Various Artists

Trevor Jackson Presents - Science Fiction Dancehall Classics

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A curated selection of classics, rarities and unreleased tracks from the On-U Sound vaults by DJ and audio visual artist Trevor Jackson (aka Playgroup / Underdog), renowned for his 'Metal Dance' compilations of industrial-dance on Strut Records, having worked with the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Four Tet via his Output Recordings Label, and a recently released acclaimed multi edition album of his own music ('F O R M A T') via the Vinyl Factory.

This is the electro-fried avant-garde side of On-U Sound. Whilst still containing the dub DNA that define Adrian Sherwood’s productions, these tracks document a period when this sonic vision was realised through saturated sheets of electronics, reverberating drum machines and extreme chopped-up tape edits. Joining the dots between post-punk, dub, hip hop, electro and industrial, the compilation is a vital snapshot of musical soundscapes from the alternative dancefloor.

A longtime fan of the label, Trevor comments: “Not only did On-U sound and Adrian Sherwood's early production work introduce me to dimensions of sound I’d never experienced, inspire me to start making music and start my own record label, his live mixing at a notoriously loud Mark Stewart and the Maffia gig during the mid-80’s also gave me lifelong tinnitus. On-U’s timeless releases portray a savage disregard for conformity, representative of an era where attitude and ethos spoke volumes. An uncontrived mix of cultures, minds and powerful personalities combined to produce revolutionary sonic adventures that sound as unique and vital today as they did over 30 years ago. Putting this compilation together is nothing short of an honour.”

Available on as a 2CD / 27-track set, or a 3LP edition that has 20 tracks on the vinyl plus the additional 7 tracks from the CD as part of the download card.

Fully annotated with sleevenotes that tell the story behind each track. Features 3 completely unreleased tracks (inc. a crucial early cut by Neneh Cherry) and 6 tracks that have never been reissued on CD (inc. the amazing debut recording by a pre-Massive Attack Shara Nelson).

TRACK LISTING

LP Tracklisting:
A1. Missing Brazilians - Ace Of Wands
A2. Dub Syndicate - Over Board
A3. African Head Charge - Off The Beaten Track
A4. Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers - Chemical Specialist
B1. Suns Of Arqa - Asian Rebel
B2. The Chicken Granny - Quit The Body
B3. African Head Charge - Stebeni’s Theme
B4. Neneh Cherry & The Circuit - Dead Come Alive*
C1. Tackhead - Now What?
C2. Keith LeBlanc - Move
C3. Fats Comet - Dub Storm
D1. Voice Of Authority – Stopping And Starting
D2. African Head Charge - Latin Temperament
D3. Mark Stewart + The Maffia - The Wrong Name And The Wrong Number (DJ Battle)
E1. Singers & Players - Kunta Kinte Dub*
E2. Bim Sherman - Melody Dub
E3. Shara Nelson & The Circuit - Aiming At Your Heart Pt.2
F1. Playgroup - Forty Winks
F2. New Age Steppers - Radial Drill
F3. Little Annie - 77 Emerging Strips*

Additional Tracks On Download Card:

01. New Age Steppers - Animal Space
02. Alan Pellay - Parasitic Machine
03. Atmosfear – When Tonight Is Over (Us Thunder Mix)
04. The Circuit - Loudspeaker (Alternate Version)*
05. Fats Comet - Dee Jay’s Program
06. Dub Syndicate - Drilling Equipment
07. Missing Brazilians - Quicksand Beach Party

*Indicates Unreleased Track

CD1
01. Missing Brazilians - Ace Of Wands
02. Dub Syndicate - Over Board
03. African Head Charge - Off The Beaten Track
04. Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers - Chemical Specialist
05. Suns Of Arqa - Asian Rebel
06. New Age Steppers - Animal Space
07. Alan Pellay - Parasitic Machine
08. The Chicken Granny - Quit The Body
09. African Head Charge - Stebeni’s Theme
10. Neneh Cherry & The Circuit - Dead Come Alive*
11. Atmosfear - When Tonight Is Over (US Thunder Mix)**
12. The Circuit - Loudspeaker (Alternate Version)*
13. Fats Comet - Dee Jay’s Program
14. Tackhead - Now What?**
15. Keith LeBlanc - Move

CD2
01. Fats Comet - Dub Storm**
02. Voice Of Authority - Stopping And Starting
03. African Head Charge - Latin Temperament
04. Mark Stewart + The Maffia - The Wrong Name And The Wrong Number (DJ Battle)
05. Singers & Players - Kunta Kinte Dub*
06. Bim Sherman - Melody Dub**
07. Shara Nelson & The Circuit - Aiming At Your Heart Pt.2**
08. Playgroup - Forty Winks**
09. Dub Syndicate - Drilling Equipment
10. New Age Steppers - Radial Drill
11. Missing Brazilians - Quicksand Beach Party
12. Little Annie - 77 Emerging Strips*

*Indicates Unreleased Track
**Indicates Track Never Issued Before On CD

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