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Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 19. Rel: 22 Jan 16
 
Dub
Crocodile Hand Luggage (5:22)
Dinosaur's Lament (4:49)
Beriberi (6:11)
Snakeskin Tracksuit (6:41)
High Protein Snack (3:48)
In A Trap (4:13)
Breeding Space (4:02)
Primitive (3:40)
Latin Temperament (3:29)
 in stock $21.16
Off The Beaten Track
Off The Beaten Track (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 40. Rel: 22 Jan 16
 
Dub
Off The Beaten Track (5:03)
Some Bizarre (5:03)
Belinda (3:41)
Language & Mentality (4:23)
Throw It Away (3:37)
Conspiring (4:34)
Release The Doctor (3:35)
Down Under Again (3:08)
Over The Sky (3:20)
 in stock $19.59
A Trip To Bolgatanga
A Trip To Bolgatanga (LP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 154. Rel: 06 Jul 23
 
Dub
A Bad Attitude (3:40)
Accra Electronica (3:26)
Push Me Pull You (3:48)
I Chant Too (3:58)
Asalatua (4:00)
Passing Clouds (2:55)
I'm A Winner (3:15)
A Trip To Bolgatanga (4:25)
Never Regret A Day (3:35)
Microdosing (3:42)
Review: Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah and Adrian Sherwood have been working together as African Head Charge since 1981's all-time classic My Life In A Hole In The Ground. Of all the near-infinite reams of experimental dub production orbiting Sherwood's On-U Sound label, African Head Charge is surely one of the greatest and most revered projects and now after a pause since 2011's Voodoo of The Godsent their partnership is back on. A Trip To Bolgatanga takes us on a psychoactive journey to Noah's hometown in North Ghana, guided by his trademark, fiercely expressive percussion and Sherwood's mixing desk acrobatics, weighing in heavy and loaded with disorienting potential, which is just how we like it.
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 in stock $21.16
A Trip To Bolgatanga
Cat: ONUCD 154. Rel: 06 Jul 23
 
Dub
A Bad Attitude
Accra Electronica
Push Me Pull You
I Chant Too
Asalatua
Passing Clouds
I'm A Winner
A Trip To Bolgatanga
Never Regret A Day
Microdosing
Review: We last heard from African Head Charge back in 2011 with the album Voodoo Of The Godsent. Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah and Adrian Sherwood's experimental dub project has since enjoyed a brief archival run of cuts from the early years, which took us back to 1981 and their My Life In A Hole In The Ground album, but now we're being treated to a fresh listening experience. This time, Noah is leading us on a psychoactive trip to his hometown in north Ghana, Bolgatanga, and the mode of transport is a mesmerising tapestry of percussion and dub wise processing, all stitched together with the flair and continued inspiration of two true originals and life-long collaborators. It's as good as that promises to be, and then some.
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 in stock $12.17
Songs Of Praise (Expanded Edition) (reissue)
Songs Of Praise (Expanded Edition) (reissue) (2xLP + poster + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 50. Rel: 06 Mar 20
 
Dub
Free Chant (Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi) (3:33)
Orderliness, Godliness, Discipline & Dignity (3:21)
Hymn (5:47)
Dervish Chant (7:43)
Hold Some More (6:22)
Healing Father (4:43)
Healing Ceremony (3:52)
Cattle Herders Chant (4:21)
Ethiopian Praises (1:25)
My God (4:12)
Gospel Train (3:04)
Chant For The Spirits (4:09)
God Is Great (4:27)
Deer Spirit Song (2:22)
Full Charge (6:12)
Fullness (5:30)
Special Mix (3:07)
Review: By the time they recorded "Songs of Praise" in 1990, African Head Charge had gone from being an Adrian Sherwood solo project to a fully-fledged band helmed by percussionist Bonjo Ivabinghi Noah. Here reissued to mark the album's 20th birthday, the set remains arguably the group's greatest single work. While rooted in the twin attractions of heavy dub and dense African percussion, the album makes extensive use of a dizzying array of influences, from gospel, steppers reggae and yacht rock, to traditional Arabic music, blues, disco, religious chants and even industrial music. This edition features a handful of decent bonus tracks, but they're unnecessary: the original album is little less than a masterpiece and should reside in every discerning listener's record collection.
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 in stock $24.08
In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land (Expanded Edition) (reissue)
Cat: ONULP 65. Rel: 06 Mar 20
 
