Last year's Sherwood at the Controls compilation was a firm favourite in the Ransom Note office. Now dub maestro Adrian Sherwood has dipped back into his vast archive to pull together a further collection of his production work with the cutting edge of underground music, this time focusing on the years '85-'90. Alongside sterling work with reggae legends such as Lee Perry, and a smattering of unreleased gems, the comp also showcases Sherwood's ability to introduce dub techniques to the synth pioneers that were turning out bizarre new experiments with drum machines and samplers - as this track from amply Pankow shows. Italian outfit Pankow's rigid drum machine funk has been latterly championed by Helena Hauff and Trevor Jackson. This '87 cover of Prince's Girls & Boys first appeared on their EP Pankow Play The Hits Of The Nineties, and sounds as pleasingly insane to this day...
Sherwood at the Controls Vol. 2 is set for release on June 17th. Coming on digital, CD and double LP, the tracklist runs as follows;
A1. Mark Stewart - Hypnotised (12" Mix) (1985)
A2. Tackhead - Mind At The End Of The Tether (1987)
A3. Doug Wimbish & Fats Comet - Don't Forget That Beat (alternate dub) (1985)
B1. Flux - The Value Of Nothing (1986)
B2. The Unknown Cases - Masimbabele 89 (Adrian Sherwood Remix) (1989)
B3. Keith LeBlanc - These Sounds (1989)
B4. The Beatnigs - Television (Dance Mix) (1988)
C1. Pankow - Girls & Boys (1987)
C2. Ministry - All Day Remix (1986)
C3. Rinf - Big Bondage (Kinky Sex Wet Mix) (1987)
C4. KMFDM - Don't Blow Your Top (Adrian Sherwood Remix) (1988)
D1. Dub Syndicate - Snatch A Style (1985)*
D2. Lee Perry - Music & Science Madness (1987)*
D3. Bim Sherman - Haunting Ground Dub (1986)*
D4. African Head Charge - Hold Some More Version (1990)*
D5. Dub Syndicate - Early Mafia (1990)*
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