In 1980 Adrian released a bold, uncompromising record in collaboration with Mark Stewart (Pop Group fame) and members of the Slits.
It was the first release on Stewart’s new record label, On-U Sound.
Well over 100 releases later, On-U Sound continues to deal with music that is just as bold and fearless.
Adrian has played a part in the entire On-U Sound catalogue, which is based around funk, reggae and dub music.
Sherwood has produced for classic On-U Sound artists like Creation Rebel and Bim Sherman as well as working with a myriad of other artists such as Depeche Mode, Sinead O’Connor, Primal Scream and Living Colour, to name but a few. He also once turned down the Rolling Stones!
On-U Sound is a label that knows no limits. Sherwood and his associates demonstrate this every time they perform.
Adrian’s first album, Never Trust A Hippy, was released on Real World Records in 2003.
The follow-up Becoming A Cliché / Dub Cliché was released in 2007.
On beginning a solo career, Sherwood stated, “I wanted to do some of my own writing and make something that was challenging for me as a producer, it’s my job to satisfy the artist foremost. I wanted to make something that was a little more aggressive and modern. I wanted to paint a picture that was contemporary, one that specifically showed where my brain was at. I’ve got to the point in my life where it’s time for me to call all of the shots.”
In 2006 he was the music supervisor for the movie Johnny Was which included a number of his own tracks.
Listen to tracks featuring Adrian Sherwood
Or listen to extracts of tracks from both Never Trust a Hippy and Becoming a Cliché / Dub Cliché.
Hari Up Hari
Garden Of Perfume – Adrian Sherwood Remix
Dennis Bovine Part 1
A Piece Of The Earth
Dennis Bovine Pt 2
Monastery Of Sound
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