“The press release that comes with Science Fiction Dancehall Classics, a new 2 CD/3LP, 27-track compilation of classic cuts, rarities and remixes curated by artist, re-mixer and producer Trevor Jackson, states that the compilation represents the more avant, electronic side of the On-U Sound label. What it actually means to say is that it showcases the more avant side of Adrian Sherwood.” Read the full review on The Quietus here, and check the compilation out:
I was reading this great interview with Brian Williams of Lustmord/SPK the other day, and in it he mentions his love of dub. Not surprising. Many writers have written about to what extent, for musicians creating the burgeoning industrial and punk scenes in the UK in the 70s, reggae and dub played a huge influence. John Lydon, Joe Strummer, and Ari Up were particularly taken with the music, and photographer Dennis Morris (whose photo is featured here) and the legendary Don Letts served as central connecting figures in merging the reggae and punk scenes. The sound of this vintage retrotransmission playlist “Punk and Reggae,” from spring 2013, is quintessentially summer to me. Do as John does, light one up, and enjoy.