ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION

 

Famed for their electrifying fusion of punk rock, electronic beats, reggae, bhangra, hip-hop and politics, the one-time Mercury nominees & NME Award winners return with a freshly reinvigorated & retooled line-up to release their career defining best with Adrian Sherwood back at the controls.


‘More Signal More Noise’ (released via Believe Recordings on 6thJuly 2015) showcases a band shot-through with a new found sense of positive energy, militancy and purpose. Recorded in just three days straight to tape by a thoroughly tour drilled band, and mixed in another three, its urgency and pure joyousness shine through on the finished record.


The story of ADF’s rejuvenation begins in 2012 when the band agreed to Secret Cinema’s subversive request to re-stage their live soundtrack to Mathieu Kassovitz’s ‘La Haine’ (originally performed at the Barbican in 2001) at London’s notorious Broadwater Farm Housing Estate - a fitting setting for a film about urban dislocation, given that it was on the spot of one of the UK’s most infamous riots. The white heat of that show acted as a catalyst to cement the line-up that made this record - founding guitarist Steve Savale re-joined by original members Dr Das (Bass) and Rocky Singh (drums), and former vocalist Ghetto Priest returning to the line-up for the first time in a decade. Alongside Aktarv8r and new recruit Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee, the band has once again become a force.


In 2015 Asian Dub Foundation performed live their new soundtrack at London's Barbican to the George Lucas’s cult sci-fi classic THX1138 – a chilling dystopian fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic future. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, THX 1138 has gained cult status over the years, with the soundtrack by Lalo Schiffrin and sound design by triple Oscar winner Walter Murch having been sampled by a host of influential electronic artists including Nine Inch Nails, UNKLE, Orbital and many more. They will also be performing the soundtrack at Sydney's world famous Opera House on 5th November 2016.



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