had a keen ear for a re-working of a classic piece of music, whether it
be an unexpected brass take of a soft rock or hip hop cut from Hackney
Colliery Band, or a sultry rendition of a soul nugget from Stac, with
the only conditions being that the cover takes the original piece of
music somewhere new, fresh and exciting.
a number of very canny covers from over the years, but to throw in a
couple of new and exclusive ones for good measure too and as a way of
saying thank you for all your support over the last decade and a half.
So, as well as well loved renditions of Bill Withers’ The Same Love That
Made Me Laugh from Ashley Thomas and Part-Time Heroes’ gorgeous
re-imagining of The Boss’ Dancing In The Dark, you get a spine-tingling,
pitch shifting, electronica flavoured take of Rose Royce’s ballad
Wishing On A Star from Stac x Blue Daisy and The Gene Dudley Group’s
fierce dance floor funk version of Richard “Groove” Holmes No Trouble On
The Mountain (itself a Wah Wah 45s release back in the day!) featuring
the rasping vocals of Annie Frankenstein.
Scrimshire’s updating of Tammi Terrell’s version of All I Do, with Stac
on vocal duties, as well as club classics from Henri-Pierre Noel, Bev
Lee Harling, Alister Johnson and a couple of big hitters from Hackney
Colliery Band and you’ve got one heavyweight haul of version excursions
on your hands.