30 Years of On-U Sound
An evening with Adrian Sherwood
Disturbing The Comfortable, Comforting The Disturbed
Since 1981, with label boss and producer Adrian Sherwood at the helm, On-U Sound has released over 100 albums and singles and has launched the careers of, and inspired, an endless list of artists.
In celebration of this cult British label reaching the grand age of 30 years, On-U Sound and Rough Trade East are putting together an exclusive London in-store special event. Thursday October 27th a rare in-person Q&A between Adrian Sherwood and Steve Barker of the highly respected BBC radio show, On The Wire . Followed by a mind-bending DJ ‘head-to-head’ between Adrian Sherwood and reggae maestro musician/producer, Dennis Bovell.
On-U Sound and Rough Trade will also collaborate to release an exclusive and limited New Age Steppers 7″ vinyl collectors’ item. Featuring the track Fade Away, the A-Side of the first ever single to be released by On-U Sound in 1981, the single will be backed by a sneak preview track from the brand new forthcoming New Age Steppers album to be released in 2012.
Unique, maverick and massively respected, On-U Sound is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most influential independent labels. Never straying far from the cutting edge, it has contributed to a strikingly diverse soundtrack to chaotic post-punk, post-colonial Britain.
Do it, you know it’s right.
Foto: Jacked from SLF