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Creation Rebel
Dub From Creation



Dub Syndicate
Tunes From The Missing Channel

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, w...view item »


Dub Syndicate
The Pounding System

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 ...view item »


Dub Syndicate
One Way System

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 t...view item »


Dub Syndicate
Displaced Masters

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 materi...view item »


Doctor Pablo & The Dub Syndicate
North Of The River Thames

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 tr...view item »


Dub Syndicate
Ambience In Dub 1982 - 1985

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: al...view item »


African Head Charge
Enviornmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986

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...view item »


Singers & Players
Staggering Heights

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 o...view item »


Sherwood & Pinch
Man Vs. Sofa

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....view item »


Nisennenmondai
#6 EP

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 sou...view item »
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Singers & Players
War Of Words

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 cl...view item »


African Headcharge
Return Of The Crocodile

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 ma...view item »


Singers & Players
War Of Version

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” ...view item »
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Singers & Players
Revenge Of The Underdog

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 ...view item »


Various
Sherwood At The Controls / Volume 2: 1985 - 1990

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...view item »


Nisennenmondai
#N/A

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...view item »
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African Head Charge
My Life In A Hole In The Ground

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 an...view item »


African Head Charge
Environmental Studies

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 weig...view item »
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African Head Charge
Drastic Season

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 ...view item »


Jeb Loy Nichols
Long Time Traveller

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,...view item »
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The Missing Brazilians
Warzone

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 ...view item »
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Various
Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics

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 Ma...view item »


African Head Charge
Off The Beaten Track

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 an...view item »
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The Mothmen
Pay Attention!

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, ...view item »
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Various
Sherwood At The Controls Volume 1: 1979 - 1984

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 Contro...view item »
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Sherwood & Pinch
Late Night Endless

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-line...view item »
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Sherwood & Pinch
Music Killer



Sherwood & Pinch
Bring Me Weed

Great record! Perfectly combines classic reggae vibes with UK Bass. Great vocals with beautiful backing vocal harmonies. Nice harmonica to add, BIG Bass, and cool remixes. A classic in the making from the great Adrian Sherwood & the pioneering Pinch! Recommended!...view item »
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Adrian Sherwood
Recovery Time



Adrian Sherwood
Survival & Resistance

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Lee Scratch Perry
Nu Sound & Version

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Lee Scratch Perry vs Digital Mystikz
Like The Way You Should / Obeah Room [ Mala mixes ]

Fuck me, this record has taken an age to come in. It's well worth the wait, obviously, as these two highly respected pan-generational dreads sure make an exciting collaborative prospect! Both Perry originals are given a respectful sonic dusting by the DMZ don. 'Like the Way You Should' is ...view item »
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The New Age Steppers
The New Age Steppers

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Creation Rebel
Starship Africa

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 ...view item »
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Adrian Sherwood
Dub Setter

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Lee Perry ft. Roots Manuva vs. The Moody Boys
International Broadcaster

We got some promo 12"s of Lee Perry ft. Roots Manuva & LSK Vs. The Moody Boys doing 'International Broadcaster'. I was watching some Lee Perry interviews on Youtube earlier this week. Man that guy is on another planet. This tune's not bad at all, solid, heavy drums and a grinding bassline and all the delay and echo in the right places. It'...view item »
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Lee Perry vs The Moody Boyz
God Smiled [ The Moody Boyz Remix ] / Dub Take

The wise among you will be interested in picking up the great Lee Perry Vs. The Moody Boyz 'God Smiled ' 12" on On U-Sound. It's a strictly limited promo only dubstep 2 tracker that'll have yer bassbins begging for Mercy. Only 300 have been pressed up and they wont last long so best get your skates on before your crying over an ebay auction. T...view item »
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry
The Mighty Upsetter

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Various (Mark Stewart, Dub Syndicate etc.)
Pay It All Back Vol. 6

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Various (Mark Stewart, Dub Syndicate etc.)
The Roots Of Innovation

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African Head Charge
Songs of Praise

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Lee Perry vs. Horsepower Productions
Exercising / Exercise Dub

'Exercising' is the new collaboration on On-U Sound betwixt that mad old Chong hogging badger Lee 'Scratch' Perry (the MES of Kingston folklore) and Dubstep pioneers Horsepower Production. As is the case with these 12"s, the lazy flow & crisp production flourishes top a cracking sub-bass line, overlaid with that charismatic woozy rambling ...view item »
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Lee Perry with Samia Farah vs Kode9
Yellow Tongue/Yellow Version

Also on the reggae tip this week we got an On-U-Sound promo edition of the Lee Perry with Samia Farah Vs Kode 9 'Yellow Tongue' 12" and I'm just trying to get my head around it. I'm struggling to get hold of anything in it which draws me in. On the surface it's alright, well produced, Perry gargling , pleasant female vocal, shuffling beats and...view item »
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