1. AUDIO: JD Twitch's Adrian Sherwood Tribute Mix (Free Download).

    OHM-Sherwood

    London label One-Handed Music's "Dedication Series" of tribute mixes debuted in March with Beautiful Swimmers' inspired program dedicated to trumpet trailblazer, Don Cherry . This time out OHM taps UK producer JD Twitch - one half of the duo Optimo - for a 90 minute mix devoted to the work of Adrian Sherwood, whose pioneering productions of dub (with Lee Perry, Prince Far-I and others), and industrial post-punk funk grooves (with Tackhead, a/k/a the OG Sugarhill Records rhythm section) are the stuff of legend. More from Twitch, and audio and download link, after the jump...

    Writes Twitch:

    For my ears, Adrian Sherwood is the most sonically innovative producer the UK has ever given birth to. If you don't know anything about Mr. Sherwood or his ON U Sound label, either do a bit of Googling, have a listen to this mix or read this interview I was fortunate enough to conduct a couple of months ago (when he was in Glasgow) that is on the Racket Racket website .

    In my late teens and early 20s, Adrian Sherwood's work impacted on me more than anything I had previously heard and made me think about sonic possibilities in a completely new way. I would buy any record he had been involved with unheard and got into a lot of other artists purely because he had been involved with making their records. Indeed, my nom de plume "Twitch" came from a record he produced and our Optimo slogan "We Love Your Ears" came from the sleeve of a record he remixed. I hadn't listened to a lot of these records for many, many years and fell in love with them all over again while putting this together. It was a complete labour of love to do and a revelation to hear how fresh and wild this music still sounds.

    Download it, HERE .




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