Jackson has overseen a compilation of choice cuts from the catalogue of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label.
Science Fiction Dancehall Classics will come out on Adrian Sherwood's label on October 2nd. It sees Jackson picking out dancehall, dub and post-punk music from the On-U Sound catalogue as well a few unreleased cuts. The likes of Mark Stewart, Neneh Cherry, Massive Attack's Shara Nelson and Sherwood's various projects (African Headcharge, Tackhead) all appear on the collection. It will be released on triple-vinyl, double-CD and digital formats.
"Not only did On-U sound and Adrian Sherwood's early production work introduce me to dimensions of sound I'd never experienced, inspire me to start making music and start my own record label, his live mixing at a notoriously loud Mark Stewart and the Maffia gig during the mid-80's also gave me lifelong tinnitus," says Jackson, who has previously overseen two Metal Dance compilations for Strut.
He adds: "On-U's timeless releases portray a savage disregard for conformity, representative of an era where attitude and ethos spoke volumes. An uncontrived mix of cultures, minds and powerful personalities combined to produce revolutionary sonic adventures that sound as unique and vital today as they did over 30 years ago. Putting this compilation together is nothing short of an honour."
Listen to "Loudspeaker" by The Circuit below.
For more on Adrian Sherwood, listen to his recent RA Exchange below.
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 Progra
06. Dub Syndicate - Drilling Equipment
07. Missing Brazilians - Quicksand Beach Party
On-U Sound will release Science Fiction Dancehall Classics on October 2nd, 2015.