For more than four decades, Adrian Sherwood has been consistently breaking new ground, and has developed a cult-like following via his experiments in dub, reggae, punk, post-punk and bass music. As the founder of the fiercely independent On-U Sound label he has brought the attention of artists like New Age Steppers, Mark Stewart, African Head Charge, Dub Syndicate, Creation Rebel and Tackhead (feat. Doug Wimbish and Skip Macdonald from the original Sugarhill Gang house band) to the world. Unsurprisingly, Adrian has produced and remixed everyone from The Slits to Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode to The Fall, Blur to Einsturzende Neubauten, Primal Scream and more.
Perhaps most well-known for his pioneering production work in dub and reggae since the late 1970’s, Adrian’s name draws reverence for his unparalleled work with collaborators such as Prince Far I, Lee Scratch Perry and Mikey Dread.
His output these last few years has been extraordinary; studio albums with Lee Scratch Perry in 2019, “Rainford” and it’s psychedelic dub companion “Heavy Rain”, were seen as a thrilling return to form for Lee, and both albums hit the top of the Billboard Reggae chart. In 2022, Adrian followed up with collaborative albums with Horace Andy - “Midnight Rocker” and it's sound system counterpart, “Midnight Scorcher”. Midnight Rocker was crowned Guardian’s #1 Global Album of 2022 and was Mojo’s 4th best album of the year. In a similar vein to "Echo Dek" Adrian’s rework of Primal Scream’s ‘Vanishing Point”, he was asked by indie rock behemoth, Spoon, to reconstruct their latest album, Lucifer on the Sofa resulting in “Lucifer On the Moon” which followed in November 2022.
In 2023, he will once again bowl over music fans with stunning new work from African Head Charge, his ongoing collaboration with Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah. He'll also be reaching new frontiers with unprecedented experimental live show - watch this space.