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Keith LeBlanc Special in the On-U series

Keith LeBlanc was part of the rhythm section on songs like "The Message" for SugarHill in the early 80's. Somehow he joined forces with Adrian Sherwood of On-U Sound fame. That's what we waited for! Roots Reggae, Dub plus the influence of Hip-Hop and electronics, great!
Here you get two non On-U CDs from Keith LeBlanc, although a certain Mr. Sherwood did some mixing on these. Both CDs feature the vocals of Bim Sherman and the electronic trickeries of David Harrow (see Anne Clark), but "Raw" is much closer to the stuff you are used from On-U, "Tasteless cuts" is much more early Techno and cut-up (it is from 89), but it has a great bounce! As Friend Electric mentions correctly in the comments, this ts officially credited to DJ Spike, but as our friend Skysaw says here , 'DJ Spike' / 'Spike' was primarily Keith with guest collaborators.

As a bonus you get the Malcolm X - No sell out 12" from 1983 on Tommy Boy, the first time I noticed Keith LeBlanc, a little later I found the Akabu 12" posted below (although Keith was not on it, but it was on TommyBoy)

Keith LeBlanc - No sell out 1983

Keith LeBlanc /DJ Spike - Tasteless cuts 1989

Keith LeBlanc - Raw 1990


you forgot to mention that "Tasteless Cuts" was an official release by "DJ Spike" ;)

Raw is my absolutely favorite from Skip, Doug and Keith. Magnifecent Job!!! Thanks so much to you Jörg

much greetings


Ich hörte Keith LeBlancs Track "No Sell Out" erstmals in einer auf Audio-Tape in der Nacht mitgeschnittenen Sendung von John Peel. Danach war es um mich geschehen.

Danke und Gruß


I own this, but only the 7inch as I was too poor at the time to get the 12, many thanks for this.

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