📚 The notes 📚
I’d like to thank Jed firstly for putting such an organic sharing platform such as this together, and inspiring many of us by being that catalyst through which we explore beyond what we all may otherwise. And secondly for being patient with my request to do one of these great things. The letters leading to this one have reignited times in my own musical journey, triggered me to listen to full albums that I likely wouldn’t have come across & generally enhanced my listening to music. With big boots to fill, here I am…
My main source of musical influence from a young age was my older brother, Sam. Skate films & Dr Fox’s Weekly Rundown definitely did its bit, but he was my source of new music. I remember hearing Eminem Stan at the bottom of our stairs in 2000 and my mind front flipping out of my cranium. He was, and still is, a ruthless filter and a tough nut to crack… He’ll appreciate the irony there!
I remember my first cassette being Robert Miles’ Children, and Daft Punk’s One More Time being my first CD bought with my own money – both were seen as ‘waaay too dancey’ amongst my 11 year old peers, busy slow dancing awkwardly to Destiny’s Child. But I stuck with it anyway. My main influences and I guess where I continue to draw inspiration are definitely the likes of OutKast, producers like SBTRKT & Four Tet as well as respected broadcasters like Mary-Anne Hobbs & Gilles Peterson.
As I’m sure like all guest letters prior to this one, the list has been through countless edits over a length of time. But one thread remained throughout… A wholesome challenge to myself to include a varied amount of styles that flow somewhat. Hopefully I’ve achieved that. It’s so difficult when it comes to selecting as there is so much out there worth sharing.
I hope by sharing some of ‘mine’ , I can somewhat repay the hundreds of ‘yours’ I’ve taken and loved from previous Love Will Save the Day letters. 😁
As always, if you’ve read to here, thanks for indulging me ❤️.
See you on the dance floor.
Love Will Save the Day