Monday, November 5, 2018

On-U Sound - Breaking Down The Pressure Mixtape

 On-U Sound - Breaking Down The Pressure
Adrian Sherwood, Singers & Players & Dub Syndicate
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 62 October 2018



Astounding vibrations from the On-U Sound collective..
A distictive sound, cutting edge technology and a top-ranking group of musicians built around Dub Syndicate's Style Scott & Flabba Holt made On-U front runners in the UK roots scene from around 1980 onwards with a series of classic 10'' 'DISCO PLATE' releases. Sherwood pulled together a select number af artists to form the Singers & Players, including Congo Ashanti I, Prince Far I, Bim Sherman, Creation Rebel & Mikey Dread, who released several lps & eps during the 1st half of the 80s.

Sherwood formed African Head Charge with percussionist Bongo Iyabinghi in 1981 as a vehicle for his more experimental journeys and the label gained a big reputation for leftfield music, making lps with the likes of Lee Perry, Gary Clail, Tackhead, Barmy Army (!!), New Age Steppers & Mark Stewart & Mafia. A soundtrack to the 1980s stoner scene in the UK. He stayed with the roots reggae thoughout though, going on to work with Little Roy, U Roy and others. He also formed 2 Badcard with longtime collaborater Carlton 'Bubblers' Oglivie in the mid-90s.
 

I'm really pleased to present this one. Coherently consistant vibes throughout. Selections run from about 1980 to 2006. Focus is on signature On-U Sound heavy roots but of course we journey off to the outta regions a few times...
Fulljoy people
 
Giving thanks to Adrian Sherwood & On-U In The Area

Remembering top ranking stcksman Style Scott. 4 years have gone since he was taken from us. RIP breda 

Continuous mix. 3 hours.

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One time in 1991 I was at a rave on the roof of the Himalayas in the hills above Manali, India. Sometime around the trippy dawn the djs decided they'd played enough and shut it down so i took over the system with my cassette copy of this then brand-new Lee Perry LP. The tekno djs hated it but you should've seen how the people skank so. Scientific dancehall! 
BOOMSHANKA

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2 comments:

  1. yes my friend I have tried to d/l this one but telling me its unsafe to do so ? can you check it out if you can

    bless

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    1. easy breda.. just checked it and it seems ok now. do give it another blast, give thanks

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