Dub
Heading To Glory (4:38)
Pursuit (3:54)
One Destination (3:32)
No, Don't Follow Fashion (6:20)
Animal Law (5:30)
Learning (6:17)
Fever Pitch (4:56)
Somebody Touch I (3:33)
Fever Pitch (Raw cut) (4:56)
Pursuit (Underpulse Motion DJ edit) (5:05)
No Don't Follow Fashion (5:48)
On The Off Beat (3:12)
Rastaman (5:00)
Run Come See Me (4:17)
Kumasee (4:19)
Mama Shante Garden (3:35)
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Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa (Expanded Edition) (reissue)
Cat: ONULP 139. Rel: 06 Mar 20
 
Dub
The Big Country (5:27)
Surfari (4:04)
Positive Thoughts & Mind (4:15)
Unplanned (4:50)
Treatment For A Septic Horn (4:29)
Drumming Is A Language (4:01)
Mr Whippy Does Djibouti (3:46)
Run Come See (5:19)
Ran Came Saw (3:12)
Blessed Works (4:17)
Work Blessed (4:21)
More Fluid (4:10)
Who Are You? (4:12)
Ready You Ready (4:18)
Ready You Ready (part 2) (3:59)
What Is The Plan? (feat Mutabaruka) (4:10)
What Is The Plan? (feat Mutabaruka - version) (4:21)
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Voodoo Of The Godsent (reissue)
Voodoo Of The Godsent (reissue) (2xLP + poster + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 140. Rel: 06 Mar 20
 
Dub
In "I" Head (4:02)
The Best Way (4:15)
Take Heed & Smoke Up Your Collyweed (4:17)
Stoned Age Man (3:31)
African Bredda (3:28)
Mysterious Happenings (3:57)
This & That & The Other (3:13)
Undulating (4:25)
Timpanya (3:31)
Badman Plan (3:06)
Dobbyn Joins The Head Charge (2:27)
God Willing (2:10)
Fear Of A Man God (bonus track) (3:27)
 in stock $22.22
A Trip To Bolgatanga
A Trip To Bolgatanga (limited pink vinyl LP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 154P. Rel: 15 Feb 24
 
Dub
A Bad Attitude (3:40)
Accra Electronica (3:26)
Push Me Pull You (3:48)
I Chant Too (3:58)
Asalatua (4:00)
Passing Clouds (2:55)
I'm A Winner (3:15)
A Trip To Bolgatanga (4:25)
Never Regret A Day (3:35)
Microdosing (3:42)
Review: The musical worlds of Africa, Jamaica and London collide as African Head Charge - the project put together by On-U Sound icon Adrian Sherwood and Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah (of Jamaican heritage but with longtime roots laid down in Africa). Their first new material in 11 years, it's a sonically fascinating mix of cultures and sound approaches, with Sherwood going for subtle, light touches on the dub front rather than the full on echo chamber madness more usually associated with the style. Single 'A Bad Attitude' is a great example of what's going on here - warped around the edges rather than from the core, as philosophical utterings and exotic (to us anyway) instrumentation get into the On-U groove.
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Tags: African
 in stock $25.39
Midnight Rocker
Midnight Rocker (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 152. Rel: 08 Apr 22
 
Roots/Lovers Rock
This Must Be Hell (3:34)
Easy Money (3:51)
Safe From Harm (4:55)
Watch Over Them (3:34)
Materialist (3:51)
Today Is Right Here (4:00)
Try Love (4:13)
Rock To Sleep (3:04)
Careful (3:00)
Mr Bassie (4:03)
 in stock $25.14
Midnight Scorchers
Midnight Scorchers (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 153. Rel: 16 Sep 22
 
Roots/Lovers Rock
Come After Midnight
Midnight Scorcher
Away With The Gun & Knife
Dirty Money Business
Sleepy's Night Cap
Feverish
Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
Dub Guidance
More Bassy
Hell & Back
Review: Adrian Sherwood serves up a companion album to Horace Andy's acclaimed album Midnight Rocker. Primed for a steppers' soundsystem, as opposed to the the lo-fi acoustics of the original album, this version contains several reworkings and new tracks in contrast to the original, containing both dub and dancehall MCing detours from the likes of Daddy Freddy and Lone Ranger.
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 in stock $23.03
Rockers & Scorchers
Cat: ONUCD 152X. Rel: 23 Feb 23
 
