Boomkat Product Review:
The 1st iteration of Adrian Sherwood and co’s Dub Syndicate, born 1982 with The Pounding System (Ambience In Dub), prior to the crucial arrival of sticksman Lincoln “Style” Scott. Check out the splashing, sozzled dub of 10K at 0VU - 60HZ - Mind Boggles! and their spicy bubbler, Gather at the River.
“The debut Dub Syndicate set from 1982, pre-dating the involvement of mainstay Style Scott. This features various members of Creation Rebel and African Head Charge turning out a wild dub set, with hard-hitting rhythms and FX-mutated melodies phasing in and out of the mix.
Recorded quickly with track titles cheekily poking fun at the contemporary series by The Scientist which pitted him against various b-movie foes. The tunes themselves however are deadly serious, with version excursions on some classic On-U vocal cuts such as “Bedward The Flying Preacher” and “Across The Red Sea”, and a continuing commitment by producer Adrian Sherwood to take his love of reggae and filter it through his exploratory and uniquely English approach.”