London Undersound - Instrumentals and Remixes
Students of the art of the mix would do well to get hold of this collection from one of its masters.
Essentially a double-album, with the first twelve tracks making a ‘disc one’ of instrumentals and the remaining nine acting as a kind-of remix ‘bonus disc’, complete with guest performances from the likes of Imogen Heap and Ojos de Brujo. Sawnhey himself says the original London Undersound album came about through his observation that London has become a more threatening place since the attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001. Not something that comes across in a set of instrumentals, really, but that’s a miniscule niggle in the face of a work of craft and feeling. The Daily Hate-Mail says it’s a candidate for next year’s Mercury but it’s so much better than that. World music, in its truest form.