London Street Soul 1998-2009: 21 Years Acid / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
The music on this 2009 compilation tells the story of the Acid Jazz label from it's earliest hits (such as the beat-laden 'I'm the One' by D Influence and the Brand New Heavies' 'Never Stop') through to it's recent Top 40 hit by Andy Lewis and Paul Weller and on into this year's great hope, Twisted Tongue. Along the way, we come across the very first production by Leftfied: Sandals' 'Profound Gas' which we give you in a previously unreleased seven inch mix. Also here are a largely forgotten performance by Brit-Soul diva Mica Paris in a wonderful duet with Mr. Exe and most of the Young Disciple hooked up Max Beesley in the Subteranneans. Cloud Nine were Mark Brydon's project immediately before the chart-topping Moloko, that broke up when a sampling problem drove them apart. Ace Records.