“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
Albert’s Favourites are extremely proud to present ‘Bossa B’ from the album ‘Sunshine’, by Hector Plimmer.
From the second we heard Bossa B, we were hooked. Gentle percussion and a drone-like synth layered on top of an infectious backbeat, whilst atmospheric bleeps drift in and out like waves on the shore. It has the moodiness of early Metalheadz era drum and bass, a sub-bass to match, and transports you to a place where machines rule…
Included in the single are two remixes – one from the mighty Glenn Astro, and one from Deoke.
Glenn has flipped the track on its head, turning it into a full-on beats workout. Adding new harmonies, spiraling those bleeps and percussive elements into new, driving forces that finally throw you out into an uplifting climax of perky bass and soulful chords. Guaranteed dancefloor action with this one!
Deoke has kept closer to the original with his mix, building round the original production and extending it into a deep seven minute long exploration. Additional bass and signature, synth keys compliment that infectious backbeat, keeping up pressure on the dancefloor right to the end.
You can catch Hector around London, playing records and playing live. He has a regular show on NTS Radio – ‘Is This Thing On? w/ Hector Plimmer’ and he also co-curates the ‘Sampled’ project with a crew of DJs, producers and musicians, and can be found playing at various venues in the capital.
“Love that!” Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6Music
“South London artist Hector Plimmer is one of the most innovative producers around. Trying to compare Plimmer to anyone is difficult as his music is truly unique. It travels through multiple genres drifting from electronic to jazz to psychedelic and beyond. Having released his highly impressive debut album “Sunshine,” he continues to impress dropping “Bossa B” one of the standout cuts from the project. Opening with gentle percussion Plimmer takes you through an infectious and hypnotic Brazilian vibe, whilst atmospheric beeps drop in and out. With a moody sub-bass aesthetic reminiscent of early Metalheadz era at its finest, this track is a bit special. The release also includes two remixes – one from the mighty Glenn Astro, and one from Deoke.” Twisted Soul, UK
“This is wicked! Support on both cuts but just shading it is Deoke’s late night, lights down groover. Just perfect.” Tom Central, Shapes Of Rhythm, UK
“Loving the new release! Keep bringing the heat.” Jeff Fellows, Dubhut, Bali
“Proper!” Aly Gillani, First Word Records, UK
“Thank you for these gems! Both reworks are awesome, but Glen Astro’s is just amazing. 🙂 I’ll play them both in the next two Saturdays on my “45 RPM” Radio Show!” Dobo Marzov, 45 RPM Radio Show, Bulgaria
“Real nice, will defo play out in Croatia this summer…” Jonny Miller, Tribe/Atjazz Record Co, UK
“This is a great release!” Alex Attias, Switzerland
“THIS EP IS PURE FIRE!” Deejay MZA, Soul Circle Radio, USA
“Love the original mix and both reworks. Full support!” Dr. Best, Radio-Z, Germany
Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK