We’ve been looking forward to announcing this for some time now, and the moment has finally come.
The first official signing to Albert’s Favourites, outside of the founding three, is Hector Plimmer. Hector had music featured on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers 11, won the Steve Reid InNOVAtion award, has a regular night at The Ritzy in Brixton with Wu-Lu and hosts a regular NTS Radio show.
“Very, very good.” Gilles Peterson
“Gorgeous, hypnotic.” Dom Servini
“A subtly infectious little cracker.” The Monitors
We first became aware of his original compositions while at Sounds Of The Universe for his close friend Wu-Lu’s Ginga tape launch (buy this, it is essential). And since then Hector has brought to us an album of incredible music, which we intend to release to you next year.
But first, we have the 7″ single, Eastern System. Written and recorded with his, then, neighbours Drahla, it is psyche pop, afrobeat, middle-eastern melodies and hip hop confidently rolled into one. It’s amazing.
Listen here and then be sure to pre-order either 7″ or download.
Radio support from:
Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK
Nemone, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK
Tom Ravenscroft, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK
Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK – Beat Of The Week
Dom Servini, Amazing Radio, UK
Andrew Jervis, Bandcamp Weekly, US
Lefto, Studio Brussels, Belgium
Born Cheating, Radar Radio, UK
Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM
Thris Tian, Worldwide FM
Pete OnTheCorner, Worldwide FM
Chris P Cuts, NTS Radio, UK
Phil Levene, Likwid London, UK
Jason Pulaski, KUCI, California, USA
dr Snikkers, 95bFM, Auckland, NZ
Mucho Soul, Likwid London, UK
DJ Mr Lob, Melbourne, Australia
Dobo Marzov, The 45 RPM Show, Bulgaria