Who has released records on all these labels: the legendary R&B label OKeh, the nu-blues stronghold Fat Possum, the key rap originators Sugar Hill, Tommy Boy and 4th & Broadway, the innovative On-U Sound, and of course Real World Records?
Which musician has played on records by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, James Brown, Robert Plant, Mark Stewart & The Mafia, Sinead O’Connor, and Megadeth?
The answer to both questions is Skip McDonald, and Skip is Little Axe.
For his first live performance as Little Axe in some time, Skip will now be joined by his former band mate, legendary bass player Doug Wimbish. The pair played together in the original Little Axe line up, the Sugar Hill house band and the groundbreaking industrial hip hop band Tackhead.
With a relationship going back to the early noughties with Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label, it makes perfect sense to invite him down for the next edition of our Sherwood At The Controls series.
To mark the occasion, Rob da Bank will also be performing a special one-off dub set. With all of our previous Sherwood shows being sell outs, this is bound to be no different – jump to it.