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Adrian Sherwood Presents: Dub No Frontiers

    Dub No Frontiers is inspired by and features female vocalists that Adrian Sherwood and the On-U Sound label knew from the UK or had met while travelling around the world. Many of the singers said they felt the dub and reggae arena was a bit of a male preserve and a little intimidating even, so Sherwood decided to invite artistes to perform a song of their choice, all in non-English on his rhythm tracks. Vocalists include Likkle Mai (singing in Japanese), Rita Morar (Hindi), Kerieva (Romani), Neyssatou (Arabic) & Yehaiyahan (Chinese).

    The album is dedicated to the memory of both Ariane ‘Ari Up’ Forster and Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott with whom the project started.

    Peter Harris’s cover painting of Afeni Shakur Davis sets the visual tone of the record and both the LP and CD come with a 12-page booklet featuring more of his paintings of inspiring women from the world of literature, politics, law, civil rights and medicine, such as Claudia Jones, Flo Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Claudette Colvin and Mary Seacole.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Yehaiyahan — Love Hurts [3:11]
    2. Likkle Mai — Haste Makes Waste [4:12]
    3. Rita Morar — Meri Awaaz Suno (Hear My Voice) [3:15]
    4. In Temi Oyedele — I Dupe (Thanks Giving) [4:21]
    5. Neyssatou — War [4:15]
    6. Maria Wenda — Okama Werek Halok [3:42]
    7. Kerieva — Chavale [3:52]
    8. JaGodDa — Krysztalowy Aniol (Crystal Angel) [3:57]
    9. Saba Tewelde — Semarulay Daqey [2:36]
    10. Nadya Ostroff DR.NO — Little Cosmonaut [4:31]

    Chantage (Eve Blouin + Vivien Goldman)

    It's Only Money - Inc. On-U Sound Dub Version By Adrian Sherwood

    Chantage are Eve Blouin and Vivien Goldman. This exclusive re-issue features the artwork from the original 7", the extended version of "It's Only Money" from the Chantage 12" and the dub version by Adrian Sherwood which previously was only released on On-U Sound under the project name Playgroup in 1983. Also features Bruce Smith (PopGroup/Slits), Carroll Thompson and Neneh Cherry amongst others.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. It's Only Money (Extended Version)
    B. It's Only Money (On-U Sound Dub Version By Adrian Sherwood)

    Various Artists

    Dread Operator From The On-U Sound Archives - Produced By Adrian Sherwood

      Hot Milk is back with a crucially wicked box set of some of the most forward thinking and experimental reggae of the early 80’s. Inside you’ll find four studio albums from Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label, including the fourth instalment of the Singers & Players series, two Creation Rebel albums and the other planetary compilation of industrial reggae experiments, Wild Paarty Sounds Vol.1.

      Released in 1984 “Leaps & Bounds” by the collective known as Singers & Players features vocal contributions from Prince Far I, Congo Ashanti Roy, Mikey Dread and Bim Sherman. 1981’s “Threat To Creation” is a Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers double billing. Probably the most daring dub album to emerge from the UK, this is the nexus where reggae and post punk collide. Coming out of 1982, Creation Rebel’s “Lows & Highs” featuring vocals from Crucial Tony and Lizard Logan is the most straight ahead reggae album in the box. One for those less experimentally minded, Style Scott lays down the beats next to Eskimo Fox and Donald Campbell. Wild Paarty Sounds is where it all starts to get really weird. There must have been something in the water in 1981, this is Charles and Diana’s child the establishment didn’t want you to know about. An album for those who like reggae influenced by PiL’s Metal Box.

      TRACK LISTING

      Disc: 1
      1: Moses - Singers & Players
      2: Make A Joyful Noise - Singers & Players
      3: Alla La Dreadlocks Soldier - Singers & Players
      4: Autobiography (Dread Operator) - Singers & Players
      5: Breaking Down The Pressure - Singers & Players
      6: Dog Park - Singers & Players
      7: Vegetable Matter - Singers & Players
      8: Striving - Singers & Players

      Disc: 2
      1: Chemical Specialist - Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers
      2: Threat To Creation - Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers
      3: Eugenic Device - Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers
      4: Last Sane Dream - Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers
      5: Painstaker - Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers
      6: Earthwire Line - Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers
      7: Ethos Design - Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers
      8: Final Frontier - Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers

      Disc: 3
      1: Independent Man (Part 1) - Creation Rebel
      2: Independent Man (Part 2) - Creation Rebel
      3: Rebel Party - Creation Rebel
      4: A Reasoning - Creation Rebel
      5: No Peace - Creation Rebel
      6: Love I Can Feel - Creation Rebel
      7: Rubber Skirt (Parts 1 / 2 / 3) - Creation Rebel
      8: Creation Rebel - Creation Rebel
      9: Creative Involvements - Creation Rebel
      10: Read And Learn (B-Side Of Single) - Creation Rebel

      Disc: 4
      1: Woodpecker Sound - Jah Woosh
      2: Bed Bound Saga - Machine Gun Hogg & Co
      3: Quante Jubila - Prince Far I & Creation Rebel
      4: Quit The Body - The Chicken Granny
      5: Parasitic Machine - Alan Pillay
      6: Dreams Are Better - London Underground
      7: Asian Rebel - Suns Of Arqa
      8: Demonic Forces - Alan Pillay
      9: Afghani Dub - The Mothmen
      10: Things That Made U.S. - Jeb Loy & The Oil Wells
      11: Yipee I Aah - New Age Steppers
      12: The Dice - Judy Nylon

      Adrian Sherwood

      Survival & Resistance

        For more than three decades, Adrian Sherwood has been one of the World’s finest and most consistently groundbreaking producers, artists and remixers. He has wrought his magic upon such artists as Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Blur, Primal Scream and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, as well as coining new sounds with legendary acts such as Tackhead and Mark Stewart. As label boss and producer for the legendary On-U Sound label, he has brought music to the world from New Age Steppers, African Head Charge, Gary Clail and Dub Syndicate.

        Now comes Adrian’s third solo album, ‘Survival & Resistance’. Dark atmospherics, creeping electronics and an almost orchestral approach to arrangement are married to brilliant melodic sense.

        Drawing on the upheaval of the all-too-recent London riots and staring down the current international economic crisis, the album is an earnest critique of current injustices, and like all great dub music is also potently enjoyable. Echoes of the UK’s hyperactive electronic underground can be heard through the album, and Sherwood’s recent time spent with such young luminaries as Kode 9, Pinch, Digital Mystikz and The Bug have no doubt played an energizing role. However, even stronger is the post-punk lineage of the On-U aesthetic and the mythical mixing approach he has evolved over the years. A swirling maelstrom of skull-shaking, heavy electronic tones and masterful deployment of breathing space and alien echo, ‘Survival & Resistance’ is the sound of avantgarde dub music in 2012.


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