Volume 7 includes cuts from Pinch, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Congo Natty, Roots Manuva and more
In news that comes as a very welcome surprise to us, at least, Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label are relaunching their popular Pay It All Back compilation series, after a 23-year absence.
The first volume in the Pay It All Back series was released way back in 1985; the last, Volume 6, in 1996. Over the course of those years, the series brought together bass-heavy, dub-influenced music from label boss Adrian Sherwood and label regulars like Gary Clail, Bim Sherman, Doug Wimbish and Mark Stewart, as well as championing the likes of Dub Syndicate, African Head Charge and New Age Steppers, and became staple listening at post-club, 'all back to mine' sessions of the era.
And now the series returns, with the 18-track Volume 7 due on vinyl, CD and digitally from 29 March. The full (CD) tracklisting is as follows:
01. Roots Manuva & Doug Wimbish - Spit Bits
02. Sherwood & Pinch (ft. Daddy Freddy & Dubiterian) - One Law For The Rich
03. Horace Andy - Mr Bassie (Play Rub A Dub)
04. Neyssatou & Likkle Mai - War
05. Lee “Scratch” Perry - African Starship
06. Denise Sherwood - Ghost Heart
07. Higher Authorities - Neptune Version*
08. Sherwood & Pinch ft. LSK - Fake Days
09. Congo Natty - UK All Stars In Dub
10. Mark Stewart - Favour
11. LSK and Adrian Sherwood - The Way Of The World
12. Gary Lucas with Arkell & Hargreaves - Toby’s Place
13. Nisennenmondai - A’ - Live in Dub [Edit]
14. African Head Charge - Flim
15. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto - Fuego de Cumbia / Dub de Sangre Pura [Dub Mix]
16. Little Axe - Deep River [The Payback Mix]
17. Ghetto Priest ft. Junior Delgado & 2 Bad Card - Slave State
18. Coldcut ft. Roots Manuva - Beat Your Chest
*Unique to vinyl & CD editions. All tracks previously unreleased except 7, 9 and 15.
You can preorder Pay It All Back Vol 7 here. In the meantime, here's a little taster from Sherwood & Pinch…