Photography by Toast Of Leeds
Adam Scrimshire was 14 when he started making music on an Amiga 500
with a Yamaha Tone Generator and an 8-Bit Sampler. Surrounded by his family’s love for vinyl and dancing he was, perhaps surprisingly, the only one to decide he wanted to make the stuff.
Wah Wah 45s signed Scrimshire in 2006. A perfect fit with music steeped in jazz, soul and funk, with a nod to contemporary sounds, and strong in popular song writing sensibilities.
Scrimshire’s three albums on Wah Wah 45s, Along Came the Devil One Night…, The Hollow and Bight, have been widely recognised and praised by Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan, Nemone, and Don Letts. He also curated his own Allo Love compilation featuring some of his favourite artists.
The Hollow by Scrimshire
A seasoned vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Adam Scrimshire is also a fine DJ. His open musical tastes, sublime skills and penchant for sultry soul music make him a natural.
As an extension of his DJing, Adam has produced two volumes of edits lending his talent to Merry Clayton, Soul II Soul, Margie Joseph, John Martyn, Stevie Wonder and many more: That’s over 40 tracks and 8 vinyl releases.
Since the release of Bight, Adam has focused on more projects away from “Scrimshire”. Making time to develop as a studio and mix engineer, he has taken on projects with Bastien Keb, Daudi Matsiko, Leisure, Cathy Tornbohm, Jack Watts and more. He has also become the regular mastering engineer for a number of artists and labels.
In 2011 Adam became an owner and director at Wah Wah 45s and Wah Wah 45s Publishing. Working alongside Dom Servini he has signed and delivered huge albums from artists including The Gene Dudley Group, The Milk, Dele Sosimi, and Paper Tiger.
As an artist himself he has been able to work hard on delivering ever more artist friendly systems and approaches at the label and takes great pride in focusing on the details of artist development.
In late 2015 he fulfilled a lifelong dream of founding his own label Albert’s Favourites, named after Adam’s grandad. With co-founders Dave Koor and Jonny Drop, Adam has overseen all releases including the exceptional debut from Hector Plimmer, Sunshine.
Albert’s Favourites is set to release a new collaborative project with Adam’s long-time musical partner Dave Koor. Modified Man has already put out a six-track EP, remixes for Dele Sosimi, Amp Fiddler, Makadem among others, and delivered a massive three-hour live and DJ mix for Boiler Room.
Modifications: Set 1 by Modified Man
Read more about Scrimshire in these recent interviews:
Bandcamp interview: The Many Hats of Wah Wah 45s’ Adam Scrimshire
iDJ Magazine interview: Meet the master of the jazzy, funk-fuelled re-edit
Or get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Adam, really liking your music, bit of a WahWah45 fan but the main reason Im sending you this message is I heard your cheeky Sea Lion track on Gilles’ podcast with Dom Servini, what a tune. I know its a bit of cheek for me to ask but what are the chances of getting a copy? Im starting a little funk/jazz kinda night in Bournemouth and that tune is killer!!
All the best anyway, keep up the work.
All Funk’d Up
As above really, any news on the whether your remix of Sea Lion – See an enemy is going to get released?
Hi James, you can get the Sealion edit on my soundcloud page… http://soundcloud.com/scrimshire/sealion-scrimshire-see-an-enemy-remix
I posted Stac’s All or Nothing video on my blog http://www.black-thought.com sometime back and you thanked me for it. Thru some glitch I didn’t see your comment until now. You’re more than welcome. I love good music and the video was great, as well. Thanks for your comment and for checking out my blog. I’d appreciate your keeping me posted when you come out with anything new. Continued support with the music.
Thanks for the comment, i do really appreciate the support. Will definitely let you know when new things are coming. My own album is coming early next year.
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