Bob Hill Illicit Grooves
Having just heard the Duke Hugh and Bryony Jarman Pinto track I can definitely say that it is three for three on the releases from this compilation so far. Have already playlisted the first two tracks from this on the #IllicitGrooves Radio Show on Totally Wired Radio and Say No More will follow the first two by going straight onto the show's 'A' playlist.
‘Global Sounds’ is a unique collection of tracks that connects artists from around the world. With collaboration, experimentation and mixing tempos all at the heart of albums idea, the result is a multi-genre compilation LP; spanning jazz, broken beat and electronic.
The 'Global Sounds' project is an exciting step forward for Boomerang, featuring some excellent artists such as MOBO award nominee Yazmin Lacey, multi-award winning Sir Cleveland Watkiss (MBE), Steam Down and Rudimental affiliated vocalist Afronaut Zu, broken beat pioneer Mark de Clive-Lowe, electronic wizard Steve Spacek, Wah Wah 45s & Albert Favourites head honcho Scrimshire, Afriquoi’s lead singer André Espeut, and a remix of London Afrobeat Collectives ‘Power to the Women’ by Gottwood / Houghton residents Krywald & Farrer. There are also contributions from exciting up and coming artists Bryony Jarman-Pinto, Footshooter, Duke Hugh, Burland & K.O.G.
The album has secured BBC Radio 6Music’s Album of the Day and Jazz FM’s Album of the Week. Plus widespread support from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Relax, BBC Radio 1Xtra, COMPLEX magazine, MOJO magazine, BBC 6Music, Jazz FM, Worldwide FM, Pan African Music, NTS, iDJ Magazine, Rinse FM, Mi-House, Mi-Soul, Reform Radio, Balammi, Soho Radio & Noctis Magazine.
Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell