Friday 26 May 2023

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Last year, Bev Lee Harling returned with her first solo recording in almost a decade. She won the hearts and musical minds of DJs across the board with her 2012 debut LP, 'Barefoot In Your Kitchen', which BBC 6Musics Gilles Peterson made his Album of the Week.

The original of this single, 'Beautiful Life' was on that 2022 album 'Little Anchor' and I said at the time it "is a perfect combination of pop, folk, soul with cinematic strings and beautiful lyrics and vocals".  

So it's no surprise to me, when it comes to a remix, globe trotting disco freak Aroop Roy got this as his first pick.

And it's not like his recent releases of 'Brazilian Reworks & Edits', his latest remix on Permanant Vacation (Benjamin Fröhlich x Private Agenda - Soft Power) or his party sets with  Rocksteady Disco's Peter Croce in Detroit or Manchester's Mr. Scruff. In fact, the strings give it a Mathew Herbert/Nonclassical out-there house vibe.

Somewhat different to the label's last single, Dele Sosimi & The Estuary 21's 'You Don’t Have To' (see review HERE) but that's how ecelectic it's always been at Wah Wah 45s - get this now for remix, instrumental, dub and radio versions and there's a label Remix Vol. 3 compilation due out later this year that's include remixes by some of our other favourite remixers like Ben Gomori, Dazzle Drums and Dam Swingle.

Artist: Bev Lee Harling
Release: Beautiful Life (Aroop Roy Remixes)
Release Date: 26th May, 2023
Label: Wah Wah 45s
Catalog Number: Digital / BANDCAMP


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