VARIOUS - Space is King Various Artists - King Size Dub Special: On U Sound 30 Years Anniversary


  1. Dub Syndicate - Wadada (Means Love)
  2. Lee Perry - Political Confusion
  3. Graciella Rodriguez - Stop That Train
  4. Jeb Loy Nichols - To Be Rich Is a Crime
  5. Prince Far I & Singers and Players - Virgin
  6. Creation Rebel - Mountain Melody
  7. Crispy Horns - Blow The Man Down
  8. 2Bad Card - Weedspecialist
  9. Lee Perry Vs Moody Boyz feat. Roots Manuva & LSK - International Broadcaster (Jungle Remix)
  10. Strange Parcels & Bim Sherman - More Is Insane (10 inch version)
  11. Revolutionary Dub Warriors - One Drop
  12. New Age Steppers - Conquer
  13. African Head Charge - Take Heed & Smoke Up Your Collyweed
  14. Harry Beckett - Rise & Shine
  15. Little Axe - I got a song to sing
  16. Ian King - Death & The Lady

Release Details

DATE : November 8, 2011
CATALOGUE : Echo Beach CD085
(16 tracks - 77:53 minutes playtime)

Various Artists - King Size Dub Special: On U Sound 30 Years Anniversary

November 8, 2011

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Birthday celebration at Echo Beach! Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label is about 30 years for experimental spirit, freedom, radicalism and Roots in Dub. Reason enough to devote for the Hamburg Dub label Echo Beach, after many joint projects, the work of British nurse's home with an anniversary compilation - a current showcase of Sherwood Dublabor that a glance allows himself of the occasion back. A fist full of classics, mixed with rare exhibits, version and future projects.

The On U Story
Adrian Sherwood, founder and down to the present day head of On-U Sound, a Soundboy how he stands in Scripture: Born in 1958, grew up in High Wycombe near London and launched at the "Blues Dances" of the Caribbean neighborhood, he went end of the 70s with a van, the new 7 "imports from Jamaica from London to Bristol and Birmingham, where his" Van from Zion "was already expected of reggae lovers eagerly. He managed the basic rules of the live mixology by listening and watching himself up and began to concerts with his reggae heroes Roots Radics and the "Voice of Thunder", Prince Far I to stage (and of course mix down). According to preliminary studio productions for the label Carib Gems and on their own label Hitrun, saw the 7 "single" Fade Away / Learn A Language "On-U Sound the light of day.

Within a few years was On- U Sound creative nucleus of a London extended family from Ragga Muffins , Soundboys , thinkers , seasoned session musicians , avant-garde and golden voices. Alone enumerate the names would be beyond the scope , so only a few of the most important Singers & Players of the first year : Prince Far I, Ari Up , Bim Sherman , Jah Woosh , Style Scott , Mark Stewart, to come band projects such as Creation Rebel ( Sci- Fi Dub) Dub Syndicate ( Misty Roots Dub) - African Head Charge ( afrofuturistischer Voodoo Dub ) Audio Active (Japanese Bong- Dub) and Little Axe ( funky blues Dub) , as well as collaborations with Lee " Scratch" Perry, Sinéad O ' Connor, and not least the super group Tackhead , consisting of the Sugar Hill Rhythm Section ( Doug Wimbish , Keith LeBlanc & Skip McDonald ) and Sherwood on the mixer. Alongside avanvcierte Sherwood a coveted producer and remixer for Industrial , New Wave and pop bands like Depeche Mode, Coldcut , Primal Scream , Einstürzende Neubauten , Nine Inch Nails and most recently Herbert Grönemeyer . In addition to Bob Marley, UB 40 and the relevant Iceland and Virgin imports Jamaican artist , On- U Sound was in the UK , as well as in Germany , France, Poland and even Japan is one of the most stylish reggae and dub label of the eighties.

Mid-nineties, the stream of publications gradually subsided, Sherwood had how many others are struggling with the tides of the music industry. Nevertheless, he remained constantly busy to realize compilations and album projects, some in collaboration with other labels such as EMI or Real World. After all, just appeared there with "Never Trust A Hippy" and "Becoming A Cliché" two Sherwood authors albums with memorable tunes ("Zero Zero One"), which already laid the rails into the dubstep age. Sherwood himself held On-U Sound against all odds at running, founded by the way side labels (such as the 12 "Imprint Green Tea) and the reissue label Pressure Sounds (with Nick Holdsworth) or the 7" and 10 "Label" Soundboy "went to London deejay friends and electrifying live dub shows on tour and stopped with his mobile sound system on the cutting edge of time.

On-U Sound: King Size Dub special
A few of the tastiest fruits of more than 30 years of travel gathered now this King Size Dub special with a sensational selection. The principle of the Versioning is maintained at On- U Sound with a devotion that can drive some collectors into despair , and so is "Stop This Train " , formerly published as Singers & Players -12 " , now in a Spanish version of Gabriella Rodriguez , the dream Jam by Roots Manuva , LSK and Lee " Scratch" Perry are based on a Upsetters riddim "More Is Insane ."; cooperation of the Sugarhill Gang with Bim Sherman under the name Strange Parcels (in the words of Skip McDonald " Four Tops Gone Wrong " ) appears in the hard -to-find 10 " mix. Among the classics on the compilation include the " Weed Specialist" of 2Badcard , " Wadada " (Dub Syndicate ) and " One Drop " the Revolutionary Dub Warriors . In addition, you can find real rarities such as the originally published on Hitrun " Melody Mountain " of the New Age Steppers , and hidden treasures like " Rise and Shine" the trumpeter Harry Beckett died in 2010 , and Ian King , "Death & The Lady" , an "on U sound folk lord " production from last year .

Technically, these sound good 70 minutes, a fascinating Bigger Picture. Although the selection ranges from the deepest roots of the On-UStory to the present day, it all sounds like mixed into a single, relaxed dub session. And as always, fans can already start times to lay the cards for upcoming events. New pieces by Jeb Loy Nichols, Tack >> Head and lots of announced "forthcoming album" (New Age Steppers, Crispy Horns, Little Axe) cast long shadows.