New Age Steppers - Avant Gardening LP
Label: On-U Sound
In the tradition of archival On-U, we've gone through the tape vaults to put together this special record of unreleased versions and rarities from the white hot early days of the New Age Steppers, the group that launched the On-U Sound label by appearing on both the first single and album.
Highlights include a restored track from their infamous and long-lost 1983 John Peel session (an ebullient cover of Atlantic Starr's "Send For Me" featuring a beautifully spirited vocal performance from the much-missed Ari Up), the Jah Woosh deejay cut of "Love Forever," some rare dubs previously only available on Japanese import CDs, all bookended by two very different takes on Chaka Khan's "Some Love." An essential set for collectors of post-punk, dub and other outernational sounds.