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"It's the soundtrack to joining a really great cult, that's somewhere warm and pretty." Tom Ravenscroft Recommends, BBC Radio 6Music

"A beautiful album from beginning to end. One of those ones you can really just put on and enjoy all the time, so pleasing to the ear but has many, many layers underneath it when you get into it. Really excited to discover him this year." Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

"Very, very good!" Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6Music

One year ago Hector Plimmer's debut album 'Sunshine' was released to overwhelming support and acclaim.

What had initially been uncovered as a collection of almost-finished ideas had been developed into the perfect introduction to Hector as a musician, an artist and an integral part of London's creative community.

A live band grew out of those 10 beautiful and introverted pieces with Plimmer, on drums, sample triggers and dubs, they took to the stage alongside heroes and peers including Amp Fiddler, Yussef Dayes and Natureboy Flako.

All the while his label, South London's Albert's Favourites, continued to release a string of reinterpretations, including the work of Glenn Astro, Deft, Ninja Tune's Sarathy Korwar and their own Deoke.

So, to mark the anniversary and bring a fitting end to this landmark project for the producer, they have gathered together those pieces and more for 'Sunshine Remixed'. The release includes thirteen remixes, the original Drahla version of massive debut single Eastern System, and a very special live version of Bossa B, performed with long-time collaborator and friend Wu-Lu and Brixton afro-dub legends Soothsayers.

The album features outstanding new remixes from percussive-soul master Reginald Omas Mamode IV, renowned drummer, Mulatu Astatke/Sons Of Kemet/Owiny Sigoma collaborator Tom Skinner's Hello Skinny project and deep-house producer, Scissor and Thread label boss Francis Harris.

The London jazz scene's relative newcomer Emma-Jean Thackray delivers a deeply soulful reworking of title track Sunshine while analogue and sub-bass aficionado Mr Beatnick delivers a mind bendingly beautiful dub rework of Kalimba 2 - without so much as touching the multi-tracks. Add to that prolific electronic producer and rising star Elsa Hewitt, label mates Jonny Drop and Modified Man turning in a broken beat excursion, and you can see, there is a very special remix album here, more than worthy of the original.

Essential for fans of FourTet, Floating Points and Bonobo.


Sunshine Remixed

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