Various ‘Adrian Sherwood presents Dub No Frontiers’ LP
‘Dub No Frontiers’ is inspired by and features female vocalists that Adrian Sherwood and the On-U Sound label knew from the UK or had met while travelling around the world. Many of the singers said they felt the dub and reggae arena was a bit of a male preserve and a little intimidating even, so Sherwood decided to invite artists to perform a song of their choice, all in non-English, on his rhythm tracks.
Vocalists include Likkle Mai (singing in Japanese), Rita Morar (Hindi), Kerieva (Romani), Neyssatou (Arabic) and Yehaiyahan (Chinese).
The album is dedicated to the memory of both Ariane ‘Ari Up’ Forster and Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott with whom the project started.
Peter Harris’s cover painting of Afeni Shakur Davis sets the visual tone.
Includes a 12-page booklet featuring more of his paintings of inspiring women from the world of literature, politics, law, civil rights and medicine, such as Claudia Jones, Flo Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Claudette Colvin and Mary Seacole.
“Don’t be put off by the language barrier because, like the singing on this immaculate set, the message of unity and solidarity is crystal clear.” - MOJO
“More please, Mr Sherwood. No frontiers, no cry” - Electronic Sound
“The artists on this joyous, if challenging, project are a talented bunch” - Echoes
“Delightfully weird. The stranger it sounds the more intoxicating it gets” - DJ Magazine
“Showcasing strength and diversity - something that’s always been at the heart of On-U Sound.” - Ban Ban Ton Ton
“An interesting and unique album that largely features inspired sounding tracks that are more than pleasurable to listen to.” - Reggae Vibes
Catalogue number: LPRW243P
Label: Real World