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Visionary producer Adrian Sherwood has been among the most important figures in English reggae since he appeared on the scene in the late ‘70s, producing deeply experimental dub with the band Creation Rebel and forging ties between reggae musicians and the more musically adventurous figures on the London punk scene. In 1982 he founded his own imprint, On-U Sound, and began releasing a deluge of exceptional work by artists like African Head Charge, Bim Sherman, Prince Far I, and Dub Syndicate, a loose association of musicians centered around Sherwood and former Creation Rebel drummer Style Scott. The Dub Syndicate anthology Special King Size Dub was released in 2012 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Dub Syndicate and the On-U Sound label. The 15 tracks here provide only a cursory overview of Dub Syndicate’s remarkable discography, but they're uniformly excellent, from the booming Bim Sherman–voiced cover of Lloyd Parks’ badman anthem “Mafia" to “Time,” a deep modern roots cut featuring a blazing toast by Capleton.


Formed: 1980 in London, England

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Drummer Style Scott joined Adrian Sherwood's influential On-U Sound dub label in the late '70s and played on Sherwood's influential releases as part of the New Age Steppers (with vocalist Bim Sherman, horn player Deadly Headley, melodica player Dr. Pablo, and a large guest lineup). Scott later formed his own band, Dub Syndicate, which soon became -- with the possible exception of African Headcharge -- On-U Sound's most popular act. Though not a group per se, Style Scott and producer Sherwood explore...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Reggae, Music, Dub
  • Released: May 25, 2012

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