Wah Wah 45s are proud to present a brand new remix of "Colours", one of the highlights from southern soul boys The Milk's third album, "Cages", courtesy of Wah Wah 45s and Albert's Favourites label boss and esteemed producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Scrimshire.
This remix is something of a taster of a forthcoming full set of reworks from the South London based sonic chameleon and is set to build on heavy radio support from Huey Morgan, Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, Radcliffe & Maconie and Cerys Matthews on BBC 6Music, The Selector, Radio X, BBC Radio London, and beyond, to add to mainstream and specialist press props, for both The Milk and Scrimshire's original work.
The sultry and introspective "Colours" is given a fresh twist as Rick Nunn's vocals are wrapped around Scrimshire's trademark synths, stabs and forward thinking dance floor beats. As Adam Scrimshire explains:
'I'll never forget hearing the demo of "Colours" for the first time. The bridge into chorus in particular floored me and still does. It will always be daunting to take on songs like this, especially for close friends. But the process gave way to me pretty easily, because the joy of being inside the music was warm and enveloping. I haven't made a remix like this one in many years, but I hope people love it as much as I love the original."
Having cut his teeth with three much loved albums right here on Wah Wah 45s, Scrimshire released his first album on Albert's Favourites in 2019. The LP, "Listeners", featured collabs with the likes of Emma-Jean Thackray, James Alexander Bright and Georgia Anne Muldrow, and gained plaudits including BBC 6Music Album of the Day. The 2020 follow up "Believers Vol.1" featured, amongst others, latin bass worriers Penya and UK soul royalty Omar. He's due to release his latest opus, "Nothing Feels Like Everything", this October featuring legends Cleveland Watkiss and Ursula Rucker, as well as burgeoning London jazz talent like Tamar Collocutor and Idris Rahman.
The Milk are four life-long friends, Ricky Nunn (vocals), Mitch Ayling (drums) Luke Ayling (bass) and Dan Le Gresley (guitar) who formed their first band when they were still at school in Essex, playing countless working men's clubs.
Since signing to Wah Wah 45s, the band released their second album "Favourite Worry", which became one of BBC 6 Music's albums of the year, and the critically acclaimed follow up "Cages"; sold out London's Union Chapel, KOKO and Hoxton Hall; toured with the Fun Lovin' Criminals and recently got back on the road in in the summer of this year, culminating in a packed at show at London's famous Jazz Café.
released October 29, 2021
Written by Rick Nunn, Daniel Le Gresley, Luke Ayling, Mitch Ayling, Adam Scrimshire
supported by 4 fans who also own “Colours (Scrimshire Remix)”
Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell