Coldcut x ON-U Sound Announce LP “Outside The Echo Chamber” (Out 19th May On Ahead Of Our Time)/Hear ‘Divide and Rule”+Tour

It’s tempting to ask why no one thought of it sooner. Coldcut (Matt Black and Jon More) and Adrian Sherwood – kingpin of the legendary On-U Sound label – are the perfect sonic match; two pioneers of British music united by a maverick spirit. These artists have a deep intertwined history- On-U Sound is printed in Coldcut’s genes in the music they grew up with. Coldcut x On-U Sound’s ‘Outside the Echo Chamber’ via Ahead Of Our Time (Coldcut’s first label) – is an album of freshly-minted, electronic dub-pop. The first offering of which is ‘Divide and Rule” where Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Junior Reid and Elan breathe political fire and sonic glee into an exemplary dub, backed by a remix by Glasgow-based soundsystem Mungo’s Hi Fi.

Uniting an array of global musicians and vocalists including Roots Manuva, Junior Reid, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Ce’Cile – to name but a few – and made in London, Ramsgate, Jamaica, and Los Angeles – where co-producer and fellow dance heavyweight Dave Taylor (Switch & With You.) is now based. Toddla T also helped produce 2 songs. ‘Outside the Echo Chamber’ is a timely rallying call for Britain’s musical melting pot. At the beating heart of this album are long time On-U Sound collaborators Skip McDonald on guitar and bassist Doug Wimbish. These two formed part of the house band for the pioneering rap label Sugar Hill, providing the music for some of the most seminal records of the era like Grandmaster Flash’s ‘The Message’, and many others.
1. Vitals feat. Roots Manuva
2. Metro
3. Everyday Another Sanction feat. Chezidek
4. Make Up Your Mind feat. Ce’Cile and Toddla T
5. Aztec Riddim
6. Kajra Mohobbat Wala feat. Hamsika Iyer
7. Divide and Rule feat. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Junior Reid and Elan
8. Make Up Your Mind feat. Elan
9. Robbery feat. Rholin X
10. Livid Hip Hop
Adrian Sherwood Tour dates:
March 16th Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh, UK
March 17th King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow,UK
March 18th The Trades Club Hebden Bridge,UK
April 21st The Jazz Cafe, London
July 14 – 16th Beat-Herder 2017, Clitheroe,UK
August 2nd, Ozora Festival 2017, Dádpuszta, Hungary
August 12th, Houghton Festival 2017, Kings Lynn, UK
September 7th, Outlook Festival 2017, Pula, Croatia
Preorder at Ninjatune



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