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Lee 'Scratch' Perry

makumba rock

On U Sound

limited 10" (pre-order)

Expected Release: 12th Jul 2019


A follow-up to his recently released and critically-acclaimed Rainford set.

The A-side of this EP serves up an extended version of album highlight “Makumba Rock”, vocal mashed into dub in classic Jamaican discomix style/ On the flip is the essential non-album track “Heaven & Hell”, a psychedelic funk shuffle with decaying horns disintegrating into the fog of effects and relentless Upsetter wisdom. Both cuts are exclusive to this release, the latest in On-U’s long-running and highly collectable discoplate series. “Rainford is a late-career answer to 1978’s Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread and beyond all reasonable expectation, fully its equal” ★★★★★ - MOJO “‘Rainford’ shows why the man dubbed ‘Lee’ for ‘Little’ - because of his short stature - has had such towering influence” 8/10 - DJ Mag “There’s something rather touching about the On-U Sound boss anchoring these twilight reflections from the 83 year old Upsetter … it’s refreshing to hear him [LSP] speak from the heart” - Uncut “Rainford, with production from On-U Sound’s Adrian Sherwood, is a classic set of Scratch vocals: science fiction nursery rhymes, apocalyptic lullabies, their melodies light as air yet rocksteady” - The Wire

makumba rock


  1. Makumba Rock [Extended Discoplate Version]
  2. Heaven & Hell