Dub Syndicate is a dub band formed by Adrian Sherwood. It became a showcase for Sherwood's collaboration with Style Scott, former drummer with the Roots Radics and Creation Rebel.

Dub Syndicate initially evolved out of Creation Rebel and had a classic dub sound until the third album, Tunes From The Missing Channel (1985), where Dub Syndicate gave birth to a highly experimental more technological dub sound. Dub Syndicate's new sound centered on the interaction of Scott, Sherwood, and Tackhead members Skip McDonald, Keith LeBlanc, and Doug Wimbish.

Dub Syndicate collaborated with many other artists including Lee "Scratch" Perry, Bim Sherman (vocals), Deadly Headley (saxophone) and Dr. Pablo (melodica), (N.B. Dr. Pablo is not Augustus Pablo).

Most of the band's output has appeared on On-U Sound Records, and has been produced by the label's owner Adrian Sherwood. More recent Dub Syndicate recordings were released on Style Scott's own Lion & Roots record label, and production duties have been split between Adrian Sherwood, Scientist, and Style Scott himself. More recently Dub Syndicate has worked with Dancehall artists such as Luciano, Capleton, and Junior Reid.

Scott was found dead in Jamaica on Oct. 11, 2014.

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Links to Peel

As longtime mainstays of producer Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label, Dub Syndicate were regularly featured by Peel, including their later releases and collaborations with other reggae artists.

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Other Shows Played

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Pounding Systems by - The Dub Syndicate

Pounding Systems by - The Dub Syndicate

  • 01 June 1982: Pounding Systems (LP - The Pounding System) On-U Sound
  • 16 June 1982 (BFBS): Pounding Systems (LP - The Pounding System (Ambience In Dub)) On-U Sound
  • 16 June 1982 (BFBS): Humourless Journalist Works To Rules (LP-The Pounding System (Ambience In Dub)) On-U Sound
  • 23 June 1982 (BFBS): Fringe On Top Dub (LP-The Pounding System (Ambience In Dub)) On-U Sound
  • 31 July 1985: Jolly (album - Tunes From The Missing Channel) On-U Sound
  • 12 August 1998: Higher Than High (LP: Fear Of A Green Planet) Lion/Roots

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