Adrian Sherwood

Nationalité : Anglais
Vrai nom : Adrian Sherwood

On-U Sound

N la fin des annes 50, il est l'un des pionniers du reggae anglais. Ses premires tentatives dans le business, la fin des 70's, furent dsastreuses et trs onreuses. Il n'en perdit pas la foi pour le reggae pour autant, bien au contraire. Il retenta l'experience en crant le label On-U Sound et signe son premier artiste : Mark Stewart, du projet New-Age Stepper. De ce succs, suivront nombre de singles, 10" et plus d'une centaines d'albums, notemment avec les regretts Bim Sherman et Prince Far I, Dub Syndicate (une partie expatrie des Roots Radics) et mme Mothmen (embryon de Simply Red).
Adrian copie le scma jamaiquain : un groupe, un studio, un sound system, un style tels les Revolutionaries, Soul Syndicate ou encore les Roots Radics. Certains musiciens restent affilis au On-U Sound label / sound system. C'est le cas de Bonjo (African Head Charge), Bim Sherman, Skip Mc Donald, et Keith Leblanc (Trackhead).
Sherwood devient trs appreci au niveau de la prod qu'il a paufin au contact de Prince Far I et Dr Pablo. Il fricote aussi avec The Fall, Ministry et Depeche Mode alors grands groupes de la scne pop rock anglaise. Il faut attendre que Gary Clail (un des premiers toasters blanc) entre dans les charts pour que On-U Sound gagne l'intert d'un public plus large.
La fusion rock-reggae du label est un succs, mme si Adrian a la droutante (et fcheuse) habitude de rajouter 10 ans aux annes de parution des albums (Another 1993 On-U Sound production date en fait de 1983). Il enregistre Prince Far I comme jamais il ne l'a t.
Malgr toutes les fusions et mlanges dont il fait l'experience, Adrian n'en reste pas moins un passionn de reggae roots comme il le dit lui mme.

www.onusound.co.uk/

Discographie :

0001 NEW AGE STEPPERS The New Age Steppers
0002 THE MOTHMEN Pay Attention
0003 NEW AGE STEPPERS Action battlefield
0004 CREATION REBEL Psychotic Jonkanoo
0005 SINGERS & PLAYERS War of Words
0006 VARIOUS ARTISTS Wild Party Sounds Vol 1
0007 CREATION REBEL/NEW AGE STEPPERS Threat to Creation
0008 CREATION REBEL Starship Africa
0009 never finished ---
0010 PLAYGROUP Epic Sound Battle Chapter 1
0011 SINGERS & PLAYERS Revenge of the Underdog
0012 VARIOUS ARTISTS Disco Plates Coll. Pt 1
0013 AFICAN HEAD CHARGE My life in a hole in the ground
0014 DEADLY HEADLY 35 Years from Alpha
0015 CREATION REBEL Lows and Highs
0016 JUDY NAYLON Pal Judy
0017 BIM SHERMAN Across The Red Sea
0018 DUB SYNDICATE Puonding System
0019 AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE Environmental Studies
0020 NOAH HOUSE OF DREAD Heart
0021 NEW AGE STEPPERS Foundation Steppers
0022 LONDON UNDERGROUND At home
0023 SINGERS & PLAYERS Staggering Hights
0024 MARK STEWART & THE MAFFIA Learning to Cope With Cowardness
0025 DUB SYNDICATE One Way System
0026 PLAYGROUP Epic Sound Battle Chapter 2
0027 AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE Drastic Season
0028 LONDON UNDERGROUND Current Affair Session
0029 ANNIE ANXIETY Soul Possession
0030 DUB SYNDICATE & DR. PABLO North Of The River Thames
0031 SOUNDS TO LIFTS Vol 1 sound effects
0032 SOUNDS TO LIFTS Vol 2 sound effects
0033 SINGERS & PRAYERS Leaps and Bounds
0034 MISSING BRAZILIANS War Zone
0035 VOICE OF AUTHORITY Very Big in America Right Now
0036 MARK STEWART As The Veneer Of Democracy
0037 VARIOUS ARTISTS Pay it All Back Volium I
0038 DUB SYNDICATE Tunes from The Missing Channel
0039 SINGERSE & PRAYERS Vacum Pumping
0040 AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE Off The Beaten Track
0041 TACKHEAD Friendly As Hand Granade
0042 VARIOUS ARTISTS Pay It All Back Vol 2
0043 LEE PERRY & DUB SYNDICATE Time Boom X De Devil Dead
0044 MARK STEWART Mark Stewart
0045 ANNIE ANXIETY Giacomo
0046 TACKHEAD SOUND SYSTEM Tape Time
0047 DUB SNDICATE Strike The Balance
0048 THE BARMY ARMY The English Disease
0049 GARY CLAIL & ON U End Of The Century Party
0050 AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE Songs Of Praise
0051 MARK STEWART Metatrone
0052 LEE PERRY & DUB SYNDICATE From the Secret Laboratory
0053 VARIOUS ARTISTS Pay It All Back Vol 3
0054 VARIOUS ARTISTS Disco Plate Collection pt 2
0055 GARY CLAIL & ON U SOUND SYSTEM Emotional Hooligan
0056 DUB SYINDICATE Stoned Immaculate
0057 STRANGE PARCELS Disconnection
0058 AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE Pride and Joy - Live
0059 DUB SYNDICATE Live and Town and Country Club 1991
0060 LITTLE ANNIE Short and Sweet
0061 ANDY FAIRLY System Vertigo
0062 LITTLE AXE The Wolf That House Built
0063 VARIOUS ARTISTS Pay it All Back Vol 4
0064 DUB SYNDICATE Echomania
0065 AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE In Pursuit of Shashamane Land
0066 JALAL On The One
0067 BIM SHERMAN Miracle
0068 REVOLUTIONARY DUB WARRIORS Deliverance Reaction Vol 1
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0070 GARY CLAIL & ONU SOUND SYSTEM Dream Stealers
0071 AKABU Warrior Queen
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0073 AUDIO ACTIVE We Are Audio Active (Tokyo Space Cowboy)
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0075 VARIOUS ARTISTS Pay It All Back Vol 5
0076 GARY CLAIL Keep The Faith
0077 AUDIO ACTIVE Happy Happer
0078 2 BADCARD Hustling Ability
0079 LITTLE AXE Slow Fuse
0080 MARK STEWART Control Data
0081 BIM SHERMAN The Need To Live
0082 JUNIOR DELGADO Reasons
0083 REVOLUTIONARY DUB WARRIORS State Of Evolution
0084 DUB SYINDICATE Ital Breakfast
0085 DUB SYNDICATE Research & Development (Remix)
0086 DUB SYNDICATE Fear of a Green Planet
0087 LITTLE ROY Longtime
0088 TRIBAL DRIFT Priority Shift... A Bridge In Time
0089 CHARLIE 'ESKIMO' FOX Nattorius - Alter Riddim
0090 DUB SYNDICATE Acres Of Space
0091 DOUG WIMBISH Trippy Note For Bass
0092 VARIOUS ARTISTS 15+ X Years - Roots Of Innovation
0093 AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE / PROF STRETCH Drums Of Defienace
0094 AUDIO ACTIVE Apollo Choco
0095 AUDIO ACTIVE Apollo Choco (Remix)
0096 VARIOUS ARTISTS Pay It All Back Vol 6
0097 BIM SHERMAN It Must Be A Dream (Miracle Remix)
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0100 ADRIAN SHERWOOD SOLO ALBUM / unreleased / 2003
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