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On-U Sound Records

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On-U Sound Records
FoundedMay 1979
FounderAdrian Sherwood and Pete Holdsworth
GenreDub, reggae, experimental, electronic
Country of originUK
Official websitehttp://www.on-usound.com

On-U Sound Records is an English record label known for releasing its own unique flavour of dub music since the 1980s.[1] The label was founded by Adrian Sherwood in 1979/1980[2][3][4] and is home to acts such as Tackhead, Dub Syndicate, African Head Charge, Akabu,[5][6] The London Underground, Little Annie, Creation Rebel, Mark Stewart, Gary Clail (who would have a number of Top 40 hits, like "Human Nature", credited to Gary Clail On-U Sound System),[7][8] New Age Steppers, Audio Active, Asian Dub Foundation, and the dub collective Singers & Players.[9]

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  1. ^ Stinky Jim (29 November 2011). "Adrian Sherwood: Strange Turn". New Zealand Herald, The. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ Bradshaw, Melissa (19 April 2011). "Pay It All Back: Adrian Sherwood On 30 Years Of On-U Sound". The Quietus. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ Garratt, Sheryl (24 February 2003). "It's my turn". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ "On-U Sound - CDs and Vinyl at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Discogs.com". Akabu Discogs entry. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Skysaw.org". "Introducing the faces behind many an On-U Sound 'vocal harmony'". Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  7. ^ "GARY CLAIL ON-U SOUND SYSTEM | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". OfficialCharts.com.
  8. ^ "BBC One - Top of the Pops, 11/04/1991".
  9. ^ Coleman, Nick (26 November 2011). "Adrian Sherwood is feeling the riddim". New Zealand Herald, The. Retrieved 16 April 2013.

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