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 a whole range of producers including 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. Mr Beatnick delivers a mind bendingly beautiful dub rework of Kalimba 2. 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.
We’re excited to premiere trumpeter and producer Emma-Jean Thackray’s deeply soulful reworking of title track Sunshine featuring the wonderful And Is Phi on vocals. Hector Plimmer‘s ‘Sunshine Remixed’ is released on February 23rd pre-order your copy here.