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Sam Redmore - Nagu

Driven by support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Quantic, Nightmares On Wax, The Nextmen, Lauren Laverne, Danny Krivit and most prominently Craig Charles, Sam Redmore has built a name for himself over the last few years for crafting soul-drenched remixes and reworks of both solidified classics and lesser-known material.

Having spent so much time re-working the classics it is no surprise that production values are high when it comes to his own original music.

At the start of 2021 Sam signed to Jalapeno Records and his debut album is slated for June 2022.

Many of the album tracks were purpose-built for inclusion in his DJ sets - which can range from cumbia, afrobeat, samba, funk and reggae through to house, broken beat, disco and everything in between…

Nagu was the first track that was finished from the album. A horn led percussive latin dancefloor monster, it was specifically made to play at Tropical Soundclash, the night Sam runs in Birmingham. His aim was to create something that would work well on a hot and sweaty dancefloor at 1am.

Having worked pretty much solitarily as a remix artist up to that point, it was one of the first tracks where he got other musicians involved. Chris Mapp (bass), percussionist Magoo (who plays live at each Tropical Soundclash), Rory Simmons (horns and strings) and finally Pete Nickless (piano) were part of the crack team assembled to record the album starting with this track.

As the first track finished from the album, Sam has given plenty of time to road testing it to different crowds on many different sound systems, and it's not let him down yet!


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