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Sunday, 24 January 2021


San Pedro Collective, a Manchester based group built around the mercurial talents of Rikki Turner, were exploring an acid house sound a year ago, the song Where Do I Begin? and before that a collaboration with Siddi Raval on The Things You See. The new song strikes out in a different direction on their new song, the honey- drenched vocals of Jasmine Needham, a clipped, funky guitar riff and loose limbed drumming of Si Wolstencroft (formerly in The Fall). Time is a summer sounding song, laid back, some 70s strings and bags of easy going charm. Video here.

Rikki, once upon a time, was the singer and front man in Paris Angels whose 1990 single All On You (Perfume) was one of that year's guitar/ dance music crossover highlights. Rikki sometimes, I think, feels that the song is a bit of a millstone for him but it's loved by many including Ride/ Glok man Andy Bell who recorded this sweet acoustic cover version last year for XS Manchester. Video here


Jake Sniper said...

Morning Swiss,should there be a link ?

Swiss Adam said...

Yep, embedded videos don't seem to show up on mobile phones- I'll stick some links in to take you to Youtube.

Echorich said...

Rikki Turner constantly turns my head! Where Do I Begin was one of the highlights of 2020 for me. Time continues his amazing journey. Yes, All On You (Perfume) is one of the most important tracks to come out of the Manchester Scene at the beginning of the 90s, but it was followed up with an amazing album in Sundew. The Funk workout, Breathless, from the album goes where contemporaries like Electronic dared not even dip their toes at the time.

Khayem said...

This is the first I've heard of San Pedro Collective and I liked it. Lovely cover of All On You (Perfume) too, made me dig out the Paris Angels original for a listen, which is what all good cover versions should do.