Adrian Sherwood and Pinch have developed a new project under the moniker ‘Sherwood and Pinch’. These two seminal producers, operating within different orbits of the bass and dub scene, are both respected figureheads in their own right. A chance meeting whilst on the same bill in London’s legendary Fabric earlier in 2012 led to this crucial collaboration.
Adrian Sherwood needs little introduction. For more than three decades he has been chartering the highly acclaimed On-U Sound label, building up a colossal body of work. He is known for taking his productions to the frontier by experimenting with dub and other seemingly alien sounds such as electronica, industrial grind and uncovered world music. Through On-U and beyond he has nurtured the careers of Tackhead and Mark Stewart, and has a long-standing creative relationship with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. He has infected the output of Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and Primal Scream through his signature production skills, with recent remixes for Django Django and Peaking Lights. A restless innovator, his 2012 album ‘Survival and Resistance’ was heralded as being ‘on murderous, devastating form’.
One of the key figures of the genre loosely regarded as ‘bass music’ Rob Ellis, better known as Pinch stands out among the fluid group of like-minded dubstep musicians that define the so-called Bristol sound. Another label owner, through his Tectonic label he has championed artists like 2562 and Skream before the eventual release with dub legend, Scientist. Other notable markers in his discography include his 2012 FABRICLIVE offering and the eponymous Pinch & Shackleton album on Honest Jon’s.
Sherwood and Pinch is a meeting of two like minds; both producers are known for their impeccable attention to sound detail and continual experimentation with rhythm, whilst always maintaining a definitive ‘sound’. The result of this truly exciting collaboration will be showcased for the first time at Sonar Tokyo in April 2013.