Friday, 26 June 2009

South of the river ...

There is a bit of a theme developing here. Brixton. Deptford. We're definitely south of the river. And that's where you'll find Mica Paris in her song of the same name from her great Contribution LP. When it came out in 1991ish it seemed Mica might just be a cool soul star from south London, bridging the gap from Soul II Soul to Massive Attack/Young Disciples. Contribution had an appearance from Rakim and songwriting credits by Prince. And for a long time I had a signed photo of Mica on my wall, but ...

Rumour has it that somewhere buried in the vaults there's an LP Mica made with the 23 Skidoo guys. Mmm. And another one the Skidoo crew made with Sonique, though a couple of those tracks were released. Maybe it's better not to hear it, and instead enjoy the idea of the thing, but I do love the idea of the Mica paris/23 Skidoo collaboration.

In the meantime you'll find me south of the river. We can talk all night ... sing it Mica.

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