The Whole Truth
Gimme Your Love
Whole Truth Records
The Whole Truth presents the first in a series of collaborations with UK reggae artists. First up: Errol Bellot.
Over the last few years Errol has come to be recognised as a true don of the UK reggae scene. He's found popularity with a new generation of producers, through his collaborations with LV and his perennial 80s digital hit What a Wonderful Feeling, which has featured on several Honest Jon's compilations, and still regularly gets play from DJs across the board (from Mosca to JD Twitch). This summer Reggae Archive Records issued a lost album (Youthman) to critical acclaim, whilst a rare early single (Babylon) has been reissued.
This single - Gimme Your Love - sees him showcasing his more soulful side, with thick, full harmonies, and emotional overdubs. In all, the effect is like that of a lost 80s house track, and it's easy to see why; this was produced on all original analogue gear and recorded to 1/2 tape.
One thing is clear: Gimme Your Love is a stone-cold post-disco groover, packing a rolling funk bassline powerful enough to stop a charging bull elephant.
Hugo Mendez, Sofrito Records
JD Twitch, Optimo
Nick Luscombe, Flomotion
Jay Scarlett, Beat Dimensions
Braiden, NTS Radio
Dom Sevrini, WahWah45s
Jonathan Moore, Leftside Wobble
Chris Duckenfield, Swag