Oddly enough, Asian Dub Foundation didn’t feature during my two-year alphabetical adventure. Let’s remedy that now. We are talking strong angry politics. Plenty of rap/ragga. But not in the featured track which is a different kettling.

Wiki: Asian Dub Foundation are a Britishelectronica band, that plays a mix of rapcore, dub, dancehall and ragga, also using rock instruments, acknowledging a punk influence. The Asian Dub Foundation is better described as a group that arose from a community rap organization. The different forms of music include toasting, dub, funky guitars and many other African instrumentals. One of their most influential tracks is named Strong Culture which gives the listener an idea of the Asian culture.”Their distinctive sound is a combination of hard ragga-jungle rhythms, indo-dub basslines, searing sitar- inspired guitars and ‘traditional’ sounds gleaned from their parents’ record collections, shot through with fast-chat conscious lyrics”.

In 2003 they released Enemy of the Enemy which became their best selling album and contained the track “Fortress Europe,” a stinging attack on European immigration policy along with “1000 Mirrors” a collaboration with Sinéad O’Connor about a woman serving life for killing an abusive husband.

It’s that latter track which is featuring today, given a breaks makeover by ILS (real name Illian Walker), who has released material on Adam Freeland’s Marine Parade label.

Asian Dub Foundation feat. Sinead O’Connor – 1000 Mirrors (ILS Club Mix

And, from the ADF website, a version with a different vocalist:



http://www.asiandubfoundation.com/ (free download available from their forthcoming album)

~ by acidted on December 28, 2010.

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