Unique, maverick and massively respected, On-U Sound is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most important independent labels.
Contributing a strikingly diverse soundtrack to chaotic post-punk, post-colonial Britain, On-U has become a by-word for experimentalism, spewing forth incredible, far-fetched, sometimes completely baffling tunes, never straying far from the cutting edge.
Primarily associated with the sound of ‘dub’, the label’s heritage is far broader, with many of its artists having backgrounds in punk & post-punk, industrial, hip-hop and funk where the cross-pollination of punk experimentation and Jamaican dub has mapped out the innovative, culturally exciting territory the label
has covered over the years.
This one-off show had a never to be repeated line up! ON-U-SOUND ALL STARS
Dropped like a bomb out of nowhere…
This never to be repeated line hit the Music Hall Tuesday November 18th!
It might sound a bit like this…
Doug Wimbish, Mark Stewart, Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald and Mark Melius.
Either way it was unmissable!
Bass: Doug Wimbish (Living Colour / Sugarhill Gang / Tackhead)
Vocals: Mark Stewart (The Pop Group)
Guitar: Skip McDonald (Little Axe / Sugarhill Gang / Tackhead)
Drums: Perry Melius (Tricky / African Headcharge / Billy Ocean)
Live Dub mix: Adrian Sherwood (On-U-Sound Master-mind)
Plus a super rare DJ Set from Adrian Sherwood…
A special night indeed.