New! Out Now! Madd For Tadd – “The Magic Continues”

Beautiful, swinging big band recordings of Cleveland’s greatest composer, “The Romantic of the Bop Era”, Tadd Dameron, performed by Madd for Tadd, a project of the East Central Jazz Educators All-Star Big Band. Included in this album are large ensemble recordings of Dameron’s masterwork “The Magic Touch”. This ensemble, a group of educators from leading institutions of jazz instruction, is led by Kent Engelhardt and Stephen Enos. Look for Madd For Tadd on your summer festival schedule!

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Show Me The Way

You know, when you are into somebody and the timing is not right. I mean there is attraction and interaction, but getting together, really getting together, gets stopped and when you’re ready the other person isn’t ready and vice versa?
You know when you realize you first have to love yourself to really love someone else?
Well, listen to my man sing about it…

This weeks playlist

Found this great playlist out of Columbus inspired and influenced by the artist Counterfeit Madison.

for more music, stay tuned.

More new music

There is so much good stuff coming out right now. Here are some tracks from some really cool independent artists from Ohio or who are traveling through. I got a weird mix brewing like college radio in the 90s. Check it out.

…and there is more music on the way from…

New Clothes, Stickers, Band Merchandise, and more…

Check out the GEAR page, we are getting new stuff all of the time.  Here are some new additions.  Thanks for checking us out.  There is new electronic music coming out this week from Tighten Up Records’ artist Vapid Rumors, and new dj sets from our producers, too.   Tune in this weekend for a great musical trip.

“Loose Tape/Tighten Up” contrast tank

Available in many colors on hoodies, t-shirts, dresses, pants, skirts and more.

Men’s Grey T-Shirt “Loose Tape/Tighten Up”

Check out all of the styles here




Long Playing Playlist for Return Of The Sun

I know we have been listening to the new record a lot.  Here is a playlist for Return Of The Sun on repeat.  Jam out and get deep.  We want more music.

Stay tuned for more playlists and dj sets, new music and our mixes of other great artists.

Happy New Year from Tighten Up Records

We are thankful you checked out some of the music on the website.  There is a new release from Dr. Scientist featured.  Listen to it here:  Dr. Scientist’s Brainwave Music

Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival is enjoying a couple weeks off the road and home for the holidays.  They are taking the time to write a few new tunes, play some closer to home shows in Ohio, and get ready to head back out on tour in the early spring.  Check out their website at

Upcoming albums on Tighten Up Records from Vapid Rumors, Ultralast, Dr. Scientist, and more…

Happy Holidays! New music on the horizon.

Lots of action at Tighten Up Records right now.  We have several albums in the works.  We have been recording live, on stage, and in the studio and we have been mixing and remixing in the lab.  There are some good vibrations coming our way…