video premiere: jamaican dub legend lee ”scratch” perry’s historic vocals find new life in sherwood & pinch’s “lies”

June 22, 2017

New music from Sherwood & Pinch (On-U Sound vs Tectonic ) featuring the soothing vocals of Jamaican dub legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry! A chillwave, jazz-flavored remix of Lee Scratch Perry’s vocals from about 15 years ago, “Lies” is an unexpected and refreshing mashup about the new era of “fake news” and fake politicians.

”I’m totally pleased with this one,“ Sherwood tells AFROPUNK.”

I played it to Lee Perry and he loves it too. This is a historic vocal from a recording he made 30 years ago. ‘Lies’ marries old and new; live playing meets tough programming. It features an amazing sax player called Paul Booth, and Pinch’s groove is great.“ Shout out to Paul Booth for that funky-ass sax.

Set to kaleidoscopic visuals edited by Sally Sibbet and featuring early-90s footage shot by Sherwood himself.

”We knew as soon as we’d finished ‘Lies’ that it would be a popular choice and from the reviews and responses we’ve had on the LP so far it certainly seems that way,“

says  The Lee Perry vocal is from about 15 or so years ago, and you can hear that he’s very much on form in the recording. We deliberately spaced the vocals to give them lots of room to breathe and actually got a saxophonist in to play the melody of a sample we were temporarily using as the chorus line – again, to give Lee Perry’s vocal as much space as possible.

”Lies“ is taken from Sherwood & Pinch’s album ‘Man vs. Sofa’, out now. In the London area? Come see Sherwood & Pinch at the Camden Assembly, Thurs. June 29.

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