On-U Sound Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
- Vinyl LP (ONULP138)
- Limited edition
On Dub Syndicate’s fourth album, Tunes From The Missing Channel, the band were able to take advantage of advancing studio technology. They took their dub reggae foundation and began mixing in samples, creating a whole new, influential world. Drummer Scott Styles was making the music what it was, whilst Adrian Sherwood was enjoying all the new techniques at his fingertips. Jah Wobble and Keith Levene from PIL along with Ashanti Roy from The Congos make guest appearances.
- Vinyl LP (ONULP38)
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The Pounding System was the first album by Dub Syndicate. It was originally released in 1982. The band were the brainchild of Adrian Sherwood whose career since, as a producer and remixer, saw him work with Primal Scream, Pop Will Eat Itself, Depeche Mode and Coldcut, to name a few. Reissued on On-U Sound.
Heavy dub meets delay-ridden post punk on One Way System, the second album by Dub Syndicate. The band were lead by dub-obsessed musician, remixer and producer Adrian Sherwood. This is the first ever vinyl pressing as it was only ever released as a cassette back in 1983. Pressed on 2LPs cut a 45rpm to make those deep frequencies really shake your foundations.
- Vinyl Double LP (ONULP25)
Dub Syndicate were a loose dub collective with selector Adrian Sherwood at its centre, with a varied cast of players working experimentally within the structures of wonderful dub. Displaced Masters is a set of previously unheard quality cuts from the studio in the early 1980’s. Much of this material is rawer in feel than the album cuts of the time. LP release on On-U Sound.
Dub Syndicate were a loose dub collective formed in the early 80’s. Selector Adrian Sherwood sat at its centre, with various other musicians working with him to craft crucial dub sounds. North Of The River Thames is a collaboration with Doctor Pablo, and features such essential tracks as the group’s dub version of the Doctor Who theme. LP reissue on On-U Sound.
Dub Syndicate were a loosely constructed collective with Adrian Sherwood at its centre, with a varied cast of key players working experimentally within the structures of wonderful dub. Ambience In Dub is a big five CD box-set anthology which covers the first five years of the group’s existence: all the period’s albums, plus a disc of previously unreleased dubs and a booklet. On On-U Sound.
African Head Charge was the collaboration between Jamaican percussion master Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah and English dub-maestro Adrian Sherwood (selectah), using studio wizardry to construct “a psychedelic Africa”. Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981-1986 compiles their four albums from that period, plus a disc of very rare extra bonus material. CD box-set on On-U Sound.
1983 UK dubbed-up reggae from Singers & Players, the heavyweight collective that included Prince Far I and Mikey Dread, as well as Ashanti Roy of The Congos themselves. Staggering Heights has been re-cut with plenty of bass weight for this reissue on On-U-Sound, which is served up with a bonus poster.
Heavyweight producer Sherwood meets Pinch and myriad collaborators to produce a stretch of mutant dub and bass music, switching and blending ethereal texture and muscular abstract noise techno workouts, with supremely effective results. One for head nodding on sofa journeys and dark, throbbing dancefloors alike.
- Vinyl Double LP (ONULP135)
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Nisennenmondai are renowned and respected as a band who play motorik rock that is so tight and minimal that it basically becomes techno. This EP muddies the clean lines a little with some dubbed production touches by Adrian Sherwood, plus a remix from Chris Carter: both work the band’s sound into heavyweight new territory. #6 EP is out on On U-Sound.
1981 saw the release of Singers & Players’ debut record, War Of Words. This is a good-natured war however, the Singers & Players collective (comprising Prince Far I, Bim Sherman, Jah Woosh and more) competing lyrically. A great slice of classic dubwise talent, remastered and reissued by On U-Sound.
African Headcharge was the pairing of Jamaican percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah with producer Adrian Sherwood: they got busy in the studio making psychedelic dub interpretations of Afrocentric musics. Return Of The Crocodile is a selection of familiar original tracks that have been made unfamiliar by dramatically different approaches: double-dubbed, if you will. Vinyl release on On-U Sound.
- Vinyl LP (ONULP133)
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Singers & Players’ familiar classic War Of Words is being reissued, but those sessions yielded more than what we heard on that record. War Of Version has an unheard Prince Far I vocal and several dub versions by Adrian Sherwood: high-grade, needless to say. 10” vinyl from the On-U Sound label.
Earth-quaking dub from the Singers & Players collective. This record does basically consist of incredibly played dub, with back and forth chatter between the many vocalists, experimenting with phrasing, creating a sort of freeform dub. Features possible members of Dub Syndicate, Creation Rebel and African Headcharge Originally released in 1982, now re-cut at dubplates and mastering in Berlin.
