Adrian Sherwood presents Dub No Frontiers


Dub No Frontiers is inspired by and features women vocalists we knew from the UK or had met while travelling around the world,” says Adrian Sherwood, the On-U Sound producer and the brainchild behind the project. “Many of the singers said they felt the dub/reggae arena was a male preserve and a little intimidating even, so we decided to invite artists to write and perform a song of their choice, all with non-English lyrics on our rhythm tracks.”

There’s no arguing that the most famous names in reggae are those of men. Despite reggae’s reputation for calling out injustice and inequality in its rebel music, it is still very much dominated by male voices, male producers and male musicians. 

  1. Yehaiyahan - Love Hurts
  2. Likkle Mai - Haste Makes Waste
  3. Rita Morar - Meri Awaaz Suno (Hear My Voice)
  4. Temi Oyedele - I Dupe (Thanks Giving)
  5. Neyssatou – War
  6. Maria Wenda - Okama Werek Halok
  7. Kerieva – Chavale
  8. JaGodDa - Krysztalowy Aniol (Crystal Angel)
  9. Saba Tewelde - Semarulay Daqey
  10. Nadya Ostroff DR.NO - Little Cosmonaut