Having kicked off this new series of compilations last year with other label boss Dom Servini’s “Allo Love” selection, Volume Two gives us an insight into his partner’s muscial diet.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the man’s own output, the down-tempo and electronica end of things is well covered with lush offerings from Hiatus & Shura, Amenta, Matches and Jesse Futerman. And in places, things get even more horizontal with more acoustic offerings from High Hopes Society and of course the man himself with his acoustic version of album favourite “A Promise Is All It Was”.
Let us not forget, though, that Scrimshire is also a DJ, and a damn fine one at that, and there’s plenty of turntable fodder to be found with Persian’s lovers and jungle mash-up, Twin Cities’ mid-tempo soul stirrer, Skinshape’s take on a Bill Withers classic, and plenty of cuts from the Wah Wah 45s stable including music from Part-time Heroes, Resonators, Paper Tiger, Hackney Colliery Band and LV’s deadly club version of Scrimshire’s “Everything You Say” featuring the Cinematic Orchestra’s Heidi Vogel. And even then there’s time for a couple of exclusives – Easy Access Orchestra’s re-work for Colman Brothers is quite possibly a modern summertime anthem, and new signing Gene Dudley Group get their first ever airing on Wah Wah 45s. Blimey, we’re out of breathe just thinking about it.
Wah Wah 45s
Release/catalogue number: WAHDIG24
Release date: Aug 27, 2012