SH009 – Midnight Rock & Midnight Stories – Joe Yorke & Stand High Patrol


Less than a year after the well-received release of “Quicksand”, Stand High Records presents “Midnight Rock”. A new fundamentally Roots 7” single, the result of a second collaboration between Joe Yorke, Eeyun Purkins and Stand High Patrol.

This brand new single was mixed the old school way at the Kerwax studio. In a true traditional roots reggae manner, the A side offers Joe Yorke’s vocal version while Pupajim’s “Deejay Style” reply sits on the flip. These two tunes address social divisions in our modern society, which is in contrast with the unity felt and temporarily expressed within the dancehalls. Grooving all together to the rhythm, fuelled and constrained by our individual social condition, as soon as the music ends we remain alone.

On the two sides, the words “Midnight Rock” resonate on a riddim built for soundsystem sessions. “Midnight Rock”, an invitation for all skankers to enjoy the moment and make it last after the lights come on, a call to fight together against what divides us. “Midnight Rock”, time to join the dance. “Midnight Rock”, time to engage in combat.


“Midnight Rock” / “Midnight STories

MP3 / WAV / STREAM January 20, 2022
SINGLE 7inch 45Rpm February 11, 2022
Distrib : Bigwax / Digital Distrib : The Orchard / Label : Stand High Records
Artwork : Kazy Usclef

A SIDE : « Midnight Rock » – Joe Yorke & Stand High Patrol
B SIDE : « Midnight Stories » – Stand High Patrol

Riddim : Pupajim / Vocal “Midnight Rock” : Joe Yorke / Lyrics “Midnight Rock” : Eeyun Purkins / Effects : Mac Gyver / Vocal & Lyrics “Midnight Stories” : Pupajim
Mixed by Stand High Patrol / Master : Kerwax