About 25 Years

 

Adam Scrimshire was 14 when he started making music on an Amiga 500, with a Yamaha Tone Generator and an 8-Bit Sampler.

Albums

MANY years later, in 2006 Wah Wah 45s signed Scrimshire. 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.

Now, in 2019 he finally follows up these releases with the album Listeners on his Albert’s Favourites label. A culmination of learning and growing in the six years since Bight.

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’s summer mixtapes. With co-founders Dave Koor and Jonny Drop, Adam has overseen all releases including the exceptional debut from Hector Plimmer, Sunshine.

On Albert's Favourites Scrimshire has released a collaborative project with long-time musical partner Dave Koor, Modified Man. Modified Man has already put out 3 six-track EPs, remixes for Dele Sosimi, Amp Fiddler, Makadem among others, and delivered a massive three-hour live and DJ mix for Boiler Room. He also releases music as Aeshim.

DJ

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.

Engineer and Mixer

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.

Most recently Scrimshire has mixed an EP and album for Rōnin Arkestra a band led by Mark de Clive-Lowe, featuring some of Japan’s finest contemporary jazz artists.

More About Scrimshire

Read more about Scrimshire in these 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: adam@scrimshire.com