On-U Sound announces extensive reissue campaign for the early Dub Syndicate catalogue
Essential early-80s dub damage! Last year, On-U Sound lavished some love and attention on the early catalogue of one of On-U Sound’s flagship artists, African Head Charge, re-pressing their much sought after first four albums and following up with an LP of unreleased versions from the period, Return Of The Crocodile, and the CD anthology box set, Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks. It’s now time to shine a light on the crucial early sides of another one of On-U’s big hitters, the mighty Dub Syndicate.
Dub Syndicate was initially one of the many studio-based projects masterminded by Adrian Sherwood in the early days of his maverick independent label, built around deep and heavy reggae rhythms, and marshalling the talents of a revolving cast of Jamaican and British musicians. It evolved over time to become the main musical vehicle of Lincoln Valentine Scott aka Style Scott (former drummer with the Roots Radics and Creation Rebel), usually involving Style laying down backing tracks in Kingston, and then Adrian applying his mixing board magic when the tapes arrived in London.