Mark Stewart – VS

The indie world lost a giant on April 21st with the passing of Mark Stewart.  In his honor, I share a compilation album featuring the crème de la crème of alternative, industrial, reggae and dub music coming out in full force to remix and cut up Stewart’s works.  Featured on this compilation are Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, K.K. Null, Stephen Mallinder and Eric Random among others.  From the release’s Bandcamp site:

VS. is a unique collaborative project helmed by Mark Stewart, a vocalist, producer and songwriter who’s been an anarchic, pioneering figure on the frontiers of Post-Punk, Industrial, Avant-Dub and Electronic music since the Punk era. Each track is a forcible mash-up that pits Stewart against an artist either who originated, propagated and/or currently upholds the incendiary aesthetic, cultural and socio-political intentions of that era including members of Cabaret Voltaire, Consolidated, Pan Sonic and the MINUTEMEN along with the late Lee Perry, Adrian Sherwood and KK Null among others. This music is meant to resonate with, “The raw stardust in your bones – the ancient heat in your blood.””

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