He later formed Tackhead
before embarking on his Little Axe journey.
From there he worked closely with Adrian Sherwood on many of projects for the On-U Sound label, as well as spearheading the band Tackhead
and working with Living Colour.
UK DUB master Adrian Sherwood's label is 30 this year, so what better way to celebrate than with two of its most revered acts, Tackhead and Mark Stewart and the Maffia.
The Tackhead sound is an astonishing blend of blistering funk, enhanced by Sherwood's effects and samples.
Yn yr 80au roedd Sherwood yn arloesi gyda soundsystem Tackhead
a'i waith hefo artistiaid fel Dub Syndicate ac African Headcharge.
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Some of the results are fairly predictable: "Karma-Cola," by Adrian Sherwood and Doug Wimbish, is simultaneously bluesy and dubby, just as one would expect from the masterminds behind On-U Sound and Tackhead
, respectively; Mapstation's "Watching Paik's Video Buddha" is unusually arrhythmic but otherwise typically spacy; Robert Henke, surprise surprise, uses Buddha Machine content to build rich layers of slowly throbbing drone.
Meanwhile, Scots funkster Jesse Rae hits the Cafe Royal in Edinburgh on Thursday, with Skip MacDonald of Tackhead
and Steve Collazo of Odyssey.
In the studio the DJ's records were replaced by the in-house Sugar Hill band, a funky tight outfit wich would later form the bones of Tackhead
Described as an interbreeding of Rush and Radiohead, crossed with U2 crossed with The Police, with an insertion of Tackhead
, XTC and King Crimson, the band recorded their four-track EP at Newcastle's Cluny Studios.