• Published: Mar 31st, 2011

Fire In Babylon film nears release

Fire In Babylon, Steven Riley’s new documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 80s, will be released on May 20th. Adrian and Bobby Marshall undertook the music supervision for the film, and its full of nuggets from the On-U Sound back catalogue.

In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race-riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers struck a wonderfully defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice.

Watch the official film trailer below:


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  • Published: Feb 15th, 2011

African Head Charge album to kick of On-U Sound anniversary year

The first release to mark On-U Sound’s 30th anniversary sees African Head Charge return with a brand new album, Voodoo Of The Godsent, out on March 28th.

Formed in the early 80’s by On-U head honcho Adrian Sherwood and percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah, African Head Charge have established a unique reputation over the years for producing exceptionally beautiful and deeply strange music.
This is their first release since 2005’s Visions of a Psychedelic Africa and sees Bonjo once again joining forces with long time On-U stable-mates Skip McDonald, Crocodile and the Crispy Horns together with contributions from legendary bassist George Oban, Dancehall pioneer Jazzwad and electronic wizard Adamski. All the elements of a classic Head Charge album; a triumphant mix of dub, psychedelia, trance, afro and tribal rhythms that have given them their own unique place in contemporary music.

Voodoo of the Godsent will be followed in April by the re-release of 3 seminal On-U Sound albums: Creation Rebel’s “Starship Africa”, African Head Charge’s “Off the Beaten Track” and The New Age Steppers’ eponymous first album that was the first ever LP release on the On-U Sound label

  • Published: Jan 20th, 2011

Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira

Adrian has mixed a track on a groundbreaking new compilation of contemporary Brazilian music. Entitled Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira, the release is a sonic-snapshot of some of the most exciting cutting edge sounds emerging out of Brazil right now – everything from dub to hip-hop, rock and electronica.

Adrian worked with DJ Tudo on a track titled Gaita Mestra (Cock Soup Mix)’. DJ Tudo makes field recordings around Brazil and uses elements of these to breathe new life into forgotten genres and create new fusions, in this case perre and dub-reggae.
The album has been compiled by Mais Um Gringo, and you can find out more about the release over at their website, where you can also get a free album sampler.

Adrian’s involvement on the release follows on from a visit he made to Brazil with Brother Culture in 2007.

  • Published: Jan 13th, 2011

Brain Damage remix

Adrian recently did a remix of the Easy Star All Stars reworking of Pink Floyd’s track Brain Damage. It’s featured on the album Dubber Side of The Moon. Check the video out below

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