“It’s a London thing!”
Thoma Bulwer’s Parasol Culture label brings together the 90s influenced, eclectic sound of East London for their first collaboration ‘Wick Voyagers Vol. 1’. Featured on the release are artists, friends and collaborators who have all worked with Thoma via his TB Mastering studio in Hackney Wick. The aptly titled compilation captures a moment in time, transporting me back to sunny Sunday sessions along the Hackney canal where you’ll find these selectors playing bouncy, hypnotic records, spanning across minimal, 90s house, tech house, and electro. Haunts such as Oval Space, Village Underground, Lion & Lamb, Number 90, and The Pickle Factory all spring to mind and not to mention the famed Sunday afternoon parties at fabric with Villalobos taking reigns of the club. London’s rave answer to church. With the likes of Voigtmann, Bobby, N-Gynn, Anna Wall, Robert James, Goodnight Cowboy, Adam Curtain, Subb-an and more featured on the release, it’s a brilliant showcase of this particular East London community.
Trouble Maker Records founder Adam Curtain’s contribution, ‘Pest Control’, draws from his typical twisted sound, featuring a looping, trance-inducing rhythm and sci-fi, alienated soundscapes.
You can find Parasol Culture on Bandcamp here.