Adrian Sherwood is a true UK dub pioneer, and his production credits double up as a guide to some of the most interesting underground artists around during his career. Sherwood At The Controls / Volume 2: 1985 - 1990 compiles 16 tracks that Sherwood worked on, including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Mark Stewart, Ministry, and plenty more premium material.
- Vinyl Double LP (ONULP132)
The relentless and repetitive guitar, drum and bass build-ups of Nisennenmondai have been described as ‘organic techno’. On #N/A, the band’s tenth recording, and first with iconic dub label On-U Sound, they fully embrace this. Adrian Sherwood’s production brings out the rhythmic subtleties of their noisy, minimal stomp.
An exciting quartet of African Head Charge albums incoming from Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound. The group dabbled in deep dub and intense psychedelia, stretching pretty far out on occasion. My Life In A Hole In The Ground was their 1981 debut, a sort of response to Brian Eno and David Byrne’s My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.
There are four African Head Charge albums incoming from Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound. The group dabbled in deep dub and intense psychedelia, and on second album Environmental Studies there is heavy use of manipulated tape loops for that extra deep-and-wild feel. Remastered for extra bass weight.
We have four African Head Charge albums incoming from Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound. 1983’s Drastic Season is a highly original swirl of dub rhythms and African percussion, mutated into strange new forms by heavy tape editing and use of new technology. Remastered reissue with extra bass weight.
Jeb Loy Nichols sits in both the country and the dub camps for this record. Long Time Traveller features Adrian Sherwood producing, and members of Roots Radicals and Dub Syndicate merrily reggae-country-ing. The album has been remixed and resequenced since its original, Japan-only release in 2010, and is now considered definitive. Released by On-U Sound, with 11 bonus tracks.
The Missing Brazilians
The Missing Brazilians, a project helmed by Adrian Sherwood, released Warzone in 1984. As the title and the era might suggest, there is a nuclear anxiety hanging over this collection of space-out dub, on which Sherwood is not afraid to make things noisy and heavy. Includes vocals from Shara Nelson, known for her work with Massive Attack. Reissue from On-U Sound.
Trevor Jackson, compiler extraordinaire, has another carefully chosen collection of danceable history for you. Science Fiction Dancehall Classics is an incredibly enticing title, and the contents live up to the billing. Wondrous weird dubness from the likes of Neneh Cherry, Mark Stewart + The Maffia and Missing Brazilians. 2 CDs or 3 LPs.
- Vinyl Triple LP (ONULP129)
You wait years then four African Head Charge albums come in from Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound at once. The group dabbled in deep dub and intense psychedelia: 1986’s Off The Beaten Track covers Jah Wobble’s reverberant basslines with samples of chants and found sounds. Remastered for bonus bass power.
The Mothmen’s album Pay Attention! has basically been forgotten, which is odd for a few reasons: the group included members of Simply Red and Durutti Column, and the album is full of energetically angular post-punk. Anyway, it is now reissued on U-Sound with several bonus tracks, so it might become rather better known soon!
Adrian Sherwood has made a name for himself through his innovative sound development throughout the 80’s and 90’s, learning his trade from dub warriors Prince Far I and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and later working as a live sound engineer to legendary acts such as The Clash and Public Image Limited. ‘Sherwood At The Controls Volume 1’ is a compilation of Sherwood’s early work as a producer/remixer which reflects all of his influences in an eclectic blend of disco, dub, post punk and electro. Features classic tracks from Maximum Joy, The Fall, The Slits and Shriekback.
Two generations of dub pioneers combine as Adrian Sherwood meets Pinch on CD and vinyl for On U-Sound. Sherwood brings his singular and experimental studio mastery whilst the dark, rolling percussion can probably be attributed to Pinch’s deft fingers. Disembodied vocals, swathes of echo and heavy bass-lines dominate a collaboration so perfectly matched it seemed unlikely to ever happen.
- Vinyl Double LP (ONULP127)
- Vinyl 12" (ONUVS1025)
- Coloured vinyl
Coming at you straight from 1980, here is a sweet slab of spaced-out dub reggae from Creation Rebel, a project involving Misty In Roots, Roots Radics and Adrian Sherwood (at the controls, naturally). Starship Africa, which has been out of print since 1982, goes way out with mad tape mistreatment and FX-play, and it deserves to be considered a dub classic. Reissued by On-U Sound.
- Vinyl LP (ONULP8)
- Limited edition