UK dub Godfather and local hero of Ramsgate… Adrian Sherwood returns with an exceptional new live show. We’re starting 2020 with sheer style!
Adrian Sherwood is set to deliver a live a/v attack covering his 35-year adventure with the Mighty Upsetter. Diving deep into the original multi-tracks, Sherwood delivers a set of live mixes from classic Sherwood X Lee Perry albums – Time Boom X The Devil Dead, Secret Laboratory, Dubsetter, Rainford and their latest and greatest, Heavy Rain. He’ll also be delving into the legendary Upsetter Productions & Black Ark archives. Featuring visuals from long-time Perry collaborator Peter Harris. A not to be missed live sonic adventure.
“The tandem of Perry and Sherwood saddling up again elicits some of Sherwood’s furthest-in-leftfield productions and Perry’s most affecting musings” – NPR
For thirty-odd years now, forward-thinking sound scientist and mixologist Adrian Sherwood has been dubbing it up, keeping the faith when others have fallen away and blowing minds and speakers alike.
Producer, remixer, and undisputed patriarch of the British dub collective/record label On-U Sound, Adrian Sherwood has long been regarded as one of the most innovative and influential artists in contemporary dance and modern reggae music. His talent for creating musical space, suspense, sensations and textures have enabled him to pioneer a distinctive fusion of dub, rock, reggae and dance that challenges tradition not only in roots circles, but also in the pop world at large.
While the On-U Sound crew’s original focus was on live performances, the emphasis soon switched to making records and Sherwood began mixing and matching lineups, resulting in new acts including New Age Steppers, African Head Charge, Mark Stewart & Maffia, and Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate.
Still one of the most sought-after producers in the contemporary music industry, Adrian Sherwood and his progressive style and interest in developing new ideas continue to propel On-U Sound’s ongoing success. In 2012 he issued his third solo album Survival & Resistance, and began an ongoing collaboration with Bristol-based dubstep don Pinch. This brought two different generations of bass together and in 2015 the pair released their debut album Late Night Endless. Behind the mixing desk he has been working with the likes of Roots Manuva, Clinic and Nisennenmondai; and delivered remixes of Congo Natty, Peaking Lights and Django Django.
“After years spent trading on a bulletproof back catalog and eccentric persona, the Jamaican titan teams up with UK dub heavyweight Adrian Sherwood for a welcome return to form” – Pitchfork
“Adrian Sherwood brings a sense of control and confidence, providing the perfect environment for Perry to remind us why he was so special in the first place” – The Guardian
“Science fiction nursery rhymes, apocalyptic lullabies, their melodies light as air yet rocksteady” – The Wire