Welcome to ISC HiFi. Explore new records daily from our growing collection of classics and rarities from around the world. Discover the stories behind the records. Experience the ISC listening space from home through our (( ROOM RECORDING )) audio player below.
66-minutes of psychedelic, tribal dub from the On-U Sound collective featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Here’s another surprise gem from the archives found on SoundCloud. If you’re not already familiar, African Head Charge was an Adrian Sherwood studio project inspired by Brian Eno’s “vision for a psychedelic Africa” and heavily featured the driving, polyrhythmic African and “outernational” rhythms of master percussionist Bonjo I. This live recording features the group along with a close friend of Sherwood’s, the “Upsetter” Lee “Scratch” Perry.
A message from Sherwood himself on this rare bootleg recording: “In 1990 African Head Charge ft. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry played on Glastonbury festival. DJ Earthpipe recorded it illegally from the audience, capturing that pure Live Concert vibe. Let’s trust in it that we soon are able to attend gigs again! Wishing you all a lovely 14 February (as if it were the year 2001)!”