October 2007 - Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound
takes a special place within the catalogue
of UK DUB and Reggae productions, ever since
he started releasing.
When you hear words like
"progressive", more often than not
you are listening to word that covers up an
inability to work with the real deal rather
than an accurate description of someone's
It's sad, but true.
However, there are producers who have
proven themselves to be worthy of carrying
such descriptions and Adrian Sherwood
definitely is one of them.
He started his On-U project in 1980, and
has been steadily releasing material that
would at least inspire many other producers.
Whether he recorded singers like Bim Sherman
or DJ's like Prince Fari, every time he
managed to add that special touch that would
become his trademark to the day this is
written (October 2007).
Although Sherwood definitely knows his
Reggae, he also mixes (elements of) other
musical forms with the rhythm of the drum
and bassline. His philosophy and musical
in-sight make him come up with original
experiments and progressive productions that
may not be appreciloved by the purists, but
will be acknowledged by every true
connoisseur of Reggae Music.
In this podcast, we are being treated to
5 excellent maxi-singles from the Sherwood
Stable, showcasing his material from
especially the early 1980's.
A deep, deep DUB experience like no other
Sound can give On-U!
1a. "You´re The One" - Bim
1b. "Pounding System" - Dub
1c. "Bedward The Flying Preacher"
- Prince Fari + Singers & Players
2. "Family Doctoring" - African
3. "Over Board" - Dub Syndicate
4a. "African Blood" - Singers
4b. "Blood Shed" - Singers &
5. "Two thieves And A liar" - Gary
Clail + On-U Sound System