For more than three decades, Adrian Sherwood has been one of the world’s finest and most consistently ground-breaking producers. He has wrought his deep, dark magic upon artists such as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, The Fall and The Slits, and was asked by David Lynch to work on the Wild at Heart
soundtrack. Sherwood has coined countless mind-melting new sounds with legendary acts such as Tackhead and Mark Stewart, as well as forging his own pioneering creations. Preferring to operate in the shadows, where his creative integrity is least threatened by the all-corrupting ludicrousness of the pop mainstream, this restless originator has built up a colossal body of work, whose staggering diversity – from reggae and dub to experimental electronics, industrial grind and far more – has never eclipsed his own identity, nor diluted his unique bass-anchored sound. This year, Adrian completes his hat trick of Contra Pops and we’re honoured to have him as our resident (superstar) DJ.