Ashley Beedle Re-Edits: Love From London

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Black Science Orchestra and then the Ballistic Brothers, alongside David Byrne. He was also part of the production team known as X-Press 2.

He’s also run a few record labels in his time and is widely respected throughout the industry.

Fast forward to 2011, KAT records have happily put their stamp of approval on two re-edits that hit me instantly when I heard them.

The first is “Angels”, a track originally recorded by Brazilian singer Flora back in 1977. Ashley has managed to keep that sweet summer Brazilian vibe to it and I think he’s bought it up to the modern day, so this one will get support from the new generation of disco lovers.

Next up is a track, which could easily be a forgotten Steely Dan record but it’s actually by Brian Protheroe. The song, entitled “Pinball”, is a great dreamy/psych track that reached #22 in the UK charts back in 1974.

I’m really digging Ashley’s subtle re-arrangement and it’s a track I keep coming back to on my playlist.

Alex Kenning

(Love From London is an ongoing series where correspondents Alex Kenning and Izzy Lawrence introduce us to bands generating excitement across the pond.)