Sherwood & Pinch

Sherwood & Pinch (UK)

In dub inclined circles, it’s the World Cup of anticipated meet ups: groundbreaking British producer Adrian Sherwood, whose towering label On-U Sound has been expanding the bass spectrum tirelessly for 30+ years, joining forces with Bristol producer/DJ/label honcho Rob Ellis (aka Pinch), who’s been instrumental in expanding the possibilities of murky, viscerally felt rhythms in our post drum ‘n’ bass age. Having built up a colossal body of work mostly in the shadows, Sherwood is a bona fide legend among UK soundsystem cognoscenti. Using marching dub and heady reggae as jumping off points, the reach of Sherwood’s distinctive, low-end output and label has been shockingly diverse, tapping into industrial noise and electro funk experimentations. Over the course of a collaboration prone career (including blatantly bright work with the likes of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and a palette of seminal Jamaican acts), Sherwood has been bound by dub’s original spirit: breaking down invisible walls and moving into newer, riskier spaces. For his part, the uncompromising Pinch has long been rooted in the meditative, mutated strains of early dubstep, championing a broad palette of futuristic, chest rattling permutations on his Tectonic and Cold Recordings imprints – and through inspired collaborations with Shackleton and Mumdance. A genre bending undertaking more than two years in the making, the dark, psychedelic dub of Sherwood & Pinch brings together Ellis’s hauntingly modern sonics and Sherwood’s analog mastery. Channelling bass quivering headspaces that are at once contemplative and ferocious, the duo's LP, Late Night Endless, gleefully upends all rhythmic expectations. On the heels of his live debut at EM15, Pinch returns to MUTEK one year later to share the festival stage with a living dub legend. In collaboration with Convergence festival with the support of the Québec government and the British Council.

MÉTROPOLIS 2
MUTEK 2015, montreal


30/05/2015

In dub inclined circles, it’s the World Cup of anticipated meet ups: groundbreaking British producer Adrian Sherwood, whose towering label On-U Sound has been expanding the bass spectrum tirelessly for 30+ years, joining forces with Bristol producer/DJ/label honcho Rob Ellis (aka Pinch), who’s been instrumental in expanding the possibilities of murky, viscerally felt rhythms in our post drum ‘n’ bass age. Having built up a colossal body of work mostly in the shadows, Sherwood is a bona fide legend among UK soundsystem cognoscenti. Using marching dub and heady reggae as jumping off points, the reach of Sherwood’s distinctive, low-end output and label has been shockingly diverse, tapping into industrial noise and electro funk experimentations. Over the course of a collaboration prone career (including blatantly bright work with the likes of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and a palette of seminal Jamaican acts), Sherwood has been bound by dub’s original spirit: breaking down invisible walls and moving into newer, riskier spaces. For his part, the uncompromising Pinch has long been rooted in the meditative, mutated strains of early dubstep, championing a broad palette of futuristic, chest rattling permutations on his Tectonic and Cold Recordings imprints – and through inspired collaborations with Shackleton and Mumdance. A genre bending undertaking more than two years in the making, the dark, psychedelic dub of Sherwood & Pinch brings together Ellis’s hauntingly modern sonics and Sherwood’s analog mastery. Channelling bass quivering headspaces that are at once contemplative and ferocious, the duo's LP, Late Night Endless, gleefully upends all rhythmic expectations. On the heels of his live debut at EM15, Pinch returns to MUTEK one year later to share the festival stage with a living dub legend. In collaboration with Convergence festival with the support of the Québec government and the British Council.
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