Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics

We’re pleased to announce the details of brand new On-U Sound compilation Science Fiction Dancehall Classics. A curated selection of classics, rarities and unreleased tracks from the On-U Sound vaults by DJ & Audio Visual artist Trevor Jackson (aka Playgroup / Underdog). Renowned for his Metal Dance compilations of industrial-dance on Strut Records, having worked with the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Four Tet via his Output Recordings Label, and a recently released acclaimed multi edition album of his own music (FORMAT) via the vinyl factory.

This is the electro-fried avant-garde side of On-U Sound. Whilst still containing the dub DNA that define Adrian Sherwood’s productions, these tracks document a period when this sonic vision was realised through saturated sheets of electronics, reverberating drum machines and extreme chopped-up tape edits.

Science Fiction Dancehall Classics will be released on triple LP and double CD on 2nd October 2015 and is now available to pre-order here. The artwork was designed by Trevor Jackson himself and you can listen to The Circuit – Loudspeaker via Boiler Room Debuts here.

 

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Fully annotated with sleeve notes that tell the story behind each track. Features 3 completely unreleased tracks (inc. a crucial early cut by Neneh Cherry) and 6 tracks that have never been reissued on CD or digital (inc. the amazing debut recording by a pre-Massive Attack Shara Nelson).

Available on as a 2CD / 27-track set, or a 3LP edition that has 20 tracks on the vinyl plus the additional 7 tracks from the CD as part of the download card.

Exclusive to the On-U shop is a deluxe bundle edition, available for a limited time. The bundle comprises 3LP + 2LP + T-shirt + Ltd Ed. White Label DJ edits 12″ (info to follow) + poster + sticker – these will be made to order and are available until 4 September only.

Vinyl Tracklist:

A1. Missing Brazilians – Ace Of Wands
A2. Dub Syndicate – Over Board
A3. African Head Charge – Off The Beaten Track
A4. Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist
B1. Suns Of Arqa – Asian Rebel
B2. The Chicken Granny – Quit The Body
B3. African Head Charge – Stebeni’s Theme
B4. Neneh Cherry & The Circuit – Dead Come Alive*
C1. Tackhead – Now What?**
C2. Keith LeBlanc – Move
C3. Fats Comet – Dub Storm**
D1. Voice Of Authority – Stopping And Starting
D2. African Head Charge – Latin Temperament
D3. Mark Stewart + The Maffia – The Wrong Name And The Wrong Number (DJ Battle)
E1. Singers & Players – Kunta Kinte Dub*
E2. Bim Sherman – Melody Dub**
E3. Shara Nelson & The Circuit – Aiming At Your Heart Pt.2**
F1. Playgroup – Forty Winks**
F2. New Age Steppers – Radial Drill
F3. Little Annie – 77 Emerging Strips*

Additional tracks on Download card:

01. New Age Steppers – Animal Space
02. Alan Pellay – Parasitic Machine
03. Atmosfear – When Tonight Is Over (Us Thunder Mix)**
04. The Circuit – Loudspeaker (Alternate Version)*
05. Fats Comet – Dee Jay’s Program
06. Dub Syndicate – Drilling Equipment
07. Missing Brazilians – Quicksand Beach Party

*Indicates unreleased track
**Indicates track never issued before on CD or Digital

CD Tracklist:

CD1
01 Missing Brazilians – Ace Of Wands
02 Dub Syndicate – Over Board
03 African Head Charge – Off The Beaten Track
04 Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist
05 Suns Of Arqa – Asian Rebel
06 New Age Steppers – Animal Space
07 Alan Pellay – Parasitic Machine
08 The Chicken Granny – Quit The Body
09 African Head Charge – Stebeni’s Theme
10 Neneh Cherry & The Circuit – Dead Come Alive*
11 Atmosfear – When Tonight Is Over (US Thunder Mix)**
12 The Circuit – Loudspeaker (alternate version)*
13 Fats Comet – Dee Jay’s Program
14 Tackhead – Now What?**
15 Keith LeBlanc – Move

CD2
01 Fats Comet – Dub Storm**
02 Voice Of Authority – Stopping And Starting
03 African Head Charge – Latin Temperament
04 Mark Stewart + The Maffia – The Wrong Name And The Wrong Number (DJ Battle)
05 Singers & Players – Kunta Kinte Dub*
06 Bim Sherman – Melody Dub**
07 Shara Nelson & The Circuit – Aiming At Your Heart Pt.2**
08 Playgroup – Forty Winks**
09 Dub Syndicate – Drilling Equipment
10 New Age Steppers – Radial Drill
11 Missing Brazilians – Quicksand Beach Party
12 Little Annie – 77 Emerging Strips*

*Indicates unreleased track
**Indicates track never issued before on CD or Digital