Roots/Lovers Rock
This Must Be Hell (Midnight Rocker)
Easy Money
Safe From Harm
Watch Over Them
Materialist
Today Is Right Here
Try Love
Rock To Sleep
Careful
Mr Bassie
My Guiding Star
Come After Midnight (Midnight Scorchers)
Midnight Scorcher
Away With The Gun & Knife
Dirty Money Business
Sleepy's Night Cap
Feverish
Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
Dub Guidance
More Bassy
Hell & Back
Careful (instrumental)
Review: On its release last spring, reviewers hailed Horace Andy's Midnight Rockers as the honey-voiced reggae legend's best album in decades. It was certainly special, with the mighty Adrian Sherwood's production helping elevate the set to future classic levels. It was followed by the alternative, dub style 'Midnight Scorchers' album, which naturally featured Sherwood pushing the envelope far further than he did on the original set. This double-disc set brings together both sets, adds a couple of previously unreleased cuts, and allows us to once again wallow in the magnificence of such highlights as 'Safe From Harm' (a genuinely brilliant, surprisingly dark Massive Attack cover), the Ital Horns-heavy 'Material', Daddy Freddy hook-up 'Midnight Scorchers' and the Melodica-heavy dub workout 'Sleepy's Night Cap'.


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 in stock $16.93
Psychotic Jonkanoo
Psychotic Jonkanoo (eco vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 4. Rel: 28 Mar 24
 
Dub
The Dope (5:27)
African Space (6:01)
Chatti Mouth/Threat To Creation (7:57)
Highest Degree (5:11)
Mother Don't Cry (5:24)
Yuk Up (5:18)
Drum Talk (4:07)
Review: For the first time since 1982, Creation Rebel's Psychotic Jonkanoo is made available on vinyl. Curiously first released on the primarily post-punk oriented Glaswegian label Statik, their sixth album here keeps to the usual eight-track formula, yet hears a softer discographic progression; compared to their earlier works, it is less prodding and weighty, and instead opts for a headroomier and more reverb-laden atmosphere, through which the album's distinctive and novel call-and-response chants can peek. Bandleader Crucial Tony was aided on the vocal front by harmonies from other group members, in a style reminiscent of Black Uhuru, plus the occasional guest such as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited providing backing harmony (!) on 'Mother Don't Cry'.
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 in stock $24.08
High Above Harlesden 1978-2023
High Above Harlesden 1978-2023 (6xCD box set in slipcase)
Cat: ONUCD 159. Rel: 28 Mar 24
 
Dub
Dub From Creation (CD1: dub From Creation (1978))
Basic Principals
Rebel Rouser
Creation Vibration
Creation In A Iration
Dub Fusion
Mirage
Liberation
Rising Star
Vision Of Creation
Frontline Dub
Know Yourself (CD2: Clsoe Encounters Of The Third World (1978))
Conspiring
Beware
Dangerous & Deadly
Shouldn’t Do That
Creation Fever
Natty Conscience Free
Joyful Noise
Rebel Vibration (CD3: Rebel Vibrations (1979))
Jungle Affair
Hunger & Strife
Ian Smith Rock (dub)
Diverse Doctor
Mountain Melody
Black Lion Dub
Doctor’s Remedy
Starship Africa (Section 1 - CD4: Starship Africa (1980))
Starship Africa (Section 2)
Starship Africa (Section 3)
Starship Africa (Section 4)
Starship Africa (Section 5)
Space Movement (Section 1)
Space Movement (Section 2)
Space Movement (Section 3)
Space Movement (Section 4)
Creation Rock
Give Me Power
Original Power
The Dope (CD5: Psychotic Jonkanoo (1981))
African Space
Chatti Mouth/Threat To Creation
Highest Degree
Mother Don’t Cry
Yuk Up
Drum Talk
Independent Man
Creation Rebel
Monkey Grinds The Organ
Swiftly (The Right One) (CD6: Hostile Environment (2023))
Stonebridge Warrior
Under Pressure
That’s More Like It
Jubilee Clock
This Thinking Feeling
Whatever It Takes
Salutation Gardens
Crown Hill Road
The Peoples’ Sound (Tribute To Daddy Vego)
Off The Spectrum
Review: A comprehensive reissue campaign of the key albums by Creation Rebel, the original On-U Sound house band. The series encompasses out of print and much in demand UK dub reggae albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s, all highlighting crucial early production work from the mixing desk of Adrian Sherwood. The band's post-reformation, 2023 album Hostile Environment, is thrown in for good measure. This mammoth 6xCD edition houses five dozen tracks of indelibly experimental dub and reggae tracks, many of which tend towards the spacier and more cosmically-intoned ends of the dub tradition, which was above alive and kicking at the height of the genre's fame from the late 1970s onwards, and spearheaded by none other than group members Clifton Morrison, Eric 'Fish' Clarke and more.
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 in stock $44.45
Close Encounters Of The Third World (reissue)
Close Encounters Of The Third World (reissue) (eco vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 157. Rel: 28 Mar 24
 
