“Emperor” is the latest single to be taken from Scrimshire’s highly praised third opus, “Bight”, an album that exemplifies progressions made both as a singer-songwriter and producer, pushing forward from his acclaimed second album, “The Hollow”.
The song kicks off with Scrimshire’s trademark guitar and Stac’s distinctive vocals but soon drops into low-slung beats, reminiscent of Portishead and Shadow at their best. It’s a short but powerful tune, and comes complete with a trio of remixes that take it into three very distinctive places.
The mighty Stubborn Heart (One Little Indian) set the bar with what is possibly one of the finest remixes we’ve ever received at Wah Wah 45s. Pitching Stac’s vocal down and increasing the intensity on the beats, the London duo take this tune where it’s never been before and have created something of a dance floor anthem in the process.
Sought after beat monger, Kratos Himself, delivers a more horizontal version, complete with ethereal sound effects and a less urgent approach that allows the song some space to express itself.
And finally, we’re very happy to include a rework from another London twosome who you’re going to hear plenty more about in the coming months. Our very own Bopperson and The High Five Guy have joined forces to produce the Bopper Five Remix, which takes the track right back to early 90s Bristol with a little 2013 bass worrying thrown in for good measure.
Look out for an added bonus in the shape of a live acoustic performance of previous single “Convergent” that Scrimshire recorded for The Selector earlier this year, rounding off one extremely heavyweight package indeed!
“Love the whole package and included the Stubborn Heart remix on the show today… superb!” DK (Solid Steel, Ninja Tune) https://soundcloud.com/ninja-
“Played the Stubborn Heart remix of Scrimshire, sounded great in the studio!” Rita Maia, Resonance FM (UK)
“Great release. Kratos Himself & Stubborn Heart remix rocking my world. Full support.” Diesler (Tru Thoughts / Freestyle, UK)
“Scrimshire is always so brilliant with his compositions. This time there is also an incredible remix from Kratos Himself!” Cesare Cera (Irma / Black Mighty Wax, Italy)
“Class selection of mixes and loving the S.Heart and Kratos Himself Remixes!” Simon Harrison (Basic Soul, UK)
“I really fancy Stubborn Heart and Scrimshire…so…
PHWOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRR!” Ross PTH (UK)
“Bloody lovely! (Partridge voice). Full support.” DJ Gilla (First Word, UK)
“Once again, a top-notch release on Wah Wah 45s! Love all Remix-Versions of “Emperor” and the Live Acoustic Version of “Convergent”.” Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.Best’ www.radio-z.net (Germany)
“Sounds nice , will have to look up their other stuff. Pow!” Asian Hawk (UK)
“Bopper Five for the win!” Markus Milz (Further in Fusion, Germany)
- Radio play from Don Letts (BBC 6Music, UK),
- Rita Maia, Resonance FM (UK),
- DK (Solid Steel, Ninja Tune, UK),
- Aja, “Ketch A Vibe”, XRP Radio (Birmingham UK),
- Samurai FM (Japan),
- Spitfire Radio (Birmingham UK),
- Impact Radio (Italy);
- Dave Bassin, Freefall Radio (USA);
- Jason Pulaski, Innamissions, KUCI 88.9FM (USA);
- The Jus’ Like Music Radio Show (NTS, UK)