Welcome to On-U Sound


Unique, maverick and massively respected, On-U Sound is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most important independent labels.

Contributing a strikingly diverse soundtrack to chaotic post-punk, post-colonial Britain, On-U has become a by-word for experimentalism, spewing forth incredible, far-fetched, sometimes completely baffling tunes, never straying far from the cutting edge.

Primarily associated with the sound of ‘dub’, the label’s heritage is far broader, with many of its artists having backgrounds in punk & post-punk, industrial, hip-hop and funk where the cross-pollination of punk experimentation and Jamaican dub has mapped out the innovative, culturally exciting territory the label has covered over the years.

Since 1981, with label boss and producer Adrian Sherwood at the helm, On-U Sound has released over 100 albums and singles and has launched the careers and/or inspired an endless list of artists.

The label's influence upon a younger generation of musicians, not to mention the ambient/techno style in general, has proved enormous, helping to fuse dub with both the independent rock and post-punk scenes.

While the label has fought the mainstream's tendency to categorise music within specific genres, Sherwood's name is nonetheless recognized by both pop reggae and audiences worldwide for his production efforts and remixes for artists including Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Living Colour, Depeche Mode, and Primal Scream.

2011 marks the 30th Anniversary of On-U Sound. To help celebrate this auspicious birthday, keep visiting this site to find our latest new releases, vintage selections dusted down from our massive archive, remixes, limited vinyl editions and exclusive On-U Sound products. We hope you enjoy the show………

On-U Sound Records.

Disturbing The Comfortable, Comforting The Disturbed

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Adrian Sherwood
Survival & Resistance
Album
Sherwood & Pinch
Music Killer
12" Vinyl 45rpm
£5.99
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Adrian Sherwood
Recovery Time
12" Vinyl 45rpm
£5.99
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New Age Steppers
Fade Away Re-issue
7" Vinyl 45rpm
£3.99
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NEW PRODUCTS

Various Artists
Chainstore Massacre
CD
£7.99
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Gary Clail
End of the Century Party
CD
£7.99
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Audio Active
Happy Happer
CD
£7.99
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Audio Active
Happy Shopper in Europe EP
CD
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African Head Charge
Great Vintage Volume 2
CD
New Age Steppers
New Age Steppers Trifecta (3 CD)
CD
£12.99
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Singers & Players
Staggering Heights
CD
Doug Wimbish
Trippy Notes for Bass
CD
£7.99
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Sherwood & Pinch
Bring Me Weed
12" Vinyl 45rpm
Sherwood & Pinch
Music Killer
12" Vinyl 45rpm
£5.99
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Lee Scratch Perry
Nu Sound & Version
12“ Vinyl 33rpm
£10.99
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Adrian Sherwood
Survival & Resistance (Japanese CD)
CD
£9.99
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