Dub
Know Yourself (3:04)
Conspiring (4:34)
Beware (6:41)
Dangerous & Deadly (4:11)
Shouldn't Do That (5:10)
Creation Fever (4:50)
Natty Conscience Free (6:13)
Joyful Noise (3:16)
Review: As part of a rather comprehensive looking back and reissuing of some of Creation Rebel's best and most enduring albums, On-U Sound pay due homage to their one and only in-house band. Close Encounters Of The Third World is one such album; it was first released in 1978, and draws a titular link between alienation and privation. The eight-track LP collates the instrumental talents of Lizard The Wizard, Dr. Pablo and Crucial Tony, and hears a fantastic mixing job by none other than Prince Jammy. With an initial charge to 'Know Yourself' before externalising the pilous inner monologue with 'Natty Conscience Free', Creation Rebel here demonstrate a stage of collective soul-searching and a subsequently serene set of songs.
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 in stock $24.08
Rebel Vibrations (reissue)
Rebel Vibrations (reissue) (eco vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 158. Rel: 28 Mar 24
 
Dub
Rebel Vibration (5:34)
Jungle Affair (4:28)
Hunger & Strife (4:54)
Ian Smith Rock (dub) (3:44)
Diverse Doctor (4:33)
Mountain Melody (5:07)
Black Lion (dub) (2:11)
Doctor's Remedy (3:20)
Review: Yet one more classic eight-tracker to now be reissued via Creation Rebel's home label On-U Sound, Rebel Vibrations was their third album for Hitrun and followed up 1978's Close Encounters Of The Third World and Dub From Creation. Similarly lackadaisical and spaced-out to its predecessors, Rebel Vibrations nonetheless charted a slight upping of the weighty ante - with bass parts becoming more prominent and starker - and a refining of the delays and FX as they sit in the mix.
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 in stock $24.08
Hostile Environment
Hostile Environment (yellow vinyl LP + art print + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 160C. Rel: 05 Oct 23
 
Dub
Swiftly (The Right One) (4:12)
Stonebridge Warrior (4:47)
Under Pressure (3:34)
That’s More Like It (4:12)
Jubilee Clock (3:03)
This Thinking Feeling (5:06)
Whatever It Takes (3:11)
Salutation Gardens (3:29)
Crown Hill Road (3:42)
The Peoples’ Sound (Tribute To Daddy Veigo)/Off The Spectrum (3:18)
Review: Creation Rebel were the original On-U Sound house band, laying down some of the definitive riddims in the early days of Adrian Sherwood's voyage into dub. 40 years on from their last record, the trio of Crucial Tony, Eskimo Fox and Magoo have reunited with Sherwood at the controls for another masterclass in heavyweight sounds from a crack team of players. Originally they formed as a backing band for the late Prince Far-I, and some of his unmistakable tones manifest on this new record from archive tapes, while Daddy Freddy brings his famous fast chat flow to proceedings and Italian synth player Gaudi crops up on occasion too. Rather than dub-by-numbers, this is an exploratory record which takes in different grooves and influences, all filtered through the expanse of space-time manipulation the dub wise approach inspires.
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Played by: Alexis Le-Tan
 in stock $26.21
The Pounding System (Ambience In Dub) (reissue)
Cat: ONULP 18. Rel: 10 Nov 17
 
