving’ back in 1992 – setting the foundations for what would become dubstep. Despite getting involved in expensive and complex legal wranglings in the 90s regarding samples they still record to this day on their own Shut Up And Dance Records.

Fortified at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Fri 18 Dec.


Glasgow's biggest dubstep and dancehall party returns, with residents Electric Eliminators. Fri 10 Jun: Now based at Stereo, Fortified this month welcomes Africa Hitech (Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek) for a show in support of their techno, soul and dancehall debut album 93 Million Miles on Warp.

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