Dub
Pounding Systems (5:18)
Hi-Fi Gets A Pounding (part 1 & 2) (5:29)
African Head Charge - Don't Care About Space Invader Machines (part 1 & 2) (6:42)
Fringe On Top Dub (4:24)
Humourless Journalist Works To Rules (3:54)
10K At 0VU-60 Hz - Mind Boggles! (4:06)
Crucial Tony Tries To Rescue The Space Invaders (With Only 10p) (3:24)
Hi-Fi Gets A Pounding (part 3) (4:07)
Return To Stage One (3:02)
 in stock $21.16
New Age Steppers
New Age Steppers (180 gram vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 1. Rel: 19 Mar 21
 
Dub
Fade Away (5:45)
Radial Drill (4:13)
State Assembly (6:21)
Crazy Dreams & High Ideals (5:44)
Abderhamane's Demise (3:49)
Animal Space (5:41)
Love Forever (7:35)
Private Armies (4:41)
Review: 41 years after its original release, it's hard to grasp just how revolutionary the New Age Steppers self-titled debut album was. The brainchild of the Slits' Ari Up and producer Adrian Sherwood, the set brought paired the cream of the post-punk scene (including the Pop Group's Mark Stewart and journalist Vivian Goldman) with a string of experienced dub-wise players to create a set that genuinely took dub and roots reggae in thrilling new directions (think alien noises, industrial sounds, experimental effects and squally guitar textures). Now available on vinyl for the first time since its original release, New Age Steppers is an album that should genuinely be in every serious music-head's collection.
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Played by: DJ ROCCA
 in stock $22.76
Long Time Traveller
Cat: ONULP 130. Rel: 05 Feb 16
 
Roots/Lovers Rock
To Be Rich (Should Be A Crime) (3:53)
The Day You Came Over The Hill (3:38)
Mother Your Son (4:29)
I'm In Need Now (3:56)
Lonely King Of The Country (4:01)
Poor Man's Prayer (3:46)
Mr Nobody (3:40)
97 Miles (4:10)
Moving Time (3:43)
Everything Is Different (3:30)
 in stock $23.82
United States Of The Broken Hearted
United States Of The Broken Hearted (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ONULP 161. Rel: 11 Nov 22
 
Soul
Monsters On The Hill (3:23)
Big Troubles Come In Small Doors (2:56)
Fold Me Up (3:55)
I Hate The Capitalist System (2:47)
No Hiding Place For Me (2:51)
What Does A Man Do All Day (2:55)
United States Of The Broken Hearted (3:23)
I'm Just A Visitor (3:45)
I've Enjoyed As Much Of This Good Life (3:20)
Deportees (4:52)
Looking For Some Rain (3:12)
Satisfied Mind (2:24)
 in stock $18.79
Pay It All Back Vol 8
VARIOUS
Cat: ONUCD 155. Rel: 20 May 22
 
Dub
MAD 45 - "You'll Own Nothing"
Lee Scratch Perry - "Many Names Of God" (feat LSK)
Tackhead - "Rulers & Foolers" (feat LSK)
Rita Morar - "Meri Awaaz Suno"
African Head Charge - "Asalatua"
Horace Andy - "Watch Over Them"
Mark Stewart - "Storm Crow"
Creation Rebel - "Stonebridge Warrior"
Jeb Loy Nichols - "What Does A Man Do All Day?"
Denise Sherwood - "This Road"
Sherwood & Pinch - "We No Normal" (feat Daddy Freddy, Ghetto Priest & Jen Jen We)
Andy Fairley - "Your Best Tune"
Lesson 7 & Scott Crow - "Andthe (Arise)" (feat Doug Wimbish - Adrian Sherwood remix)
Hebden's HiFi - "Segue 8"
Tackhead - "I Don't Wanna Work A Fake Job" (feat MAD 45)
Sherwood & Pinch - "Excessive Drinking"
Ital Horns - "Metropolis"
LSK - "MMoney Masters"
Andy Fairley - "Deranged Man"
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